In the release date info in today’s MusicTAP post, a very interesting date is listed: September 28, it says, will see several reissues from the Peter Gabriel catalogue coming from Gabriel’s own label, Real World Records. Amazon further details the picture, listing reissues of So (1986), Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats (1990), Us (1992) and Up (2002) for pre-order. These four albums make up the bulk of Gabriel’s releases on Virgin Records in the U.K. (In the U.S. they were released on Geffen Records, along with several preceding albums released on Charisma in England.)
Of course, the trick is: what makes these any different, outside of their release on Gabriel’s own label? (Note that the 2002 remasters seem to be out of print.) Will there be extra content? Non-LP B-sides? Outtakes from the vault? One can only hope for something along the lines of this, or maybe this somewhere down the road. In the meantime, one may want to keep an eye out for the next full moon (August 24), as Gabriel seems to be issuing much of his news and new music around those dates.