Peter Gabriel: So
The latest addition to the acclaimed award winning Classic Albums series tells the story behind the making of Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album “So”. It was Gabriel’s fifth solo album and the first one to have a title (the others all having just been called “Peter Gabriel”). The album spawned a number of hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic including “Sledgehammer”, “Big Time”, “Don’t Give Up” (a duet with Kate Bush) and “In Your Eyes” which drove “So” to multi-platinum sales, the No.1 spot in the UK and No.2 in the US. “So” was very much an album of the MTV generation and the distinctive videos for tracks like “Sledgehammer”, “Red Rain”, “Big Time” and “Don’t Give Up” were key factors in the album’s success. The programme features contributions from many of those involved in the making of the album and the videos including Peter Gabriel himself, co-producer Daniel Lanois, engineer Kevin Killen and musicians Jerry Marotta, Laurie Anderson, Tony Levin and Manu Katché amongst many.