Peter Gabriel is the third eponymous solo album by English rock musician Peter Gabriel, released on 23 May 1980 by Charisma Records. The album has been acclaimed as Gabriel's artistic breakthrough as a solo artist and for establishing him as one of rock's most ambitious and innovative musicians
This following is the solo discography of Peter Gabriel, an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, selling five million copies in America, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards.
Нравится слушателям: The Alan Parsons Project, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd. Peter Gabriel 3: Melt.
Peter Gabriel III (Melt). Album, 30 Май 1980, Charisma. Peter Gabriel Plays Live. Live, 1983, Geffen, Virgin Records.
Peter Gabriel’s third solo album sticks in the mind like the haunted heroes of the best film noirs. With the obsessiveness of The Big Sleep (or, more aptly, Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, since Gabriel is nothing if not self-conscious about his sources), the new LP’s exhilaration derives from paranoia, yet its theme isn’t fear so much as overwhelming guilt. Peter Gabriel is political rock, trapped halfway between the Gang of Four and Jackson Browne. Gabriel sees the personal horror in every issue - and the issue in every personal horror - and never pretends that the sight of so many open wounds doesn’t make him flinch. For this artist, the traditional ways in which most rock & roll bands get out of such traps - by asserting the possibilities of community or simply by cutting up - are merely cul-de-sacs.
There are some significant musical differences between this release and the English original too with Peter experimenting further in the role of sole.
Only for completionists (1%). Peter Gabriel's third solo album (either called Peter Gabriel 3 or Melt) showed an improvement over Gabriel's preceding two efforts and an incorporation of new ideas and styles. Gabriel had acquired a recent interest in world music, particularly for percussion and this can clearly be heard on Games Without Frontiers and Biko.