Peter Gabriel, alongside the likes of Marc Almond, Paul Young, PP Arnold and Steve Hogarth, features in the new video for the band Blurred Vision’s single ‘Dear John (2019)’.
The song is raising money for the War Child charity and celebrates John Lennon’s 79th birthday.
“There is a great necessity for this incredible charity,” says Sepp Osley from the band. “They fight for those who have the smallest voice but the greatest of importance. They are here to let these children know that they are not forgotten. Having been born into a time of war and uncertainty, I am grateful to be able to do my little bit for this charity now as an adult and an artist.”
Peter Gabriel photo book will explore singer's career from Genesis to present day. Publication date 18th October 2019.
A Life In Vision,128 page A4 Hardback, is a chronological, visual biography of his extraordinary and colourful career. From the early days of Genesis through to the present day.
Housed in a custom-made presentation box with a set of prints, it is strictly limited to 1000 copies.
The synopsis reads:
“Never one to stand still, Gabriel has constantly reinvented himself, never afraid to experiment and explore new musical avenues.
His willingness to collaborate with all manner of people has also resulted in film scores and joint projects with a diverse range of artists from Kate Bush to Martin Scorcese, as well as Sinéad O'Connor, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
His passion for World Music has seen his long-standing commitment to the WOMAD Festival and outside of music political activism and humanitarian issues have played a big part in his life.
The book is crammed full of glorious photography, much of which is previously unpublished, along with a timeline narrative by Genesis aficionado Alan Hewitt.
This limited edition hardback book is a wonderful collector’s item for any self-confessed Gabriel fan."
Place your order by 1st October and you can have your name printed on a dedicated fan page.
Digital release for B-sides, Remixes and Rarities.
Flotsam and Jetsam is a collection of B-sides, remixes and rarities from across Peter Gabriel’s solo career. Over 60 tracks are featured, mostly all of which have been previously released physically, either on 7”, 12” or CD singles, soundtrack or tribute albums, but, with a few exceptions, are being released digitally for the first time.
The collection – arranged chronologically – is split into three eras. The first, 1976-1985, covers the period from Peter first going solo to the end of his run of four self-titled solo albums. It opens with a cover version of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, the first time Peter featured on a release after leaving Genesis. The second, 1986-1993, are Peter’s popstar years with music released around the albums ‘So’ and ‘Us’. The third era is 1994-2016and features remixes from the ‘Up’ album, plus tracks used in various films and notable cover versions. It ends with Peter’s song ‘The Veil’, written especially for the Oliver Stone movie ‘Snowden’.
Across the collection are a handful of previously unreleased versions of songs, most notably, the extended version of ‘Slowburn’ (PG1), the full version of ‘Don’t Break This Rhythm’ (an edit featured as the B-side to Sledgehammer) and the tracks ‘Curtains (Broad Mix)’ and ‘Father, Son (Daniel Lanois and Richard Chappell Mix)’ both only previously available on the non-commercial Music Industry Trust Awards CD ‘Uscita’.
"Per la copertina di The Lamb abbiamo scattato centinaia di foto, talmente tante che non c’è da stupirsi se in tutti questi anni mi hanno fatto mille volte la stessa domanda: 'Ne è sopravvissuta qualcuna?'. E la risposta, purtroppo, è sempre la stessa: 'Nemmeno una'." questa era la risposta di Aubrey "PO" Powell fino ad oggi, che sono stati fortunosamente ritrovati oltre settanta provini della copertina di "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", tutti contenuti nel libro."
Peter Gabriel performing I Grieve, September 2002 on Larry King Weekend 9/11 Tribute Show.
"Gabriel performed the song live on the television show Larry King Weekend on the first anniversary of September 11 attacks in the U.S., during which Gabriel said that his two daughters were living in New York City and he could not contact them for some time, and that this song was for people who did not hear anything from their relatives then. It was not, however, written specifically for 9/11, having appeared on the City of Angels soundtrack in 1998 (in an earlier version) and performed live prior to 9/11."
Note: Peter gave in September 2002 some warming up shows in few selected small venues before starting the tour with the usual "up-stage" in order to check the live sound of the new sets. Those intimate powerful shows however will be remembered as the best ones. Even if the new album "Up" wasn't yet in stores, people were already able to sing every single lyrics from the new songs... the power of internet... but Peter seemed to accept it and he joked on that
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