Review of Us

Billboard - October 3, 1992


With 'Digging In The Dirt' already a hit and other candidates at the ready, Gabriel stands to repeat the success of his 1986 opus "So". Once again, the brilliant singer / songwriter wears many masks -- executor of pop / funk masterworks ('Steam' ... 'Sledgehammer' reincarnate); lovelorn serenader ('Love To Be Loved'); dispenser of exotica ('Fourteen Black Paintings', 'Secret World'); and spinner of fairy tales (he croaks playfully on 'Kiss That Frog'). The global assemblage of musicians includes frequent Gabriel cohorts Manu Katche, Tony Levin, David Rhodes, and L. Shankar, plus Sinead O'Connor and others new to the clan.


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