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Peter Gabriel

As the leader of Genesis in the early '70s, Peter Gabriel helped move progressive rock to new levels of theatricality. He was no less ambitious as a solo artist, but he was more subtle in his methods. With his first eponymous solo album in 1977, he began exploring darker, more cerebral territory, incorporating avant-garde, electronic, and worldbeat influences into his music. The record, as well as its two similarly titled successors, established Gabriel as a critically acclaimed cult artist, and with 1982's Security, he began to move into the mainstream; "Shock the Monkey" became his first Top 40 hit, paving the way for his multi-platinum breakthrough So in 1986. Accompanied by a series of groundbreaking videos and the number one single "Sledgehammer," So became a multi-platinum hit, and Gabriel became an international star. Instead of capitalizing on his sudden success, he began to explore other interests, including recording soundtracks and running his company Real World. By the time he returned to pop with 1992's Us, his mass audience had faded away and he spent the remainder of the '90s working on multimedia projects for Real World.

Following his departure from Genesis in 1976, Peter Gabriel began work on the first of three consecutive eponymously titled albums; each record was named Peter Gabriel, he said, as if they were editions of the same magazine. In 1977, his first solo album appeared and became a moderate success due to the single "Solsbury Hill." Another self-titled record followed in 1978, yet received comparatively weaker reviews. Gabriel's third eponymous album proved to be his artistic breakthrough, however. Produced by Steve Lillywhite and released in 1980, the album established Gabriel as one of rock's most ambitious, innovative musicians, as well as one of its most political -- "Biko," a song about a murdered anti-apartheid activist, became one of the biggest protest anthems of the '80s. "Games Without Frontiers," with its eerie chorus, nearly reached the Top 40.

In 1982, Gabriel released Security, which was an even bigger success, earning positive reviews and going gold on the strength of the startling video for "Shock the Monkey." Just as his solo career was taking off, Gabriel participated in a one-shot Genesis reunion in order to finance his WOMAD -- World of Music, Arts and Dance -- Festival. WOMAD was designed to bring various world musics and customs to a Western audience, and it soon turned into an annual event, and a live double album was released that year to commemorate the event. As Gabriel worked on his fifth album, he contributed the soundtrack to Alan Parker's 1984 film Birdy. His score was highly praised and it won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes that year. After founding Real World, Inc. -- a corporation devoted to developing bridges between technology and multi-ethnic arts -- in 1985, he completed his fifth album, So.

Released in 1986, So became Gabriel's commercial breakthrough, largely because his Stax homage "Sledgehammer" was blessed with an innovative video that combined stop-action animation with live action. So climbed to number two as "Sledgehammer" hit number one, with "Big Time" -- featuring a video very similar to "Sledgehammer" -- reaching the Top Ten and "In Your Eyes" hitting the Top 30. As So was riding high on the American and British charts, Gabriel co-headlined the first benefit tour for Amnesty International in 1986 with Sting and U2. Another Amnesty International Tour followed in 1988, and the following year, Gabriel released Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ, a collection of instrumentals used in Martin Scorsese's film. Passion was the furthest Gabriel delved into worldbeat, and the album was widely acclaimed, winning the Grammy Award in 1989 for Best New Age Performance. In 1990, he released the hits compilation Shaking the Tree.

Gabriel labored long on the pop music follow-up to So, finally releasing Us in the spring of 1992. During the recording of Us, Gabriel went through a number of personal upheavals, including a painful divorce, and those tensions manifested themselves on Us, a much darker record than So. For various reasons, not the least of which was the fact that it was released six years after its predecessor, Us wasn't as commercially successful as So, despite positive reviews. Only one single, the "Sledgehammer" knockoff "Steam," reached the Top 40, and the album stalled at platinum sales. In 1993, Gabriel embarked on the most ambitious WOMAD tour to date, touring the United States with a roster including Crowded House, James, and Sinéad O'Connor, with whom he had an on-off romantic relationship. The following year, he released the double-disc Secret World Live, which went gold. Later in 1994, he released the CD-ROM Xplora, one of many projects he developed with Real World. For the rest of the decade, Gabriel concentrated on developing more multimedia projects for the company and working on a new studio album.

