Genesis was an English rock band that released fifteen studio albums between 1969 and 1997. They formed as a baroque-psych quintet at Charterhouse school and cut their debut album, From Genesis to Revelation, under the guidance of producer Jonathan King. The original lineup featured singer Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, guitarist Anthony Phillips, and bassist […]

Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1980)

Peter Gabriel — aka the “melting face” album — is the third consecutive self-titled solo album from Peter Gabriel. The album was issued in 1980 by Geffen after having been rejected by the artist’s longtime label Atlantic. Stylistically, the songs experiment with the buzzy, trebly sonorities of the day. Percussive ethno sounds course through “No […]

Genesis ‎– From Genesis to Revelation (1969)

From Genesis to Revelation is the 1969 debut album from English quintet Genesis. Recorded in 1968 while the teenage members were still enrolled at Charterhouse boarding school, the album was produced by eccentric pop maestro Jonathan King. Mood-wise, the album ranges from orchestral melodrama (“In the Wilderness”) and lithe romanticism (“One Day”) to haunting suspense […]

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel [II] (1978)

Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by English singer–musician Peter Gabriel, released on June 3, 1978, on Charisma (UK) and Atlantic (US). It’s alternately known as Peter Gabriel II (or “scratch,” a reference to the cover) to avoid confusion with his 1977 release Peter Gabriel. The album was produced by Robert Fripp, who plays […]

Phil Collins ‎– No Jacket Required (1985)

No Jacket Required is the third solo album by English musician/vocalist Phil Collins, released in 1985 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Sussudio” (4:23) A2. “Only You Know and I Know” (4:20) A3. “Long Long Way to Go” (4:20) A4. “I Don’t Wanna Know” (4:12) A5. “One More Night” (4:47) B1. “Don’t Lose My Number” (4:46) B2. […]

Peter Gabriel – Security (1982)

Security is the North American title of the fourth eponymous studio album by Peter Gabriel, released on September 6, 1982, on Charisma (UK) and Geffen (US, Canada). Its lead-off single, “Shock the Monkey,” became a staple of early MTV. This is Gabriel’s fourth solo album after his 1975 departure from Genesis. Gabriel self-titled his first […]

Genesis ‎– Selling England by the Pound (1973)

Selling England by the Pound is the fifth studio album by English symphonic-rock quintet Genesis, released in 1973 on Charisma/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight” (8:02) A2. “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” (4:03)* A3. “Firth of Fifth” (9:36) A4. “More Fool Me” (3:10) B1. “The Battle of Epping Forest” (11:43) […]

Genesis ‎– The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is the sixth studio album by English symphonic-rock quintet Genesis, released in 1974 on Charisma/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (4:52) A2. “Fly on a Windshield” (2:47) A3. “Broadway Melody of 1974” (2:11) A4. “Cuckoo Cocoon” (2:14) A5. “In the Cage” (8:15) A6. “The Grand Parade […]

Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1977)

Peter Gabriel — alternately referred to as the “rainy windshield” album — is the first of four self-titled solo albums by English musician/vocalist Peter Gabriel, released in 1977 on Charisma and Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Moribund the Burgermeister” (4:19) A2. “Solsbury Hill” (4:20) A3. “Modern Love” (3:37) A4. “Excuse Me” (3:20) A5. “Humdrum” (3:23) B1. “Slowburn” […]

Genesis ‎– Trespass (1970)

Trespass is the second album by English five-piece Genesis, released in 1970 on Charisma. Recorded two years after their debut, the album witnesses the band’s leap into multi-movement song-form — an approach carried most elaborately through the slow, shifting development of “Stagnation” and across the roaring, flaming intensity of “The Knife.” Elsewhere, the emotional tenderness […]

Genesis ‎– Nursery Cryme (1971)

Nursery Cryme is the third album by English symphonic-rock quintet Genesis, released in 1971 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “The Musical Box” (10:28) A2. “For Absent Friends” (1:46) A3. “The Return of the Giant Hogweed” (8:12) B1. “Seven Stones” (5:10) B2. “Harold the Barrel” (2:59) B3. “Harlequin” (2:56) B4. “The Fountain of Salmacis” (7:55) Credits: Tony […]

Genesis ‎– Foxtrot (1972)

Foxtrot is the fourth album by English symphonic-rock quintet Genesis, released in 1972 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “Watcher of the Skies” (7:21) A2. “Time Table” (4:47) A3. “Get ‘Em Out by Friday” (8:35) A4. “Can-Utility and the Coastliners” (5:45) B1. “Horizons” (1:39) B2. “Supper’s Ready” (22:57) –a. “Lover’s Leap” –b. “The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man” […]

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel is an English singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and activist with a career in music dating back to the late 1960s. He rose to prominence as the vocalist of Genesis, which he fronted for six albums between 1969 and 1974. As a solo artist, he issued four self-titled albums on Charisma between 1977 and 1982. […]