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Peter Gabriel - Recording Compendium (5)

Official Stuff, Demos, Outtakes & more

Part 5: Birdy / So | 1983 - 1988


last update: 11/03/2016




Right after the Playtime 88 Tour some tracks were written with guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers: a duett with Laurie Anderson, of which a Gabriel version would later eventually be produced, and two soundtrack contributions. And then Peter did some backing vocals on the record of an old friend ...


1983


Excellent Birds (This Is The Picture)
(Peter Gabriel - Laurie Anderson) (3:12)

Recording date: June - December 1983
Recording location: The Lobby
Produced by: Peter Gabriel & Laurie Anderson
Performed by: Laurie Anderson (voc), Peter Gabriel (voc, synclavier, linn drum), Nile Rodgers (git), Bill Laswell (bass)
First official release: 14th February 1984 - Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak (US CD/Warner Bros. 9 25077-2)
Best available source: Laurie Anderson Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology (2000 Remasters) (2CD/Rhino R2 76648)



Excellent Birds (This Is The Picture) [alternate mix]
(Peter Gabriel - Laurie Anderson) (4:01)

First official release: 1st January 1984 - Laurie Anderson Excellent Birds (video clip)
Best available source: same


1984
Walk Through The Fire 1

Walk Through The Fire
(Peter Gabriel) (3:59)

Recording date: 1984
Recording location: ?
Produced by: Nile Rodgers & Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Peter Gabriel (voc, synclavier, linn drum) feat. Nile Rogers (git), ... ?
First official release: April 1984 - Various Artists Against All Odds - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (US LP/Atlantic 80152-1-E)
Best available source: Various Artists Against All Odds - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (US CD/Atlantic 7 80152-2)



Walk Through The Fire [instrumental mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:36)

First official release: ---
Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works





Walk Through The Fire [single remix]
(Peter Gabriel) (3:30)

First official release: May 1984 - Peter Gabriel Walk Through The Fire (US 7"/Atlantic 7-89668)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Walk Through The Fire (UK 12"/Virgin VS 689-12)















Out Out
(Peter Gabriel) (7:00)

Recording date: 1984
Recording location: ?
Produced by: Nile Rodgers & Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Peter Gabriel (voc, synclavier, linn drum) feat. Nile Rogers (git), ... ?
First official release: 1984 - Various Artists Gremlins - Music From The Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US LP/Geffen 23AP 9261)
Best available source: Various Artists Gremlins - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (GER CD/Geffen GED 24044)





Take Me Home
(Phil Collins) (5:51)

Take Me Home (Edit)*
(Phil Collins) (4:37)

Take Me Home (Extended Remix)**
(Phil Collins) (8:03)

Take Me Home (Extended Mix)***
(Phil Collins) (6:10)

Recording date: 1984
Recording location: Townhouse, London /Old Croft, Surrey
Produced by: Phil Collins & Hugh Padgham
Performed by: Phil Collins feat. Peter Gabriel (backing vocals) a.o.
First official release: 25th January 1985 - Phil Collins No Jacket Required (UK CD/Virgin CDV 2345)
Best available source: Phil Collins No Jacket Required (2016 Remaster) (CD/Atlantic PCCD85)
*First official release: June 1985 - Phil Collins Take Me Home (UK 7"/Virgin VS 777)
*Best available source: Phil Collins Take Me Home (JAP CD single/Warner WPCR-2066)
**First official release: June 1985 - Phil Collins Take Me Home (UK 12"/Virgin VS 777-12)
**Best available source: Phil Collins 12"ers (UK CD/Virgin CDEP 4)
***First official release/Best available source: 1985 - Phil Collins 12"-ers (JAP LP/WEA P-6218)







Album Tracks


Gabriel's work for the soundtrack of the Alan Parker-film Birdy during fall 1984 marked the starting point for the collaboration with producer Daniel Lanois. Half of the material was based on already released tracks from the two previous albums (see parts 3 and 4) ...

