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9th Feb '17 8:36:10 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* LimitedLyricsSong: "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)."
* LyricalColdOpen: "Big Time."

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* LimitedLyricsSong: "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)."
37)".
* LyricalColdOpen: "Big Time."Time".
* MeaningfulName: Do-Re-Mi-Fa-''So''. This is Gabriel's fifth album. You can figure out the rest.



* MoneySong / IWantSong: Again, "Big Time."

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* MoneySong / IWantSong: MoneySong[=/=]IWantSong: Again, "Big Time."
18th Jan '17 8:14:43 PM livestockgeorge
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* HeroicBSOD: "Don't Give Up" is about a man driven to suicidal depression after becoming unemployed. ItGetsBetter.

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* HeroicBSOD: "Don't Give Up" is about a man driven to suicidal depression after becoming unemployed. ItGetsBetter.He seems to get better towards the end of the song.
18th Jan '17 8:13:25 PM livestockgeorge
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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: "Don't Give Up" has notes of this between Gabriel's character and Kate Bush's character.



* HeroicBSOD: "Don't Give Up" is about a man driven to suicidal depression after becoming unemployed.

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* HeroicBSOD: "Don't Give Up" is about a man driven to suicidal depression after becoming unemployed. ItGetsBetter.
8th Jan '17 8:34:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoubleEntendre: "Sledgehammer" is packed to the rafters with these; the very first line has the narrator promising his love interest a "[[FreudWasRight steam train,]]" and he doesn't let up from there.

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* DoubleEntendre: "Sledgehammer" is packed to the rafters with these; the very first line has the narrator promising his love interest a "[[FreudWasRight steam train,]]" "steam train," and he doesn't let up from there.
23rd Dec '16 8:48:28 AM darkchiefy
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* {{Retraux}}: "Sledgehammer," according to Gabriel, was written as a throwback to soul music from TheSixties, and even features the Memphis Horns (who played on a lot of Stax produced records) on backup.

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* {{Retraux}}: "Sledgehammer," according to Gabriel, was written as a throwback to soul music from TheSixties, and even features the Memphis Horns (who played on a lot of [[StaxRecords Stax produced records) records]]) on backup.
21st Dec '16 3:59:34 PM VicGeorge2011
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'''''So''''' is the fifth studio album by singer songwriter Music/PeterGabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the ''Series/ClassicAlbums'' TV documentary series.

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'''''So''''' ''So'' is the fifth studio album by singer songwriter Music/PeterGabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the ''Series/ClassicAlbums'' TV documentary series.
29th Feb '16 8:10:03 PM aye_amber
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The album was listed at #187 in ''Rolling Stone'''s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.]]

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The album was listed at #187 in ''Rolling Stone'''s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.]]UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime.



* GodIsLoveSong: "In Your Eyes" is sometimes mentioned by Peter as being this; he deliberately wrote the lyrics so that it could be interpreted either as one of these songs or as a romantic song.

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* GodIsLoveSong: GodIsLoveSongs: "In Your Eyes" is sometimes mentioned by Peter as being this; he deliberately wrote the lyrics so that it could be interpreted either as one of these songs or as a romantic song.



* IntercourseWithYou: "Sledgehammer."

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Sledgehammer.""Sledgehammer:"
29th Feb '16 7:59:38 PM aye_amber
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--> "''The place where I come from is a small town\\

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--> "''The -->"''The place where I come from is a small town\\



'''''So''''' is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Music/PeterGabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the ''Series/ClassicAlbums'' TV documentary series.

The album was listed at #187 in ''Rolling Stone''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]].

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'''''So''''' is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter singer songwriter Music/PeterGabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the ''Series/ClassicAlbums'' TV documentary series.

series.

The album was listed at #187 in ''Rolling Stone''[='=]s Stone'''s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time]]. Time.]]



!!Tracklist:

[[AC:Side One]]

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!!Tracklist:

[[AC:Side One]]

!! Tracklist:

[[AC: Side One]]



[[AC:Side Two]]
# "In Your Eyes" (5:27) [[note]]Later editions of the album have this as the ninth track instead of the fifth track; Gabriel originally planned for the album to be in that order, but due to technical limitations at the time, he had to move this track to the beginning of side two.[[/note]]

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[[AC:Side Two]]
[[AC: Side Two]]

# "In Your Eyes" (5:27) [[note]]Later [[note]] Later editions of the album have this as the ninth track instead of the fifth track; Gabriel originally planned for the album to be in that order, but due to technical limitations at the time, he had to move this track to the beginning of side two.two. [[/note]]



# "This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)" (feat. Music/LaurieAnderson) (4:25) (CD bonus track)

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# "This Is The is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" (feat. Music/LaurieAnderson) (4:25) (CD bonus track)



!! This Is The List (Excellent Tropes):
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''R'''ed '''R'''ain"
* AndStarring: Music/KateBush sings along during "Don't Give Up".
* BookEnds: The video for "Big Time" both begins and ends with Gabriel, with a FakeAmerican accent, saying "Hi there!". The song itself just has that part in the intro.

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!! This Is The is the List (Excellent Tropes):
Tropes):

* AlliterativeTitle: "'''R'''ed '''R'''ain"
'''R'''ain."
* AndStarring: Music/KateBush sings along during "Don't Give Up".
Up."
* BookEnds: The video for "Big Time" both begins and ends with Gabriel, with a FakeAmerican accent, saying "Hi there!". there!" The song itself just has that part in the intro.



