i/o Box Set out today

The i/o Box Set has been released today.

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Presented in a beautiful foil-blocked, clamshell box, the deluxe version of i/o contains Bright-Side and Dark-Side stereo mixes in bespoke sleeves, across 4 pieces of black vinyl cut at 33rpm. Bright-Side and Dark-Side mixes on CD, plus Blu-ray disc of In- Side Mixes in Dolby Atmos, with 24/96 versions of the Bright- Side and Dark-Side stereo mixes.

A 56-page casebound book of expanded liner notes – Peter Gabriel discussing each track, accompanied by artwork and insights from visual artists Ai Weiwei, Nick Cave, Olafur Eliasson, Henry Hudson, Annette Messager, Antony Micallef, David Moreno, Cornelia Parker, Megan Rooney, Tim Shaw, David Spriggs and Barthélémy Toguo.

Expanded cover art poster, and i/o download code with choice of 16 & 24bit download.

The Deluxe Box Set edition of Peter Gabriel’s critically acclaimed new album i/o is released on 26 April, 2024. 12 tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact. Throughout the album the intelligent and thoughtful – often thought-provoking – songs tackle life and the universe. Our connection to the world around us – ‘I’m just a part of everything’ Peter sings on title track i/o – is a recurring motif, but so too the passing of time, mortality and grief, alongside such themes as injustice, surveillance and the roots of terrorism. While reflective, the mood is never despondent; i/o is musically adventurous, often joyous and ultimately full of hope.

The album features contributions from guitarist David Rhodes, bassist Tony Levin and drummer Manu Katché as well as Brian Eno, Richard Russell, pianist Tom Cawley, trumpeters Josh Shpak and Paolo Fresu, cellist Linnea Olsson and keyboard player Don E. Peter’s daughter Melanie contributes warm backing vocals, as does Ríoghnach Connolly of The Breath. Soweto Gospel Choir and Swedish all-male choir Oprhei Drängar lend harmonies and the New Blood Orchestra, led by John Metcalfe, both soothe and soar.