Peter Gabriel discography

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Peter Gabriel discography

Peter Gabriel in 2008
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 3
Singles 40
Video albums 11
Music videos 27
Soundtrack albums 4
Other albums 4

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.[1] 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,[2] and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards. The song is the most played music video in the history of the station.[3]

Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982.[4] He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services.[5] Gabriel has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single "Biko".[4] He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the WITNESS human rights organisation in 1992.[4] In collaboration with entrepreneur Richard Branson, Gabriel developed The Elders, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.[6]

Gabriel has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, and in 2007 he was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers".[7][8][9][10] In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in 2006, and in 2008, TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[11] Gabriel was also awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007,[12] and the Polar Music Prize in 2009.[13]

AllMusic has described Gabriel as "one of rock's most ambitious, innovative musicians, as well as one of its most political."[14] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010,[15] followed by his induction as a solo artist in 2014.[16]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[17]
CAN
[18][19]
FRA
[20][21]
GER
[22]
ITA
[23][24]
NLD
[25]
NOR
[26]
NZ
[27]
SWE
[28]
US
[29]
1977 Peter Gabriel 1 or 'Car'
  • Released: 25 February 1977
  • Label: Charisma
7 30 5 9 9 9 5 8 38
1978 Peter Gabriel 2 or 'Scratch'
  • Released: 3 June 1978
  • Label: Charisma
10 46 2 49 48 24 24 45
1980 Peter Gabriel 3 or 'Melt'
  • Released: 30 May 1980
  • Label: Charisma
1 7 1 5 38 8 22
1982 Peter Gabriel 4 or 'Security'
  • Released: 8 September 1982
  • Label: Charisma
6 2 5 14 15 18 10 28
1986 So
  • Released: 19 May 1986
  • Label: Charisma
1 1 12 2 18 1 1 1 2 2
1992 Us 2 4 2 1 3 8 7 6 2 2
2002 Up
  • Released: 24 September 2002
  • Label: Real World
11 4 4 1 18 11 35 6 9
2010 Scratch My Back
  • Released: 12 February 2010
  • Label: Real World
12 2 4 2 3 10 11 15 5 26
2011 New Blood
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: Real World
22 12 6 6 12 13 19 30

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[17]
GER
[22]
ITA
[24]
NLD
[25]
SWE
[28]
US
[29]
1985 Birdy
  • Released: 18 March 1985
  • Label: Charisma
51 30 162
1989 Passion
  • Released: 5 June 1989
  • Label: Real World
29 30 59 34 60
2000 OVO
  • Released: 12 June 2000
  • Label: Real World
24 14 4 66 54
2002 Long Walk Home
  • Released: 16 April 2002
  • Label: Real World

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[17]
FRA
[21]
GER
[22]
NLD
[25]
NZ
[27]
SWE
[28]
US
[29]
1983 Plays Live
  • Released: 9 June 1983
  • Label: Charisma
8 40 21 25 31 44
1994 Secret World Live
  • Released: 13 September 1994
  • Label: Real World
10 4 8 16 24 23
2012 Live Blood
  • Released: 23 April 2012
  • Label: Real World
195 185 65

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[17]
GER
[22]
ITA
[24]
NLD
[25]
NZ
[27]
SWE
[28]
SWI
[45]
US
[29]
1990 Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats
  • Released: 20 November 1990
  • Label: Real World
11 12 14 18 10 27 48
1992 Revisited
  • Released: 10 November 1992
  • Label: Atlantic
2003 Hit
  • Released: 4 November 2003
  • Label: Real World
29 25 17 34 16 100

Other albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
FRA
[20]
GER
[22]
US
[29]
1980 Ein deutsches Album
  • Released: July 1980
  • Label: Charisma
65
1982 Deutsches Album
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: Charisma
2008 Big Blue Ball
  • Released: 24 June 2008
  • Label: Real World
12 130
2013 And I'll Scratch Yours
  • Released: 23 September 2013
  • Label: Real World
127 19 183

