I am quite surprised that there is no official thread here for Peter Gabriel's solo work. He is an accomplished artist who has really pushed the boundaries of music through his wonderfully eclectic mix of prog rock, pop rock, world music and experimental.
Peter Gabriel/Car (1977)
Peter Gabriel/Scratch (1978)
Peter Gabriel/Melt (1980)
Peter Gabriel/Security (1982)
For the longest time I actually only knew his biggest hits from the albums, So and Us. But as I immersed myself in those complete albums, I realized what a world of absolutely gorgeous stuff he has written!
I only recently got his debut album as well as the third critically acclaimed one. They're definitely growers compared to So or even Us.
Fav songs from his discography include:
Digging In The Dirt
Blood Of Eden
In Your Eyes
Kiss That Frog
Here Comes The Flood
Games Without Frontiers
I Don't Remember
Not One Of Us
Lead A Normal Life
Please, let's discuss your favourite songs and albums here!
PS: I didn't put this thread in the 70s section because, though he started out in the 70s he has been making music for more than 3 decades now! And anyway, his musical style is so unique that I didn't think the thread belonged in a 70s rock sub-forum.
Exceptional artist. Deep songs. Absolutely Brilliant with Genesis. I can't praise Peter Gabriel enough. As Musikwala hints at, a lot of his music is difficult to get into, but it is really worth the effort.
Besides the albums already mentioned, there a few more -
Scratch My Back - 2010
New Blood - 2012
and his live albums
Peter Gabriel Plays Live - 1983
Secret World Live - 1994
Live Blood - 2012
In addition to his studio and live albums, he has also written a few soundtracks which are also quite interesting, especially if you're a fan of his -
Birdy - 1985
Passion - 1989
OVO - 2000
Long walk Home - 2002
One of my favourite (and more commercial) songs of his - Blood of Eden with Sinaed O'Conner from Us
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Hardly and expert on Gabriel,but from what I HAVE heard,I don't hesitate to put the genius label on the man,particularly judging from his pre-solo Genesis days.Highly creative and articulate.In his solo years,particularly with "SO",he managed to maintain these attributes while becoming more accessible to the mainstream WITHOUT selling out.Gotta respect that...................