Editors’ Notes Inspired by the possibilities of digital technology and the audacious rhythms of Brazil and Africa, Peter Gabriel invigorated pop music with 1986’s So. “Sledgehammer” is a James Brown groove reinforced with juicy synths and hard-hitting drum machines. While that song highlights Gabriel’s most soulful singing, his husky voice materializes like a beam of light through the roiling pulses of “Red Rain.” The dueling currents of tension and comfort merge on “In Your Eyes,” a love song so pure in its intentions that its intricate machinery becomes almost invisible.

SONG
Red Rain
1
5:40
 
Sledgehammer
2
5:11
 
Don't Give Up
3
6:33
 
That Voice Again
4
4:53
 
Mercy Street
5
6:22
 
Big Time
6
4:29
 
We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
7
3:22
 
This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
8
4:22
 
In Your Eyes
9
5:30
 
This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds) [Live]
10
5:55
 
San Jacinto (Live)
11
7:32
 
Shock the Monkey (Live)
12
6:38
 
Family Snapshot (Live)
13
4:36
 
Intruder (Live)
14
5:30
 
Games Without Frontiers (Live)
15
5:24
 
No Self Control (Live)
16
6:15
 
Mercy Street (Live)
17
9:14
 
The Family and the Fishing Net (Live)
18
7:05
 
Donʼt Give Up (Live)
19
8:15
 
Solsbury Hill (Live)
20
5:09
 
Lay Your Hands On Me (Live)
21
6:15
 
Sledgehammer (Live)
22
5:06
 
Here Comes the Flood (Live)
23
2:47
 
In Your Eyes (Live)
24
10:39
 
Biko (Live)
25
9:43