 



1984


At Night
(Peter Gabriel) (2:40)

Floating Dogs
(Peter Gabriel) (2:58)

Quiet And Alone
(Peter Gabriel) (2:30)

Close up (from Family Snapshot)
(Peter Gabriel) (0:55)

Slow Water
(Peter Gabriel) (2:50)

Dressing The Wound
(Peter Gabriel) (4:06)

Birdy's Flight (from Not One Of Us)
(Peter Gabriel) (2:56)

Slow Marimbas
(Peter Gabriel) (3:22)

The Heat (from The Rhythm Of The Heat)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:41)

Sketchpad With Trumpet And Voice
(Peter Gabriel) (3:04)

Under Lock And Key (from Wallflower)
(Peter Gabriel) (2:26)

Powerhouse At The Foot Of The Mountain (from San Jacinto)
(Peter Gabriel) (2:20)

Recording date: Summer/Autumn 1979, 1981 - Summer 1982, October/November 1984
Recording location: Manor Mobile/Bath, The Townhouse/London, Ashcombe Studios/Bath
Produced by: Peter Gabriel & Daniel Lanois
Performed by: see album credits
First official release: 18th March 1985 - Peter Gabriel Birdy - Music From The Film (UK LP/Charisma CAS 1167)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Birdy - Music From The Film (2002 Remaster) (CD+SACD/Virgin SACASCD 1167)





Collaborations


While Peter was working in the studio (for So), he also was working in the studio with the band The Call - Jim Kerr from Simple Minds was also part of this project. Both bands had been support acts for Gabriel-shows in the past ...



1985


Everywhere I Go
(Michael Been) (4:18)

Everywhere I Go [edit]*
(Michael Been) (3:51)

Everywhere I Go (Extended Remix)**
(Michael Been) (5:31)

Recording date: 1985
Recording location: Power Station, New York City
Produced by: Michael Been & The Call
Performed by: The Call feat. Peter Gabriel & Jim Kerr (backing vocals)
First official release: 24th June 1986 - The Call Reconciled (US CD/Elektra 9 60440-2)
Best available source: same
*First official release: June 1986 - The Call Everywhere I Go (US 7"/Elektra 7-69546)
*Best available source: same
**First official release: June 1986 - The Call Everywhere I Go (UK 12"/Elektra EKR 40 T)
**Best available source: same







Demos


The next "real" Peter Gabriel studio album did not had many demo-"forecasts", but among them was a song, that found a home some 15 years later in a quite different version on his album OVO. In 2012 a super deluxe Boxset of So contained a CD called So DNA, which contained all album tracks, that were put together using demos from different stages of the recordings ...



1985








That Voice Again [demo edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (2:05)

Mercy Street [demo edit]

(Peter Gabriel) (1:31)

Recording date: 1985
Recording location: Ashcombe Studios/Bath
Produced by: Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Peter Gabriel (vocals/keyboards/programming)
Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Ashcombe Works
No official release






















Red Rain [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (6:15)

Sledgehammer [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (6:30)

Don't Give Up [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (6:11)

That Voice Again [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (6:39)

Mercy Street [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (7:51)

Big Time [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (6:54)

We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (5:01)

This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds) [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (3:59)

In Your Eyes [DNA version]

(Peter Gabriel) (10:13)








Sagrada

(Peter Gabriel) (3:39)
Recording date: 1985
Recording location: Ashcombe Studios/Bath
Produced by: Peter Gabriel
Performed by: see So album credits
First official release/Best available source: 19th October 2012 - Peter Gabriel So - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (CD+Vinyl/Real World Records PGBOX2)



This Is The Road [Make Tomorrow demo edit]*

(Peter Gabriel) (3:36)
Recording date: 1985
Recording location: Ashcombe Studios/Bath
Produced by: Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Peter Gabriel (vocals/keyboards/programming)
*First official release/Best available source: May 2005 - Peter Gabriel "Full Moon Club" (mp3 download)









Album Tracks


Throughout 1985, Peter worked on what became So. Part of the process were many well known faces, but also contributions by new musicians ...



1985
























Red Rain
(Peter Gabriel) (5:36)

Sledgehammer
(Peter Gabriel ) (5:10)

Don't Give Up
(Peter Gabriel) (6:29)

That Voice Again
(Peter Gabriel) (4:50)

In Your Eyes
(Peter Gabriel) (5:24)

Mercy Street (for Anne Sexton)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:18)

Big Time
(Peter Gabriel) (4:24)

We Do What We're Told (Milgrams 37)
(Peter Gabriel) (3:18)

Recording date: February - December 1985
Recording location: Ashcombe Studios/Bath
Produced by: Daniel Lanois & Peter Gabriel
Performed by: see album credits
First official release: 19th May 1986 - Peter Gabriel So (UK LP/Charisma PG 5)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel So - 25th Anniversary Edition (2012 Remaster) (24bit FLAC download/Real World Records – Bowers & Wilkins)




Outtakes / Collaborations


During this time, further tracks were produced, which did not make it onto the final record ...



