Released 22 September 2002
UP is the final part of Peter’s trilogy of two-letter-word titled albums and it is available here on CD and heavyweight 2LP.
The 2LP release is Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 33rpm.
The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell.
Sleeve artwork, inner bags and insert booklet as per the original vinyl release.
The vinyl LP album also contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit/44.1k or 16bit/44.1k).
“It has been heart warming to see the return of vinyl. Even though I loved being free of its limitations in the digital world, there is still a warmth and presence to vinyl that somehow makes it a more natural human companion. It is great to see a new generation learning the secrets of the grooves” – Peter Gabriel
UP soon reveals itself to be another deeply personal statement, with birth and death being near-constant themes. Mostly recorded at Real World (although some initial recordings were made in Senegal, France and on a boat on the Amazon), the album sees contributions from the likes of Peter Green, Danny Thompson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Daniel Lanois, the Black Dyke Band, Peter’s daughter Melanie and the late, great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Produced by Peter (and mixed by Tchad Blake and Stephen Hague). Hundreds and hundreds of hours of recordings were made, ultimately being slimmed down to the final ten tracks.
“I think some bits [of this record] are personal and some bits are less specific about relationships and more observations on life really. I would say it’s less relationship focused but still quite a personal album.”
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