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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel at Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway, 31 August 1978.
Peter Gabriel at Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway, 31 August 1978.
Background information
Born 13 February 1950 (1950-02-13) (age 57)
Origin Cobham, Surrey, England
Genre(s) Progressive rock, pop rock, soft rock, new wave, world
Occupation(s) musician, record producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, keyboards, flute, drums, bass, harmonica, electronics
Years active 1967 – Present
Label(s) Geffen, Real World
Associated
acts
Genesis
Website petergabriel.com

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. He first came to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Chateau Neuf Chateau Neuf is a building in Oslo that houses Det Norske Studentersamfund, (The Norwegian Students Society), including cafes, bars, performance centers, and other facilities for student assembly. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cobham is a small town in Surrey, England, about 20 miles south-west of London; and 5 miles north of Leatherhead. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... ♠ This article is about the family of musical instruments. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Real World Records was formed by Peter Gabriel in the late 1980s. ... Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cobham is a small town in Surrey, England, about 20 miles south-west of London; and 5 miles north of Leatherhead. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A flute-player demonstrates flute-playing A flautist, flutist, or flute-player is a musician who plays the flute. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ...

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Early life

His father was an electrical engineer and his mother, from a musical family, taught him to play the piano at an early age. He attended Cable House, a private preparatory school in Woking, Surrey, then Charterhouse School from 1963. Preparatory school or prep school may refer to: University-preparatory school, in North America, is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Woking is a large town in England, in the west of Surrey. ... Charterhouse (Originally, Suttons Hospital in Charterhouse) is a famous boys English public school, located in Godalming in the county of Surrey. ...


Genesis

Gabriel founded Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse School pupils Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart. The name of the band was suggested by fellow Charterhouse alumnus, the pop music impresario Jonathan King who produced their first album From Genesis to Revelation. Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Anthony Ant Phillips (born December 23, 1951 in London) is an English musician, best known as a founding member of the band Genesis. ... Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born October 2, 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. ... Chris Stewart was the original drummer and a founding member of Genesis. ... Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944, London, England) is a British singer, songwriter, TV personality, and pop music producer. ... From Genesis To Revelation was the first album by Genesis, released in March 1969 on Decca Records in England (London Records in North America). ...


A lover of soul music, Gabriel was influenced by many different sources in his way of singing, mainly Otis Redding and other soul singers. He also played the flute on Cat Stevens' Mona Bone Jakon album in 1970. For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... Mona Bone Jakon is an album by singer/songwriter Cat Stevens. ...


Genesis drew some attention in England and eventually also in Italy, Belgium, Germany and other European countries, largely due to Gabriel's flamboyant stage presence, which involved numerous bizarre costume changes and comical, dreamlike stories told as the introduction to each song (originally Gabriel developed these stories solely to cover the time betweeen songs that the rest of the band would take tuning their instruments). The concerts made extensive use of black light with the normal stage lighting subdued or off. A backdrop of fluorescing white sheets and a comparatively sparse stage made the band into a set of silhouettes, with Gabriel's fluorescent costume and makeup the only other sources of light. Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Look up flaming in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Note: Ultraviolet is also the name of a 1998 UK television miniseries about vampires. ...


Among Gabriel's many famous costumes (which he developed to visualise the musical ideas of the band and to get them press coverage) were "Batwings" (for the usual opening number, "Watcher of The Skies"), "The Flower" (worn for "Supper's Ready", from Foxtrot), "Magog" (also worn for "Supper's Ready", from Foxtrot), "Britannia" (worn for "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", from Selling England by the Pound), "The Old Man" (worn for "The Musical Box", from Nursery Cryme), "Rael" (the protagonist of the album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway), and "The Slipperman" (worn during "The Colony of Slippermen", also from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway). Suppers Ready ( ) is a song by the band Genesis. ... This article is about the comic strip; for other uses, see Foxtrot (disambiguation). ... Dancing with the Moonlit Knight is the first track on the Genesis album Selling England by the Pound, released in 1973. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Musical Box is a Montréal-based band founded in 1993 which is reknown for staging nearly perfect recreations of famous Genesis shows such as The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Selling England by the Pound, and Foxtrot. ... Nursery Cryme is the third studio album by Genesis and was recorded and released in 1971. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Backing vocals in Genesis during Gabriel's tenure in the band were usually handled by bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford, keyboardist/guitarist Tony Banks, and (most prominently) drummer Phil Collins, who---after a long search for a replacement---eventually became Genesis's lead singer after Gabriel left the band in 1975. For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ...