1985
no more

No More Apartheid
(Peter Gabriel) (7:10)

Recording date: 1985
Recording location:?
Produced by: Little Steven, Arthur Baker with Robbie Kilgore, Chris & Tom Lord-Alge
Performed by: Peter Gabriel (vocals/keyboards), Shankar (e-violin) & Little Steven (guitar), ... ?
First official release: 7th December 1985 - Artists United Against Arpartheid Sun City (US LP/Manhattan 24 0467 1)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Biko (UK 5"-CD/Virgin CDPGS 612)





Don't Break This Rhythm
(Peter Gabriel) (3:51)

First official release: 18th April 1986 - Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (UK 7"/Virgin PGS 1)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (UK 5"-CD/Virgin CDF 4)




This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
(Peter Gabriel - Laurie Anderson) (4:18)

First official release: 19th May 1986 - Peter Gabriel So (UK CD/Charisma PGCD 5)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel So (2012 Remaster) (CD+SACD/Virgin SAPGCD 5)





Curtains
(Peter Gabriel) (3:51)

First official release: 27th March 1986 - Peter Gabriel Big Time (UK 5"CD/Virgin GAIL 3-12)
Best available source: same






Courage
(Peter Gabriel) (5:12)

First official release: 19th October 2012 - Peter Gabriel "So - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" (Vinyl/Real World Records PGBOX2)
Best available source: 22th October 2012 – Peter Gabriel So - 25th Anniversary Edition (24bit FLAC download/Real World Records – Bowers & Wilkins)




A Curious Business [a song about Nicaragua]
(Peter Gabriel) (??)

First offiicial release: --- (intended as B-Side for Don't Give Up)
Best available source: ---







Alternative versions


Many tracks from this highly successful period were released in an astonishing number of different mixes ...



1985

Mercy Street [alternate mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:54)

First official release: ---
Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel So Rough Mixes





Mercy Street [edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:41)

First official release: 19th Nov 1990 - Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree (UK CD/Virgin PGTVD 6)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree (2002 Remaster) (CD+SACD/Virgin SAPGTVD 6)



Mercy Street (William Orbit Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7.55)

Remix date: 1993
Remixed by: William Orbit
First official release/Best available source: September 1993 - Peter Gabriel Blood Of Eden (UK 5" CD/Virgin PGSDG 9)




Mercy Street [5.1 surround mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (6:39)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)



Mercy Street [remix application]

(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same





We Do What We're Told (Milgrams 37) [instrumental mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (3:45)

First official release: ---
Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel So Rough Mixes







Sledgehammer (Edit/Radioversion)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:02)

First official release/Best available source: April 1986 - Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (US promo 12"/Geffen PRO-A-2462)





Sledgehammer [edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:48)

First official release: 18th April 1986 - Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (UK 7"/Virgin PGS 1)
Best available source: same



Sledgehammer [video mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (?:??)

First official release: April 1986 - Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" (Video clip)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel "Cv" (JAP Laserdisc/Virgin L050-1115)



Sledgehammer (Video Mix Edit)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:52)

First official release: 19th Nov 1990 - Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree (UK CD/Virgin PGTVD 6)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree (2003 Remaster) (SACD/CD/Virgin SAPGTVD 6)



Sledgehammer [extended version]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:37)

First official release: 18th April 1986 - Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (UK 12"/Virgin PGS 1-12)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (UK 5"-CD/Virgin CDF 4)




Sledgehammer (Dance Mix/Extended Dance Remix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:20)

Remix date: 1986
Remixed by: John "Tokes" Potoker
First official release: 18th April 1986 - Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (UK 12"/Virgin PGS 113)
Best available source: Various Artists Meto2 De Baile Vol. Dos (ES 2CD/Virgin 840407-2)







Sledgehammer (Dance Mix) [alternate version]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:08)

Remix date: 1986
Remixed by: ?
First official release: 19th May 2014 – Various Extended 80s (3CD/Union Square Music USMTVCD008)
Best available source: same




Sledgehammer (Mix Hammer)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:21)

Remix date: 1986
Remixed by: Dimitri "The Kid" Yerasimos
First official release/Best available source: July 1986 - Various Artists Disco Mix Club July 1986 International (UK LP/Disco Mix Club DMC 42/3)




