Peter Gabriel is to launch remastered, limited edition vinyl versions of his first four solo records - marking their return to the format for the first time since 2002.
It's the first in a series that will see all his records available in vinyl.
The eponymous albums - referred to as 1 to 4 or Car, Scratch, Melt and Security, based on their cover art - followed his departure from Genesis in 1975, and established him as a solo artist.
Gabriel says: ''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.''
Each 180g double album is presented in gatefold sleeve in an individually-numbered run of 10,000 copies worldwide. Long out-of-print German vocal versions of Gabriel's third and fourth albums will be limited to 3,000 copies each. Each pack will include a cards with a choice of resolution: hi-res 24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k.
Gabriel re-released his 2004 Play DVD in May and contributed a track to the newly-issues The Art Of Peace: Songs For Tibet II, a compilation marking the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama. His most recent album is 2011's New Blood, which presented orchestral re-recordings of various tracks from his solo career. He's currently working on new music.
PETER GABRIEL 1 - CAR (1977)
A1: Moribund The Burgermeister
A2: Solsbury Hill
B1: Modern Love
B2: Excuse Me
C2: Waiting For The Big One
D1: Down The Dolce Vita
D2: Here Comes The Flood
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