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The Spirit of Gabriel

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

The Spirit of peter Gabriel evokes the sense of adventure and discovery that is often found in his music. Gabriel takes his audiences on a journey of interdimensional travel, where they experience the world according to Peter~


Peter Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and humanitarian activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single. His fifth studio album, So (1986), is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the US.

one of my all time fav songs~~sledge hammer~

"Sledgehammer" is a song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It was released in April 1986 as the lead single from his fifth studio album, So (1986). It was produced by Gabriel and Daniel Lanois. It reached No. 1 in Canada on 21 July 1986, where it spent four weeks; No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States on 26 July 1986; and No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, thanks in part to its music video. It was his biggest hit in North America and ties with "Games Without Frontiers" as his biggest hit in the United Kingdom.


the song has been described as dance-rock, funk rock and soul. Ryan Reed of Paste called the song a danceable "blue-eyed soul-strut". Trouser Press gave it as an example of Gabriel's "characteristically sophisticated music" which in this case "touches on funk". The song also features a synthesised shakuhachi flute generated with an E-mu Emulator II sampler. Gabriel said the "cheap organ sound" comes from an expensive Prophet-5 synth, which he regards as "an old warhorse" sound tool.


The music video for "Sledgehammer" was directed by Stephen R. Johnson and won nine MTV Video Music Awards in 1987, including Video of the Year, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Choreography, and Best Overall Performance. It is considered one of the greatest music videos of all time.

The song's lyrics are about the power of music and the importance of imagination. Gabriel has said that the song is about "the power of art to change the world".

"Sledgehammer" is a classic song that has stood the test of time. It is a catchy, danceable song with a positive message. The song's music video is also a masterpiece of creativity and innovation. "Sledgehammer" is a reminder that music can be both fun and meaningful. has won numerous awards, including 10 Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. He was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2006.

olive tree~


Gabriel continues to be a relevant and influential figure in the industry. He is a pioneer of world music and a tireless advocate for human rights. He is a true Renaissance man, and his work has had a profound impact on the world. Here are some of Peter Gabriel's most notable achievements:Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982.


4 kinds of horses


He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has also been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single "Biko". He has participated in several human-rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! 10 grammy awards

1 Brit Award

1 Golden Globe Award

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (as a member of Genesis)

Polar Music Prize winner

Co-founder of the WOMAD festival

Founder of Real World Records

Pioneer of digital music distribution

Human rights activist


panopticom~



playing for time~



Road to joy~


the court~


Peter Gabriel is a truly unique and talented individual. He is a gifted musician, songwriter, producer, and activist. His work has had a profound impact on the world, and he continues to be a relevant and influential figure.


an interview with Peter - 2017





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Joe Rey
Joe Rey
10 Ιουν 2023

A Most Excellent Page of the POPOLOGY® Book of pop! This entry is fit for Rock & roll hall of fame researchers! keep up the great works of Art!

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