Sledgehammer (Discotech Remix)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:24)

Remix date: 1992
Remixed by: Roy McLeod
First official release/Best available source: 1992 - Various Artists Discotech Fourteen (US CD/Discotech 14)



Sledgehammer [5.1 surround mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:54)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)





Sledgehammer (Select Mix Remix/Hot Tracks Remix)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:52)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: DJ Jack Millz
First official release/Best available source: 18th December 2007 - Various Artists The Edge Volume 7 (US CD/Select Mix ED007C)



Sledgehammer [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same






In Your Eyes (Edit)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:58) (4:53)

First official release: September 1986 - Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes (CAN promo 7"/Geffen 92 86227)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes (US promo CD/WTG PSK 1622)




In Your Eyes [extended mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (6:15)

In Your Eyes (Special Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:14)

First official release/Best available source: 1986 - Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes (US 12"/Geffen 0-20535)



In Your Eyes [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel)

First official release: December 1996 – Peter Gabriel eVe (CD-Rom/Real World BBFC 12 ESRB 17)
Best available source: same



In Your Eyes [5.1 surround mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:30)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)





In Your Eyes [instrumental remix]
(Peter Gabriel) (2:00)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Stefan Goodchild with Richard Chappell & Dominic Monks
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)





In Your Eyes [select mix remix/hot track remix]
(Peter Gabriel) (6:04)

Remix date: 2008
Remixed by: DJ Jack Millz
First official release: 12th May 2008 - Various Artists The Edge Volume 9 - Movie Edition (US CD/Select Mix ED009C)



In Your Eyes [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same







Don't Give Up (Alternative Version - Piano and Bvox Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:49)

First official release: 19th October 2012 - Peter Gabriel So - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Vinyl/Real World Records PGBOX2)
Best available source: 22th October 2012 – Peter Gabriel So - 25th Anniversary Edition (24bit FLAC download/Real World Records – Bowers & Wilkins)



Don't Give Up (Edit)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:06)

First official release: 20th October 1986 - Peter Gabriel Don't Give Up (UK 7"/Virgin PGS 2)
Best available source: ?




Don't Give Up [edit 2]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:26)

First official release: ?
Best available source/Best available source: Peter Gabriel Don't Give up (US promo CD/Geffen PRO-CD-2680)



Don't Give Up [edit 3]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:44)

First official release: 1987 - Peter Gabriel Don't Give up (US promo 7"/Geffen 7-28463-DJ)
Best available source: same



Don't Give Up [5.1 surround mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (6:20)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)





Don't Give Up (Engelspost Remix)

(Peter Gabriel) (12:43)

Remix date: 2005
Remixed by: Engelspost
First official release/Best available source: January 2005 - Peter Gabriel "Full Moon Club" (webstream)



Don't Give Up [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same







Big Time (Edit)
(Peter Gabriel) (3:12)

First official release/Best available source: 1987 - Peter Gabriel Big Time (US promo 7"/Geffen 7-28503-DJ)





Big Time (Extended Version/Dance Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:10)

Remix date: 1986
Remixed by: Tom Lord Alge
First official release/Best available source: March 1987 - Peter Gabriel Big Time (UK 5"CD/Virgin GAIL 3-12)



Big Time [remix]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:43)

Remix date: 1986
Remixed by: ?
First official release: 1986 - US Radio Broadcast
Best available source: ?




Big Time (Prime Cut Edit)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:28)

Remix date: 1987
Remixed by: Joseph Watt
First official release/Best available source: Various Artists Prime Cuts Volume 1, Issue 3 (US 3LP/Prime Cuts PC 1-3)



Big Time [instrumental mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:28)

Remix date: 2003
Remixed by: ?
First official release/Best available source: 2003 - Peter Gabriel (HIT) Instrumentals (UK promo CD/Virgin)



Big Time [5.1 surround mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:28)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)




Big Time (Extended Main Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:54)

Big Time (Main Mix Radio Edit)*
(Peter Gabriel) (3:50)

Big Time (Club)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:59)

Big Time (Dub)
(Peter Gabriel) (8:53)

Big Time (Acoustic Vetz Mix/VB Acoustic Mix)*
(Peter Gabriel) (4:42)

