Peter Gabriel Unveiling Creative Process On 'SO' Box Set
One of the highlights of Peter Gabriel's upcoming 25th anniversary box set edition of his So album is his unveiling of the project's demos. The box set of his chart-topping 1986 album So is set for release on October 23rd, and will be available on CD and digitally, as well as in an expanded three-CD and digital Special Edition -- which adds a previously unreleased 1987 Athens concert recording from the So tour.
Gabriel told us that he chose to showcase the demo tapes to give fans a ground floor view into his creative process: "One thing, which I've never seen done before is this idea of putting demos -- 'cause I record most of the things that happen in the studio, so on most of the tracks, I had sort of a sequence of demos that could show the actual evolution of tracks. So, rather than just show the finished thing or the demo one stage before the end, you really hear me generating some of the melodic and lyrical ideas. That was much harder work than I anticipated, but fun."
Peter Gabriel tour dates (subject to change):
October 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
October 8 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
October 9 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
October 13 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
October 14 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center