* DoubleEntendre: "Sledgehammer" is packed to the rafters with these; the very first line has the narrator promising his love interest a "[[FreudWasRight steam train]]", and he doesn't let up from there.
* DownerEnding: "In Your Eyes" was written to win back a woman Peter lost -- it didn't work. ([[Film/SayAnything At least it worked for Lloyd Dobler]].)
* EpicRocking: "Red Rain".

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* DoubleEntendre: "Sledgehammer" is packed to the rafters with these; the very first line has the narrator promising his love interest a "[[FreudWasRight steam train]]", train,]]" and he doesn't let up from there.
* DownerEnding: "In Your Eyes" was written to win back a woman Peter lost -- it didn't work. ([[Film/SayAnything At least it worked for Lloyd Dobler]].)
Dobler.]])
* EpicRocking: "Red Rain".Rain."



* IntercourseWithYou: "Sledgehammer".
--> ''Oh let me be your sledgehammer''
--> ''This will be my testimony''
--> ''Show me round your fruitcage''
--> ''Cause I will be your honey bee''
--> ''Open up your fruitcage''
--> ''Where the fruit is as sweet as can be''
* LimitedLyricsSong: "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)".
* LyricalColdOpen: "Big Time".

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Sledgehammer".
--> ''Oh
"Sledgehammer."
-->''Oh
let me be your sledgehammer''
--> ''This -->''This will be my testimony''
--> ''Show -->''Show me round 'round your fruitcage''
--> ''Cause -->''Cause I will be your honey bee''
--> ''Open -->''Open up your fruitcage''
--> ''Where -->''Where the fruit is as sweet as can be''
be.''
* LimitedLyricsSong: "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)".
37)."
* LyricalColdOpen: "Big Time". Time."



* MoneySong / IWantSong: Again, "Big Time".

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* MoneySong / IWantSong: Again, "Big Time".Time."



* NotChristianRock: "In Your Eyes".
* OneWordTitle: "So" and "Sledgehammer".
* {{Pastiche}}: "Sledgehammer" is a pastiche of Southern soul, and Gabriel himself has described the song as "[his] chance to sing like Music/OtisRedding".
* RearrangeTheSong: "This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)" is an alternate version of Music/LaurieAnderson's own song "Excellent Birds" (on which Gabriel provided backing vocals).
* {{Retraux}}: "Sledgehammer", according to Gabriel, was written as a throwback to soul music from TheSixties, and even features the Memphis Horns (who played on a lot of Stax-produced records) on backup.

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* NotChristianRock: "In Your Eyes".
Eyes."
* OneWordTitle: "So" and "Sledgehammer".
"Sledgehammer."
* {{Pastiche}}: "Sledgehammer" is a pastiche of Southern soul, {{Soul}}, and Gabriel himself has described the song as "[his] chance to sing like Music/OtisRedding".
Music/OtisRedding."
* RearrangeTheSong: "This Is The is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" is an alternate version of Music/LaurieAnderson's own song "Excellent Birds" (on which Gabriel provided backing vocals).
* {{Retraux}}: "Sledgehammer", "Sledgehammer," according to Gabriel, was written as a throwback to soul music from TheSixties, and even features the Memphis Horns (who played on a lot of Stax-produced Stax produced records) on backup.



* SpecialGuest: Music/KateBush on "Don't Give Up", Youssou N'Dour on "In Your Eyes", and Music/LaurieAnderson on "This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)".
* UnusualEuphemism: The title of "Sledgehammer" refers to Gabriel's "''[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre sledgehammer]]''", and the lyrics are littered with other such euphemisms.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: "Milgram's 37", [[AsYouKnow as those who pay attention to psychologists know]], is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Stanley Milgram's subjects in his shock experiments]], and "Mercy Street" is about/InspiredBy the works of the late poet Creator/AnneSexton, who wrote the source of the song's title - ''45 Mercy Street''.

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* SpecialGuest: Music/KateBush on "Don't Give Up", Up," Youssou N'Dour on "In Your Eyes", Eyes," and Music/LaurieAnderson on "This Is The is the Picture (Excellent Birds)".
Birds)."
* UnusualEuphemism: The title of "Sledgehammer" refers to Gabriel's "''[[LampshadedDoubleEntendre sledgehammer]]''", sledgehammer,]]''" and the lyrics are littered with other such euphemisms.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: "Milgram's 37", 37," [[AsYouKnow as those who pay attention to psychologists know]], know,]] is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Stanley Milgram's subjects in his shock experiments]], experiments,]] and "Mercy Street" is about/InspiredBy about / InspiredBy the works of the late poet Creator/AnneSexton, who wrote the source of the song's title - -- ''45 Mercy Street''.Street.''




--> "''[[TheStinger Anne with her father is out in the boat\\

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\n--> "''[[TheStinger -->"''[[TheStinger Anne with her father is out in the boat\\



On the sea]]''"

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On the sea]]''"sea.]]''"
7th Feb '16 6:24:26 AM Freshmeat
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'''''So''''' is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Music/PeterGabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. The album is considered to be Gabriel's MagnumOpus. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the ''Series/ClassicAlbums'' TV documentary series.

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'''''So''''' is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Music/PeterGabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the ''Magazine/RollingStone'''s "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. The album is considered to be Gabriel's MagnumOpus. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the ''Series/ClassicAlbums'' TV documentary series.
12th Jan '16 5:51:42 AM VicGeorge2011
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* NotChristianRock: "In Your Eyes".
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