Games Without Frontiers – Peter Gabriel (1980)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel. The record was released in 1980, on the Charisma record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a Microsoft X-Box vintage video game controller.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Games Without Frontiers
Media Artist/s: Peter Gabriel
Record Label: Charisma
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Alternative Rock

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Peter Gabriel – The Artist

Peter Gabriel (born1950) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel launched a successful solo career. Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982.[ He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has also been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts and has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, and co-founded the Witness human rights organisation.

Games Without Frontiers – The Song

Games Without Frontiers  is a song written and recorded by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It was released on his 1980 self-titled solo album and included backing vocals by Kate Bush. The song’s lyrics are interpreted as a commentary on war and international diplomacy being like children’s games. The single became Gabriel’s first top-10 hit in the United Kingdom. The song’s title refers to Jeux Sans Frontières, a long-running TV show broadcast in several European countries, in which teams of residents representing a town or city in one of the participating countries would compete in games of skill while frequently dressed in bizarre costumes. While some games were simple races, others allowed one team to obstruct another. The British version was titled It’s a Knockout, which Gabriel references in the lyrics.

Video Game Controller – The Shape

The Video game controller is a device that enables a player to control their character or device within a video game. They have evolved over the years but usually consist of a series of buttons that are programmed to access various moves or features. They have replaced the original video game joystick. This particular controller more closely resembles that of the Microsoft X-Box Controller.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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