With the pretty-great release of orchestral reinterpretation record New Blood under his belt, Peter Gabriel is looking back again by planning a reissue of his excellent 1986 album So – scheduled for 2012, a year after its 25th anniversary – and he wants your help.
The in-development reissue is being worked on by Gabriel and his team; in the December installment of his Full Moon Updates, the singer revealed he’s working with footage that was shot for 1987’s POV, a Martin Scorsese-produced documentary featuring live concert footage from Athens, Greece, for potential inclusion in the reissue. While there’s been no concrete talk of audio extras, Gabriel is soliciting input from fans on his website.
“We want you to help us build the story of So with your own memories,” a statement on the site reads. “We would love to see your memorabilia from back in 1986. Do you have any original So merchandise, posters and tickets for the So tour? Your photos relating to the album release or the concerts? Even a diary entry from 25 years ago which tells a special story about the album release or So tour?”
Submissions are still in the early stages; as such, Gabriel’s team is only asking for small-scale scans to include on the site as opposed to higher-resolution images to use in liner notes. But he wants your input by January 9, so keep checking back for updates on what should be a most welcome reissue of this essential pop album.
Special thanks to super-reader Rudy Palma for the tip!