℗ 2023 Peter Gabriel The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Peter Gabriel Ltd
Released December 1, 2023
Duration 2h 17m 18s
Record Label Real World Productions
Genre Rock
 

i/o

Peter Gabriel

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1.1
Panopticom (Bright Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
5:16
1.2
The Court (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; John Metcalfe
4:21
1.3
Playing For Time (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; John Metcalfe
6:18
1.4
i/o (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Soweto Gospel Choir
3:53
1.5
Four Kinds of Horses (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; John Metcalfe
6:47
1.6
Road to Joy (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Soweto Gospel Choir
5:22
1.7
So Much (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
4:52
1.8
Olive Tree (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
6:01
1.9
Love Can Heal (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
6:02
1.10
This Is Home (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Choir Orphei Drängar
5:04
1.11
And Still (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
7:44
1.12
Live and Let Live (Bright-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Soweto Gospel Choir
6:46
2.1
Panopticom (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
5:16
2.2
The Court (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; John Metcalfe
4:20
2.3
Playing For Time (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; John Metcalfe
6:18
2.4
i/o (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Soweto Gospel Choir
3:53
2.5
Four Kinds of Horses (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; John Metcalfe
6:47
2.6
Road to Joy (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Soweto Gospel Choir
5:25
2.7
So Much (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
4:51
2.8
Olive Tree (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
6:00
2.9
Love Can Heal (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
6:03
2.10
This Is Home (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel; Choir Orphei Drängar
5:04
2.11
And Still (Dark-Side Mix)
Peter Gabriel
7:44
2.12
Live and Let Live (Dark-Side Mix / feat. Paulo Fresu)
Peter Gabriel; Paulo Fresu; Soweto Gospel Choir
7:11
"A beautiful comeback three decades in the making: The legendary prog-turned-pop star started work on his new album in the mid-90s and has drip-fed its songs to fans, but it is anything but disjointed." - The Guardian "A sublime and long-awaited return, like rock’s answer to David Attenborough, he immerses himself in the natural world." - The Independent More than 20 years in the making, i/o is Peter Gabriel’s first album of new material since 2002’s Up. Whispers and rumours have speculated about its musical direction, about its songs, and about what they have to say. Not that there haven’t been tastes of what’s in store over the past few months. Since January 2023, Peter has been releasing a new song from the album on the occasion of every full moon. Being revealed roughly every four weeks, each track has been allowed to find its own time and space, to enjoy its own orbit. “It’s a little like getting a Lego piece each month,” Peter explains. Now it’s time to stand back and admire the final, completed creation. And what a creation – 12 tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact. Throughout the album the intelligent and thoughtful – often thought-provoking – songs tackle life and the universe. Our connection to the world around us – ‘I’m just a part of everything’ Peter sings on title track "i/o" – is a recurring motif, but so too the passing of time, mortality and grief, alongside such themes as injustice, surveillance and the roots of terrorism. But this is not a solemn record. While reflective, the mood is never despondent; i/o is musically adventurous, often joyous and ultimately full of hope, topped off as it is, by the rousingly optimistic closing song, "Live and Let Live". Peter also always looks towards pushing the boundaries that most artists are reluctant to nudge. i/o is not simply a collection of a dozen songs. All 12 tracks are subject to two stereo mixes: the Bright-Side Mix, handled by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, and the Dark-Side Mix, as reshaped by Tchad Blake. “We have two of the greatest mixers in the world in Tchad and Spike and they definitely bring different characters to the songs. Tchad is very much a sculptor building a journey with sound and drama, Spike loves sound and assembling these pictures, so he’s more of a painter.” Both versions are included on the double-disc package. i/o is fundamentally an album of – and for – the here and now. Many of its themes may be timeless, but they’re also warnings that we’re living on borrowed time, both as a planet and as individuals. As Peter sings on the divine So Much, “this edition is limited”.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Real World Productions Studio Masters

Disc 2, Tracks 5, 8, 12; Disc 1, Tracks 1-12 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.39
-1.74 to -0.10
-11.86
-17.30 to -8.62
-9.73
-14.70 to -7.20
6
5 to 9
1.1
Panopticom (Bright Side Mix)
-0.20-11.11-8.96
1.2
The Court (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.20-11.04-8.66
1.3
Playing For Time (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.20-13.61-11.07
1.4
i/o (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.20-10.25-8.26
1.5
Four Kinds of Horses (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.20-9.50-8.05
1.6
Road to Joy (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.20-10.37-8.45
1.7
So Much (Bright-Side Mix)
-1.35-15.54-13.38
1.8
Olive Tree (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.40-8.62-7.25
1.9
Love Can Heal (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.96-13.00-10.76
1.10
This Is Home (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.20-9.58-8.37
1.11
And Still (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.45-14.09-11.88
1.12
Live and Let Live (Bright-Side Mix)
-0.40-11.69-9.46
2.1
Panopticom (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.10-11.46-9.36
2.2
The Court (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.20-10.72-8.35
2.3
Playing For Time (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.20-14.24-11.56
2.4
i/o (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.20-10.75-8.95
2.5
Four Kinds of Horses (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.10-11.13-9.25
2.6
Road to Joy (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.20-11.17-8.96
2.7
So Much (Dark-Side Mix)
-1.74-17.30-14.79
2.8
Olive Tree (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.40-10.37-8.75
2.9
Love Can Heal (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.40-12.35-9.96
2.10
This Is Home (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.20-10.39-8.95
2.11
And Still (Dark-Side Mix)
-0.25-15.89-13.49
2.12
Live and Let Live (Dark-Side Mix / feat. Paulo Fresu)
-0.40-10.43-8.15

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