The departure

Gabriel's departure from Genesis (which stunned fans of the group and left many commentators wondering if the band could survive) was the result of a number of factors. His stature as the lead singer of the band, and the added attention garnered by his flamboyant stage personae, led to tensions within the band. Genesis had always operated more or less as a collective, and Gabriel's burgeoning public profile led to fears within the group that he was being unfairly singled out as the creative hub of the group.


Tensions were heightened by the ambitious album and tour of the concept work The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, a Gabriel-created concept piece which saw him taking on the lion's share of the lyric writing. During the writing and recording of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Gabriel was approached by director William Friedkin, allegedly because Friedkin had found Gabriel's short story in the liner notes to Genesis Live interesting. Gabriel's interest in a film project with Friedkin was another contributing factor in his decision to leave Genesis. The decision to quit the band was made before the tour supporting The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but Gabriel stayed with the band until the conclusion of that tour. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award-winning American movie and television director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection in the early 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The breaking point came with the difficult pregnancy of Gabriel's wife, Jill, and birth of their first child, Anna. When he opted to stay with his sick daughter and wife rather than go record and tour, the resentment from the rest of the band led Gabriel to conclude that he had to leave the band. "Solsbury Hill", Gabriel's debut single as a solo artist, was written specifically about his departure from Genesis. Solsbury Hill is a song by British musician Peter Gabriel, about spending a moment of reflection atop Solsbury Hill in Somerset, England. ...


Solo career

Gabriel refused to title any of his first four solo albums, which were all labelled Peter Gabriel using the same typeface, but different cover art. He wanted them to be considered similar to consecutive issues of a magazine instead of individual works; they are usually differentiated by number in order of release, or sleeve design, I, II and III being referred to as Car, Scratch and Melt respectively, in reference to their cover artwork. His fourth solo album, also called Peter Gabriel in the UK, was titled Security in the U.S., at the behest of Geffen Records. Even after acquiescing to distinctive titles, he has continued to use words as short as possible to title his albums: So, Us, and Up. His most recent 2xCD greatest hits compilation was called, simply, Hit, with one CD being labeled merely Hit and the other Miss (although all the previously released songs on the CDs charted on Billboard magazine lists.) Peter Gabriel is the first album Peter Gabriel recorded after leaving the progressive rock band Genesis, and the first of four with the same eponymous title (as though each album were an issue of a magazine). ... Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriels second solo album, was released in 1978 to lukewarm reviews. ... Peter Gabriel, released in 1980, is Peter Gabriels third eponymous album and his first for Geffen Records. ... Security (1982) is an album by the British progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ...


The "untitled era"

Gabriel recorded his first solo album in 1976 and 1977 with producer Bob Ezrin, titled Peter Gabriel. His first solo success came with the single "Solsbury Hill", an autobiographical piece expressing his thoughts on leaving Genesis. In it, he sings, "My friends would think I was a nut...", alluding to his decision to begin a period of self-exploration and reflection, while he grew cabbages, played the piano for long hours, practiced yoga and biofeedback, and spent time with his family. Although mainly happy with the music, Gabriel felt that the album, and especially the track "Here Comes the Flood" was over-produced. Sparser versions can be heard on Robert Fripp's Exposure, and on Gabriel's greatest hits compilation Shaking the Tree (1990). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Solsbury Hill is a song by British musician Peter Gabriel, about spending a moment of reflection atop Solsbury Hill in Somerset, England. ... Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... For other uses, see Yoga (disambiguation). ... Biofeedback mechanism. ... Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... Exposure is the lone rock music solo album by Robert Fripp aka Bob Fripp, the guitarist famous for being the only constant member of the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... Album Information Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats was released in 1990 as Peter Gabriels first greatest hits album, including songs from his first solo album Peter Gabriel (I or Car), through Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ. ...


