|Single by Peter Gabriel|
from the album Peter Gabriel
|B-side||Moribund the Burgermeister|
|Format||vinyl record (7")|
|Label||Atco Records / Charisma Records|
|Peter Gabriel singles chronology|
|Single by Erasure|
from the album Other People's Songs
|Released||January 6, 2003|
|Erasure singles chronology|
"Solsbury Hill" is a song by British musician Peter Gabriel, about a spiritual experience atop Solsbury Hill in Somerset, England. Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950 in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English Musician and Songwriter. Mysticism (from the Greek grc μυστικός mystikos, an initiate of a Mystery religion) is the pursuit of communion with identity This article is about the hill called Solsbury near the city of Bath. Somerset ( or) is a county in south west England The County town is Taunton, which is in the south of the county Gabriel wrote the song after his departure from the progressive rock band Genesis, of which he had been the lead singer since its inception, explaining the reasons behind his departure. Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967 With approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists It was his debut single. The single was a Top 20 hit in the UK and reached # 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It has been used in a number of movies, for example in the soundtracks of the 2001 film Vanilla Sky, and the 2004 film In Good Company, in addition to The Shining "mash-up" trailer 'Shining'. Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American Psychological thriller Film, which has been variously characterized by published film critics as "an odd In Good Company is a 2004 Comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Weitz, the co-director of About a Boy. Likewise, the song has been covered by many artists, including moe., Dave Matthews, Erasure, Sarah McLachlan, Saga and others. moe is an American Jam band, formed at the University at Buffalo in 1990 David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African now naturalized American, Grammy award-winning Erasure are an English Synth pop duo formed by Songwriter and Keyboardist Vince Clarke and Singer Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Grammy -winning Canadian Musician, singer and Saga is a Progressive rock quintet formed in Oakville Ontario, Canada.
The song uses the rare septuple (7/4) meter time signature for the vast majority of the song. The time signature (also known as " meter signature" is a notational convention used in Western Musical notation to specify how many beats The last two measures of each chorus are in 4/4.
"Solsbury Hill" was recorded by British synth pop duo Erasure in 2003 for their cover versions album Other People's Songs. Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave and Pop music in which the Synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument Erasure are an English Synth pop duo formed by Songwriter and Keyboardist Vince Clarke and Singer In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Originally conceived as a solo project for singer Andy Bell, Erasure released Other People's Songs, once Vince Clarke became involved and the The track was chosen for the album by Erasure member Vince Clarke. Vince Clarke (born Vincent John Martin in South Woodford, London, on July 3 1960) is an English pop Clarke and singer Andy Bell turned the song into a mid-tempo electronic dance tune, displaying the signature Erasure sound. This article is about the lead singer of Erasure; there is also Andy Bell (musician, a member of the band Oasis. Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production The only major change made to the structure of the song was the modification of the 7/4 time signature to a more basic 4/4 -- except for the chorus, which slips back into 7/4 time for one line. The time signature (also known as " meter signature" is a notational convention used in Western Musical notation to specify how many beats
Mute Records released the song as a single in the UK and the U. Mute Records is a Record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single "T S. "Solsbury Hill" returned Erasure to the Top 10 of the UK singles chart for the first time in nine years. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry It peaked at number twenty-nine in Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.