There’s interesting news on the Peter Gabriel front, especially if you’re a vinyl aficionado. (And I do feel bad for the CD only crowd, although I believe these new remasters will eventually hit that medium.) Real World Productions, which handles Peter Gabriel music, has announced a series of Half-Speed remastering for new vinyl LP editions of some Peter Gabriel titles. The titles included are the first four self-titled Gabriel sets (1/Car, 2/Scratch, 3/Melt, 4/Security). In addition to those first four titles, Real World Productions will also be reissuing the OoP (industry speak for Out of Print) German vocal editions of 3/Melt/Ein Deutsches Album, and 4/Security/Deutsches Album.
Each album has been sonically remastered at Half Speed, and cut at 45 RPM. They are being pressed on 180g-weight vinyl, housed in gatefold jackets, and will be spread across two LPs per title. The jackets will have original artwork displayed from first pressings of each album. Each new set will contain download cards for choice of digital files (24-bit/96k or 16-bit/44.1k).
All 2LP sets are Limited Edition sets with the first four English sets at 10,000 worldwide, and the two German Editions with only 3,000 sets worldwide.
All 2LP sets are scheduled for October 2, worldwide.
[Thanks to Dan T for the heads up!]