Gabriel worked with guitarist Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame) as producer of his second solo LP, in 1978. This album was leaner, darker and more experimental, and yielded decent reviews, but no major hits. Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriels second solo album, was released in 1978 to lukewarm reviews. ...


Gabriel's third album, released in 1980, arose as a collaboration with Steve Lillywhite, who also produced early albums by U2. It was notable for the hit singles "Games Without Frontiers" and "Biko", for Gabriel's new interest in world music (especially for percussion), and for its bold production, which made extensive use of recording tricks and sound effects. Gabriel's third album is generally credited as the first LP to use the now-famous "gated drum" sound, invented by engineer Hugh Padgham and Gabriel's old Genesis band-mate Phil Collins. Collins played drums on several tracks, including the opener, "Intruder", which featured the reverse-gated, cymbal-less drum kit sound which Collins would make famous on his single "In the Air Tonight" and through the rest of the 1980s. The massive, distinctive hollow sound arose through some experiments by Collins and Padgham. Gabriel had requested that his drummers use no cymbals in the album's sessions, and when he heard the result from Collins and Padgham, he asked Collins to play a simple pattern for several minutes, then built "Intruder" on it. Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known Grammy Award winning English music producer. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Biko is a protest song by British singer Peter Gabriel, about Steve Biko, a South African anti-apartheid campaigner who died in police custody in 1977. ... Gated reverb is an audio processing technique that is applied to recordings of drums (or live sound reinforcement of drums in a PA system) to make the drums sound powerful and punchy, while keeping the overall mix clean and transparent-sounding. ... Hugh Padgham is a British record producer and audio engineer. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... In the Air Tonight is a song by Phil Collins which first appeared on his 1981 album, Face Value. ...


Arduous and occasionally damp recording sessions at his rural English estate in 1981 and 1982, with co-producer/engineer David Lord, resulted in Gabriel's fourth LP release (Security), on which Gabriel took more production responsibility. It was one of the first commercial albums recorded entirely to digital tape (using a Sony mobile truck), and featured the early, extremely expensive Fairlight CMI sampling computer. Gabriel combined a variety of sampled and deconstructed sounds with world-beat percussion and other unusual instrumentation to create a radically new, emotionally charged soundscape. Furthermore, the sleeve art consisted of inscrutable, video-based imagery. Despite the album's peculiar sound, odd appearance, and often disturbing themes, it sold well and had a hit single in "Shock the Monkey", which also became a groundbreaking music video. The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) was the first digital sampling synthesizer. ... Shock the Monkey is a 1982 song by Peter Gabriel. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Gabriel toured extensively for each of his albums. Initially, he pointedly eschewed the theatrics that had defined his tenure with Genesis. For his second solo tour, his entire band shaved their heads. It is rumoured that Gabriel shaved his head as a way of asking forgiveness from his wife Jill for having had an affair, which he had confessed to her before leaving on the tour. But, by the time of Security, he began involving elaborate stage props and acrobatics which had him suspended from gantries, distorting his face with Fresnel lenses and mirrors, and wearing unusual make-up. Not to be confused with Fresnel lantern. ...


His 1982-83 tour included a section opening for David Bowie, where many audience members and critics thought that Gabriel as opener (especially with his elaborate make-up) overshadowed Bowie at the height of his commercial popularity. Recordings of this tour were released as the double LP Plays Live The stage was set for Gabriel's critical and commercial breakout with his next studio release So which was in production for almost three years. During the recording and production of the album Gabriel found time to work on the film soundtrack for Alan Parker's 1984 feature Birdy, which consisted of new material as well as remixed instrumental tracks from his previous studio album. David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Plays Live is an album by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... So is the fifth studio album by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... Look up birdy, birdie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The hit years: So, Passion, Us

