Us (Peter Gabriel album)

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Us
Studio album by Peter Gabriel
Released 28 September 1992
Recorded October 1989 – June 1992
Genre Pop rock, worldbeat
Length 57:41
Label United KingdomReal World
United StatesGeffen
Producer Daniel Lanois and Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel chronology
Shaking the Tree
(1990)
Us
(1992)
Peter Gabriel Revisited
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Houston Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[4]
PopMatters (neutral)[5]
Robert Christgau B−[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]

Us is the sixth studio album (and ninth album overall) by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, originally released in 1992. It was remastered, with most of Gabriel's catalogue, in 2002. Singles taken from the album included "Digging in the Dirt", "Steam", "Blood of Eden" (an early version of the track was previously featured in the 1991 Wim Wenders film Until the End of the World), and "Kiss That Frog". Promotional singles included "Come Talk To Me" and "Secret World."

On this album Gabriel explored the pain of recent personal problems; his failed first marriage, his relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette, and the growing distance between him and his first daughter.

The album was supported by the "Secret World Live" tour, named after its ultimate track, "Secret World". The tour spawned a live album and a concert film. The album was also promoted through a first-of-its-kind interactive multimedia software released for Macintosh computers called Xplora1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World, which featured several music videos from the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Gabriel.

  1. "Come Talk to Me" – 7:06
  2. "Love to Be Loved" – 5:18
  3. "Blood of Eden" – 6:38
  4. "Steam" – 6:03
  5. "Only Us" – 6:30
  6. "Washing of the Water" – 3:52
  7. "Digging in the Dirt" – 5:18
  8. "Fourteen Black Paintings" – 4:38
  9. "Kiss That Frog" – 5:20
  10. "Secret World" – 7:03

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Chris Ormston – bagpipes on track 1
  • Daniel Lanoisshaker on track 1, guitar on tracks 1, 10, additional vocals on track 1, hi-hat on track 3, vocals on track 3, horn arrangements on track 4, dobro on tracks 8, 10
  • Richard Blair – additional verse keyboards on track 1, programming on tracks 4, 5, 7, 9, additional programming on tracks 2, 3
  • Levon Minassian – doudouk on tracks 1, 3, 8
  • Sinéad O'Connor – vocals on tracks 1, 3
  • Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble – vocals on track 1
  • Hassam Ramzytabla on track 2, surdu on track 7
  • Daryl Johnson – hand drum on track 2
  • William Orbit – programming on track 2, additional programming on track 5
  • Bill Dillon – guitar on tracks 2, 5
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet on tracks 4,6
  • Mark Rivera – Alto Saxophone on tracks 4,6
  • Brian Eno – additional keys on track 2
  • Shankar – violin on tracks 2, 3, 5, 8
  • Caroline Lavelle – cello on tracks 2, 6, 10, string arrangement on track 2
  • Will Malone – string arrangement on track 2, 6
  • Johnny Dollar – string arrangement on track 2, 6
  • Richard Evans – additional engineering on track 2, mix engineer on track 8, mandolin on track 8
  • Gus Isidore – bridge guitar on track 3
  • Richard Chappell – bridge section mix on track 3
  • Leo Nocentelli – guitar on tracks 4, 7
  • Tim Green – tenor saxophone on tracks 4, 6
  • Reggie Houstonbaritone saxophone on tracks 4, 6
  • Renard Poché – trombone on tracks 4,6
  • Wayne Jackson – Trumpet on track 4 cornet on track 6
  • Kudsi Ergunerney flute on track 5 Shaker on track 4
  • Ayub Ogada – vocals on track 5, 7
  • Malcolm Burn – horn arrangement on track 6, additional synth cello on track 10, additional production ideas on track 10
  • Mark Howard – horns recording on track 6
  • Babacar Faye – djembe on tracks 7, 8
  • Assane Thiam – tama on track 7, talking drum on track 8
  • Peter Hammill – vocals on track 7
  • Richard Macphail – vocals on track 7
  • John Paul Jones – surdu on 8, bass on 8, keyboards on 8
  • Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble – additional percussion loop on 9
  • Manny Elias – Senegalese shakers on 9
  • Marilyn McFarlane – vocals on 9

Technical support[edit]

  • Brian Eno
  • Mike Large
  • Sue Coulson
  • Brian Gray

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[25] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[26] 2× Gold 244,500[27]
Germany (BVMI)[28] Platinum 500,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[29] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[31] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  27. ^ "Les Albums Double Or". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Gabriel; 'Us')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  29. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392. 
  30. ^ "British album certifications – Peter Gabriel – Us". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Us in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  31. ^ "American album certifications – Peter Gabriel – Us". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tourism by Roxette
German Media Control number-one album
16 – 29 October 1992
Succeeded by
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits by ABBA