Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Peter Gabriel - Before The Flood (Demos / Outtakes)

Peter Gabriel
'Before The Flood'
(2006 Man On The Spot)

Soundboard Demos / Outtakes
Encoded: 192 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01 Howling At The Moon
02 Excuse Me
03 Funny Man
04 No More Mickey
05 Get The Guns
06 Here Comes The Flood
07 God Knows

These are the (primarily) piano demos that Gabriel recorded shortly after he departed Genesis, and before he made his initial return to the studio, with Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips and Mike Rutherford as a comfortable (but ultimately unsatisfying) safety net. And, it must be said, those are probably the demos most listeners would like to hear.

These raw home recordings, however, are equally rewarding, as we hear Gabriel getting to grips not only with a couple of songs that would eventually make it onto his solo debut album ('Excuse Me', sans barbershop harmonies, and 'Here Comes The Flood'), but a clutch more that have remained in the vault ever since.-Dave Thompson.

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