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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

3.55 | 612 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Peter Gabriel is my hero, for me he is the one who shaped Genesis, especailly live. Unfortunately I was at about 13-14 years old at the time Genesis performed legendary albums like "Foxtrot" and "The Lamb .. " so I have never seen the magical Genesis. When Peter Gabriel I was very curious to his music. This first solo-album is the last effort that contains progressive and bombastic pieces like "Moribund the burgermeister", "Waiting for the big one" and "Down the dolce vita". On later albums Peter shaped his own, very unique sound, from pure rock inspired (even punk elements) to the world music, he gradually went more and more away from the progrock scene. He stunned the world with his creative mind (the "Sledgehammer" video is still a visual masterpiece) and even sold millions of his solo- albums. But this first album is still my favorite one, mainly because most of the songs sound as a strong bridge between rock (great guitarplay from Hunter and Fripp), symphonic and pop, later that balance would be disturbed by an urge to protest against his former musical style (on II) and a wish to create emotional music (III and IV), inspired by the world music. I lost interest in Peter Gabriel from the succesfull album "So", this was too much poppy for me. So thumbs up for number one!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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