Peter Gabriel's "So"...

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  1. Bluesful

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    Interested in how you rank his records.
     
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  2. Bryan T

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    My top four (unordered): Melt, Security, Passion, Up.
     
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  3. Bluesful

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    I struggle with that one.
     
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    In the era of 80s-over-production and ridiculous reverb on drums and everything, this album is a rare example of getting it right. All of the songs are sensational, and they feel truly native to that 80s production style. It's a magic album, and I still love it.
     
  5. Bluesful

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    Apparently that whole thing started with Phil Collins' drumming on this track (it was discovered by mistake):

     
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    Could we say you're a bit insecure?
     
  7. Bluesful

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    Well played.
     
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  8. Bryan T

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    Oh man, I love that one.
     
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    Ya, she's awesome. I love her version in the Secret World movie.
     
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    If you’re really in love with that album, pick up the 25th anniversary immersion box set.
     
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    As far as "COOL"™ songs are concerned, the opening track on Security, "Rhythm Of The Heat" is, IMHO, the greatest song of the 1980s. It was very cool live, with the band entering from distant places in the theaters they performed in, while playing hand drums, etc.
     
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    I recall reading about Daniel Lanois locking Peter in the vocal booth until he came up with lyrics because he kept putting it off.
     
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    Always one of my top albums of any decade. Place it in the top 5 to 10.
     
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    The videos for “Sledgehammer” and “Big Time” weren’t just awesome, they helped make MTV huge.

     
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    Here I am. Rock you in the Daddy Cave.
    It doesn’t sound dated to me at all. Still get the same chills I did when I bought the cassette shortly after it came out. Can’t say that for too many other releases from that era.

    This. This will always do it for me.

     
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    Back then, my high school tears, you listened to Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd for production. I think with the advent of digital everyone went overboard.
     
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    This album is so good I think you would struggle to overrate it.

    A top 10 all time album for me.

    FWIW I prefer Kate Bush's version of "Don't Give Up" to anyone else's; though I must say I prefer Kate Bush's solo work to most anyone else's, as well.
     
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  18. Bluesful

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    Locked him in the barn (where the studio was).

    He smashed down the door to get out.
     
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    So...Awesome. :)
     
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    I used to watch 120 minutes on MTV to check out new music. I saw the video for Troy and I bought the Lion and the Cobra the very next day. One of my all time favorites.
     
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