52 Songs for 52 Weeks: Week 1 – More Than This by Peter Gabriel

Week 1 – More Than This by Peter Gabriel


Gabriel is certainly a genius but after his wildly popular albums in the 1980s some of his very best work was recorded and escaped notice.  It is certainly true of his outstanding album, UP recorded in 1995.  Dealing extensively with the  subjects of birth, life and (mostly) death, Gabriel put together one of his finest efforts.  

“More Than This” is an incredible song that has Gabriel in fine voice, telling the listener that there is much more to life than our physical surroundings – that life is just as much about those things that are unseen as those that are seen. 

Like all Gabriel songs the lyrics are quotable:

Nothing fades as fast as the future;  Nothing clings like the past


Like words, together we can make some sense.

Add in incredible musicians including David Rhodes on guitar and the legendary Tony Levin on bass – and you have more than enough reason to add More Than This to your music library. 

CJ Cheeetham

52 songs for 52 weeks will get your music collection up to par.  If you want to have a better music collection – check in each week .  Add a song a week and in one year’s time your music collection will be the envy of all your friends.

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