Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel by Daryl Easlea
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Peter Gabriel rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer," won a record nine MTV Awards. He has won various Brits and Grammies and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. The book details his time as lead singer of Genesis from its inception until he went out on his own in 1975 as a singer-songwriter, soundtrack composer, and innovator in music videos and digital music recording and distribution. It examines how he became well known as an anti-Apartheid activist for his efforts to bring different styles of international music to the attention of the West by establishing the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) Festival, his own Real World label and recording studios, as well as the addition of world music performers and styles into his own music. It details his extensive work for Amnesty International as well as many other humanitarian efforts, such as founding his own human rights organization, Witness.