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Peter Gabriel’s is still unveiling treasures. Flotsam and Jetsam is both a “best of” record and a compilation of rare finds. A few months after his very brief album Rated PG, which brought together the artist’s songs for the big screen, Flotsam and Jetsam comprises three volumes – ordered more or less chronologically – of Peter Gabriel’s career. We find both his well-known hits (Solsbury Hill, Sledgehammer, Biko, In Your Eyes...) and other much more obscure tracks. In the 80s, B sides contained EPs and singles, offering artists a way to share both new releases and remixes and Peter Gabriel was among those to pounce on this format. He also used the opportunity to share songs that were only available in film soundtracks. This compilation unearths tracks that never appeared on official albums and we find some nuggets that would have deserved more attention as their commercial potential seems obvious today: Digging In The Dirt (in its rock version), Walk Through The Fire (also found on Rated PG), Don't Break This Rhythm, Curtains...

With 62 tracks and a duration of nearly 6 hours, no one will blame you for picking and choosing from the songs. At times, we wonder if perhaps just one version of the songs (which often come in many different versions) would have sufficed! Especially since his huge hits are already readily available (especially on his album Hit, which boasts many of his greatest songs). Things don’t get off to a great start with his cover of the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever, itself taken from the highly debatable soundtrack of the film All This And World War II. Few will have the courage to listen more than once to this bizarre situation where the singer is hardly to his advantage… On the other hand, the idea of gathering together his covers is brilliant. We find In The Sun borrowed from Joseph Arthur, Summertime by George Gershwin with Larry Adler’s harmonica, and Suzanne by Leonard Cohen... Flotsam And Jetsam also fills the gaps left by some of Rated PG’s omissions, including the remarkable Signal To Noise and The Tower That Hate People.

This relatively balanced album offers an overview of Peter Gabriel’s many styles, from hard rock to electro, chill-out new age, pop new wave, funk and most of all world music, a genre for which he is still one of the most ardent defenders. Though despite this grand unveiling, I Go Swimming, Lovetown, Baby Man, Out Out Out, While The Earth Sleeps are still missing. © Jean-Pierre Sabouret/Qobuz

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DISC 1

1
Strawberry Fields Forever 00:02:33

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - Peter Gabriel, MainArtist - Lou Reizner, Producer

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

2
Slowburn (Extended Version) 00:05:15

Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bob Ezrin, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

3
Perspective (Single Version) 00:05:06

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

4
D.I.Y. (Single Version) 00:02:53

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

5
Teddy Bear 00:02:17

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Frederick Coots, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

6
Mother of Violence (Single Version) 00:03:14

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jill Gabriel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

7
Solsbury Hill (Live) 00:05:10

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

8
I Don't Remember (Alternate Version) 00:03:26

Steve Taylor, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

9
Biko (Remix) 00:09:00

David Lord, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

10
Shosholoza 00:05:19

David Lord, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Traditional Arrangement, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

11
Jetzt Kommt Die Flut 00:04:57

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Horst Königstein, ComposerLyricist - Colin Green, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

12
Soft Dog 00:04:14

David Lord, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Glenn Tommey, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

13
Shock The Monkey (Instrumental) 00:05:50

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Colin Green, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

14
Across The River 00:07:01

David Lord, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - L Shankar, ComposerLyricist - S Copeland, ComposerLyricist - D Rhodes, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

15
Kiss Of Life (Live) 00:05:12

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - PETER WALSH, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

16
I Don't Remember (Live) 00:04:55

Robert Fripp, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - PETER WALSH, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

DISC 2

1
I Have The Touch (Remix) 00:05:10

David Lord, Producer - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Re-Mixer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - PETER WALSH, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

2
Sledgehammer (Dance Mix) 00:07:28

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John "Tokes" Potoker, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

3
Sledgehammer (Extended Version) 00:05:38

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - KEVIN KILLEN, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

4
Don't Break This Rhythm 00:06:09

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - KEVIN KILLEN, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

5
In Your Eyes (Single Version) 00:06:19

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - KEVIN KILLEN, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer - Jason Corsaro, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Laswell, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

6
In Your Eyes (Special Remix) 00:07:18

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - KEVIN KILLEN, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Corsaro, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Laswell, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

7
Big Time (Extended Version) 00:06:14

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - KEVIN KILLEN, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer - TOM LORD-ALGE, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

