Peter Gabriel's New Blood Live in London Double Album Out Today
The release follows the release of New Blood Live in London DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D Disc which was recorded at London's iconic Hammersmith Apollo on March 23rd last year.
Dispensing with the usual rock armory of guitars and drums, Peter Gabriel and the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra re-imagine some of Peter's best known songs with breathtaking orchestral arrangements that include "In Your Eyes" "Red Rain" "Rhythm of The Heat" and "Biko" - written in honor of anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko (1946-1977). In addition, there are interpretations of Paul Simon's "The Boy in the Bubble" and Lou Reed's "The Power of the Heart".
Gabriel is a renowned live performer whose onstage charisma and instantly recognizable voice combine brilliantly with the orchestral sound palette to breathe a new sense of wonder into familiar songs.
A distinguished singer, musician, and songwriter, Gabriel rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis, before embarking on a successful solo career. Recently, he has focused on producing and promoting world music as well as pioneering digital distribution methods for music. In 2007, he was honored as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers." Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. For updates and further information, visit www.petergabriel.com.