Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

Real Name:
Peter Brian Gabriel
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English singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and entrepreneur, born 13 February 1950 in Chobham, Surrey, England, UK. Father of Anna Gabriel. He was the original lead singer of prog-rockers Genesis but left in 1975 to pursue solo projects. As well as becoming a multi-platinum selling albums artist, he was the founder of the annual Womad music festival, owns one of Britain's most in-demand recording studios, Real World Studios, and jointly owns the recording studio hardware manufacturer Solid State Logic.
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Peter Gabriel Discography

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Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) Charisma US 1977 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) Charisma Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) Charisma Austria 1980 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) Charisma Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Plays Live (Album) Geffen Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Birdy (Album) Geffen Records France 1985 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel So (Album) Virgin Australia 1986 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ) (Album) Geffen Records Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Christa Fast, Bela B., Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel Christa Fast, Bela B., Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel - Die Nixe - The Mermaid (Album) EMI Germany, EMI Germany, EMI Germany, EMI Germany, EMI Germany Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Us (Album) Real World Records, Virgin, Virgin UK 1992 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel & Akiko Yano & Akira Inoue & David Rhodes Peter Gabriel & Akiko Yano & Akira Inoue & David Rhodes - Snowflake (Album) Disques Kizna Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Secret World Live (Album) Real World Records, Virgin Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel OVO (Album) Real World Records, Virgin Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Long Walk Home (Album) Real World Records Australia 2002 Sell This Version
Peter Gabriel Up (Album, Single) Real World Records, Virgin Europe 2002 Sell This Version
PGCDIV11 Peter Gabriel Up - Radio Interview(CD, Promo) Real World Records, Virgin PGCDIV11 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
PG210902 A/B Peter Gabriel Warming Up(2xCD) Real World Records PG210902 A/B UK 2002 Sell This Version
PGabrielsamp Peter Gabriel Moon promo cd(CD, Promo) Virgin PGabrielsamp UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (06.20.03 Holmdel, NJ)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records, Themusic.com none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (08.20.03 Irvine, CA)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records, Themusic.com none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (06.26.03 Milwaukee, WI)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (07.01.03 Columbus, OH)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records, Themusic.com none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (06.07.03 Mountain View, CA)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records, Themusic.com none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (06.29.03 Clarkston, MI)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Peter Gabriel Summer 2003 (06.28.03 Tinley Park, IL)(2xCD, Album) Real World Records none US 2003 Sell This Version

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PITU242

PITU242

February 27, 2012
Peter Gabriel has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer and video maker.

When at school he co-founded the group Genesis, which he left in 1975. His albums, live performance and videos since then have won him a succession of awards.

In 1980 he collected a group of people together to found WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance). In a series of international festivals, starting in 1982, WOMAD has brought together traditional and modern music, arts and dance from every corner of the globe. In 1993 WOMAD joined Gabriel¹s group of companies, based next to Real World Studios.

Gabriel has released ten solo albums and in 1986, his album So won him his first Grammy. The videos from this project confirmed him as a leader in video production and included Sledgehammer, which has won the most music video awards ever, including number one position in Rolling Stones' top 100 videos of all time and the MTV most played video of all time.

Shortly afterwards he established Real World Studios in Wiltshire, designed as an ideal environment for performance. It also became the base for Real World Records, a label which is dedicated to recording and promoting a wide range of different artists from all over the world.

In addition, Gabriel has been involved in a wide spectrum of human rights and environmental issues. His song Biko was the first pop song which talked about the effects of apartheid, and in 1988 and 1990 he was involved in the Nelson Mandela concerts at Wembley. In 1988 he worked with Amnesty International to set up the Human Rights Now! tour, and toured many countries with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Tracey Chapman and Youssou N'Dour.

