The third in the series of self-titled releases Gabriel put out between 1977 and 1982, Melt features lots of complex synthesizer and percussion work, with guests like Robert Fripp and Genesis bandmate Phil Collins. Kate Bush adds backing vocals on No Self Control and Games Without Frontiers.

No, he’s not singing “she’s so popular” – the line is “jeux sans frontiers” (games without frontiers).

Very happy to find a copy of this on vinyl at Academy Records in New York – now I just need to find a decent vinyl copy of So and one of Passion.