Peter Gabriel Catalogue Set For Release On Spotify

By Creative Media Times

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English singer-songwriter and one-time lead singer of progressive rock band Genesis is set to release his music catalog on Spotify starting Friday, May 18, the artist announced.

This includes his four self-titled solo albums, often referred to as “Car” (released in 1977), “Scratch” (1978), “Melt” (1980), and “Security” (1982), German language “Ein deutsches Album” and “Deutsches Album,” as well as albums “So”, “Us,” and “Up” and his greatest hits compilations.

According to his website, its the start of a “monthly roll-out of releases “which will include the soundtrack albums, the orchestral / song-swap albums, live albums and B-sides and remixes all being made available.”

Some of the artists’ songs are already on the platform though this is the first time that complete tracks on the albums will be available to stream on Spotify.

“So” is Gabriel’s best-selling release and was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album’s lead single “Sledgehammer” topped Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986, thanks in part to its innovative video which won nine awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, a record for most awards in a single night at the VMAs.

In 2010, Gabriel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the English rock band Genesis. A few years later, in 2014, he was inducted again, this time as a solo artist.