Label
EMI Label Services
Release date
28 Sep 2010
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
64:54

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Darkness 6:49 37,414
2 Growing Up 7:31 39,418
3 Sky Blue 6:36 33,826
4 No Way Out 7:51 23,989
5 I Grieve 7:22 69,542
6 The Barry Williams Show 7:14 29,663
7 My Head Sounds Like That 6:27 24,717
8 More Than This 4:31 33,890
9 Signal To Noise 7:34 50,637
10 The Drop 2:59 38,289

About this album

Up (2002) is the seventh studio and thirteenth album overall released by the British progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel.

In the Spring of 1995, Gabriel began work on the album. Its name was Up from the start, though at one point it was considered to be called I/O. Gabriel began saying the album was near completion somewhere around 1998 but did not release it until September of 2002. In the months preceding the album’s release, video clips of Gabriel talking about the songs as well as short demos of each song were released at the coming of every full moon on Gabriel’s official website.

The album’s lyrics deal mostly with birth and especially death. The opening track, “Darkness”, is a song about overcoming fears. “Growing Up” is a summation of life put to a pulsating beat. “Sky Blue” is a track Gabriel claims to have been working on for over 20 years before finishing it. The track “No Way Out” is the first track to deal with death solely, though death is a common theme across the entire album. “I Grieve” was conceived after Gabriel looked over his catalogue of music as if it were a catalogue of emotional tools. He found one major missing tool to be one to cope with death and therefore “I Grieve” was born (first aired in 1998, despite the popular belief that it was written in response to 9/11). The first single from Up, “The Barry Williams Show” is a down-beat, jazzy song dealing with reality talk shows such as Jerry Springer (in fact, Barry Williams did appear as himself in the music video for the song).

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  • S4EEDR3ZA

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER [10]

    20 Feb 2:34pm Reply
  • bluerthanthezoo

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER [9] Las portadas de Peter Gabriel son geniales.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER [8]

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    so beautiful

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ArtofmusicJens

    Outstanding!

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Amidlo

    Yes this is Gabriel in his highest solo artistic moment! So full of amazingness is this album. We all just have to hope that the new one on which Peter is working for about 10 years right now (i guess) will be at least as good as this one. (and maybe thats the reason why its taking him so long)

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Ohrenweide

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER (7)

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ohrenweide

    It scares me that i do not see it before

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • marcoslhc

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER (6)

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • The_Albion

    HAAAAAAAAAA NEVA SAW HIZ FACE BLAD!

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • glenharrup

    this album contains my favorite Gabriel musical styles outside of Genesis

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • tlukes123

    I saw Peter Gabriel on this tour, it was absolutely amazing along with the Blind Boys of Alabama!

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER (5)

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • folkingles

    I SAW IT! SHIT HE'S LOOKING AT ME

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Shamatha

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER (3)

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Ulubione88

    Arcydzieło ;)

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mk741

    HOLY SHIT HIS FACE IS ON THE ALBUM COVER

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Vallaor

    No doubt, this is one perfect LP. The real question is, will he ever again create someting as good?

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Mawgojzeta

    @ rtms1988: I did not either. Wow! (excellent album)

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • rtms1988

    Just now I realized that is his face in the background, I couldn't never see his face before I read about it here >> http://www.realworldgalleries.com/up/ It's so creppy!!!

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
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