I've spent about 3 hours playing with this track in the super-cool mixer tool. The song has come alive for me in a way that it never did during the thousand or so times I heard it on MTV and VH1 during my younger days. Thanks so much to Peter and everyone who had a part in putting this together.
I want to say: taken out of the context of the video, which as we all know features a goofy, smiling Peter Gabriel and the innovative animation, the song has a much more complex emotional tone than I had ever suspected. I especially enjoyed muting the drum and horn tracks and cranking up the Prophet-5. The rawness of the synth and Peter's vocal blend scarily well in several places. With the Prophet hotter in the mix the wail gets almost unbearable at points, but it completely changes the vibe of the song!
I'm a convert... all music should be released in this format! Oh, and if there's ANY chance of it happening if I mention it here.... RED RAIN MULTI-TRACK PLEASE!!!