Without Frontiers: The Life & Music of Peter Gabriel

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Omnibus Press, Sep 17, 2013 - Music - 372 pages
He became famous with Genesis but simply to call Peter Gabriel a pop star would be to sell him very short indeed. A quintessential Englishman, he has since pursued several overlapping careers, bringing to each of them his trademark preoccupation with quality control and restless curiosity.

In 1975, after leaving the band that made him famous he diversified into writing movie soundtracks, various audio-visual ventures, tireless charity work and supporting major peace initiatives. He also became world music’s most illustrious champion, launching the WOMAD festival and recording solo albums that featured musicians from every corner of the globe. These and several other careers make writing Peter Gabriel’s biography an unusually challenging task, but Daryl Easlea has undertaken hours of new interviews with key friends, musicians, aides and confidants to get to the very heart and soul of Peter Gabriel, his music and his complex life. The result is an extraordinary biography of an extraordinary man.

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Daryl Easlea’s Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel provides an exhaustive look at the man’s career, but much less so his life; and the scholarly approach and heavy reliance on ... Read full review


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