"Peter Gabriel" is the fourth album released by the British progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel. This album was originally released as Gabriel's fourth eponymous album, this album was released in the USA as "Security"


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Album Description & Collectors information:

The year was 1982, and the air was thick with anticipation as music lovers eagerly awaited the release of Peter Gabriel's fourth studio album. Gabriel had already established himself as a visionary musician and a master of theatrical performances. His previous albums had captivated audiences with their eclectic blend of progressive rock, art-pop, and experimental soundscapes. With his self-titled albums, Gabriel had created a unique musical identity that pushed the boundaries of rock music.

As the needle delicately touched the surface of the 12" LP vinyl album, a wave of enchanting melodies washed over the listener. Opening with the atmospheric track "The Rhythm of the Heat," Gabriel immediately established the album's hypnotic and ethereal atmosphere. The song's tribal rhythms and haunting vocal harmonies set the stage for a musical journey unlike any other.

"San Jacinto," a highlight of the album, showcased Gabriel's ability to create evocative narratives through his lyrics. The song transported listeners to the sacred lands of the Native Americans, as Gabriel's mesmerizing vocals whispered tales of spiritual awakening and human connection. The intricate guitar work and atmospheric synthesizers provided a sonic backdrop that enhanced the song's emotional depth.

Throughout the album, Gabriel's keen sense of experimentation shone brightly. Tracks like "Shock the Monkey" and "I Have the Touch" blended elements of new wave and world music, adding a fresh and innovative twist to the prog rock genre. Gabriel's charismatic vocals, infused with raw emotion, brought the lyrics to life and connected with listeners on a deep level.

One of the standout moments of the album was "Wallflower," a hauntingly beautiful ballad that showcased Gabriel's vulnerability as a songwriter. The delicate piano chords and introspective lyrics created a sense of intimacy, as if Gabriel was baring his soul to the listener. The song's gentle crescendo, accompanied by rich orchestrations, evoked a powerful emotional response.

As the album reached its climax with "Lay Your Hands on Me," Gabriel's sonic tapestry unfolded in all its glory. The pulsating basslines and infectious rhythms created an irresistible groove, while Gabriel's impassioned vocals urged listeners to seek unity and connection. The track's infectious energy filled the air, leaving the audience yearning for more.

Peter Gabriel - 4, known as Security in the USA, solidified Gabriel's reputation as a true innovator and one of the driving forces of the prog rock movement. His ability to fuse diverse musical elements with thought-provoking lyrics and captivating performances showcased his visionary approach to music-making. With this album, Gabriel proved once again that he was an artist unafraid to push boundaries and explore new sonic territories.

This album "PETER GABRIEL - 4 aka Security" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Music Genre:

  British Progressive Rock 

Album Production Information:


The album: "PETER GABRIEL - 4 aka Security" was produced by: David Lord and Peter Gabriel

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): David Lord, Neil Perry

Album cover design: Malcolm Poynter, Peter Gabriel, David Gardner

Record Label Information:

  The Famous Charisma Label 6302 201

Record Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1982 Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: PETER GABRIEL - 4 aka Security
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Peter Gabriel - vocals, keyboards
  • Tony Levin - bass
  • David Rhodes - guitar
  • Jerry Marotta - drums, percussion
  • Larry Fast - synthesizers
  • John Ellis - bass vocals
  • Roberto Laneri - treated saxophone
  • Morris Pert - timbales
  • Stephen Paine - Fairlight CMI
  • David Lord - synthesizers
  • Peter Hammill - backing vocals
  • Jill Gabriel - bass vocals
  • Tony Levin - Bass
  • David Rhodes - Guitar
  • Ekome Dance Company - Ghanaian drums
  • Simon Phillips - Drums
  • Chris Hughes - LinnDrum
Complete Track-listing of the album "PETER GABRIEL - 4 aka Security"

The detailed tracklist of this record "PETER GABRIEL - 4 aka Security" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "The Rhythm of the Heat" - 5:15
  2. "San Jacinto" - 6:21
  3. "I Have the Touch" - 4:30
  4. "The Family and the Fishing Net" - 7:08
    Side Two:
  1. "Shock the Monkey" - 5:23
  2. "Lay Your Hands on Me" - 6:03
  3. "Wallflower" - 6:30
  4. "Kiss of Life" - 4:17
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Breaking Boundaries: The Innovative and Genre-Defying Early Discography of Peter Gabriel

PETER GABRIEL Solo Band Description:

  Peter Gabriel is a prominent British singer, songwriter, and musician who has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than five decades. Born on February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England, Gabriel initially rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel embarked on a solo career that would establish him as a critically acclaimed artist and a pioneer in the world music genre.

Gabriel's early years were marked by a passion for music and a desire to create unique sounds. He formed Genesis in 1967 with fellow students at the Charterhouse School in Godalming, Surrey. The band's early music was heavily influenced by progressive rock, but Gabriel quickly developed a reputation for his flamboyant stage performances and innovative use of costumes and props.

Despite the success of Genesis, Gabriel left the band in 1975 to pursue a solo career. His first album, titled "Peter Gabriel" and released in 1977, was a critical and commercial success. The album's blend of rock, world music, and experimental sounds established Gabriel as a unique and visionary artist. This was followed by "Peter Gabriel II" in 1978, which further cemented Gabriel's reputation as a genre-defying artist.

Throughout the 1980s, Gabriel continued to push boundaries with his music and performances. He released a string of hit albums, including "Peter Gabriel III" (1980), "Security" (1982), and "So" (1986), which featured the hit singles "Sledgehammer" and "In Your Eyes." Gabriel's music during this time was heavily influenced by world music, and he frequently collaborated with musicians from different cultures.

In addition to his music, Gabriel was also known for his pioneering use of music videos and his interest in new technologies. He was one of the first artists to experiment with the emerging medium of music videos, producing visually stunning and thought-provoking videos for his songs. He was also an early adopter of digital recording and computer technology, and he continued to explore new ways of creating and distributing music throughout his career.

In the 1990s, Gabriel continued to release critically acclaimed albums, including "Us" (1992) and "Up" (2002), but he also focused more on humanitarian work and activism. He founded the human rights organization Witness in 1992, which uses video technology to document and expose human rights abuses around the world. He also co-founded the Elders, a group of global leaders who work to promote peace and human rights.

Gabriel's legacy is one of artistic innovation and social consciousness. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including multiple Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. He continues to be an influential figure in music and technology, and his work has inspired generations of musicians and activists.