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JeffTheAlpaca 03-26-10 02:53 AM

Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
It seems like his entire catalog is wiped out.

I checked Amazon and most of them are listed as "Discontinued by the Manufacterer"

funny since most of them were remastered in 2002.

Is Geffen planning to release new versions or did he sign with a new record company and Geffen is not allowed to distribute his albums?

http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/petergabriel.htm

http://music.tonnel.ru/music/9282611...orumtonnel.gif

Superman07 03-26-10 06:53 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Thanks for the heads up. Keep us posted if you see anything else on this. I'd be surprised if there wasn't info on some PG fansites.

Slightly OT: has anybody picked up his 'covers' album Scratch My Back? http://www.amazon.com/Scratch-My-Bac...mus_ep_dpi_lnk

BTW, looks like SMB was released on EMI this year. Maybe he did switch?

JeffTheAlpaca 03-26-10 07:43 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I bought Scratch My Back the Deluxe edition at Amazon with 2 CDs.

Heroes and The Book of Love are the best songs.

The album was too mellow for my tastes.

ScissorPuppy 03-26-10 07:53 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I was a little disappointed that he had been working on this "secret project" for about 5 years, and it ends up being a covers album.

cungar 03-26-10 08:11 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 

Originally Posted by ScissorPuppy (Post 10072316)
I was a little disappointed that he had been working on this "secret project" for about 5 years, and it ends up being a covers album.

A boring cover album at that

cdollaz 03-26-10 08:24 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Yeah, it's pretty boring.

The Antipodean 03-26-10 11:36 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I'm a pretty gigantic Gabriel fan and have been for years, but Scratch My Back is the first album of his I've been really disappointed in. Boring seems to be the best word, the lack of any musical themes besides basic generic classical orchestral really hurts it, much as I love his voice, and there's a sameness to most of the tracks. It's so bloody melancholy without any of the uplifting elements I've found in his other albums.

Mabuse 03-26-10 12:10 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Back on topic: If there's a re-release I hope they put out the complete version of Plays Live. The edited version that's been out for years sucks.

Ginwen 03-26-10 12:38 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I couldn't find anything but they must be oop because some of them are pretty expensive at amazon and amazon canada. Not too bad at Amazon UK though, so I'd probably just buy there if I needed them now.

cdollaz 03-26-10 12:39 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I've been looking for a cheap used version of Plays Live for a while now. I've had the LP for years, but also want a cd version.

Supermallet 03-26-10 08:31 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Scratch My Back was a total waste of time. I can't believe he's been working on that instead of new material. What's really lame is that he did a full band cover of "The Boy In The Bubble" live and it was exciting and fun. Then we get this utterly boring, lifeless covers album.

Hollowgen 03-26-10 11:06 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
The most current releases of his catalogue were all limited numbered editions, so I'm not surprised they're not available any longer.

The remastering on Car, Scratch, Melt, and So are quite excellent. Melt sounds especially mindblowing.

Keep your eye out on SecondSpin.com, eBay, or Wherehouse.com for used copies. That's where I got the Plays Live (Highlights) remaster. Unfortunately, they didn't remaster the entire double album, so you're better off with just the vinyl copy.

JeffTheAlpaca 03-27-10 02:28 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I found some of his CDs at ebay from some seller from Argentina but you never know how authentic they really are

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Hollowgen 03-27-10 01:50 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I took a look around some of the sites I know, and MyMusic appears to have them available, but not very cheap:

http://www.mymusic.com/search2.asp?c...abriel&org=new

Same with CD Universe:

http://www.cduniverse.com/sresult.as...briel&seeall=1

Finally, you can purchase the remasters directly from PG's website, but they're not the "limited edition" versions:

http://womadshop.com/detail/256

Drexl 03-27-10 02:17 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Sadly, I have a feeling we'll be seeing more and more of this as time goes on and downloads take over. Sure, stuff like the Beatles, Dark Side of the Moon, Kind of Blue, etc. will stay in print in one form or another, but many catalog titles will go away. They'll just point you to downloads if you want it. I just hope the mainstream sites start offering lossless formats before it gets too bad.

Supermallet 03-27-10 02:47 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 

Originally Posted by Hollowgen (Post 10074494)
Finally, you can purchase the remasters directly from PG's website, but they're not the "limited edition" versions:

http://womadshop.com/detail/256

Does that mean they're in real plastic CD cases, or still the same shitty cardboard ones? Because I'd almost consider buying them again if it meant real cases.

JeffTheAlpaca 03-27-10 04:20 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I was thinking about that last night.

Is there instances where CDs went out of print and the only way you could get them is by downloading them or at Itunes?

auto 03-27-10 06:56 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Just release a boxset of the albums (minus SMB) and include an extra disc of something and I'm in.

hawk 03-27-10 09:06 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
If the extra disc were to consist of unreleased live recordings from throughout his solo career i'd buy the boxed set in a heartbeat.

rw2516 03-28-10 05:24 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca (Post 10074619)
I was thinking about that last night.

Is there instances where CDs went out of print and the only way you could get them is by downloading them or at Itunes?

Yes. There's tons of OOP cds on itunes.

Concerning Gabriel, this may just be a case of the releasing deal with the label expiring and they'll come back out on another label. This happened recently with the Rolling Stones cds.

Hollowgen 03-28-10 07:53 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 

Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10074559)
Does that mean they're in real plastic CD cases, or still the same shitty cardboard ones? Because I'd almost consider buying them again if it meant real cases.

Plastic ones, I believe. The "limited" versions were in the cardboard, and I actually prefer them! :shrug:

Hiro11 03-30-10 08:16 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
I love each and every one of these albums. My favorites are probably Security (IV) and Melt. Passion is also very underrated album, Secret World Live is pretty good as well. So was so huge that it's a little surprising that it's OOP. Universal/Geffen must be gearing up for some sort of career retrospective. A super deluxe Talking Heads "Brick" style release would be pretty tempting for me. If not, I'd like to get the remasters, the original CDs don't sound very good.

cungar 03-30-10 11:02 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
Check out the price gougers on Amazon. So is going for $97.29 and up and the others are $47+

Hollowgen 03-30-10 08:15 PM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 

Originally Posted by cungar (Post 10078716)
Check out the price gougers on Amazon. So is going for $97.29 and up and the others are $47+

That's ridiculous. Especially since you can still purchase the albums, and they have no bonus material. They're just numbered and in a digipak.

Lastdaysofrain 03-31-10 07:35 AM

Re: Peter Gabriel I, II, III, So, US, and other albums out of print?
 
They all seem to be available on Amazon UK for resonable prices


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