Remix date: 2005
Remixed by: Electrokingdom
First official release: 2005 - ElectroKingdom feat. Peter Gabriel Big Time (UK 12"/Bacci Bros Records BB003)
*First official release: 15th September 2006 - ElectroKingdom feat. Peter Gabriel Big Time (WAV download/Bacci Bros)
Best available source: ElectroKingdom feat. Peter Gabriel Big Time (WAV download/Bacci Bros)




Big Time (Original Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:09)

Big Time (Radio Edit UK)*
(Peter Gabriel) (3:42)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: Hardage
First official release: 22nd August 2007 - Hardage Beautiful Day (JAP CD/Avex Trax 61010)
*First official release: 8th February 2010 - Hardage Beautiful Day/Big Time (UK promo CD/Bacci Bros. BB007)



Big Time (Alfred Azzetto vs Mayhem & Fontolan Classic Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:12)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: Alfredo Azzetto, Mayhem & Roberto Fontolan




Big Time (Luca Cassani Club Mix/Cassani Mix)*
(Peter Gabriel) (6:08)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: Luca Cassani



Big Time (Dj Andreino Alternative Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:14)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: Dj Andreino
First official release/Best available source: Hardage feat. Peter Gabriel Big Time (The Remixes Part 1) (IT 12"/Airplane! Records ARP 21167)
*Best available source: Various Artists House Vibes - Deep Electro Vol. 2 (WAV download/Bacci Bros)



Big Time (T & F vs Moltosugo Klub Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (7:55)

Big Time (T & F vs Moltosugo Radio Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:09)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: T & F, Moltosugo




Big Time (Klubbaze Club Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (6:56)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: Klubbaze
First official release/Best available source: Hardage feat. Peter Gabriel Big Time (The Remixes Part 2) (IT 12"/Airplane! Records ARP 21189)



Big Time (Tommy Vee Vs. Keller Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (5:59)

Remix date: 2007
Remixed by: Tommy Vee & Keller
First official release/Best available source: ?



Big Time (Paolo Madzone Zampetti & Maurizio Jazzvoice Verbeni Remix)
(Peter Gabriel) (8:28)

Remix date: 2011
Remixed by: Paolo Zampetti & Maurizio Verbeni
First official release/Best available source: 21st February 2011 - Various Artists House Essential Volume 1 (WAV download/Bacci Bros)



Big Time [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same





Red Rain (Edit)
(Peter Gabriel) (4:02)

First official release: 1987 - Peter Gabriel Red Rain (US promo 7"/Geffen 7-28247-DJ )
Best available source: same




Red Rain [5.1 surround mix]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:39)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell with Paul Grady
First official release/Best available source: 25th October 2004 - Peter Gabriel PLAY - The Videos (DVD/Warner 5050467-5681-2-9)



Red Rain [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same






That Voice Again [remix application]

(Peter Gabriel)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same






This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds) [remix application]
(Peter Gabriel - Laurie Anderson)

First official release/Best available source: 8th January 2013 – Various Artists MusicTiles (app/musictiles.com)
Best available source: same







Curtains (Broad Mix)*
(Peter Gabriel) (5:58)

Curtains [broad mix edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (3:35)

Curtains [broad mix instrumental]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:58)

Remix date: 2004
Remixed by: Peter Gabriel
First official release: 1st October 2004 - Myst IV - Revelations (DVD-Rom game/Ubisoft 5004657)
*Best available source: Peter Gabriel Entrata/Uscida (Promo 2CD/Virgin MITS 20041/20042)













Courage (Radio Edit)

(Peter Gabriel) (3:28)

Remix date: 2013
Remixed by: Tchad Blake

Courage (The Hexidecimal Mix)
(Peter Gabriel) (5:25)

Remix date: 2013
Remixed by: Steve Osborne
First official release/Best available source: 4th November 2013 – Peter Gabriel Courage (24bit FLAC/ALAC/AIFF download/petergabriel.com)





Collaborations


After the album production, some interesting collaborations with other musicians were produced during the tour period ...

