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Art Rock
  • Artista:
    Peter Gabriel
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  • Género:
  • Estilo:
    Art Rock
  • Fecha de publicación:
    Aug 1980
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  • Tamaño Versión FLAC
    1752 mb
  • Tamaño Versión MP3
    1959 mb
  • Tamaño Versión WMA
    2639 mb
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  • Registro de:
    Vinyl, 7", Single, 33 ⅓ RPM

Lista de canciones

1Jetzt Kommt Die Flut
Written-By – Gabriel
Arranged By – Gray, Egnos, GabrielWritten-By – Traditional
Written-By – Gabriel


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CB 370-12, CB 370 12Peter Gabriel Biko ‎(12")Charisma, CharismaCB 370-12, CB 370 12UK1980
CBDJ 370Peter Gabriel Biko ‎(7", Single, Promo)CharismaCBDJ 370UK1980
6000 564Peter Gabriel Biko ‎(12", Maxi)Charisma6000 564France1980
6000 492Peter Gabriel Biko ‎(12", Maxi)Charisma6000 492Germany1980
CB 370 Peter Gabriel Biko ‎(7", Single)CharismaCB 370 Ireland1980


  • EngineerDavid Lord
  • Engineer [Original Tapes]Hugh Padgham
  • ProducerPeter Gabriel
  • Producer [Original Tapes]Steve Lillywhite


This is a 7" pressing, although it has the same catalogue number as the 12".
B2 is a German version of "Here Comes The Flood".

A & B2: Peter Gabriel Ltd./Hit & Run Music Pub Ltd
B1: Diplomat Music
℗ 1980 Charisma Records Ltd
Original sound recording made by Charisma Records Ltd
Marketed and distributed by Phonogram Ltd.
Track durations not listed on the release.

From the back cover:

Bantu Stephen Biko was a young South African leader who died in 1977 as a result of injuries received during interrogations by the South African Security Police. For further information, I would suggest the book 'Biko' by Donald Woods on Penguin.

Why the song:
I believe Steve Biko was very important. He could have been a very positive force in Africa and a leader young people all over the world could have identified with.

When I heard of Steve Biko's detention on the radio, I was sure that publicity would protect him. World attention had been attracted to the large number of prison suicides: slipping in showers, jumping from windows and hanging . . . I was shocked one breakfast to hear of his death and wrote some thoughts down in my diary which were to be the start of the lyrics two years later.

Why put it out differently:
Some people have questioned the motive for putting this out as a 12" and a single when two other singles have been taken off the album.

Firstly I wanted the song to be available to anyone who did not want to spend the money for an album, secondly I would like to hear it on the radio and thirdly, since recording it in another language I have approached the mix differently and wanted to have an alternate version available in English. The vocal track has been re-recorded and the track re-mixed.

What 'Shosholoza' means:
Shosholoza (Go in Peace) was one of the tracks off the soundtrack lp 'Dingaka' that inspired the direction for the music of the song 'Biko'. The original is an unaccompanied chant to which I have added an arrangement and a new rhythmic section of the song.

Thanks to Mercury Records Inc. for permission to use "Shosholoza".

The proceeds of this song go to the Steve Biko Black Consciousness Movement. Thanks to Charisma Records for their contribution.

Re-recorded and re-mixed at Crescent Studios, Bath.

Códigos de barras

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): CB 370 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): CB 370 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): CB 370 A1 Z JONZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): CB 370 B2 34 Z SOUND CLINIC


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Charisma Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Peter Gabriel Ltd.
  • Published By – Hit & Run Music (Publishers) Limited
  • Published By – Diplomat Music
  • Marketed By – Polygram Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Polygram Ltd.



