We're still under construction on this page, but we're getting there... We'll look at some details about the the work that I did with Peter Gabriel real soon. We're putting up some pictures that I took and will publish some facts about the synthesizers and electronic devices that I used with Peter on tour and in the studio. This isn't a gossip page about Peter as a rock star; there are plenty of others about that. We'll take a look at the the technology behind some of Peter's music during the years that I worked with him.
Visit the official Peter Gabriel website at www.petergabriel.com
As Peter Gabriel's fans know, the back catalog of Peter's albums were remastered and reissued with enhanced packaging during 2002. The same graphic arts elements have been used in the SACD reissues in 2004. When the revised CDs were being put together, I was asked to contribute photographs and artifacts that I had in my collection for use in the new CD artwork. I've been given some very nice photo credits in the new packages. However, the pictures are kind of small in some cases, others are overlapped for artistic effect, and some that were in color are reproduced in black and white. I've received enough emails asking about the pictures that it seems to be a public service to post some of the larger and clearer originals here.
Click on the Peter Gabriel CD cover to go to that CD's collection of (my) photos. (warning: these pages have a lot of pictures and will take a while to load unless you have broadband access).
Here's a picture taken during the recording of Peter's first solo album (after leaving Genesis) in Toronto at Nimbus Studios during September, 1976.
Electronic music equipment used on
Peter Gabriel's first album. Clockwise from lower left:
A shot taken during the first Peter Gabriel solo tour during the winter and spring 1977. Clockwise from lower left: Micromoog, Oberheim S-2 digital sequencer with CV and Trigger switching matrix; Moog Model 15 sitting on top of two additional racks of assorted Moog modules; 360 Systems Pitch Shifter (used to process Peter's voice), Oberheim SEM, 2 Oberheim mini-sequencers, Minimoog; Moog 962 Keyboard Controller on top of Polymoog; Yamaha 8x2 mixer (from the back).
Stage photo courtesy of Brad Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the same equipment during production rehearsals for the 1977 tour:
A shot of Jerry Marotta noodling around with the synths during soundcheck for a show during the 1980 tour:
Some studio shots taken at Peter's Ashcombe Studios during the recording of PG4 ("Security") in 1981:
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This page was last updated on February 18, 2004