Following this, Gabriel initiated the 'Witness' program, which was launched in 1992 in conjunction with the Reebok Human Rights Foundation in the USA. The organisation aims to arm human rights activists from around the world with hand held video cameras, computers and other tools of communication. To date, they have supplied hundreds of cameras to over fifty countries, and have also set up a bi-weekly Witness web broadcast via Macintosh¹s Quicktime Channel. In 1989 Gabriel visited the USSR to help launch Greenpeace there, and also contributed to the 'One World, One Voice' album, a collaborative album, which featured artists from all over the world. Gabriel was asked by Alan Parker in 1984 to write the score for the film

Birdy, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1989 he composed the sound track for Martin Scorsese's epic film 'The Last Temptation of Christ', which was the basis for one of his most experimental and innovative albums, Passion. This album, which involved an extraordinary selection of musicians and singers, tried to integrate many very different styles of music. It was the inspiration behind the BBC's specialist radio programme, 'Mixing It'.

For the release of his tenth album, US, in 1992 he commissioned eleven artists to interpret the individual songs on his album. The individual works of art were featured at the British Contemporary Art exhibition in 1993 and also in a special exhibition in Japan. US earned him four Grammy nominations and two MTV Awards in the US and a BRIT and Q Award in the UK. The fourth single, Kiss That Frog, was the starting point for the creation of the world¹s first motion video ride, entitled 'The Mindblender'. Developed in association with Mega in the US, 'The Mindblender' toured the USA and proved to be a popular mix of ride-motion, film and music.

April 1993 was the start of the Secret World Tour. Produced by Gabriel and pioneering Canadian director/designer, Robert Le Page, the show blended Le Page¹s visionary style of theatre with personal songs focused on relationships. It was seen by over a million fans in five continents and toured for eighteen months. In November 1993 the show was filmed and recorded in Modena, Italy by Francois Girard, and in August 1994 Peter Gabriel Secret World Live, the double live album and video, was released.

In 1993 Gabriel set up Real World Multi Media and brought together a team of experts dedicated to developing, producing and publishing innovative CD-ROMs and pushing new technology to its limits. RWMM launched a series of multimedia titles, which went on to win many awards across the world, including the coveted Milia d'Or, two BAFTAS, the 1994 BIMA Award, the Sparky from the Interactive Media Festival and four awards at the Digital Media Awards. Among these titles were Ceremony of Innocence and Gabriel¹s CD-ROMs XPLORA, EVE. In 1996 Radio Real World became the official web site focusing on Real World and Gabriel.

At the end of 1997 Gabriel was invited by Mark Fisher to help create a show for the central space of the London Millennium Dome. 1998 was spent brainstorming ideas on the narrative and visual concept. In 1999, whilst continuing to be involved with the show¹s development, Gabriel composed the music. The show was opened on January 1st 2000. An album of this music, entitled OVO, will be released on Real World/Virgin Records on June 12th.
PITU242

PITU242

February 27, 2012
Peter Gabriel has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer and video maker.

When at school he co-founded the group Genesis, which he left in 1975. His albums, live performance and videos since then have won him a succession of awards.

In 1980 he collected a group of people together to found WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance). In a series of international festivals, starting in 1982, WOMAD has brought together traditional and modern music, arts and dance from every corner of the globe. In 1993 WOMAD joined Gabriel¹s group of companies, based next to Real World Studios.

Gabriel has released ten solo albums and in 1986, his album So won him his first Grammy. The videos from this project confirmed him as a leader in video production and included Sledgehammer, which has won the most music video awards ever, including number one position in Rolling Stones' top 100 videos of all time and the MTV most played video of all time.

Shortly afterwards he established Real World Studios in Wiltshire, designed as an ideal environment for performance. It also became the base for Real World Records, a label which is dedicated to recording and promoting a wide range of different artists from all over the world.

In addition, Gabriel has been involved in a wide spectrum of human rights and environmental issues. His song Biko was the first pop song which talked about the effects of apartheid, and in 1988 and 1990 he was involved in the Nelson Mandela concerts at Wembley. In 1988 he worked with Amnesty International to set up the Human Rights Now! tour, and toured many countries with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Tracey Chapman and Youssou N'Dour.

