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Peter Gabriel: An Authorized Biography [Hardcover]

Spencer Bright
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Feb 1988
An account of the life and work of one of the world's most successful rock musicians. Educated at a typical British public school, Gabriel was primarily attracted to music and composing. As lead singer of the group Genesis, Gabriel became known for his radical changes in personal appearance and stage presence, but he left the group at the height of their popularity. Bright analyzes the ten years that followed, the periods of reclusiveness which alternated with painstaking work on new records and his growing success as a solo performer. He also looks at the major influences on Gabriel's life - the books and non-musical ideas, his marriage and family life and suggests how they have contributed to his work. Spencer Bright has relied upon conversations with some of Gabriel's closest associates as well as Gabriel himself to present a portrait of the winner of the 1987 best male artist award.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd; Reprint edition (Feb 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0283994983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0283994982
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,143,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ok as far as it goes, which is to the eighties. Not as much detail about the music as I would have liked, or about much else really. Don't know if Spencer ever updated it, but there are probably better books out there on this subject
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little dated, a little unfocused 3 April 2014
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This is an authorized biography that does not steer away from private issues until they become too private and it does. As one would expect. It's fun to read, to see where someone as technologically advanced as Peter Gabriel was at in the last years of the 80s and what a visionary he really is.
My main reservation about this book is that sometimes there are long passages about certain projects that never happened and are really not that interesting that they merit a long description like that. I know people are obsessed with Alejandro Jodorowsky but I don't think his collaboration with Peter Gabriel ever happened. Sometimes the inspirations of the generation coming of age in the 60s and 70s can seem a little baffling in retrospect. In any case, this is a good time capsule of what Gabriel did before 1990 but don't expect to be swept away or inspired too much.
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