Guest DJ Peter Gabriel : All Songs Considered Peter Gabriel talks with Bob Boilen about the 25th anniversary release of Gabriel's classic album, So and shares some of the songs by other artists that have influenced his music.

Guest DJ Peter Gabriel

Guest DJ Peter Gabriel

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Last week on All Songs Considered we talked about how much we love Peter Gabriel's classic album, So, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special deluxe edition and live tour. This week, Peter Gabriel himself joins us to share some of the music he loves by other artists, including early music by The Beatles, soul legend Otis Redding and the inimitable jazz singer Nina Simone. We also check out that deluxe version of So (out Oct. 22), which includes remastered versions of the original songs, a concert DVD and some amazing outtakes, or what Gabriel calls the "DNA" of his songs.

Guest DJ Peter Gabriel

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The Beatles

  • Song: Please Please Me
  • from Please Please Me
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Otis Redding

  • Song: Change Is Gonna Come
  • from Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
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Nina Simone

  • Song: I Put a Spell on You
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Peter Gabriel

  • Song: Red Rain
  • from So
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Peter Gabriel

  • Song: Red Rain (DNA)
  • from So 25th Anniversary Edition
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Peter Gabriel

  • Song: The Boy In the Bubble
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Peter Gabriel

  • Song: In Your Eyes
  • from So