8
Curtains 00:03:29

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

9
GA GA (Instrumental) 00:04:32

Peter Gabriel, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Lillywhite, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

10
Walk Through The Fire (Single Version) 00:03:33

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nile Rogers, Producer - Jason Corsaro, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glenn Tommey, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

11
Biko (Live At Blossom Music Centre, Cleveland) 00:06:31

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - KEVIN KILLEN, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Randy Ezratty, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

12
Digging In The Dirt (Raw Stylus Remix) 00:07:23

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer - Richard Blair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Simon Booth, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Raw Stylus, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

13
Digging In The Dirt (Instrumental) 00:05:12

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Engineer, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

14
Quiet Steam 00:06:26

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

15
Bashi-Bazouk 00:04:47

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Blair, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

16
Games Without Frontiers (Massive/DB Mix) 00:05:20

Larry Fast, Synthesizer, Bass Programming, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Gabriel, Vocals, Whistle, Synthesizer, Bass Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kate Bush, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Hugh Padgham, Engineer, Whistle, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Lillywhite, Producer, Whistle, AssociatedPerformer - David Rhodes, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Marotta, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Massive Attack, Re-Mixer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Allom, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Bottrill, Engineer, Re-Mixer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1992 Peter Gabriel Ltd

17
Steam 00:06:42

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Lanois, Producer - The Bomb Squad, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

18
Steam (Oh, Oh, Let Off Steam Mix Dub) 00:05:46

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Lanois, Producer - The Bomb Squad, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

19
Mercy Street (William Orbit Remix) 00:07:55

WILLIAM ORBIT, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer - Richard Blair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Hill, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark Rutherford, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sugar J, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - William Orbt, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

20
Blood Of Eden (Remix) 00:06:42

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer - Richard Blair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

21
Digging In The Dirt (Rich E Remix) 00:07:28

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Evans, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Bottrill, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Producer - Richard Blair, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

22
Kiss That Frog (Mindblender Mix) 00:06:45

WILLIAM ORBIT, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Evans, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Findlay, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Hill, Recording Engineer, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Rod Beale, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

23
Shaking The Tree (Bottrill Remix) 00:05:53

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hugh Padgham, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Youssou N'Dour, ComposerLyricist - GEORGE ACOGNY, Producer - Rod Beale, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

DISC 3

1
Summertime 00:03:49

Giles Martin, Producer, Assistant Producer - George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Author - Peter Gabriel, FeaturedArtist - George Martin, Producer - Rupert Coulson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Heyward Du Bose, Author - Larry Adler, MainArtist

℗ 1994 Mercury Records Limited

2
Suzanne 00:05:12

Steve Lindsey, Producer - Peter Gabriel, MainArtist - David Anderle, Producer - Leonard Cohen, ComposerLyricist - Kelley Lynch, Producer

℗ 1995 A&M Records Inc.

3
I Have The Touch (Robbie Robertson Mix) 00:05:30

David Lord, Producer - Richard Chappell, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Re-Mixer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Youssou N'Dour, ComposerLyricist - ROBBIE ROBERTSON, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Jackson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

4
In The Sun 00:06:43

Richard Chappell, Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Hughes, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Ross Cullum, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alan Coleman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joseph Arthur, ComposerLyricist - Ben Findlay, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

5
Shaking The Tree (97 Jungle Version) 00:05:38

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Youssou N'Dour, ComposerLyricist - GEORGE ACOGNY, Producer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

6
I Grieve (City of Angels Remix) 00:08:12

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alan Coleman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DICKIE CHAPPELL, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Meabh Flynn, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

7
The Tower That Ate People (Red Planet Remix) 00:06:28

Steve Osborne, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Chappell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Evans, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

8
Animal Nation 00:07:21

Richard Chappell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Youssou N'Dour, ComposerLyricist - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dr Hukwe Zawose, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

9
Signal To Noise (Gangs of New York Version) 00:07:38

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

10
More Than This (The Polyphonic Spree Mix) 00:05:07

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Bell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Polyphonic Spree, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

11
More Than This (Elbow Remix) 00:05:04

Richard Chappell, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Elbow, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 Real World Productions Ltd.

