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  Peter Gabriel: Shaking the Tree
  "Shaking the Tree"

Peter Gabriel
Track listing:
  1. Solsbury Hill
2. I Don't Remember
3. Sledgehammer
4. Family Snapshot
5. Mercy Street
6. Shaking The Tree
7. Don't Give Up
8. San Jacinto
9. Here Comes The Flood
10. Red Rain
11. Games Without Frontiers
12. Shock The Monkey
13. I Have The Touch
14. Big Time
15. Zaar
16. Biko
  Single Layer
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Recording info:
  Released as a Hybrid by Virgin in Europe.

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Review by emilsjr June 1, 2003 (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
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After So and before Us, Peter Gabriel culled together 16 of his greatest songs onto one cd. Most people complain that "In Your Eyes" was not included. This was a personal decision made by Mr Gabriel and so no complaints here.

However, there is a lot to complain about this SACD. Since all of his albums were released on SACD, you would think that the transfers would be identical. That is not the case. As the story goes, the songs here were edited to allow all of them to fit on one CD. So different transfers are used. And boy, did Universal make a mistake. The whole disc has a veil over it that makes SACD sound like a poor CD. Just compare "Solsbury Hill" here with the Peter Gabriel 1 disc and you will instantly want to throw away this Golden Great disc into the trash.

It is a shame because I actually prefer the re-recording of "Here Comes The Flood" that is present here. Some of the edits actually make the songs stronger ("Sledgehammer", "Shock the Monkey") while others do nothing but harm ("I Have The Touch" and the especially "Mercy Street"). Overall, stay away and buy the albums proper. Your ears will thank you.

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Review by duchski March 27, 2007 (4 of 10 found this review helpful)
If you are a Gabriel fan looking for a great sounding (seriously) multichannel mix of his studio work there is a "Play" DVD with an excellent DTS 5.1, containing most of Gabriel's hits, a selection, in my opinion, much better than Shaking The Tree, plus you get to see all of Gabriel's fantastic videos... Now if Warner only wanted to release this gem on SACD...

Peter Gabriel "Play - The Videos"
2004 WEA/Warner R2 970396

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Review by Marc P June 4, 2003 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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I don't really like Peter Gabriel but I do like some of his songs. So I thought buying this greatest hits collection would be a good idea. Well even though I like most of the songs the sound quality is pretty bad. At it's best the disc sounds like a good cd, at it's worst like a bad cd. So my advice would be, buy the cd version it's cheaper and probably sounds the same.

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