Peter Gabriel Preps SO 25th Anniversary Reissue, Tour

Written by August 14th, 2012 at 9:29 am

25 years ago, Peter Gabriel unleashed one of the defining albums of the ’80s, the quintuple-platinum-selling SO. The album contains hits like “Sledge Hammer,” which holds the record for the most played video on MTV,  the poignant Kate Bush vehicle “Don’t Give Up,” and “In Your Eyes,” familiar to many for it’s iconic placement in the movie  Say Anything.

On October 25, Real World Records/EMI will release a special 25th Anniversary Edition  in multiple physical and digital formats; including a single disc, and an expanded 3 CD and digital Special Edition,  bundled with a previously unreleased 1987 Athens concert from the So tour.

There will also be a 4CD/2DVD/LP/12” Deluxe, Limited Edition box set, which includes a 180-gram vinyl and a “So DNA” CD, chronicling the evolution of So’s songs.

To celebrate, Gabriel will launch the ‘Back To Front’ Tour in North America, starting in Quebec City on September 16th. Tickets are currently on sale. View full album and tour details below.

Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Edition) [CD, digital]

Original album, remastered:

1. Red Rain
2. Sledgehammer
3. Don’t Give Up (with Kate Bush)
4. That Voice Again
5. Mercy Street
6. Big Time
7. We Do What We’re Told (Miligram’s 37)
8. This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
9. In Your Eyes

Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Special Edition) [3CD, digital]

CD 1 – Original album, remastered (tracklist above)

CDs 2 & 3 – ‘Live In Athens 1987’:

This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)
San Jacinto
Shock The Monkey
Family Snapshot
Intruder
Games Without Frontiers
No Self Control
Mercy Street
The Family And The Fishing Net
Don’t Give Up
Solsbury Hill
Lay Your Hands On Me
Sledgehammer
Here Comes The Flood
In Your Eyes
Biko

 

Peter Gabriel: So (25th Anniversary Deluxe, Limited Edition) [4CD/2DVD/LP/12” box set]

CD 1 – Original album, remastered (tracklist above)

CDs 2 & 3 – ‘Live In Athens 1987’ (tracklist above)

CD 4 – ‘So DNA’ (work-in-progress song drafts; track sequence is the same as the So CD tracklist)

DVD 1 – ‘Live In Athens 1987’ concert film + 5.1 surround audio mix (tracklist above)

DVD 2 – ‘So: Classic Album’ documentary

LP – Original album, remastered and re-sequenced [180-gram vinyl]

12-inch AA Vinyl Single:

Courage
Sagrada
Don’t Give Up (alternative version – Piano and Bvox Mix)

Peter Gabriel: ‘Back To Front’ Tour – confirmed North American dates

SEPTEMBER

16         Quebec City, QC           Colisee Pepsi
18         Montreal, QC                 Bell Centre
19         Toronto, ON                  Air Canada Centre
21         Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center
23         Wantaugh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach
24         Boston, MA                  TD Garden
26         Detroit, MI                     Palace of Auburn Hills
27         Chicago, IL                   United Centre
30         Denver, CO                   Red Rocks

OCTOBER

2          San Jose, CA                HP Pavilion
5          Las Vegas, NV              Planet Hollywood Showroom
6          Los Angeles, CA           Hollywood Bowl
8          San Diego, CA              Valley View Casino
9          Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara County Bowl
13         Uncasville, CT               Mohegan Sun
14         Fairfax, VA                   Patriot Center

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