Steve Lillywhite On Peter Gabriel's Third Album

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hide captionPeter Gabriel's third self-titled album produced the radio hits "I Don't Remember" and "Games Without Frontiers."

On Peter Gabriel's third self-titled album, producer Steve Lillywhite made sense of the disparate elements that the sometimes-great second album could not. The 1980 release showcased a more song-oriented Gabriel, but also a bleak side of the former Genesis frontman.

In an interview with host David Dye, Lillywhite recalls laughing off the idea of recording an album with Gabriel, but both quickly found common ground in its musical direction. Music technology was moving quickly by 1980, and both men wanted to implement the new keyboard and sampling devices. While Gabriel would go on to make even better-selling albums, Peter Gabriel remains his finest moment.

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  • Album: Peter Gabriel [3]
  • Artist: Peter Gabriel
  • Label: Slowburn
  • Released: 1980
 

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