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Music: So

"The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small, they use small words
But not me; I'm smarter than that
I've worked it out
I'll be stretching my mouth to make those big words come right out

So is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, released in May of 1986. It has become his most successful album commercially, and it also fared well critically, appearing on the Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Albums of the Eighties" list, taking the number 14 spot. The album is considered to be Gabriel's Magnum Opus. A documentary about the creative process behind the making of this album can be seen in the Classic Albums TV documentary series.


  1. "Red Rain" - 5:39
  2. "Sledgehammer" - 5:12
  3. "Don't Give Up" (feat. Kate Bush) - 6:33
  4. "That Voice Again" - 4:53
  5. "In Your Eyes" - 5:27
  6. "Mercy Street" - 6:22
  7. "Big Time" - 4:28
  8. "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)" - 3:22
  9. "This Is The Picture (Excellent Birds)" (feat. Laurie Anderson) - 4:25 (CD bonus track)

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