He became famous with Genesis but simply to call Peter Gabriel a pop star would be to sell him very short indeed.
Peter Gabriel has pursued several overlapping careers; neither becoming a parody of his past self nor self-consciously seeking new images, he instead took his creativeness and perfectionism into fresh fields. In 1975 he diversified into film soundtracks and audio-visual ventures, while engaging in tireless charity work and supporting major peace initiatives. He has also become world music’s most illustrious champion since launching WOMAD festival.
These, and several other careers, make writing Peter Gabriel’s biography an unusually challenging task, but Daryl Easlea has undertaken countless hours of interviews with key friends, musicians, aides and confidants.
Updated and revised for 2018, Without Frontiers gets to the heart of the psychological threads common to so many of Gabriel’s disparate endeavours and in the end a picture emerges: an extraordinary picture of an extraordinary man.
Extra digital features include an interactive digital timeline of Peter Gabriel's life, filled with pictures and videos of live performances, interviews and more.
‘The peculiar, white-lipped dynamic between Gabriel and his erstwhile Charterhouse chums in Genesis is vividly evoked’
– Record Collector
‘A truly wonderful biography of one of the most amazing artists of our time. Highly recommended.’
– Douglas Harr, author of ‘Rockin’ the City of Angels’