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New Peter Gabriel photo book set for October

Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images
Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images

Peter Gabriel’s iconic and often chameleon-like appearance will be saluted in an upcoming photo book. Loudersound.com reported Peter Gabriel: A Life In Vision, will be published on October 18th, featuring rare and never-before-seen shots of the musician from his early days co-founding and fronting Genesis, up through today. The 128-page tome is limited to 1,000 copies, “with those pre-ordering before October 1st having the chance to have their name printed on a fan page.”

The Wymer Publishing website posting on the book reads in part:

Never one to stand still, (Peter) Gabriel has constantly reinvented himself, never afraid to experiment and explore new musical avenues. His willingness to collaborate with all manner of people has also resulted in film scores and joint projects with a diverse range of artists

His passion for World Music has seen his long-standing commitment to the WOMAD Festival and outside of music political activism and humanitarian issues have played a big part in his life.

As Gabriel is close to entering his seventh decade A Life In Vision is a chronological, visual biography of his extraordinary and colourful career. From the early days of Genesis through to the present day it is crammed full of glorious photography, much of which is previously unpublished, along with a timeline narrative by Genesis aficionado Alan Hewitt.

For ordering info, log on to: wymeruk.co.uk

Side Notes:

Out now is Peter Gabriel’s latest concert film, Back To Front – Live In London. The set, which is available on DVD, Blu-ray and DVD / Blu-ray Deluxe Editions, was filmed in October 2013 at London’s O2, and captures Gabriel’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of his landmark album So.

For the year-long tour, Gabriel reunited his original So touring band from 1986 and ’87 — including bassist Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, and drummer Manu Katche — marking the first time fans saw them play the multi-platinum selling album in its entirety.

Back To Front captures a complete live performance of So from top to tail — including classics from the legendary chart-topping set, such as “Sledgehammer,” “In Your Eyes,” “Red Rain,” “Don’t Give Up,” and Big Time” — along with other Gabriel standards “Solsbury Hill,” “Shock The Monkey,” “Big Time,” “Digging In The Dirt,” “No Self Control,” and “Biko,” among others.