This album includes a lyrics (in German) sleeve as well as a 4-page booklet with photos/artwork and lyrics in English


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Album Description & Collectors information:


This album "PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch" includes the original custom inner sleeve with complete lyrics of all songs in Gemran as well as booklet with lyrics in Englsih and artwork/photos

Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by the British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, released in 1978. This album is the second of four with the same eponymous title. Guitarist Robert Fripp served as producer, whose influence on the album is evident in the use of Frippertronics on the track "Exposure."

Music Genre:

British Progressive Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch" was produced by: Robert Fripp

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Steve Short, Ed Sprigg, Michael Getlin, Steve Taylor

This album was recorded at: Relight Studios, Hilvarenbeek, Holland, The Hit Factory, New Ork City

Album cover design: Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis was an English art group founded in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson. The group was known for their innovative and creative album covers, which became iconic in the music industry. Hipgnosis worked with some of the most influential musicians of their time, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.

The group's name, "Hipgnosis," was a play on the words "hypnosis" and "hip." They believed that their art had the power to hypnotize people and transport them to another world, which was reflected in their album covers. The group's style was surreal and often incorporated elements of fantasy, science fiction, and the occult. Their designs were highly detailed and often required extensive planning and preparation.

One of the group's most famous album covers was for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." The cover featured a prism refracting light into a rainbow, which became one of the most recognizable images in rock history. The design was so successful that it became synonymous with the band and their music. Another iconic design was for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," which featured a group of naked children climbing on a rock formation. The image was highly controversial but helped to solidify the band's rebellious image.


Hipgnosis also worked with a number of other influential musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, and Genesis. They designed the cover for Peter Gabriel's first solo album, which featured a photograph of Gabriel wearing a mask with only his eyes visible. The image became another iconic design and was later referenced in Gabriel's music video for "Sledgehammer."

The group's success continued into the 1980s, with designs for bands such as Scorpions and Styx. However, the rise of digital technology and the decline of album sales led to the group's decline. Hipgnosis disbanded in 1983, but their legacy lives on in the countless album covers they created.

Hipgnosis was not just an art group, but a collective of artists who had a significant impact on the music industry. Their innovative designs helped to define the visual style of rock music in the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was not just a complement to the music, but an essential part of the overall experience. They created a world that fans could enter into and lose themselves in, just like the music they were listening to.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

Record Label Information:

The Famous Charisma Label 9124 025

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1978 Made in West Germany
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Peter Gabriel – vocals; organ ; piano ; synthesizer
  • Tony Levin – bass guitar ; Chapman stick ; string bass ; recorder arrangements ; backing vocals
  • Sid McGinnis – electric guitar ; acoustic guitar ; steel guitar ; mandolin ; backing vocals
  • Larry Fast – synthesizer and treatments
  • Robert Fripp – electric guitar 0; acoustic guitar ; Frippertronics
  • Bayete – keyboards
  • Roy Bittan – keyboards
  • Jerry Marotta – drums 3; backing vocals
  • Tim Capello – saxophone
  • George Marge – recorders
  • John Tims – insects
Complete Track-listing of the album "PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch"

The detailed tracklist of this record "PETER GABRIEL - 2 Scratch" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "On the Air" – 5:30
  2. "D.I.Y." – 2:37
  3. "Mother of Violence" (Peter Gabriel, Jill Gabriel) – 3:10
  4. "A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World" – 3:33
  5. "White Shadow" – 5:14*
    Side Two:
  1. "Indigo" – 3:30
  2. "Animal Magic" – 3:26
  3. "Exposure" (Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp) – 4:12
  4. "Flotsam and Jetsam" – 2:17
  5. "Perspective" – 3:23+
  6. "Home Sweet Home" – 4:37

Breaking Boundaries: The Innovative and Genre-Defying Early Discography of Peter Gabriel

PETER GABRIEL Solo Band Description:

  Peter Gabriel is a prominent British singer, songwriter, and musician who has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than five decades. Born on February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England, Gabriel initially rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel embarked on a solo career that would establish him as a critically acclaimed artist and a pioneer in the world music genre.

Gabriel's early years were marked by a passion for music and a desire to create unique sounds. He formed Genesis in 1967 with fellow students at the Charterhouse School in Godalming, Surrey. The band's early music was heavily influenced by progressive rock, but Gabriel quickly developed a reputation for his flamboyant stage performances and innovative use of costumes and props.

Despite the success of Genesis, Gabriel left the band in 1975 to pursue a solo career. His first album, titled "Peter Gabriel" and released in 1977, was a critical and commercial success. The album's blend of rock, world music, and experimental sounds established Gabriel as a unique and visionary artist. This was followed by "Peter Gabriel II" in 1978, which further cemented Gabriel's reputation as a genre-defying artist.

Throughout the 1980s, Gabriel continued to push boundaries with his music and performances. He released a string of hit albums, including "Peter Gabriel III" (1980), "Security" (1982), and "So" (1986), which featured the hit singles "Sledgehammer" and "In Your Eyes." Gabriel's music during this time was heavily influenced by world music, and he frequently collaborated with musicians from different cultures.

In addition to his music, Gabriel was also known for his pioneering use of music videos and his interest in new technologies. He was one of the first artists to experiment with the emerging medium of music videos, producing visually stunning and thought-provoking videos for his songs. He was also an early adopter of digital recording and computer technology, and he continued to explore new ways of creating and distributing music throughout his career.

In the 1990s, Gabriel continued to release critically acclaimed albums, including "Us" (1992) and "Up" (2002), but he also focused more on humanitarian work and activism. He founded the human rights organization Witness in 1992, which uses video technology to document and expose human rights abuses around the world. He also co-founded the Elders, a group of global leaders who work to promote peace and human rights.

Gabriel's legacy is one of artistic innovation and social consciousness. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including multiple Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. He continues to be an influential figure in music and technology, and his work has inspired generations of musicians and activists.