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20th Sep '17 3:41:25 PM CassandraLeo
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# "This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" (feat. Music/LaurieAnderson) (4:25) (CD bonus track)

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



!! This is the List (Excellent Tropes):

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



** "Big Time" refers to "the bulge in my big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big, BIG." (The previous line is "Look at my circumstance", so it's pretty easy to guess what the [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion implied rhyme]] is.)



* MoneySong[=/=]IWantSong: Again, "Big Time."

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* MoneySong[=/=]IWantSong: Again, "Big Time."Time," though it's very likely satirising these tropes.



* 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).

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* RearrangeTheSong: "This is Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" is an alternate version of Music/LaurieAnderson's own song "Excellent Birds" (on which Gabriel provided backing vocals).



* 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)."

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* SpecialGuest: Music/KateBush on "Don't Give Up," Youssou N'Dour on "In Your Eyes," and Music/LaurieAnderson on "This is Is the Picture (Excellent Birds).""
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The ending of "Big Time", as seen above under DoubleEntendre.
20th Sep '17 2:46:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: "Red Rain."

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: "Don't Give Up" qualifies both lyrically and musically.
* EpicRocking: "Don't Give Up" (6:35) and "Mercy Street" (6:18), with "Red Rain."Rain" (5:41) just missing the mark.
** Well over half of the bonus tracks from the 2012 remaster are examples. From ''Live in Athens 1987'' we have "San Jacinto" (7:27), "Shock the Monkey" (6:44), "Mercy Street" (9:15), "The Family and the Fishing Net" (7:09), "Don't Give Up" (8:17), "Lay Your Hands on Me" (6:15), "In Your Eyes" (10:38), and "Biko" (9:38). From ''So DNA'' (demo versions of the whole album) we have "Red Rain" (6:15), "Sledgehammer" (6:31), "Don't Give Up" (6:11), "That Voice Again" (6:39), "Mercy Street" (7:51), "Big Time" (6:54), and "In Your Eyes" (10:15). That means seven of nine tracks from the demo disc and eight of sixteen from the live discs top the six-minute mark (and the live version of "This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" just barely misses at 5:57).
20th Sep '17 2:38:03 PM CassandraLeo
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Added DiffLines:

* LoudnessWar: While not the worst modern example, the 2012 remaster is louder than the original, at the expense of some dynamic range. Oddly, the demos on the fourth CD are mostly unaffected.
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:"
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