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At the origin of the genesis...




Peter Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter who can boast of having won no less than 3 Brit Awards, 6 Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards in his career.


The real starting point of his brilliant career came in 1967 when he founded the group "Genesis". Flagship group of the 70s/80s which will be noticed as much by the quality of its songs, as by the extraordinary stage presence of Gabriel. In particular through his extravagant costumes and his comical posturing.


The adventure with Genesis would last 8 years until 1975, when the singer left the group to begin a solo career.


His first single "Solsbury Hill" came out in 1977 and speaks precisely of this separation. Single taken from his eponymous debut album, which from its release was a success. The artist’s solo career is well and truly underway.


The second album - eponymous - (the first 4 will all bear the album name "Peter Gabriel") was released in 1978 but its dark and experimental side found little echo in the public and did not produce any hits.


Business resumed with the eponymous third album released in 1980. Album in which a certain… Phil Collins participates on the drums part. A participation that will give a unique sound and the result of which will give two huge hits with "Games without frontiers" and the humanist anthem "Byko".


In 1982 released the fourth eponymous album, with a particularly innovative sound. Album whose main hit will be "Shock the monkey" and whose clip will be looped on MTV.


It took four years and the year 1986 to see the release of the album "So", album of planetary consecration. Album which will produce no less than 3 mega hits which are "Sledgehammer", "Big time" and the magnificent "Don’t give up" in duet with Kate Bush.


"Sledgehammer" will also be served by a clip with revolutionary special effects for the time in terms of clip and will be a landmark in the field.


Other albums will be released later, but this gifted artist will not be able to repeat the previous exploits. He had a last notable success in 1992 with the title “Digging in the dirt”.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Solsburry hill 1977

  • D.I.Y. 1978

  • Games without frontiers 1980

  • No self control 1980

  • Biko 1980

  • I don't remember 1980

  • Shock the monkey 1982

  • I have the touch 1982

  • I go swimming 1983

  • Walk trough the fire 1984

  • Out out 1984

  • Sledgehammer 1986

  • Don’t give up 1986

  • Big time 1986

  • In your eyes 1986

  • Red rain 1987

  • Shaking the tree 1989

  • Digging in the dirt 1992

  • Steam 1992

  • Blood of eden 1993

  • Kiss that frog 1993

  • Secret world 1993

  • Lovetown 1994

  • While the earth sleeps 1996

  • When you're falling 2001

  • Darkness 2002

  • The Barry Williams show 2002

  • I grieve 2002

  • Salala 2007

  • Down to earth 2008

  • Heroes 2010

  • Flume 2010

  • The book of love 2010

  • Downside up 2011

  • Mercy street 2011

  • Wallflower 2011

  • Courage 2013

  • I'm amazing 2016

  • The veil 2016


 

Clips :


1977 ... the enormous Genesis parenthesis being closed, little Peter finally decides to stand on his own feet. Result of the races : a first global solo mega hit. We couldn't ask for a better start !



1978...surprisingly, he won't be able to take advantage of the huge suction effect generated by the previous title. A counter-performance on this title, to say the least, unexpected...



1980...a change of decade that goes beyond the artist's expectations. This title will be even stronger than his very first title. Yes Yes, it's possible !



1980...once again the relapse is at the very least violent behind. It's really hard to understand how the artist can yo-yo at this point in the Charts...



1980 ... a sequel in the form of a humanist ode. A title that will remain as one of his most emblematic



1980...plethora of titles in this year 1980 but with contradictory destinies to say the least. There will have been big winners but also big losers...



1982...new planetary hit, mainly in the USA. No one is a prophet in his country but the most important thing is that business resumes...



1982...new relapse. Definitely, with him, it's everything and its opposite. Air holes follow mega hits at an astonishing speed...



1983...this one won't do much better. Afterwards, it remains to be seen whether this is an underlying trend or yet another temporary air hole. The future will tell us...



1984 ... only one title in this year 1984 and once again with very limited success. When it doesn't want, it doesn't want as they say...



