A true ‘lost’ gem, the track ‘Courage’ had never been previously released, or even heard by fans, until the So Box Set release last year. It’s a song that was very much part of the So album recording sessions but was never finished; until now…
Whilst the original version remains exclusive to the So Box Set, this new ‘finished’ version is mixed by Tchad Blake and has new overdubs from Peter and David Rhodes (guitar). It retains all the spirit and charm of the original version but is now heard through the filter of experience that is the intervening 25 years.
“When So drew to a close I didn’t feel the song was delivering in the way I had hoped, so decided not to include it. When we were reviewing all the material from that time, we wanted to take a fresh look at it and get it finished. I always liked the track and very much enjoyed the playing on it, especially the energy of the drums” – Peter Gabriel
Also available is a newly commissioned remix of the track ‘The Hexidecimal Mix’ by Steve Osborne, previously available as a free download on the website.