Review of 'CV: Peter Gabriel'

Billboard - April 9, 1988


Always an innovator in the music industry, Peter Gabriel is proving to be a leading force in the video field as well. This compilation effort spans Gabriel's past three albums, with six of the project's eight cuts culled from his latest album "So". 'Sledgehammer,' the MTV-award-winning video of 1987, as well as 'Big Time' and 'Shock The Monkey' will be familiar to most viewers. Other conceptual videos that have not received much airplay will be of interest to the true fan, including two versions of 'Don't Give Up' feature Kate Bush and ominous black-and-white versions of 'Red Rain' and 'Mercy Street.' This should prove to be a strong sell-through item considering Gabriel's enduring appeal.

--- Doug Redler


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