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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel
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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer and composer who was a founding member of Genesis, and after leaving that band, has gone on to a massively successful solo career and worked on the soundtracks for a number of motion pictures. He founded Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse School pupils Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart, and was the lead singer and primary lyricist for the band, in addition to contributing flute, percussion and theatrical visuals. He left the band in 1975 after the artistic difficulties surrounding the production of the ambitious concept album The Lamb Lies down on Broadway. His first solo album was released in 1977, and in general he has pursued a more song-oriented path than the elaborately composed music of Genesis during his tenure. He was among the earliest popular Western artists to incorporate music from Africa into his music, working extensively with artists such as Youssou N'Dour, Ayub Ogada, and others.
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Security Project — Slowburn Security Project — Slowburn
(7d Media no#, 2019, DL)
Security Project — Contact Security Project — Contact
(7d Media no#, 2017, CD)
Various Artists — And I'll Scratch Yours Various Artists — And I'll Scratch Yours
(RealWorld PGCD14, 2013, CD)
Various Artists — Family Snapshot - A Tribute to Genesis Solo Careers - Peter Gabriel Various Artists — Family Snapshot - A Tribute to Genesis Solo Careers - Peter Gabriel
(Mellow MMP 518, 2013, CD)
Peter Gabriel — New Blood Peter Gabriel — New Blood
(RealWorld PGCD13, 2011, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Scratch My Back Peter Gabriel — Scratch My Back
(RealWorld RWPX1, 2010, 2CD)
Afro Celt Sound System — Pod Afro Celt Sound System — Pod
(RealWorld CDRW116, 2004, CD+DVD)
Peter Gabriel — Long Walk Home (aka Rabbit Proof Fence) Peter Gabriel — Long Walk Home (aka Rabbit Proof Fence)
(RealWorld 7243 8 12238 2 6, 2002, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Up Peter Gabriel — Up
(Geffen Records 0694933882, 2002, CD)
Jane Siberry — City Jane Siberry — City
(Sheeba Records SHE010, 2001, CD)
Afro Celt Sound System — Volume 3 - Further in Time Afro Celt Sound System — Volume 3 - Further in Time
(RealWorld CDRW96, 2001, CD)
Peter Gabriel — OVO Peter Gabriel — OVO
(RealWorld RWPG01 / RWPG02, 2000, 2CD)
Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra
(Instinct INS-501-2, 1999, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Peter Gabriel — Secret World Live Peter Gabriel — Secret World Live
(Geffen Records GEFD2-24722, 1994, 2CD)
Peter Gabriel — Us Peter Gabriel — Us
(RealWorld PGCD 7, 1992, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Passion Peter Gabriel — Passion
(Geffen Records 9 24206-2, 1989, CD)
Peter Gabriel — So Peter Gabriel — So
(Geffen Records 9 24088-2, 1986, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Birdy Peter Gabriel — Birdy
(Geffen Records GHS 24070, 1985, LP)
Laurie Anderson — Mister Heartbreak Laurie Anderson — Mister Heartbreak
(Warner Bros 9 25077-2, 1984, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Plays Live Peter Gabriel — Plays Live
(Geffen Records 2GHS 4012 F, 1983, 2LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel (AKA Security) Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel (AKA Security)
(Geffen Records GHS 2011, 1982, LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel
(Charisma CDS 4019, 1979, LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel
(Charisma CDS 4013, 1978, LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel
(Charisma CDS 4006, 1977, LP)
Genesis — Archive 1967-75 Genesis — Archive 1967-75
(Atlantic 82858-2, 1975/1998, CD)
Genesis — The Lamb Lies down on Broadway Genesis — The Lamb Lies down on Broadway
(Charisma CGS 101, 1974, 2LP)
Genesis — Live Genesis — Live
(Charisma CAS 1666, 1973, LP)
Genesis — Selling England by the Pound Genesis — Selling England by the Pound
(Charisma CAS 1074, 1973, LP)
Genesis — Foxtrot Genesis — Foxtrot
(Charisma CAS 1058, 1972, LP)
Genesis — Nursery Cryme Genesis — Nursery Cryme
(Charisma CAS 1052, 1971, LP)
Genesis — Trespass Genesis — Trespass
(Charisma CAS 1020, 1970, LP)
Genesis — From Genesis to Revelation Genesis — From Genesis to Revelation
(Decca SKL 4990, 1969, LP)

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