Rated PG (Peter Gabriel album)


Rated PG
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Compilation album by
Released13 April 2019 (2019-04-13)[1]
GenreRock, pop, worldbeat
LabelReal World, Virgin EMI, Republic
ProducerBob Ezrin, Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman, George Acogny, David Bottrill, Nile Rodgers, Daniel Lanois
Peter Gabriel chronology
Growing Up Live
Rated PG
Flotsam and Jetsam

Rated PG is a compilation album of songs for film soundtracks by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. The track selection spans over 30 years of music created for the individual films, with "Walk Through the Fire" from 1984 being the earliest and "Everybird" from 2017 being the most recent.


Originally only released on limited-edition vinyl on Record Store Day (13 April 2019) through Real World, it eventually became available on digital streaming services later that month to accommodate demand.[1][2] A digital single, "This is Party Man", was released before the album. It is a new version of the song and features new lyrics from Peter Gabriel.[3] A video for "Everybird" was released on 12 July 2019 featuring footage from the animated film for which it was originally created.[4] In May 2020 it was announced that the album will be made available for general release on vinyl and CD on 12 June 2020.[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Amarok Magazine[8]
Associated PressFavourable[9]

Cyrille Delanlssays of Amarok Magazine wrote, "without being essential, Rated PG is an uneven but exciting album in the journey it offers."[8]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.

1."That'll Do" (Written by Randy Newman)Babe: Pig in the City3:56
2."Down to Earth" (Lyrics by Peter Gabriel, music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman)WALL-E5:58
3."This is Party Man" (Written by Peter Gabriel, George Acogny and Tori Amos)Virtuosity6:36
4."The Book of Love" (Written by Stephin Merritt)Shall We Dance?3:38
5."Taboo" (Written by Peter Gabriel and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)Natural Born Killers5:47
6."Everybird"Birds Like Us4:24
7."Walk Through the Fire"Against All Odds4:03
8."Speak (Bol)"The Reluctant Fundamentalist6:33
9."Nocturnal"Les Morsures de l'Aube3:47
10."In Your Eyes"Say Anything...5:07


The following Peter Gabriel songs from film soundtracks were not included in this compilation:



Chart (2019) Peak position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 157


  1. ^ a b "Rated PG: A collection of Peter Gabriel songs from the movies released on Record Store Day". Music-News.com. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Rated PG getting digital release". Peter Gabriel. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  3. ^ Stokes, Paul (16 April 2019). "Peter Gabriel is Back with New Single From Forthcoming Compilation". Hotpress.com. Dublin: Hot Press. ISSN 0332-0847. OCLC 863266467. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Everybird video premiere". Peter Gabriel. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  5. ^ Munro, Scott (6 May 2020). "Peter Gabriel's Rated PG album set for general release". Louder. United Kingdom: Future. ISSN 2050-2745. OCLC 794135746. Archived from the original on 10 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Rated PG by Peter Gabriel". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  7. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Peter Gabriel Rated PG at AllMusic. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b Delanlssays, Cyrille (31 August 2019). "Peter Gabriel – Rated PG". Amarok Magazine (in English and French). Cyrille Delanlssays. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. ^ Kennedy, Mark (8 April 2019). "Review: Peter Gabriel's skill with film songs stars on album". Associated Press. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  10. ^ Roberts, Chris (12 June 2020). "Peter Gabriel's Rated PG: in which Peter Gabriel sings to a pig, and more". Louder. ISSN 1464-7834. OCLC 810314214. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Peter Gabriel – Rated PG" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2020.