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Song of the Day: “Solsbury Hill” by Peter Gabriel

Being a Peter Gabriel fan is never boring.  He is a musical innovator that constantly tests songwriting boundaries.   He also writes lyrics that have layers of depth and complexity.   Peter is the consummate artist who regularly displays a strong social consciousness through his work and philanthropic activities.  I am always intrigued by where his musical interests and ever evolving worldview will take him (and his audience) next.  If you haven’t seen him live, I highly encourage you to do so.   The show is as much a visual as musical experience.  He has also produced one of the best live albums I’ve ever heard – Peter Gabriel Plays Live.

I never get tired of the song Solsbury Hill.”  I’ve heard many different interpretations of what it supposedly is about.  Everything from his leaving his role as lead singer of the band Genesis to his decision to pursue an artistic life.  I’ve even heard people say it is an allegorical view of the life of Jesus Christ.  That’s the great thing about Peter’s songs – they become what you make of them.


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