Over the weekend, I picked up a free Peter Gabriel remasters sampler disc at a record store I frequent. It's a nice sampler that includes "Shock the Monkey", "Solsbury Hill" (live), "Sledgehammer", and "Steam", to name a few tracks. Thus far, I only have the remastered version of So, so the sampler disc is great for me. In listening to the disc, I am disappointed with the sound quality overall. Now, I must say that it was late when I was listening, so I did not compare my original Gabriel CDs to the sampler. A few comments: "Shock the Monkey": It doesn't sound bad, but it's just sort of there. It's somewhat two-dimensional. Maybe I am just expecting too much. "Sledgehammer": Peter Gabriel's voice is harsh in some spots. The sound is punchy with great drive, but it sounds "digital". At the end of the song, when Gabriel sings, "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you", with the percussion crashing, the sound is very compressed. I noticed the same issues on the remastered So CD. Is this the by-product of an early digital recording (1985)? "Steam": The recording is disappointing for the same reasons as "Sledgehammer". It sounds thin and edgy and somewhat lifeless. Again, I have not compared this sampler disc to my original Peter Gabriel CDs yet. Perhaps the remasters represent a marked improvement. However, I was disappointed with the sound quality of the sampler disc overall. Anyone out there have issues with the Peter Gabriel remasters? So, where are those Peter Gabriel SACDs and DVD-Audio discs?