|Studio album by|
|Released||3 June 1978|
|Recorded||November 1977 – February 1978|
|Studio||Relight Studios, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands|
The Hit Factory, New York
|Label|| Charisma (UK)|
Atlantic (US, Canada)
|Peter Gabriel chronology|
|Singles from Peter Gabriel|
Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, released in 1978. The album is the second of four with the same title. It was produced by guitarist Robert Fripp.
The album did not sell as well as the first Peter Gabriel , but reached No. 10 in the UK.
In the US, the album was titled Peter Gabriel II. The album is also often referred to as Scratch, referring to the album cover by Hipgnosis.[ citation needed ]
The influence of producer Robert Fripp is evident in the use of "Frippertronics" on the track "Exposure".
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
|The Village Voice||B−|
In the NME in 1978, Nick Kent wrote: "Its brazenly left-field veneer left me cold at first, and it's only now that its strengths are starting to come across ... once past the disarming non-focus veneer, there's a quietly remarkable talent at work – quiet in the manner of the slow fuse burn of 'Mother of Violence' with Roy Bittan's piano work outstripping anything he's turned out for either Bruce Springsteen or David Bowie. Closer to the root of the album, there's a purity, a strength to the songs individual enough to mark Gabriel out as a man whose creative zenith is close at hand."
All tracks are written by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.
|1.||"On the Air"||5:30|
|3.||"Mother of Violence"||Peter Gabriel, Jill Gabriel||3:10|
|4.||"A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World"||3:33|
|8.||"Exposure"||Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp||4:12|
|9.||"Flotsam and Jetsam"||2:17|
|11.||"Home Sweet Home"||4:37|
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||50|
|UK Albums Chart||10|
|US Billboard Pop Albums||45|
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