KMA2607 Peter Gabriel – Us

This ain’t part of my Taranna scores, I just wanted to rave… I got this at work for cheap, and it’s the best damn CD I’ve played in a while. The music is just so beautiful, and uplifting… even though Wiki says “On this album Gabriel explored the pain of recent personal problems; his failed first marriage, his relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette, and the growing distance between him and his first daughter.” Well alright, but the music is so good, so many world music influences and sounds, all these epic swells… And there can be beauty in tough lyrics, too, if it leads to healing (which I think this stuff ultimately does). And I mean, how do you argue with Come Talk To Me, and right off the top of the album? You don’t! What a track!

Other singles were Digging In The Dirt, Steam, Blood Of Eden (f. Sinéad O’Connor), Kiss That Frog, and Secret World (promo single, as was Come Talk To Me). And: Just look at the personnel on here! I mean… Tony Levin, Daniel Lanois, John Paul Jones, Brian Eno, sooo many more! Wild.


Hit It Or Quit It? Hit!


Posted on July 10, 2018, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. So much to catch up on! Great artist here that I have been encouraged to seek more of.


  2. Quite the A Listers of musicians there!


  3. I had no idea Eno contributed on this record. Very cool. I was always floored by the tasteful and exciting drumming by Manu Katche.


  4. Not just one of my favourite Peter Gabriel albums, but one of my enduring favourites period. So good I haven’t found a way to write about it.

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  5. I love this one too – probably my second favourite Gabriel album after III, and it doesn’t always get the recognition. Secret World is a great track.


  6. I like that he always put effort into the videos too – Digging in the Dirt & Steam had terrific audio & visual!


  7. I have a fair bit of Gabriel stuff to catch up on. Including this one… pleasing to read that it gets a glowing “wahoo!!”.


  8. Damn right, it’s a good album!


  9. Sarca just introduced me to this album not to long ago. Always a fan of the greatest hits, but never really got into one of his albums until this one!


    • The hits are great when played all together (You have Shaking The Tree, right?), but the albums are a whole other world. Next, you gotta get the record called So. Just… wow.


  10. I remember bugging the shit out of my local record store when Gabriel was releasing his first solo album. I did the same thing for his next few also. He’s good and this album continues it. You said it “Well alright, but the music is so good”


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