1984...and here we find him in the soundtrack of film, who would have believed it ? An attempt that will not bring much more to his prize list...



1986 ... then arrives the title of the consecration ! An AMAZING hit that made him definitely enter the musical legend of the 80s as an artist in his own right. All carried by a legendary clip. Double Jackpot !



1986 ... a decidedly exceptional year which continues with this magical duo. When 2 of the biggest names of the moment give each other the answer and deliver one of the most beautiful songs of the decade ...



1986 ... the year of all records, the year of 4 mega hits. Just that ! The artist's inspiration is at the height of its possibilities and produces cascading wow titles



1986 ... a year that ended in apotheosis with this magnificent title full of finesse. A title apart which contrasts somewhat with its predecessors, it does not hurt ...



1987 ... yet another title which will essentially find its hour of glory in the USA. Little Peter is really struggling to find a place in the sun on his native land ...



1989 ... new duo, this time mainly male. A new duo of big names that produces a very nice and colorful title ...



1992 ... another amazing year which saw him produce 2 world class hits. A new change of decade that is quite successful for him, to say the least ! All carried by completely crazy clip. But that is also his trademark since always ...



1992 ... his biggest hit of the decade. And who will remain as one of his best. Once again on an absolutely amazing clip. We will rarely have done as crazy as him ... But he was already like that at the time of Genesis so nothing serious ...



1993 ... new duo of shock - and especially charming - with one of the most prominent female artists of the moment. A title that will not be able to equal 'Don't give up' but which more or less approaches it ...



1993...the year 1993 will have started with a bang but will end in a rather discreet way, especially on the Charts side. As always with him, there are the very big titles and the much less big ones...



1993...another big year for the release of titles. Even if they will not know all the honors of the general public, it shows all the same that the artist intends not to let go and will continue to produce titles as long as he can...



1994...his last notorious hit, at least for the 90s, all in the form of a humanist parable. A decade of the 90s which surprisingly will hardly go any further than this title...



1996...we will however find him alongside other groups. All on titles of more than certain quality and which above all allow him to vary his musical experiences...



2001...here he begins his 4th decade of career, a longevity that is exceptional to say the least. Longevity reserved as always for the most gifted of each generation...



2002...a second part of his career which will see him stay afloat on the album Charts side, but only at this level. Because on the singles side, apart from this year 2002, the successes will be few...



2002...it's also certain that what he's going to offer now isn't going to really look like what he offered before. The opposite would have been surprising...



2002...different but certainly not without interest. It is normal in a career, especially as long, that the artist ventures on different musical paths according to the decades and the evolutions of the moment...



2007...a decade that will see him multiply more and more partnerships and diverse and varied experiences. On this title we find him in the company of Angélique Kidjo and my faith the result is most sympathetic...



2008...we find him on a new soundtrack, this time for the film 'WALL-E'. A soundtrack that will benefit him slightly more than that of the 'Gremlins'...



2010... here he adds a new decade to his counter, one more you might say. A decade that will see him experiment more and more...



2010...he decides to evolve in a parallel universe where everything must now float in the air. A daring bias that will inevitably isolate him from the competition...



2010...in the Singles Charts, only one title from this new opus will find favor with the public, namely this one. And again in a moderate way...



2011...another nice title that also combines 2, which doesn't spoil anything, quite the contrary. We are far, very far, very very far from 'Solsbury Hill'...



2011...in the same vein. The titles follow each other and look more and more alike and we feel that the artist has decided to explore a totally new musical path in this new decade...



2011...as a rule, second part of career are always astonishing, in a good way or in a bad way. For him, it will rather be the good that will prevail over the bad...



2013...the art of going from one extreme to another. A title emerges which should never have seen the light of day and which will see it well thanks to this late release...



2016...back to much more rhythmic sounds. We thought he was going to stay a while in finesse and lightness but this parenthesis did not last, to say the least...



2016...we imagine that this title will not be the last. It remains to be seen in which musical register he intends to return next time...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel

Official Website :

https://petergabriel.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/1048

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/petergabriel/featured


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