“Most of the tracks are more than ‘golden greats’ – they’re some of the best rock songs of the post-punk era” – Entertainment Weekly
Released in 1990, Shaking The Tree was a career-spanning overview of Peter’s solo years from that first self-titled album of 1977 up to the 1989 Passion soundtrack. There were still plenty of curiosities and rarities to snag the ear of the completist. The compilation’s title track, a playful duet between Peter and Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour, hadn’t previously appeared on a Gabriel album, just on Youssou’s The Lion long-player. Here it reappears, albeit it with a new vocal from Peter. Here Comes The Flood, originally from that 1977 debut, is also revisited, this time in a deeply effective (and affecting) piano-and-voice treatment.