Peter Gabriel 1
Released 25 February 1977
Having left Genesis the previous summer, Peter’s first solo album arrived in February 1977. He was 26.
With legendary producer Bob Ezrin taking charge the intention was to make something more direct and tougher than what had come before.
“I really wanted the first record to be different from what I’d done with Genesis so we were trying to do things in different styles. A bit of barbershop, which Tony Levin helped with, there were more bluesy things, a variety of songs and arrangements that were consciously trying to provide something different than what I’d done before.”
The self-titled debut album, affectionately known as CAR, due to the iconic Hipgnosis designed cover is available on either CD or heavyweight LP.
The LP 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 and inner bag as per the original vinyl release.
The vinyl LP also contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit/96k or 16bit/44.1k).
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“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