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Peter Gabriel Genesis solo

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Poll: What's your favorite? (9 member(s) have cast votes)

Solo albums / soundtracks

  1. Car (2 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Scratch (1 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. Melt (4 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  4. Security (4 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  5. Birdy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. So (2 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  7. Passion (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Us (1 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  9. OVO (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Up (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Scratch My Back (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. New Blood (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

may as well add this, Gabriel era Genesis albums

  1. From Genesis To Revelation (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Tresspass (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Nursery Cryme (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Foxtrot (4 votes [36.36%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  5. Selling England By The Pound (5 votes [45.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  6. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:34 PM

I just watched a great video last night analyzing all the best things about one of my favorite songs, "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, and it reminded me how much I love Gabriel, his work inside and outside of Genesis is equally awesome. So... here's a thread for him!

We may as well start with a question, what's your favorite Peter Gabriel solo album. Rank them if you can, and vote for your favorite above!

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

His albums are coming to Spotify streaming on Friday for those interested.  Got his first 5 on vinyl a couple of years ago.  Have to mention his amazing scores for Birdy and Last Temptation Of Christ.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:53 PM

My favorite Peter Gabriel album is Peter Gabriel.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:26 PM

Funny thing me is i think Gabriel solo is WAY better than his time in Genesis.  at least his first 4 records.

I love Security most.  The first time  i played it it freaked me out.  it was like. should i call for help? lol

After security he looses me a bit.  was never as big on So like most.

As far as Genesis.  Foxtrot all day.  Supper's Ready remains my fav prog epic.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

Car
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

 ReRushed, on 15 May 2018 - 12:53 PM, said:

My favorite Peter Gabriel album is Peter Gabriel.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

We chose 'in your eyes' for the bride and groom dance at my first wedding reception. Followed by 'it's the end of the world' by rem.

It was all downhill after that. but i don't blame gabriel.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

Timely thread for me, since I just played So the other day (and Car this afternoon)  and had decided then that I'm ripe for a Gabriel phase.

I couldn't get into Car, Scratch, or Melt back in my teens, but I was all gaga about Security from day one when Older Brother brought it home in '82 and set that needle to the vinyl. The opening track, "The Rhythm of the Heat," remains my fave solo Gabriel tune to this day. Such a powerful track!

Nowadays, I'd rank 'em as such:

Security
Melt
Car
Scratch

I don't know what to do with So, however. It's so much poppier and less experimental than the First Four -- not that that's necessarily a bad thing -- and it's marred by a couple of tracks I don't care for, like "Sledgehammer." But Lovely Wife and I played it nonstop while traipsing around the Czech Republic, so spinning it evokes some strong, positive nostalgia for me. I have to be in a certain mood for it.

As for Genesis, put me down for A Trick of the Tail. Oh ... wait. Selling England for me, please. But tomorrow it might be Foxtrot.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

Peter had a hot streak with his first six albums. Honestly I know of no other artist that has been able to reach that type of creative peak and hit a consistent level of song writing, lyrics, and production. It's hard for me to rank his solo stuff, as I enjoy almost all of it, but if I were to rank them at the moment...

Melt
Security
So
Scratch
Car

As far as Genesis, Trespass through The Lamb is gold. Picking a favorite out of that lot is hard, but my ranking:

Selling England
Foxtrot
The Lamb
Nursery Cryme
Trespass

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

View PostChronos, on 15 May 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:

Timely thread for me, since I just played So the other day (and Car this afternoon)  and had decided then that I'm ripe for a Gabriel phase.

I couldn't get into Car, Scratch, or Melt back in my teens, but I was all gaga about Security from day one when Older Brother brought it home in '82 and set that needle to the vinyl. The opening track, "The Rhythm of the Heat," remains my fave solo Gabriel tune to this day. Such a powerful track!

Nowadays, I'd rank 'em as such:

Security
Melt
Car
Scratch

I don't know what to do with So, however. It's so much poppier and less experimental than the First Four -- not that that's necessarily a bad thing -- and it's marred by a couple of tracks I don't care for, like "Sledgehammer." But Lovely Wife and I played it nonstop while traipsing around the Czech Republic, so spinning it evokes some strong, positive nostalgia for me. I have to be in a certain mood for it.

As for Genesis, put me down for A Trick of the Tail. Oh ... wait. Selling England for me, please. But tomorrow it might be Foxtrot.

That's my Main gripe with So.  not a bad album.  a commercial success but way to tame and less exciting after those first 4.  and because of that.  following records never recaptured the sspark of those four.


He tried hard with Up.....but that has splotches of brilliance.  you had to muddle through a lot of nothing to get em, IMO.

Mick

Edited by bluefox4000, 16 May 2018 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

Gabriel and Bowie are artists I should love to death but have never been able to get into.

That said, I've owned So and Up.  Both contained some good songs, but as I said I've long since moved on to other bands and don't revisit.  I can see where the 'hype' is though, it's good music and I can detach from my personal bias well enough to hear that.  I used to feel the same about Steely Dan (long time ago).  Tastes change, and so might mine.

Edited by stoopid, 16 May 2018 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:04 PM

View Poststoopid, on 16 May 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Gabriel and Bowie are artists I should love to death but have never been able to get into.

That said, I've owned So and Up.  Both contained some good songs, but as I said I've long since moved on to other bands and don't revisit.  I can see where the 'hype' is though, it's good music and I can detach from my personal bias well enough to hear that.  I used to feel the same about Steely Dan (long time ago).  Tastes change, and so might mine.

I wish Gabriel and Bowie had worked together. That would've been spectacular.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:56 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 16 May 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 16 May 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Gabriel and Bowie are artists I should love to death but have never been able to get into.

That said, I've owned So and Up.  Both contained some good songs, but as I said I've long since moved on to other bands and don't revisit.  I can see where the 'hype' is though, it's good music and I can detach from my personal bias well enough to hear that.  I used to feel the same about Steely Dan (long time ago).  Tastes change, and so might mine.

I wish Gabriel and Bowie had worked together. That would've been spectacular.

Depending on when you caught Bowie, it could have been. A collaboration by the "Let's Dance" David Bowie and "Melt" Peter Gabriel would blow heads sky high.





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