Although he had already achieved critical, and some commercial, solo success (e.g. "Games Without Frontiers" from his third album and "Shock the Monkey" from his fourth), Gabriel achieved his greatest popularity with songs from the 1986 So album, highlights being the '60s-tinged pop and suggestiveness of "Sledgehammer" (a #1 smash in the US, knocking Genesis's Invisible Touch off of the top spot), "Big Time", the ballad "Don't Give Up" with Kate Bush about the devastation of unemployment, and the love song "In Your Eyes". "In Your Eyes" later became ingrained in pop culture in a scene where it is played on John Cusack's boom box in the 1989 film Say Anything.... Gabriel co-produced So with Daniel Lanois, also known for his work with U2. Jeux Sans Frontieres was the European version of Its a Knockout. ... Shock the Monkey is a 1982 song by Peter Gabriel. ... So is the fifth studio album by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Sledgehammer is a hit song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. ... Invisible Touch is an album by Genesis, released in 1986. ... Big Time is a pop rock song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So (see 1986 in music). ... Dont Give Up is a duet by recorded by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush for Gabriels album So. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... In Your Eyes is a hit rock/pop single from Peter Gabriels 1986 album So. ... This article is about the actor. ... Say Anything. ... Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Québec) is a Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ...


Gabriel's song "Sledgehammer" which dealt specifically about sex and sexual relations, was accompanied by a much lauded music video, which was a collaboration with director Stephen R. Johnson, Aardman Animations, and the Brothers Quay. The video won numerous awards at the 1987 MTV Music Video Awards, and set a new standard for art in the music video industry. A follow-up video for the song "Big Time" also broke new ground in music video animation and special effects. The song is a story of "what happens to you when you become a little too successful" in Gabriel's words. Sledgehammer is a hit song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Aardman Animations, Ltd. ... Stephen and Timothy Quay (born 17 June 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania), identical twin brothers better known as the Brothers Quay or Quay Brothers , are influential stop-motion animators. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the season. ... Big Time is a pop rock song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So (see 1986 in music). ...


Gabriel played a prominent role in supporting Amnesty International at this time, appearing on the 1986 U.S. A Conspiracy of Hope Tour and on the 1988 worldwide Human Rights Now! Tour. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... A Conspiracy of Hope Tour was a short series of six benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. ... The Human Rights Now! Tour was a truly worldwide series of benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. ...


In 1989, Gabriel released Passion, the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's movie The Last Temptation of Christ. For this work Gabriel received his first Grammy Award, in the category of Best New Age Performance. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture. Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ is a musical album produced in 1989 by Peter Gabriel. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, writer and producer and founder of the World Cinema Foundation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Following this, Gabriel recorded Us in 1992 (also co-produced with Daniel Lanois), an album in which he explored the pain of recent personal problems; his failed first marriage, his relationship with Rosanna Arquette, and the growing distance between him and his first daughter. Alternate cover 2002 reissue cover Us is the sixth studio album (and ninth album overall) by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, originally released in 1992. ... Rosanna Lauren Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, film director, and film producer. ...


Gabriel's introspection within the context of the album Us can be seen in the first single release "Digging in the Dirt". Accompanied by a disturbing video featuring Gabriel covered snails and various foliage, this song made reference to the psychotherapy which had taken up much of Gabriel's time since the previous album. Gabriel describes his struggle to get through to his daughter in "Come Talk To Me" which featured backing vocals by Sinéad O'Connor. O'Connor also lent vocals to "Blood of Eden," the third single to be released from the album and again dealing with relationship struggles, this time going right back to Adam's rib for inspiration. The result was one of Gabriel's most personal albums, though one with less success than So, reaching #2 in the album chart on both sides of the Atlantic, and making modest chart impact with the singles "Digging in the Dirt" and the funkier "Steam" which evoked memories of "Sledgehammer". He followed the release of the album with a world tour (with Paula Cole filling O'Connor's vocal role) and accompanying double CD and DVD Secret World Live in 1994. Alternate cover 2002 reissue cover Us is the sixth studio album (and ninth album overall) by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, originally released in 1992. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... Us track listing Blood Of Eden (3) Steam (4) Only Us (5) Hit track listing Biko (12) Steam (13) Red Rain (14) Secret World Live track listing Come Talk To Me (1) Steam (2) Across The River (3) Steam is the second single from Peter Gabriels 1992 album, Us. ... Sledgehammer is a hit song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. ... Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968 in Rockport, Massachusetts) is an American singer/songwriter. ... Secret World Live is a live album by Peter Gabriel. ...


