Peter Gabriel discography

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Peter Gabriel discography
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Peter Gabriel in 2008
Studio albums9
Live albums6
Compilation albums6
Video albums11
Music videos30
Singles43
Soundtrack albums4
Other albums4

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]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[19][20]
FRA
[21][22]
GER
[23]
ITA
[24][25]
NLD
[26]
NOR
[27]
NZ
[28]
SWE
[29]
US
[30]
Peter Gabriel/Car
  • Released: 25 February 1977
  • Label: Charisma
7 25 30 5 9 9 9 5 38 8 38
Peter Gabriel/Scratch
  • Released: 3 June 1978
  • Label: Charisma
10 50 46 2 49 48 24 45
Peter Gabriel/Melt
  • Released: 30 May 1980
  • Label: Charisma
1 29 7 1 83 22
Peter Gabriel/Security
  • Released: 8 September 1982
  • Label: Charisma
6 66 2 5 84 10 14 15 18 28
So
  • Released: 19 May 1986
  • Label: Charisma
1 5 1 12 2 1 1 1 1 2 2
Us 2 3 4 2 1 3 8 7 6 2 2
Up
  • Released: 24 September 2002
  • Label: Real World
11 37 2 4 4 1 18 11 35 6 9
Scratch My Back
  • Released: 12 February 2010
  • Label: Real World
12 59 2 4 2 3 10 11 15 5 26
New Blood
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: Real World
22 64 9 12 6 6 12 13 19 30

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
GER
[23]
ITA
[25]
NLD
[26]
SWE
[29]
US
[30]
Birdy
(Music from Birdy)
  • Released: 18 March 1985
  • Label: Charisma
51 30 162
Passion
(Music from The Last Temptation of Christ)
  • Released: 5 June 1989
  • Label: Real World
29 30 59 34 60
OVO
(Music from the Millennium Dome Show)
  • Released: 12 June 2000
  • Label: Real World
24 90 14 4 66 54
Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • Released: 16 April 2002
  • Label: Real World
78 34

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
FRA
[22]
GER
[23]
NLD
[26]
NZ
[28]
SWE
[29]
US
[30]
Plays Live
  • Released: 9 June 1983
  • Label: Charisma
8 55 40 21 25 31 44
Plays Live Highlights
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Charisma
Secret World Live
  • Released: 13 September 1994
  • Label: Real World
10 34 4 8 16 24 23
Live Blood
  • Released: 23 April 2012
  • Label: Real World
195 185 65
Back to Front: Live in London
  • Released: 23 June 2014
  • Label: Real World
Growing Up Live
  • Released: 8 February 2019
  • Label: Real World

Encore Series 2003, Encore Series 2004, Encore Series 2007, Encore Series 2009, Encore Series 2012, Encore Series 2013, Encore Series 2014 and Encore Series 2014-winter

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Notes
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
GER
[23]
ITA
[25]
NLD
[26]
NZ
[28]
SWE
[29]
SWI
[47]
US
[30]
Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats
  • Released: 20 November 1990
  • Label: Real World
11 41 12 14 18 10 27 48 contains a solo vocal remix of "Shaking the Tree" and a re-recording of "Here Comes the Flood"
Revisited
  • Released: 10 November 1992
  • Label: Atlantic
compiled by Gabriel's former label, Atlantic
Hit
  • Released: 4 November 2003
  • Label: Real World
29 25 17 34 16 100
Peter Gabriel
  • Released: 17 June 2007
  • Label: The Mail On Sunday[50]
Rated PG
  • Released: 13 April 2019
  • Label: Real World[51]
contains previously unreleased songs "Everybird", "Speak (Bol)", and "Nocturnal"
Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Released: 13 September 2019
Digital only release which contains a collection of B-sides, singles and unreleased versions of "Courage", "Curtains", "Don't Break This Rhythm", and "Slowburn"

Other albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[21]
GER
[23]
US
[30]
Ein deutsches Album
  • Released: July 1980
  • Label: Charisma
65
Deutsches Album
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: Charisma
Big Blue Ball
  • Released: 24 June 2008
  • Label: Real World
12 130
And I'll Scratch Yours
  • Released: 23 September 2013
  • Label: Real World
127 19 183

Singles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[52][53]
GER
[54]
IRE
[55]
ITA
[56][57]
NLD
[58]
FRA
[59]
NZ
[60]
US
[61]
US
Main