Up was released in 2002, a full decade after Gabriel's last studio effort. Dense, cerebral, and often difficult, the record peaked at number nine but failed to sell well in America. It fared slightly better in Canada, where it went gold. He then turned his attention to a host of different projects, although the release of Big Blue Ball -- a compilation of collaborative performances recorded at Real World Studios during the '90s -- helped placate fans while Gabriel focused his energies elsewhere. He eventually returned to the studio for another album, 2010's Scratch My Back, which featured orchestral covers of songs originally performed by Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Paul Simon, David Bowie, and others. Gabriel uncharacteristically delivered the sequel to Scratch My Back quickly, releasing New Blood -- a collection of orchestral reinterpretations of his own songs -- in the fall of 2011. The following year, Gabriel held a lavish celebration of the 25th anniversary of So, releasing several deluxe editions of the record -- the largest being a four-CD, two-DVD, two-vinyl box -- and launching the Back to Front tour, where he played So in its entirety. In 2014, Gabriel was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act, joining Genesis, which had been inducted four years earlier. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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nmac959
Mesmerizing
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It is hard to comprehend how someone could compose something so beautiful. The first time I heard this song, it felt like I had been listening to it for years.
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tabathamarti n e z 7
The best
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eddieg490
I just want to stand outside and hold up a boombox!!
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BEST ARTIST EVER
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Why do you guys post this crap???
Aren't you here to listen to music????
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don't like bad karma so trying below... when I pressed f6 when done, no bueno.
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured (but you won't die) in two days. You started reading this so don't stop. Post this in 5 other songs in the next 143minutes. When your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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Peter thanks for sharing your Muti Sensory and Spiritual thoughts and gifts from Our Source of all Love ... God has truly Blessed You...��
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Games Without Frontiers: How about no games and no frontiers. Just straight up honesty and good love from heaven above? Can you handle it?
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I can think of no other musician to have influenced me greater than Peter Gabriel.
A majority of his songs, original and cover are gemstones for the mind and ears.
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In Your Eyes Live: Great wedding song. I love Peter Gabriel's music.
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The joy of this song, everything I look in to my babies eyes,my redhead,the love
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here comes your 19th nervous breakdown
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I don't get tired of his music. Especially when he was the leader of Genesis. Screw Collins.
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Saw Peter Gabriel in DC - he was passed around the audience while singing "Lay Your Hands on Me"-
amazing talent.
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It sounds so cutting edge even now - no one can make a sonic texture like Peter Gabriel. A true artist.
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This reminds me of the movie say anything. Lloyd dobler was the man
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Jamming, got pandora cranked!!!!! Little swimming, sunning. U know the rest. PEACE!!!!!!
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He organized the Womad festivals that only played in Seattle Wa. In the U.S. As well as several other countries I'll never forget them good show peter
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i would love new versions of some early genesis.... cinema show .. epping forest. watcher of the skies
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What happy little tortured children sound like.
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nickcat
Should get a lot more recognition. . . A m a z i n g Talent before his time
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it just not get any better than Peter JJ jolly
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rrroberttt28
how can I see the lyrics on Pandora again?
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A musical mastermind!
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oh man, it was gabriel and guest that performed this song on that award show 2015, i almost jumped out of my skin it was wicked-aweso m e
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No one writes and sings like Peter. Solsbury Hill is his master work.
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Peter is simply the best!
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I'm about to sing this to my beautiful wife!!!!! Please forgive me Nicole for making a big deal about everything!! I love you more than Phil Collins!!!! And Genesis, with and also without Mr. Peter Gabriel
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A deeply moving song from a great artist and humanitarian ...
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vshippee
Such Insight...
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BRILLIANT
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Sky Blue: Nice ;-) Especially .....
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Peter Gabriel, is talented. lol
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Come Talk To Me: I love you Peter Gabriel. How's that for talking to you? LOL! You are an AWESOME music artist.
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I get so lost sometimes!
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Cool
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In Your Eyes: Great wedding song
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Love To Be Loved: Beautiful song. That's the people pleasers syndrome. When you love to be loved. LOL! Who doesn't though, you know?
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Looking back on the solo careers of Collins and Gabriel..... Seems like Collins had more hits, but Gabriel had the better songs that stood the test of time.
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Only Us: I love Peter Gabriel's music. I've got to start going to more concerts, that's for sure. Only 2 really good ones that I've been to besides the one with my friends from Ventura, was BTO when I was 8 and Stevie Nicks when I was 12. That's it. I haven't been to any concerts since. I've been wanting to go, but no circumstance has ever allowed me to go thus far. BUT it's definitely my bucket list. :_)
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Only us: I love Peter Gabriel's music
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I went to see a lot of concerts that summer & have seen many more in my 42 years, (well over 250) & I can say that his performance that night & the concert as a whole was a top ten show for me certainly!
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It was exactly that, as I was ever so lucky to get to see him in the early fall of 93 in Sacramento at a show I'll never forget. By the middle of an already excellent show he was joined by Sinead O'Conner for a duet of not only the tracks that they did together on the "Us" album & she also handled the vocals for "Don't give up" that were originally sung by the wonderful Kate Bush & they did a touching rendition of it that night!
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Peter Gabriel must be like watching God when he performs live on stage. That would be an uplifting show experience. :-)
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kevin-burns9
In your eyes what a incredible coal !from mr enuies
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Peter Gabriel, will b turning out a new album soon.
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guilloj1966
Am 13 Since I heard this song in 2002 The Sound are Slow and Every Musical Instrument It Was Very A,Amzin How They Sing This Song I always hear it and I dream something in my head it them singin in 1980 stage it was awsome seen them amd with you all this Best of Peter Gabriel I was born be 80th person :D
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Don't Give Up: I love this song. I feel like this sometimes. It's not sunny California, that's for sure.
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