Coverafbeelding Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   11 piekpositie
  •   126 punten
  •   1977

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   13-02-1950
Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Peter Brian Gabriel wordt geboren op 13 februari 1950 en wordt in de jaren 70 bekend als zanger van de prog rock band Genesis. In 1975 verlaat hij de band en gaat hij solo. Zijn eerste hit scoort hij in 1977 met Solsbury HIll. Daarna blijven jarenlang de hits uit maar in 1986 is het raak met het album So en de hitsingle Sledgehammer. In 1992 verschijnt het album Us en heeft hij hits met Digging In The Dirt en Steam.

Het laatste album dateert van 2011 en luistert naar de titel New Blood.

Songtekst

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice
I did not believe the information
I just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom boom boom
"Son," he said "Grab your things,
I've come to take you home."

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
"Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home."

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,
they've come to take me home."

Songinformatie

ArtiestPeter Gabriel
 A-kant
Titel Solsbury Hill
Lengte 3:27
Componist(en) Peter Gabriel
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin
 B-kant
Titel [1977] Moribund The Burgermeister / [1990] Shaking The Tree
Lengte 4:17
Componist(en) Peter Gabriel / Peter Gabriel & Youssou N'dour
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin / Peter Gabriel, George Acogny & David Botrill
Platenlabel Charisma ((1977)) / Virgin ((1990/1991))
Catalogusnr 6073 392
Hoogste positie UK 13 (1977) & 57 (1990)
Hoogste positie US 68 (1977) & - (1990)
Album [1977] Peter Gabriel / [1990] Shaking The Tree (Sixteen Golden Greats)


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