Gabriel won three more Grammy Awards, all in the genre of Music Videos. He won the Best Music Video - Short Form Grammy in 1992 and 1993 for the videos to "Digging in the Dirt" and "Steam" respectively. Gabriel also won the 1995 Grammy for Best Music Video - Long Form for his Secret World Live video. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Later albums

After five years of not releasing any new music, Gabriel re-emerged with OVO, a soundtrack for the live Millennium Dome Show in London in 2000, and Long Walk Home, the music from the Australian movie Rabbit-Proof Fence, early in 2002. This soundtrack also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture. OVO is an soundtrack for the Millenium Dome Show in London that was composed by Peter Gabriel. ... The Millennium Dome Show was a multimedia, Cirque du Soleil-esque show created specifically for the year 2000. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Rabbit-Proof Fence is an Australian film based on the book of the same name by Doris Pilkington Garimara allegedly based on historical events about three young half-caste Aboriginal girls who ran away from a Western Australian settlement in which they were placed in 1931, in order to return... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


In September 2002, Gabriel released Up, his first full-length studio album in a decade. Entirely self-produced, Up returned to some of the themes of his work in the late '70s and early '80s. Three singles failed to make an impression on the charts -- in part because almost every track exceeded six minutes in length, with multiple parts -- but the album sold well globally, as Gabriel continued to draw from a loyal fan base from his almost forty years in the music business. Up was also accompanied by a live concert DVD, featuring his daughter Melanie on backing vocals. Up (2002) is an album by the British progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel. ...


Musicians and collaborators

While the gaps between his studio album releases have become longer and longer (six years between So and Us, ten between Us and Up), Gabriel has continued to work with a relatively stable crew of musicians and recording engineers. Bass and Stick player Tony Levin, for example, has appeared on every Peter Gabriel studio album (except Passion and Long Walk Home) and has performed on every Gabriel solo tour. Guitar player David Rhodes has been Gabriel’s guitarist of choice since 1979. Finally, Jerry Marotta has been Gabriel's preferred drummer, both in the studio and on the road. Gabriel is known for choosing top-flight collaborators, from co-producers such as Ezrin, Fripp, Lillywhite, and Lanois to musicians such as L. Shankar, Trent Reznor, Youssou N'Dour, Larry Fast, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sinéad O'Connor, Kate Bush, Paula Cole, John Giblin, Papa Wemba, Manu Katché, Bayete, and Stewart Copeland. A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... David Rhodes David Rhodes is an English guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... Jerry Marotta (born February 6, 1956) is a drummer born in Cleveland, Ohio. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Lakshminarayana Shankar (born April 26, 1950), or L. Shankar, was born in Madras, South India. ... Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965), is an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... Youssou NDour Youssou NDour IPA: (born October 1, 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese singer and percussionist. ... Larry Fast in his Synergy studio Larry Fast is a synthesizer expert and composer, and is regarded as one of the most important electronic music innovators of the late 1970s. ... This article is about the Pakistani musician. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968 in Rockport, Massachusetts) is an American singer/songwriter. ... John Giblin is a bassist who has played with the following artists: Peter Gabriel David Sylvian Kate Bush Phil Collins Al Green Brand X Annie Lennox Roberta Flack Paul McCartney The Everly Brothers George Martin Gerry Rafferty Mavis Staples Jon Anderson John Martyn Richard Ashcroft Official Site Category: ... Papa Wemba Papa Wemba was born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba in 1949 in Lubefu (Kasai - DR Congo). ... Manu Katché. Manu Katché is a French musician, born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés on October 27th 1957. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ...


Over the years, Gabriel has collaborated with singer Kate Bush several times; Bush provided backing vocals for Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" and "No Self Control" in 1980, and female lead vocal for "Don't Give Up" (a Top 10 hit in the UK) in 1986, and Gabriel appeared on her television special. Their duet of Roy Harper's "Another Day" was discussed for release as a single, but never appeared. Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... Roy Harper (born June 12, 1941), is an English rock singer-songwriter / guitarist who specialises in folk music. ...