Biko is an anti-apartheid protest song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It was released by Charisma Records as a single from Gabriel's eponymous third album in 1980. The song is a musical eulogy, inspired by the death of the black South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in police custody on 12 September 1977. Gabriel wrote the song after hearing of Biko's death on the news. Influenced by Gabriel's growing interest in African musical styles, the song carried a sparse two-tone beat. Biko - Peter Gabriel. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Текст песни: September '77 Port Elizabeth weather fine It was business as usual In police room by Peter Gabriel, released 22 May 1980 September '77 Port Elizabeth weather fine It was business as usual In police room 619 Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko Yihla Moja. Vinyl version of Peter Gabriel's third solo album. The album has been half speed remastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering and comes with a hi-res download code. Includes unlimited streaming of Peter Gabriel 3 Melt via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. Buy RecordVinyl. Biko was third single to be taken from Peters third solo album and it was released in August 1980. This single version of the song was written and produced by Peter, re-recorded and re-mixed at Crescent Studios, Bath and engineered by David Lord. Original tapes were engineered by Hugh Padgham and produced by Steve Lillywhite. The song features Jerry Marotta on drums, Phil Collins on surdo, David Rhodes on guitar, Larry Fast on bagpipes and synth, screeches by David Ferguson and Peter on piano and drum pattern. The single cover contains information about Stephen Biko and Peters rationale for. Watch the video for Biko from Peter Gabriel's Shaking the Tree for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The song was included on Gabriel's third album, Peter Gabriel 1980. It is about Steve Biko, a noted black South African anti-apartheid activist. Biko had been arrested by the South African police in late August 1977. After being held in custody for several days, he was interrogated in room 619 of the Walmer Street prison in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Following the interrogation, during which he sustained serious head injuries, Biko was transferred to a prison in Pretoria, where he died shortly after read more. Peter Gabriel - Biko 1987. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Classic Rock. Peter Gabriel. Songs in album Peter Gabriel - Biko 1987. Peter Gabriel - Biko Live July 27 1987 Cleveland. Peter Gabriel - No More Apartheid. Peter Gabriel - I Have The Touch 85 Remix. Peter Gabriel is the third eponymous solo album by English rock musician Peter Gabriel, released on 23 May 1980 by Charisma Records. The album has been acclaimed as Gabriel's artistic breakthrough as a solo artist and for establishing him as one of rock's most ambitious and innovative musicians. Gabriel also explored more overtly political material with two of his most famous singles, the anti-war song Games Without Frontiers which became a No. 4 hit and remains his joint highest charting single in. Peter Gabriel said in the Under African Skies documentary: 'Biko' was a more overt political song than the work of Graceland, but Graceland introduced millions of people around the world to what was wonderful about South African music. It made people feel good, want to dance - there were so many positives in Africa, yet most of us still have this image of a child surrounded by flies or Africa as a basket case that needs help. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Peter Gabriel

A record that could only be written by a genius. From the record to the sleeve, Gabriel's motifs are quite clear - a shout against totalitarian brutality and injustice; the brutal death of the South African martyr as directed by the Apartheid authorities didn't go unnoticed and this song is a clear reminder of the ultimate sadness and gruesome politics. While eternally condemning the (now-declined) racist regime of South Africa, 'Biko' still echoes this frustrating state of being, as the world today continues to stumble upon greed, power and corruption, causing righteousness to perish further into oblivion.

Despite the menacing drumming and accompanying chants that mercilessly fight against prejudice during the song, there is still space left for optimism. A tiny air of hope. Gabriel sings with suppressed sadness - but everytime he stands towards the glorifying bagpipes arrangement, breaking down into 'Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja - The man is dead', he unleashes the moment of shedding an honest tear. 'Shosholoza' is understandably a conceptual part to the main track, while the German-titled 'Jetzt Kommt Die Flut' addresses rage against Apartheid's monstruous act of Biko's dismissal.

'Biko' is a truly thought-provoking piece - a hit that condemns pop-music as form of entertainment. The 12" version needs no specific introduction - like the original album version, this one is a fight-against adventure all of its own, extended and more confrontational towards racist violence.

A shocking collage on the rear cover of the single, juxtaposing severe burns on Biko's body with everyday leisure life, serves the warning purpose alone - but once you hear the music contents, it certainly won't make you indifferent - but politically aware. World, are you listening?