Peter Gabriel 2
Released 1 June 1978
Recorded over the winter of 1977-78 in the Netherlands and New York City, the second self-titled album was released in June 1978. Robert Fripp, the guitarist on the first record, was promoted to the producer’s chair and continued to feed Peter’s growing fascination with electronics and new recording techniques. The resulting album is a denser, more experimental album than the debut.
“We recorded the second album in Holland were we started to get to know each other a lot more as musicians. At that time there were less people in the studio and we started, in this isolated environment of the Dutch studio, to interact in a different way, and I think some of the band chemistry began to form.”
The second solo album, affectionately known as SCRATCH, 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, inner bag 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/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