He also collaborated with Laurie Anderson on two versions of her composition "Excellent Birds" - one for her album, Mister Heartbreak, and a slightly different version called "This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" which appeared on cassette and CD versions of So. In 1987, when presenting Gabriel with an award for his music videos, Anderson related an occasion in which a recording session had gone late into the night and Gabriel's voice began to sound somewhat strange, almost dreamlike. It was discovered that he had fallen asleep in front of the microphone, but had continued to sing. Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician. ... For the meaning of cassette in genetics, see cassette (genetics). ...


In 1998 Gabriel appeared on the soundtrack of Babe: Pig in the City, not as a composer, but as the singer of the song "That'll Do", written by Randy Newman. The song was nominated for an Academy Award, and Gabriel and Newman performed it at the following year's Oscar telecast. Many who saw him on that broadcast didn't recognize him, since his hair had greyed and thinned since his most recent tour several years earlier. He performed a similar soundtrack appearance for the 2004 film Shall We Dance?, singing a cover version of "The Book of Love" by The Magnetic Fields. Babe: Pig in the City is the second on the Babe series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Shall We Dance? is an American motion picture released in 2004. ... The Magnetic Fields is a band led by the New York City singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt. ...


Gabriel has also appeared on Robbie Robertson's self-titled album, singing on "Fallen Angel", co-wrote two Tom Robinson singles, and appeared on Joni Mitchell's 1988 album, Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm, on the track "My Secret Place". Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known for his membership in The Band. ... Tom Robinson (born June 1, 1950, in Cambridge) is an English songwriter and broadcaster probably best-known for the UK hit songs 2-4-6-8 Motorway (1977), Sing If Youre Glad To Be Gay (1978) and War Baby (1983). ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ...


In addition Gabriel has appeared on Angelique Kidjo 's 2007 Album Djin Djin with the song Salala.


WOMAD and other projects

Gabriel has been interested in world music for many years, with the first musical evidence appearing on his third album. This influence has increased over time, and he is the driving force behind the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) movement. He created the Real World Studios and record label to facilitate the creation and distribution of such music by various artists, and he has worked to educate Western culture about the work of such musicians as Yungchen Lhamo, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Youssou N'dour. He has a long-standing interest in human rights, and launched Witness [2], a nonprofit which supplies video cameras to human rights activists to expose abuses. In 2006 his work with Witness and his long standing support of peace and human rights causes was recognized by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates with the Man of Peace award. World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is a festival started in England in 1982. ... Real World Studios is the high-tech recording studio associated with the record label founded by rock musician Peter Gabriel. ... Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan singer living in exile in New York City. ... This article is about the Pakistani musician. ... Youssou NDour Youssou NDour IPA: (born October 1, 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese singer and percussionist. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... WITNESS is a New York based non-profit organization that uses video and online technologies to expose human rights violations. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... The title Man for Peace was created in 1999, to recognise individuals who offered an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace. Its name is commonly misattributed as Man of Peace. An initiative by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, himself a winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, the award...


In the 1990s he developed advanced multimedia CD-ROM-based entertainment projects, creating the acclaimed Xplora and Eve CD-ROMs. These can no longer be played on modern PCs, due to changes to their operating systems. Look up Multimedia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ...


He was one of the founders of On Demand Distribution (OD2), one of the first online music download services. Its technology is used by MSN Music UK and others, and has become the dominant music download technology platform for stores in Europe. OD2 was bought by US company Loudeye in June of 2004 and subsequently by Finnish mobile giant Nokia in October 2006 for $60 million. On Demand Distribution (OD2), one of the first online music download services, was co-founded by entrepreneur Charles Grimsdale and musician Peter Gabriel in 1999. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... This article is about the telecommunications corporation. ...


Additionally, Gabriel is also co-founder (with Brian Eno) of a musicians union called Mudda, short for "magnificent union of digitally downloading artists." Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ...


