Peter Gabriel's iconic and often chameleon-like appearance will be saluted in an upcoming photo book. reported Peter Gabriel: A Life In Vision, will be published on October 18th, featuring rare and never-before-seen shots of the musician from his early days co-founding and fronting Genesis, up through today. The 128-page tome is limited to 1,000 copies, “with those pre-ordering before October 1st having the chance to have their name printed on a fan page.”

The Wymer Publishing website posting on the book reads in part:

Never one to stand still, (Peter) Gabriel has constantly reinvented himself, never afraid to experiment and explore new musical avenues. His willingness to collaborate with all manner of people has also resulted in film scores and joint projects with a diverse range of artists

His passion for World Music has seen his long-standing commitment to the WOMAD Festival and outside of music political activism and humanitarian issues have played a big part in his life.

As Gabriel is close to entering his seventh decade A Life In Vision is a chronological, visual biography of his extraordinary and colourful career. From the early days of Genesis through to the present day it is crammed full of glorious photography, much of which is previously unpublished, along with a timeline narrative by Genesis aficionado Alan Hewitt.

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School friend and Genesis band-mate Tony Banks feels that Peter Gabriel's early over-the-top theatrics played a crucial part in gaining the band the attention they otherwise never would've received: “Well I think the Gabriel thing was very important in the early days, 'cause it gave us an identity and y'know, you kind of stand out from the crowd. There were a lot of other groups who were out there doing the circuit that we were doing. But I think when Peter came on with all his costumes and makeup and everything, it made people remember us, and he was a very important part of our thing. And I think we all enjoyed the sort of, the idea of trying to do more than just play music onstage. We were all conscious of the fact that none of us were what you would call typical rock n' roll performers — we didn't. . . play with your teeth and everything, so it was a way of kind of getting around it.”

Peter Gabriel admitted that he’s always been in the right place at the right time to help further his craft: “I just think I’m very fortunate because I’ve worked with extraordinarily people, great musicians. For me, it’s not about rock n’ roll or any label. I think it was (Count) Basie who said ‘There’s only two kinds of music — good and bad.’ And that’s what I subscribe to.”