[61]
"Solsbury Hill" 1977 13 45 92 16 13 58 68 Peter Gabriel 1
"Modern Love"
"D.I.Y." 1978 55 Peter Gabriel 2
"Games Without Frontiers" 1980 4 44 7 36 3 36 56 48 Peter Gabriel 3
"No Self-Control" 33
"Spiel ohne Grenzen" Ein deutsches Album
"Biko" 38 Peter Gabriel 3
"I Don't Remember" 107
"Shock the Monkey" [a] 1982 58 25 10 3 36 29 1 Peter Gabriel 4
"I Have the Touch" 46
"I Don't Remember" (live) 1983 62 Plays Live
"I Go Swimming" (live) 38
"Solsbury Hill" (live) 84
"Walk Through the Fire" 1984 69 Against All Odds
"Sledgehammer" [b] 1986 4 3 1 7 3 8 6 21 3 1 1 So
"Don't Give Up"
(with Kate Bush)
9 5 40 27 4 5 36 16 72
"Big Time" 13 37 15 38 11 46 25 34 19 8 3
"In Your Eyes" [c] 97 29 50 26 1
"Red Rain" 1987 46 27 3
"Biko" (live) 49 41 Non-album single
"In Your Eyes" (reissue) 1989 41 Say Anything...
"Shakin' the Tree"
(with Youssou N'Dour) [d]
61 55 The Lion
"Solsbury Hill" /
"Shaking the Tree" (with Youssou N'Dour)
1990 57 14 26 89 Shaking the Tree
"Digging in the Dirt" [e] 1992 24 23 6 23 10 39 25 25 52 1 Us
"Steam" [f] 10 29 1 48 7 27 53 7 32 2
"Blood of Eden"
(with Sinéad O'Connor)
1993 43 73
"Kiss That Frog" [g] 46 36 18
"Lovetown" [h] 1994 49 95 17 Philadelphia
SW Live EP: "Red Rain" (live) 39 63 33 Secret World Live
"While the Earth Sleeps"
(with Deep Forest)
1996 27 Strange Days
"When You're Falling"
(Afro Celt Sound System featuring Peter Gabriel) [i]
2001 139 86 Volume 3: Further in Time
"The Barry Williams Show" [j] 2002 66 10 100 Up
"More Than This" 47 39
"Growing Up" 2003 35
"Darkness" (remixes) 2004 63
"Burn You Up, Burn You Down" 78 49 Hit
"Salala"
(Angélique Kidjo featuring Peter Gabriel)
2007 Djin Djin
"Whole Thing"
(with Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Karl Wallinger, Andy White)
Big Blue Ball
"Burn You Up, Burn You Down"
(with Billy Cobham, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N'diaye, Jah Wobble)
2008
"Down to Earth"
(with The Soweto Gospel Choir)
118 73 WALL-E
"Courage" 2013 So 25th Anniversary Box Set
"I'm Amazing" 2016 Non-album single
"The Veil"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that 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.[62]
d. ^ "Shakin' the Tree also reached No. 9 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
e. ^ "Digging in the Dirt" also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
f. ^ "Steam" also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
g. ^ "Kiss That Frog" also reached No. 18 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
h. ^ "Lovetown" also reached No. 22 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
i. ^ "When You're Falling" also reached No. 27 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.
j. ^ "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
[63]
US Main[61] CAN
[52]
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

Non-album tracks[edit]

Studio[edit]

Year Song(s) Album Notes
1976 "Strawberry Fields Forever" All This and World War II The Beatles cover
1982 "Across the River" Music and Rhythm original song
1984 "Walk Through the Fire" Against All Odds
"Out Out" Gremlins
1985 "No More Apartheid" Sun City original song with L. Shankar
1994 "Lovetown" Philadelphia original song
"Taboo" Natural Born Killers original song with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
"Summertime" The Glory of Gershwin George & Ira Gershwin cover
1995 "Party Man" Virtuosity[64] original song with The Worldbeaters
"While the Earth Sleeps" Strange Days original song with Deep Forrest
"Suzanne" Tower of Song Leonard Cohen cover
1997 "In the Sun" Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute Joseph Arthur song, originally recorded by Gabriel
1998 "That'll Do" Babe: Pig in the City original song with Paddy Maloney and The Black Dyke Mills Band, written by Randy Newman[65]
2002 "Animal Nation" The Wild Thornberrys Movie original song
2008 "Down to Earth" WALL-E

Other songs[edit]

Appears on[edit]

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 (concert DVD from the Still Growing Up Tour 2004)
  • 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
"No Self Control" N/A
1982 "Shock the Monkey" Brian Grant
1983 "I Don't Remember" Marcello Anciano
1984 "This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" Dean Winkler
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
1993 "Blood of Eden" Nicola Bruce, Michael Coulson
"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
"The Drop" Glenn Marshall
"Washing of the Water" York Tillyer
2004 "My Head Sounds Like That" Anna Gabriel
"Father, Son" Anna Gabriel

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