In June 2005, Gabriel and broadcast industry entrepreneur David Engelke purchased Solid State Logic, a leading manufacturer of mixing consoles and digital audio workstations[2]. SSL is among the top 2 or 3 recording console manufacturers in the world of recording. American David Engelke has been involved with production and broadcast companies including Pinnacle Systems, Montage Group, and Digital Editing Services and invented several widely adopted technologies in the broadcast industry[1]. Technologies developed by him and his engineering teams have earned them three EMMY Awards from the US National Academy... From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals. ...


In July 2007 Peter performed at WOMAD in Charlton Park for the first time in the 25 years of the festival. [3] World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is a festival started in England in 1982. ... Charlton Park RFC, based in Kidbrooke, are one of south east Londons most prominent rugby union clubs. ...


Humanitarian initiatives

Peter Gabriel at WITNESS Gala 2007
Peter Gabriel at WITNESS Gala 2007

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On July 18, 2007, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nelson Mandela announced the formation of a new group, Global Elders, in a speech he delivered on the occasion of his 89th birthday. The founding members of this group are Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel, Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Mary Robinson, and Muhammad Yunus.[3] is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... The Global Elders or The Elders is a group of public figures noted as statemen, peace activists, and human rights advocates. ... Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ... Graça Machel in 1984, with then husband President Samora Machel of Mozambique and P W Botha and Pik Botha of South Africa at the signing of the Nkomati Accord. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ... Ela Bhatt is the founder of the Self-Employed Womens Association (SEWA) and served as the General Secretary of SEWA from 1972-1996. ... Gro Harlem Brundtland [IPA: gro hÉ‘É­É›m brʉntlÉ‘nd] (born April 20, 1939) is a Norwegian politician, diplomat, and physician, and an international leader in sustainable development and public health. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li (李) Li Zhaoxing (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born October 20, 1940) was the foreign minister of the Peoples Republic of China from 2003 to 2007. ... For the poet, see Mary Robinson (poet). ... For the Indian diplomat, see Mohammad Yunus (diplomat). ...


The Elders will be independently funded by a group of "Founders", including Branson and Gabriel.


Desmond Tutu serves as the chair of The Elders—who will use their collective skills to catalyze peaceful resolutions to long-standing conflicts, articulate new approaches to global issues that are or may cause immense human suffering, and share wisdom by helping to connect voices all over the world. They will work together over the next several months to carefully consider which specific issues they will approach.


In 1992 Peter Gabriel founded WITNESS a non-profit group that equips, trains and supports locally-based organizations worldwide to utilize video and the internet in human rights documentation and advocacy.


Soundtracks

Gabriel's music has appeared in many motion pictures and the three films that he personally scored :

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Films that feature Gabriel's music or voice include :

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Personal life

Peter Gabriel has two daughters from his marriage to first wife Jill: Melanie and Anna. Melanie was a backing vocalist during Gabriel's 2002 Growing Up and 2007 Warm Up tours, and Anna filmed a documentary of that same tour, called Growing Up On Tour: A Family Portrait. Gabriel's relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette inspired many of the songs on 1992's Us. Gabriel and his second wife Meabh had a son, Isaac, in 2002. Rosanna Lauren Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress, film director, and film producer. ...


