Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel (Car) half-speed mastered Superdisk LP with long Slowburn


A 1981 limited edition half speed mastered audiophile pressing of Peter Gabriel’s first solo album, including a long version of “Slowburn” that is not available on any other version of the album.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition half-speed mastered audiophile pressing of Peter Gabriel (car) by Peter Gabriel, issued by Direct Disk Labs.

This rare pressing includes a long version of “Slowburn” that is not available on any other version of the album.

About this copy: This copy of Peter Gabriel is an original 1981 pressing on the Atco label, released by Direct Disk Labs.

While the label indicates a 4:36 running time for “Slowburn,” the track actually runs 5:16 and includes an extended introduction that is only available on this pressing.

The cover is VG++, with trace general wear.

The disc is VG++, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  The disc has only been played a few times.

A nice copy of a scarce Peter Gabriel LP.

Background: Released in 1977, Peter Gabriel, also known as Car, was the first solo album by Peter Gabriel.

The album reached #38 on the U.S. album charts.

The LP was released as a limited edition half speed mastered audiophile edition by the short-lived Direct Disk Labs label in 1981, the only Gabriel album to receive such a release. gave Peter Gabriel a 4 1/2 star review:

Peter Gabriel tells why he left Genesis in “Solsbury Hill,” the key track on his 1977 solo debut. Majestically opening with an acoustic guitar, the song finds Gabriel’s talents gelling, as the words and music feed off each other, turning into true poetry. It stands out dramatically on this record, not because the music doesn’t work, but because it brilliantly illustrates why Gabriel had to fly on his own. Though this is undeniably the work of the same man behind The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, he’s turned his artiness inward, making his music coiled, dense, vibrant. …Yes, it’s an imperfect album, but that’s a byproduct of Gabriel’s welcome risk-taking — the very thing that makes the album work, overall.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Direct Disk Labs/Atco
Catalog Number:
SD 16615
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in