Peter Gabriel - British Music
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
One of the world’s most innovative and versatile artists of pop-rock, the ex-vocalist of the popular rock band Genesis, Peter Gabriel is the star of Eurochannel. In the channel’s new exclusive special, the musician speaks about his career and his latest album, Scratch My Back, released in February of this year. Eurochannel will also air video clips of Peter Gabriel which attract attention for their extreme originality.
Peter Gabriel left Genesis in 1975 and began an exciting solo career. He released his first album, Peter Gabriel, in 1977. Afterwards he released two more albums with the same title. The one released in 1980 had the greatest impact thanks to the song “Biko”, about murdered anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko. With the daring electronic song “Shock the Monkey”, he starred in an innovative music video. Still, his finest album was 1986’s Solo which included songs such as “In Your Eyes”, “Big Time”, “Don’t Give Up”, and of course, “Sledgehammer.” His most recent CDs are Up (2002) and Hit (2003)
In 1984, he won an award in Cannes for his work on the soundtrack for Birdy by Alan Parker. He was also responsible for soundtracks for Martin Scorsese films like The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
Now, with Scratch My Back, Gabriel covers famous songs by other artists like Lou Reed’s “The Power of the Heart”, Elbow’s “Mirrorball”, Neil Young’s “Philadelphia”, David Bowie’s “Heroes”, and The Arcade Fire’s “My Body is a Cage.” The 12 songs feature Peter Gabriel’s voice accompanied by the classic sounds of a symphony orchestra.