Recent work and appearances

  • A double DVD set, Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped, was released in October, 2005.
  • A future DVD release will be the concert film PoV, previously available on VHS. It is getting the full 5.1 remix treatment in Gabriel's Realworld studios.
  • FIFA asked Gabriel and Brian Eno to organize an opening ceremony for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany, planned to take place a couple of days before the start of the tournament. Gabriel had recently become a fan of the game and European champions Liverpool, and worked on songs for the show in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Although the show was cancelled in January 2006 by FIFA due to going overbudget and supposed lack of interest, the official explanation was potential damage to the pitch.
  • Rumours of a possible reunion of the original Genesis line-up began circulating in 2004 after Phil Collins stated in an interview that he is open to the idea of sitting back behind the drums and "let Peter be the singer." The classic line-up has only reformed for a live performance once before, in 1982. However, the group did work together to create a new version of an old Genesis song The Carpet Crawlers 1999, released on the Genesis Hits record. Gabriel later met with other Genesis band members, and a possible reunion tour of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was discussed. Gabriel declined a reunion, so Collins, Banks, and Rutherford chose to tour as Genesis without him.
  • Gabriel is currently recording a new studio album entitled Input/Output, which will be his first new album release since Up in 2002. No release date has been announced.
  • Gabriel's current line-up includes Drumtech trained drummer, Ged Lynch.
  • Gabriel's song "Digging in the Dirt" is now being used for promotional videos for the FX show "Dirt"
  • Gabriel is involved in The Filter, an add-on application for iTunes, Windows Media Player and some Nokia phones which can automatically generate playlists based on music you select.
  • In November 2006, the Seventh World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome presented Gabriel with the Man of Peace award. The award, presented by former President of the USSR and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev and Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome, was an acknowledgement of Gabriel's extensive contribution and work on behalf of human rights and peace. The award was presented in the Giulio Cesare Hall of the Campidoglio in Rome.
  • Also at the end of 2006 Peter was awarded the Q Magazine Lifetime achievement award.
  • Gabriel's most recent project is with the BBC World Service's competition "The Next Big Thing" to find the world's best young band. Gabriel is judging the final six young artists with William Orbit, Geoff Travis and Angelique Kidjo.
  • First reported in The Times newspaper on January 21, 2007, Peter Gabriel has announced that he will release his next album in the U.S. without the aid of a record company. Gabriel, an early pioneer of digital music distribution, has raised £2 million towards recording and 'shipping' his next as-yet-untitled album in a venture with investment boutique Ingenious Media. Gabriel is expected to earn double the money that he would get through a conventional record deal. Commercial director Duncan Reid of Ingenious explains the business savvy of the deal, saying, "If you're paying a small distribution fee and covering your own marketing costs, you enjoy the lion's share of the proceeds of the album. Gabriel is expected to outsource CD production for worldwide release through Warner Bros. Records. The new album deal covers the North America territory, where Gabriel is currently out of contract.[4]
  • Gabriel's new album, Big Blue Ball, will be launched in America thanks to a venture capital trust initiative. Bosses at London-based firm Ingenious have raised more than $4 million (GBP 2 million) to help promote his latest release in the US. The venture capitalists, Gabriel and his Real World Limited partners, have created a new joint venture company, High Level Recordings Limited, to oversee the release of the new album in 2007. [5]

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Other Info

  • In the late 80's,Gabriel's hit "In Your Eyes" was used by Asia's Songbird,Regine Velasquez as her winning piece in the talent search Ang Bagong Kampeon (The New Champion).From then on,the song became a signature Velasquez hit and was included in Regine's Millinieum album "R2K".
  • The 2004 release of Myst IV: Revelation featured "Curtains", originally a B-side from the single "Big Time" from So. The song, slightly remixed from its original version, is also often called "Portal to Serenia" or "Portal to Dreamworld". Gabriel also performs a voice acting part in the game.

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Discography

This is the discography documenting the albums and singles of pop musician Peter Gabriel as a solo artist. ...

References

  1. ^ Lyrics on demand
  2. ^ from Harmony Central
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Durman, Paul. Gabriel deals a blow to the record business, The Times. 2007-01-21.
  5. ^ GABRIEL CALLS ON VENTURE CAPITALISTS TO HELP ALBUM LAUNCH, contactmusic.com. 2007-01-24.

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See also

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NAME Gabriel, Peter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Gabriel, Peter Brian
SHORT DESCRIPTION musician, record producer
DATE OF BIRTH February 13, 1950
PLACE OF BIRTH Cobham, Surrey, England
DATE OF DEATH
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The Making Of Peter Gabriel's 'UP' (6519 words)
Peter announces that he has agreed to work with the architect/designer Mark Fisher on a 20 minute show to be shown 6 times a day in the Millenium Dome.
Spencer Bright's Peter Gabriel biography is republished and reveals that one of the songs on 'Up' is about Peter's father (known to be 'Father, Son') and one is about Jerry Springer style talk show hosts.
Peter would be in here recording things with me for the same song that Tchad was mixing, and we'd walk towards the main building to add these things to the mix.
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