As reported by Reuters, Peter Gabriel wishes to record only in 5.1 surround sound in the future, eschewing the standard stereo CD format. ‘”I tend to use a lot of elements in my arrangements and often there isn’t enough space on stereo,”‘ Gabriel says.
Hey, Pete, I’m a big fan of yours, but there’s no way in hell I’m going to buy a new piece of audio equipment specifically to play your new music. Message to all pretentious artists: if you pull crap like this, do this knowing that you’re just begging for pirates to press their own standard stereo CD copies of your music and will make them available for free download – or, even worse, sell them. Because there will be a very receptive market for that.
Gabriel is out promoting the release of a live DVD, Growing Up Live, and a new greatest hits package, HIT, both due out November 4 in the US, November 3 internationally. This must be Gabriel’s year to be annoying: HIT will be available in different formats in different countries. The UK gets a 2-disc treatment (which it appears the US will get,) while Germany gets some of his early 80s hits in the German-sung versions – which are, of course, slightly more obscure and desirable to fans who haven’t tracked down those long-out-of-print German albums.
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