12
My Head Sounds Like That (Röyksopp Remix) 00:08:23

Richard Chappell, Programmer, Recording Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Composer, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Horn Arranger, Mellotron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ezrin, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Evans, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ed Shearmur, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Levin, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - David Rhodes, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Mahut Dominique, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ged Lynch, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Röyksopp, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Assane Thiam, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Hossam Ramzi, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - The Black Dyke Mills Band, Horn, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2002 Peter Gabriel Ltd

13
Sky Blue (Martyn Bennett Remix) 00:05:18

David Sancious, Hammond Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Chappell, Programmer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Composer, Producer, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals, Sequencer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Evans, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Green, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - David Bottrill, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lanois, Guitar, Percussion, Samples, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Levin, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Swift, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - David Rhodes, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Martyn Bennett, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ged Lynch, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Melanie Gabriel, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2002 Peter Gabriel Ltd

14
Growing Up (Trent Reznor Remix) 00:06:30

Trent Reznor, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Chappell, Programmer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Keyboards, Organ, Vocals, Bass Programming, Sequencer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pete Davis, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Swift, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - David Rhodes, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Record Scratching, AssociatedPerformer - Ged Lynch, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Osbourne, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - A D Chivers, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 Peter Gabriel Ltd

15
Growing Up (Stabilizer Remix) 00:04:51

Richard Chappell, Programmer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Keyboards, Organ, Vocals, Bass Programming, Sequencer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pete Davis, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Alex Swift, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - David Rhodes, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Manu Katche, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Tchad Blake, Mixer, Record Scratching, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ged Lynch, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Osbourne, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer - A D Chivers, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Stefan Goodchild, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 Peter Gabriel Ltd

16
Growing Up (Tricky Instrumenta Remix) 00:01:32

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tricky, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

17
Darkness (Engelspost Remix) 00:14:08

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Engelspost, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

18
Curtains (Broad Mix) 00:05:59

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Bottrill, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

19
Father, Son (Daniel Lanois & Richard Chappell Mix) 00:04:38

Richard Chappell, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Lanois, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

20
Courage 00:04:35

Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

21
Courage (The Hexidecimal Mix) 00:05:25

Steve Osborne, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Gabriel, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2019 Peter Gabriel Ltd.

22
I'm Amazing 00:07:32

Peter Gabriel, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Peter Gabriel Ltd

23
The Veil 00:05:50

Peter Gabriel, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Tchad Blake, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Peter Gabriel Ltd

Album Description

Peter Gabriel’s is still unveiling treasures. Flotsam and Jetsam is both a “best of” record and a compilation of rare finds. A few months after his very brief album Rated PG, which brought together the artist’s songs for the big screen, Flotsam and Jetsam comprises three volumes – ordered more or less chronologically – of Peter Gabriel’s career. We find both his well-known hits (Solsbury Hill, Sledgehammer, Biko, In Your Eyes...) and other much more obscure tracks. In the 80s, B sides contained EPs and singles, offering artists a way to share both new releases and remixes and Peter Gabriel was among those to pounce on this format. He also used the opportunity to share songs that were only available in film soundtracks. This compilation unearths tracks that never appeared on official albums and we find some nuggets that would have deserved more attention as their commercial potential seems obvious today: Digging In The Dirt (in its rock version), Walk Through The Fire (also found on Rated PG), Don't Break This Rhythm, Curtains...

With 62 tracks and a duration of nearly 6 hours, no one will blame you for picking and choosing from the songs. At times, we wonder if perhaps just one version of the songs (which often come in many different versions) would have sufficed! Especially since his huge hits are already readily available (especially on his album Hit, which boasts many of his greatest songs). Things don’t get off to a great start with his cover of the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever, itself taken from the highly debatable soundtrack of the film All This And World War II. Few will have the courage to listen more than once to this bizarre situation where the singer is hardly to his advantage… On the other hand, the idea of gathering together his covers is brilliant. We find In The Sun borrowed from Joseph Arthur, Summertime by George Gershwin with Larry Adler’s harmonica, and Suzanne by Leonard Cohen... Flotsam And Jetsam also fills the gaps left by some of Rated PG’s omissions, including the remarkable Signal To Noise and The Tower That Hate People.

This relatively balanced album offers an overview of Peter Gabriel’s many styles, from hard rock to electro, chill-out new age, pop new wave, funk and most of all world music, a genre for which he is still one of the most ardent defenders. Though despite this grand unveiling, I Go Swimming, Lovetown, Baby Man, Out Out Out, While The Earth Sleeps are still missing. © Jean-Pierre Sabouret/Qobuz

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