Solsbury Hill

Continuing our Peter Gabriel theme from last week, this week’s song is by Peter Gabriel from his first, self-titled, solo album. Known officially as Peter Gabriel, it is known unofficially as Car. The song is “Solsbury Hill,” which is probably the first song of his that I really fell in love with. (Some of the other songs on that first album are very forgettable.)

As you can imagine, this naming scheme was too complicated, to out there, for the geniuses that run record companies, so when the 4th album was released in 1982, it was officially (in the US at least, being home to the most brain-damaged record company executives) released as Security. This was done despite some protests from Gabriel. And in the rest of the world it is officially the 4th self-titled album by Gabriel.