In The News: Peter Gabriel, Small Faces, Iain Matthews, Uncle Tupelo And More
... A four-disc boxed set featuring music released by the Nashboro label from 1951-183, I Heard The Angels Singing, will be available December 10.--Emily Costantino In The News: Peter Gabriel
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Peter Gabriel completed a 27-year-old demo from the sessions for his classic album So
... Peter Gabriel
's 1986 album So was the most popular of his career, spawning multiple charting singles--including "In Your Eyes," made iconic by the scene of John Cusack holding up the boom box in Cameron Crowe's 1989 directorial debut Say Anything. During recording sessions for the album, "Courage" was heavily in the mix for the track list, but got left by the wayside somewhere during the process and was never finished. The demo was released on the So 25th anniversary box set last year, but now the track is complete with new overdubs from Gabriel and guitarist David Rhodes. From the official Peter Gabriel
website: "When So drew to a close I didn't feel the song was delivering in the way I had hoped, so decided not to include it. When we were reviewing all the material from that time, we wanted to take a fresh look at it and get it finished. I always liked the track and very much enjoyed the playing on it, especially the energy of the drums." Gabriel released a "Radio Edit" of "Courage" on iTunes, along with a version remixed by producer Scott Reeder, better known as Hexidecimal. It certainly reaches back to the style Gabriel worked in over two decades ago, the point in his career when his songwriting was at its most commercial. More Great Job, Internet! Listen to "Curtain Call," a new song from Their / They're / There Peter Gabriel
completed a 27-year-old demo from the sessions for his classic album So ... [ read more ]
Peter Gabriel Streaming Just Completed Unreleased Song From So Album
... (Classic Rock) Peter Gabriel
has released a track called Courage, which he started in 1986 but only recently completed to his satisfaction. He began work on the song during sessions for classic album So, which included the hit singles Sledgehammer and Don't Give Up, featuring Kate Bush. But he admits he was never satisfied with Courage, which appeared in its unfinished form on So's 25th anniversary edition. Recently the ex-Genesis frontman and guitarist David Rhodes added overdubs, and producer Tchad Blake completed the "radio edit", which is now available as a digital single. "When So drew to a close I didn't feel the song was delivering the way I'd hoped, so I decided not to include it," Gabriel explains. "When we were reviewing all the material from that time we wanted to take a fresh look at it and get it finished. I always liked the track and very much enjoyed the playing on it - especially the energy of the drums." Listen to it here. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Peter Gabriel
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Peter Gabriel (Feb. 13, 1950)
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His first 4 albums released in England and first 3 in America were titled "Peter Gabriel." The first 3 are sometimes referred to as "car," "melt," and "scratch," based on the album covers.
He started the annual WOMAD (World Of Music And Dance) festival, held for the first time July 16-18, 1982 at Shepton Mallet in England. It featured musicians from Africa and the Far East who influenced Gabriel. Over the years, P.M. Dawn, Sinead O'Connor, and Crowded House all performed at WOMAD.
He composed the music for Martin Scorsese's movie The Last Temptation Of Christ. The soundtrack won a Grammy for best New Age performance.
Gabriel's US label, Atlantic, dropped him after his third album because they thought it would be a commercial flop. They tried to buy him back 2 years later after the album did well.
His 5th and most commercially successful album is titled "So." Two theories:
It is a mock reference to "Sell Out."
"So" is the fifth note of the musical major scale (solfeage). (thanks, Patrick - New York, NY)
He won the MTV Video Vanguard award in 1987 for his outstanding music videos.
Gabriel has tried many forms of therapy including psychoanalysis, meditation and yoga.
He was lead singer of Genesis
from 1969-1975. He took a year off before releasing his first solo album.
His first daughter Anna-Marie almost died soon after her birth in 1974. She spent 3 weeks in an incubator.
He decided to leave Genesis in the middle of their Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour in 1974. He was convinced to finish the tour, but left after that.
Gabriel's first wife Jill was the daughter of the Queen of England's private secretary. They met when he was 15 and she was 16, and got married in 1971.
According to Spencer Bright's authorized biography, they divorced 18 years later after various bouts of infidelity from both partners: Gabriel had an affair with the actress Rosanna Arquette, and Jill at one point took up with David Lord, who co-produced Gabriel's fourth album.
He often commissions stunning visual works to accompany his songs, including spectacular videos and artwork. He was doing this back in the day when it was distributed on CD ROMs.
Gabriel composed the theme for the short lived TV series Brimstone, about a reincarnated detective tracking down escapees from Hell. (thanks, John - Levittown, NY)
In 1991, Gabriel became the first artist who refused to release his CDs in the standard "Longbox" format, with was a 12 inch box designed to fit display cases, but that created lots of extra packaging. Gabriel mandated that his CDs be sold in shrink-wrapped jewel cases.
Gabriel was asked by The Guardian what his most embarrassing moment was? He replied: "I used to sing one song at the farthest seat from the stage. In some cases, this required me running around from the stage door to the front door to access the stairs. At one gig in Germany, the security guard refused to let me in: he could hear the band playing and thought I was trying to blag my way in."
Jon Anderson of Yes
From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.
Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James
, and Running On Empty
. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.