|Studio album by|
|Released||6 September 1982|
|Recorded||Spring 1981 – summer 1982|
|Studio||Ashcombe House, Bath, England|
|Label|| Charisma (UK)|
Geffen (US, Canada)
|Producer||David Lord and Peter Gabriel|
|Peter Gabriel chronology|
|Singles from Peter Gabriel|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
|The Village Voice||C+|
Peter Gabriel is the fourth eponymous studio album released by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. In the United States and Canada, the album was released by Geffen Records with the title Security. A German-language version, entitled Deutsches Album (German Album), was also released.
The songs on the album cover a wide variety of subject matter. "The Rhythm of the Heat" is based on Carl Jung's experience while observing a group of African drummers. "San Jacinto" reflects on the fear and pain experienced by an Indigenous American man who sees his culture overwhelmed by modern white society, its lyrics based on a story told to Gabriel by an Apache member. "Shock the Monkey", a meditation on jealousy, uses imagery of a primate to describe personal anxieties."Lay Your Hands on Me" deals with a theme of healing, through trust, which is further explored on later albums. "The Family and the Fishing Net" is a song comparing a modern-day wedding with a voodoo sacrifice. "Wallflower" is about the treatment of political prisoners in Latin America during the 1980s.
Larry Fast, who played synthesizer, mentioned during a presentation on Moog synthesizers that the working title for "The Rhythm of the Heat" was "Jung in Africa", the working title for "Shock the Monkey" was "Black Bush", and the working title for "Lay Your Hands on Me" was "93" – this was the number of the Linn LM-1 pattern used on the track.
In The South Bank Show's documentary of the album's recording, the working title for "I Have the Touch" was shown to be "Hands".
Gabriel discussed several of the songs in an interview with DJ Alan Freeman:
The album is an early full digital recording. Its instrumentation is mostly electronic with extensive sampling (through use of the Fairlight CMI) and west-African percussion.It was recorded at Gabriel's then-home, Ashcombe House in Somerset, England in 1981.
The album was remastered with most of Gabriel's catalogue in 2002.
As with his previous three albums, the album is titled Peter Gabriel. In the United States and Canada Geffen Records issued the album under the title Security to differentiate it from his previous releases. The title was changed with Gabriel's reluctant agreement. The new title was displayed in a sticker on top of the LP sleeve's shrink-wrap and on the disc labels. Whilst Gabriel provided the title himself, the album was officially known as Peter Gabriel in other territories. The Security title was maintained on American and Canadian releases of the album until 2010, when it reverted to the original Peter Gabriel title for reissues by Gabriel's own Real World Records label.
Five songs from the album – "The Rhythm of the Heat", "San Jacinto", "The Family and the Fishing Net", "I Have the Touch", and "Shock the Monkey" – are included among the live performances on Gabriel's double album Plays Live (1983).
Adaptations of "The Rhythm of the Heat", "San Jacinto", and "Wallflower" were included in Gabriel's soundtrack for the 1984 film Birdy .
Alternative metal band Primus covered "The Family and the Fishing Net" on their 1998 EP Rhinoplasty .
"The Rhythm of the Heat" appears in the opening scene of "Evan", an episode aired during the first season of Miami Vice . Gabriel, who had seven songs used, had the most songs featured by a solo artist in the series. He is also the only artist to have had a song used in four of the show's five seasons. (None of his songs were used in the second season, though "Take Me Home" by Phil Collins, which features backing vocals by Gabriel, was used in the second-season premiere.) The song was also used in the feature film Natural Born Killers .
"Shock the Monkey" was featured on the 1987 film, Project X (starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt). The song was referenced in the 1988, Season 6, Episode 17 of the American sitcom Cheers. Lillith says she will never be able to hear "Shock the Monkey" again without crying. The song also appeared in the South Park episode "Raisins".
"I Have the Touch" featured in the 1988 film, The Chocolate War . An alternate version of the track was featured on the 1996 film, Phenomenon , starring John Travolta. A cover version by Heather Nova was featured in The Craft .
"Lay Your Hands on Me" appears in "Crossbreed" a fifth season episode of The Americans . It is the third appearance of a Gabriel song in the series, the first being "Games Without Frontiers" in the season one finale "The Colonel" and the second being "Here Comes The Flood" in the third episode of season three, "The Walk In."
All tracks are written by Peter Gabriel.
|1.||"The Rhythm of the Heat"||5:15|
|3.||"I Have the Touch"||4:30|
|4.||"The Family and the Fishing Net"||7:08|
|5.||"Shock the Monkey"||5:28|
|6.||"Lay Your Hands on Me"||6:03|
|8.||"Kiss of Life"||4:17|
|1982||Billboard Pop Albums||28|
|Music Week (UK) Albums||6|
|1982||"I Have the Touch"||Billboard Mainstream Rock||46|
|"Kiss of Life"||Billboard Mainstream Rock||34|
|"Shock the Monkey"||Billboard Black Singles||64|
|Billboard Club Play Singles||26|
|Billboard Mainstream Rock||1|
|Billboard Pop Singles||29|
|BPI – UK||Gold||30 November 1982|
|CRIA – Canada||Gold||1 February 1983|
|CRIA – Canada||Platinum||1 February 1983|
|Studio album by|
|Producer||David Lord and Peter Gabriel|
|Peter Gabriel chronology|
Deutsches Album (1982) is Gabriel's German-language adaptation of his fourth album. It was released simultaneously with the international edition in Germany.
Gabriel's previous German-language album, Ein deutsches Album (1980), is mostly an overdub of its corresponding English-language version, Peter Gabriel (1980).[ citation needed ] In contrast, Deutsches Album differs from its international release in several ways.
The album boasts a different running order: "San Jacinto" is transposed with "The Family and the Fishing Net" (here, "Das Fischernetz").
Some of the songs are substantially remixed and are, for instance, 15–30 seconds longer or shorter than their international versions. Track eight gains a final coda not found on the English version, while track seven has an earlier instrumental fade. The background vocals are redone in German. In the third track, a shouted nonsense refrain has been added. All songs written by Peter Gabriel. "Texte" (lyrics) by Peter Gabriel and Horst Königstein.
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