Singles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
UK
[17]
US
[48]
US Main[48] AUS
[49]
CAN
[50][51]
GER
[52]
IRE
[53]
ITA
[54][55]
NLD
[56]
NZ
[57]
1977 "Solsbury Hill" 13 68 45 92 16 13 Peter Gabriel 1
"Modern Love"
1978 "D.I.Y." b/w "Perspective" Peter Gabriel 2
1980 "Games Without Frontiers" 4 48 44 7 36 3 36 Peter Gabriel 3
"No Self-Control" 33
"Spiel ohne Grenzen" Ein deutsches Album
"Biko" 38 Peter Gabriel 3
"I Don't Remember" 107
1982 "Shock the Monkey" [a] 58 29 1 25 10 3 Peter Gabriel 4
"I Have the Touch" 46
1983 "I Don't Remember" (live) 62 Plays Live
"I Go Swimming" (live) 38
"Solsbury Hill" (live) 84
1984 "Walk Through the Fire" 69 Against All Odds
1986 "Sledgehammer" [b] 4 1 1 3 1 7 3 8 6 3 So
"Don't Give Up"
(with Kate Bush)
9 72 5 40 27 4 5 16
"Big Time" 13 8 3 37 15 38 11 46 25 19
"In Your Eyes" [c] 26 1 97 29 50
1987 "Red Rain" 46 _ 3 27
"Biko" (live) 49 41 non-album single
1989 "In Your Eyes" (reissue) 41 Say Anything...
"Shakin' the Tree"
(with Youssou N'Dour)
61 55 The Lion
1990 "Solsbury Hill" /
"Shaking the Tree" (with Youssou N'Dour)
57 14 26 Shaking the Tree
1992 "Digging in the Dirt" [d] 24 52 1 23 6 23 10 39 25 Us
"Steam" [e] 10 32 2 29 1 48 7 27 7
1993 "Blood of Eden"
(with 'Sinéad O'Connor)
43 73
"Kiss That Frog" [f] 46 18 36
1994 "Lovetown" [g] 49 95 17 Philadelphia
SW Live EP: "Red Rain" (live) 39 33 63 Secret World Live
1996 "While the Earth Sleeps"
(with Deep Forest)
27 Strange Days
2001 "When You're Falling"
(Afro Celt Sound System feat. Peter Gabriel) [h]
139 86 Volume 3: Further in Time
2002 "The Barry Williams Show" [i] 66 10 Up
"More Than This" 47 51
2003 "Growing Up" 47
2004 "Darkness" (remixes) 63
"Burn You Up, Burn You Down" 78 62 Hit
2007 "Salala"
(Angélique Kidjo featuring Peter Gabriel)
Djin Djin
"Whole Thing"
(with Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Karl Wallinger, Andy White)
Big Blue Ball
2008 "Burn You Up, Burn You Down"
(with Billy Cobham, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N'diaye, Jah Wobble)
"Down to Earth"
(with The Soweto Gospel Choir)
118 73 WALL•E
"—" indicates the single did not chart or was not released in given territory

Notes

a. ^ "Shock the Monkey" also reached No. 64 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 26 on the Dance Music/Club Play chart.
b. ^ "Sledgehammer" also reached No. 61 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and No. 1 on the Dance Music/Club Play chart.
c. ^ "In Your Eyes" was certified Gold by the RIAA.[58]
d. ^ "Digging in the Dirt" also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. e. ^ "Steam" also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. f. ^ "Kiss That Frog" also reached No. 18 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. g. ^ "Lovetown" also reached No. 22 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. h. ^ "When You're Falling" also reached No. 27 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.
i. ^ "The Barry Williams Show" was deemed ineligible for the UK Singles Chart, as its length broke chart regulations for single releases, therefore it was instead listed as an EP and featured on the Budget Albums Chart where it reached No. 4.

Other charting tracks[edit]

Year Song UK
[59]
US Main[48] CAN
[50]
Album
1982 "Kiss of Life" 34 Peter Gabriel 4
1986 "That Voice Again" 14 So
1993 "Secret World" 34 90 Us
2011 "Solsbury Hill" 142 New Blood

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

  • 1987 CV (video compilation album)(RIAA: Gold)
  • 1990 POV (live concert in Greece, 1987)
  • 1993 All About Us (video compilation album)
  • 1994 Secret World Live (concert DVD from the Secret World Tour 1992/93, RIAA: Platinum)
  • 2003 Growing Up Live (concert DVD from the Growing Up Tour 2002/03, RIAA: Platinum)
  • 2004 Play (compilation DVD with all of his music videos, including bonus videos and remastered sound. The music has been remixed on several tracks and the original mix is available as an alternate audio track.)
  • 2004 A Family Portrait – A Film By Anna Gabriel (Peter Gabriel's daughter, Anna Marie Gabriel, directs a film about her father's Growing Up and Still Growing Up tours)
  • 2005 Still Growing Up: Live & Unwrapped
  • 2011 New Blood: Live in London
  • 2013 Live in Athens 1987
  • 2014 Back to Front: Live in London

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1977 "Solsbury Hill" Jerry Chater, Graham Dean, Peter Gabriel
"Modern Love" Peter Medak
1980 "Games Without Frontiers" David Mallet
1982 "Shock the Monkey" Brian Grant
1983 "I Don't Remember" Marcello Anciano
1986 "Sledgehammer" Stephen R. Johnson
"Mercy Street" Matt Mahurin
"Don't Give Up" (version 1) Lol Creme, Kevin Godley
"Don't Give Up" (version 2) Jim Blashfield
"In Your Eyes" Graham Dean, Peter Gabriel
"Red Rain" Matt Mahurin
1987 "Big Time" Stephen R. Johnson
"Biko" Lol Creme
1988 "Zaar" Stefan Roloff
1990 "Shaking the Tree" Isaac Julien
1992 "Steam" Stephen R. Johnson
"Digging in the Dirt" John Downer
"Blood of Eden" Nicola Bruce, Michael Coulson
1993 "Kiss That Frog" Brett Leonard
"Come Talk to Me" Matt Mahurin
"Lovetown" Michael Coulson
2000 "The Nest That Sailed the Sky" York Tillyer
2002 "Growing Up" François Vogel
2003 "The Barry Williams Show" Sean Penn
2004 "Father, Son" Anna Gabriel
"Washing of the Water" York Tillyer
"The Drop" Glenn Marshall
"My Head Sounds Like That" Anna Gabriel

Non-album tracks[edit]

Soundtrack songs[edit]

Appears on[edit]

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