A true ‘lost’ gem, the track Courage had never been previously released, or even heard by fans, until the So 25th Anniversary Box Set released in 2013. It’s a song that was very much part of the So album recording sessions but was never finished; until now…
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
The full length finished version of the track is available on the compilation Flotsam and Jetsam.