The Rhythms Of Inwardness

PERFORMER: PETER GABRIEL

ALBUM: US

LABEL: GEFFEN

THE BOTTOM LINE: After a long hiatus, the cerebral rocker returns with a new, deeply introspective album.

SIX YEARS BETWEEN STUDIO ALbums is an eternity in pop music. This is especially true for fans of Peter Gabriel, the 42-year-old British rock singer, composer, producer and avid human-rights activist. Gabriel's last album, So, was progressive, musically and lyrically; his latest, Us, is even more compelling.

Gabriel has hardly been idle since So was released. In 1988 he joined Sting and Tracy Chapman on an Amnesty International tour. Two years ago, he created ^ the Real...

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