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Peter Gabriel (Official Thread)

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  1. Musikwala

    Musikwala Popmartian

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    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.

    Studio Albums:

    Peter Gabriel/Car (1977)
    Peter Gabriel/Scratch (1978)
    Peter Gabriel/Melt (1980)
    Peter Gabriel/Security (1982)
    So (1986)
    Us (1992)
    Up (2002)


    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:

    Red Rain
    Digging In The Dirt
    Sledgehammer
    Steam
    Blood Of Eden
    Secret World
    In Your Eyes
    Kiss That Frog
    Humdrum
    Here Comes The Flood
    Games Without Frontiers
    I Don't Remember
    Not One Of Us
    Lead A Normal Life
    Biko

    Please, let's discuss your favourite songs and albums here! [​IMG]

    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.
     
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    I would have LOVED to have been at this concert :grinthumb

     
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    Classic Gabriel :grinthumb

    Games without frontiers

     
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    Another two of my favourites.


    Solsbury Hill




    Don’t Give Up with Kate Bush

     
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    It's amazing how much his third album Melt is growing on me. I absolutely hated it on first listen! :heheh:
     
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    I have yet to warm up completely to his debut album except Humdrum, Here Comes The Flood and Modern Love to an extent.
     
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    I've been a big fan since 1982.

    He played Dallas at the Agora Ballroom and it was a fantastic show.
    Set list here Peter Gabriel Concert Setlist at Agora Ballroom, Dallas on December 9, 1982 | setlist.fm

    I saw him again in 1986 with the "So" tour and it was also an unforgettable night. It was probably in my top 3 concerts of all time.
    Set list here Peter Gabriel Concert Setlist at Reunion Arena, Dallas on December 8, 1986 | setlist.fm

    He is still one of my top favorites. I have all of his albums up to "Big Blue Ball".
     
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    Exceptional artist. Deep songs. Absolutely Brilliant with Genesis. I can't praise Peter Gabriel enough.:bow: As Musikwala hints at, a lot of his music is difficult to get into, but it is really worth the effort. :grinthumb

    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...................
     

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