 



1986



I Got Your Message
(Caroline/Shankar/Peter Gabriel) (4:16)

Do What U Do
(Caroline/Shankar/Peter Gabriel) (3:50)

Recording date: 1986
Recording location: Stickwork Studios/New York City, Carriage House Studio/Conn
Produced by: Caroline & Shankar
Performed by: The Epidemics = Shankar (vocals/double violin) & Caroline (vocals/synthesizer) feat. Peter Gabriel (vocals), Bil Laswell (bass), T.M. Stevens (bass), Gilbert Kaufman (keyboards), Warre nCuccurullo (guitar), Nicky Skopelitis (guitar), Jerry Cuccurullo (drums), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Jack Conclin (percussion) & Yoko Ono (voice)
First official release: 1987 - The Epidemics Do What U Do (GER 7"/Polydor 887 347-7)
Best available source: The Epidemics Do What U Do (GER CD/Polydor 835 288-2)





Politics Of Love [demo]

(Paul McCartney/Peter Gabriel) (?:??)
Recording date: late 1986
Recording location: Hog Hill
Produced by: ?
Performed by: Paul McCartney & Peter Gabriel
First official release: --- (intended for a compilation in aid of Costa Rica's University of Peace/Amnesty International's 'International Day of Peace')
Best available source: ---





Live Tracks


First shows in support of So took place in June 1986 in the frame of the Conspiracy Of Hope Tour for Amnesty International and involved also other musicians. One of the recorded shows was released in 2013 ...


1986



Red Rain [live 1986]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:49)

Shock The Monkey [live 1986]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:48)

Family Snapshot [live 1986]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:26)

Sledgehammer [live 1986]*
(Peter Gabriel) (?)

San Jacinto [live 1986]*
(Peter Gabriel) (?)

Biko [live 1986]*
(Peter Gabriel) (?)

Performance date: 15th June 1986, New York City, Giant Stadium
First official release: live broadcast
Best available source: 25th October 2013, Various Artists Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986: A Conspiracy of Hope (2CD/Eagle Records EDGCD517)
*Best available source: 25th October 2013, Various Artists Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986 - 1998 (6DVD/Eagle Vision EREDV929)


The solo tour itself to support So was called This Way Up and took place between November and Christmas 1986 and June 1987 until the legendary Athens gigs in October 1987. The second leg revealed two rarities ...




1987

Illusions [soundcheck 1987]
(Friedrich Hollaender)

Recording date: 20th June 1987 - Hamburg, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle (Soundcheck)
Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Illusions (DVD)
Part of German TV Broadcasting Reichshauptstadt privat (Director: Horst Königstein)





This Is The Road [live soundcheck 1987]
(Peter Gabriel)

First known performance date: 1st July 1987 - Birmingham, National Exhibition Centre
Best available source: Bootleg - Peter Gabriel Soundcheck (LDB Master Series XYZ)



The final shows in Athens were filmed for the official concert film PoV - Point Of View ...








This Is The Picture [live 1987]

This Is The Picture [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel - Laurie Anderson)

San Jacinto [live 1987]

San Jacinto [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)

Shock The Monkey [live 1987]

Shock The Monkey [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)

Family Snapshot [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)
Intruder [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

Games Without Frontiers [live 1987]

Games Without Frontiers [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

No Self-Control [live 1987]

No Self-Control [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

Mercy Street [live 1987]

Mercy Street [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

Sledgehammer [live 1987]

Sledgehammer [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)

Solsbury Hill [live 1987]

Solsbury Hill [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)

Lay Your Hands On Me [live 1987]

Lay Your Hands On Me [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

Don't Give Up [live 1987]

Don't Give Up [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)

Here Comes The Flood [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

In Your Eyes [live 1987]

In Your Eyes [live 1987 remix*]
(Peter Gabriel)

Biko [live 1987]

Biko [live 1987 remix*]

(Peter Gabriel)
Recording date: 5th - 9th October 1987
Recording location: Lykabettus Hill Theatre/Athens
Produced by: David Bottrill & Kevin Killen
Performed by: see video credits
First official release: 1990 - Peter Gabriel PoV (VHS/Virgin VVD 626)
Best available source: Peter Gabriel PoV (JAP laserdisc/Pack In Video PVLM-5)
*Remix Date: 2012
*Remixed in Stereo & 5.1 by: Ben Findley
*First official release: 19th October 2012 - Peter Gabriel So - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Boxset) (CD+DVD/Realworld PGBOX2)
*Best available source: Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987 (Blu-Ray/Eagle Vision1051827EBD)


There were some additional audio-releases from that tour, some of them recordings from regular shows, some of them recorded at special events ...