Following this, Gabriel initiated the 'Witness' program, which was launched in 1992 in conjunction with the Reebok Human Rights Foundation in the USA. The organisation aims to arm human rights activists from around the world with hand held video cameras, computers and other tools of communication. To date, they have supplied hundreds of cameras to over fifty countries, and have also set up a bi-weekly Witness web broadcast via Macintosh¹s Quicktime Channel. In 1989 Gabriel visited the USSR to help launch Greenpeace there, and also contributed to the 'One World, One Voice' album, a collaborative album, which featured artists from all over the world. Gabriel was asked by Alan Parker in 1984 to write the score for the film

Birdy, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1989 he composed the sound track for Martin Scorsese's epic film 'The Last Temptation of Christ', which was the basis for one of his most experimental and innovative albums, Passion. This album, which involved an extraordinary selection of musicians and singers, tried to integrate many very different styles of music. It was the inspiration behind the BBC's specialist radio programme, 'Mixing It'.

For the release of his tenth album, US, in 1992 he commissioned eleven artists to interpret the individual songs on his album. The individual works of art were featured at the British Contemporary Art exhibition in 1993 and also in a special exhibition in Japan. US earned him four Grammy nominations and two MTV Awards in the US and a BRIT and Q Award in the UK. The fourth single, Kiss That Frog, was the starting point for the creation of the world¹s first motion video ride, entitled 'The Mindblender'. Developed in association with Mega in the US, 'The Mindblender' toured the USA and proved to be a popular mix of ride-motion, film and music.

April 1993 was the start of the Secret World Tour. Produced by Gabriel and pioneering Canadian director/designer, Robert Le Page, the show blended Le Page¹s visionary style of theatre with personal songs focused on relationships. It was seen by over a million fans in five continents and toured for eighteen months. In November 1993 the show was filmed and recorded in Modena, Italy by Francois Girard, and in August 1994 Peter Gabriel Secret World Live, the double live album and video, was released.

In 1993 Gabriel set up Real World Multi Media and brought together a team of experts dedicated to developing, producing and publishing innovative CD-ROMs and pushing new technology to its limits. RWMM launched a series of multimedia titles, which went on to win many awards across the world, including the coveted Milia d'Or, two BAFTAS, the 1994 BIMA Award, the Sparky from the Interactive Media Festival and four awards at the Digital Media Awards. Among these titles were Ceremony of Innocence and Gabriel¹s CD-ROMs XPLORA, EVE. In 1996 Radio Real World became the official web site focusing on Real World and Gabriel.

At the end of 1997 Gabriel was invited by Mark Fisher to help create a show for the central space of the London Millennium Dome. 1998 was spent brainstorming ideas on the narrative and visual concept. In 1999, whilst continuing to be involved with the show¹s development, Gabriel composed the music. The show was opened on January 1st 2000. An album of this music, entitled OVO, will be released on Real World/Virgin Records on June 12th.
Crijevo

Crijevo

July 31, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
This year will be thirty years since Biko's death under Apartheid's brutal circumstances of torture and interrogation. Every aware/reasonable listener (young and old) should give a proper listen to Gabriel's eternal anthem, hoping to realise the ever-growing problem of social (and racial) unrests today still raging mercilessly.

Peter Gabriel is an amazing artist, his entire discography has no bad marks - even when it seems to be a bit self-aware or over-the-top, mixing extravaganza with socio-political issues, Gabriel still does serve the world as one of its lonesome freedom-fighters/commentators on conformist topics - using music as powerful tool against mankind's prejudices. As enigmatic as he is approachable to masses, he wasn't afraid to experiment - producing a fine line between pop and the avantgarde, for which musically speaking any of his contemporaries can only envy him.

From his early post-Genesis still-progrock albums ('1', '2'), through more electronic expressed ('3', '4') to musical growth on both - auditive and visual level ('So', 'Us', 'Up'), including two remarkable soundtracks of all times ('Birdy' and 'Passion'), Gabriel produced astonishing body of work that stands the test of time and deservedly wins new audiences.

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