Voices Of Freedom [with Lou Reed] [live 1987]
(Lou Reed) (5:12)

Biko [live 1987 II]
(Peter Gabriel) (9:23)

Recording date: 28th March 1987
Recording location: Palladium Theatre, London
Produced by: Neville Bolt & Tony Hollingsworth
First official release: 1987 - Various Artists The Secret Policeman's Third Ball – The Music (UK CD/Virgin CDV 2458)




Biko (Live Video Mix)*
(Peter Gabriel) (6:30)

Biko [live video mix edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (4:32)

Recording date: 27th July 1987
Recording location: Blossom Music Center, Cleveland
Produced by: Kevin Killen & Peter Gabriel
Performed by: Peter Gabriel & Band
First official release: November 1987 - Peter Gabriel Biko (US 12"/Geffen 0-20804)
*Best available source: Peter Gabriel Biko (UK 5" CD/Virgin CDPGS 612)




In Your Eyes [live 1987]
(Peter Gabriel) (9:35)

First official release: 1992 - Peter Gabriel Before US: A Brief History (US promo CD/Geffen PRO-CD-4412)






In Your Eyes [live 1987 edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (8:45)

First official release: July 1989 - Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes (Theme From "Say Anything" WTG Records ‎– 31T 68977)









Games Without Frontiers [live 1987]
(Peter Gabriel) (6:06)

First official release: December 1990 - Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill (UK 5"CD/Virgin VSCDT 1322)



Games Without Frontiers [live 1987 edit]
(Peter Gabriel) (5:37)

First official release: 1993 - Peter Gabriel Steam (UK 5"CD/Virgin PGSDX 8)




Mercy Street [live 1987]

(Peter Gabriel) (9:18)
First official release: 1994 - Peter Gabriel SW Live EP (UK 5"CD/Virgin PGSCD 11)





Collaborations


After the So album-production and during the tour itself, some further collaborations with other musicians surfaced on releases of collaboration partners ...


1987



Broken Arrow
(J.R. Robertson) (5:23)

Fallen Angel
(J.R. Robertson/Martin Page) (5:52)

Fallen Angel (Edit)*
(J.R. Robertson/Martin Page) (4:18)

Recording date: 1987
Recording location: The Village Recorder/Los Angeles, Ashcombe House/Bath; A&M Recording Studio/Hollywood, Bearsville Sound Studio/Bearsville, The Hit Factory/New York City
Produced by: Daniel Lanois & Robbie Robertson
Performed by: Robbie Robertson (vocals/guitar) feat. Peter Gabriel (drum programming/keyboards/vocals), Manu Katché (drums), Tinker Barfield (bass), Bill Dillon (guitar), Garth Hudson (keyboards), Martin Page (programming)
First official release: 27th October 1987 - Robbie Robertson (US CD/Geffen 924 160-2)
*First official release: 1987 - Robbie Robertson Fallen Angel (GER 7"/Geffen 928 153-7)
*Best available source: 1987 - Robbie Robertson Fallen Angel (Promo CD/Geffen ROB CD 1)





Winds Of Change (Mandela To Mandela)
(Nona Hendryx) (5:48)

Recording date: 1987
Recording location: Multi-Level
Produced by: Dan Hartman & Nona Hendryx
Performed by: Nona Hendryx (vocals/keyboards/sound programming) feat. Peter Gabriel (vocals/keyboards), Dan Hartman (vocals/keyboards), Bernie Worrell (piano), Gary Pozner (programming), Benny Diggs, B.J. Nelson & Kati Mac (backing vocals)
First official release: 1987 - Nona Hendryx Female Trouble (US CD/EMI CDP 7 46550 2)
Best available source: same





My Secret Place
(Joni Mitchell) (5:01)

My Secret Place (Edit)*
(Joni Mitchell) (3:17)

Recording date: 1986/87
Recording location: Ashcombe House/Bath
Produced by: Joni Mitchell & Larry Klein
Performed by: Joni Mitchell (vocals/guitar/keyboards) feat. Peter Gabriel (vocals), Manu Katché (drums), Larry Klein (bass/keyboards)
First official release: 23rd March 1988 - Joni Mitchell Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm (US CD/Geffen M2G 24172 )
*First official release/Best available source: March 1988 - Joni Mitchell My Secret Place (US promo 12"/Geffen PRO-A-3116)


The four tracks Red Rain, In Your Eyes, Don't Give Up and Mercy Street were rerecorded in 2010 and 2011 for the orchestral album New Blood. After So, Peter invested a lot of time in his new Realworld Studios, his new Realworld Records label and the production of the soundtrack The Last Temptation Of Christ.


 


Author: Steffen Gerlach
Editor: Thomas Schrage

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