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PETER GABRIEL LAUNCHES NEW CD-ROM, XPLORA 1; AN INTERACTIVE JOURNEY THROUGH PETER GABRIEL'S SECRET WORLD

 NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned musician Peter Gabriel, along with entertainment software company Interplay Productions Inc., held a press conference in New York City on Dec. 6 to unveil Gabriel's new CD-ROM software, XPLORA 1 Peter Gabriel's Secret World. Co-produced by his newly formed Real World Multi-Media company and Steve Nelson of the U.S.-based company Brilliant Media, XPLORA is the first product of its kind to be released in the world.
 Gabriel, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, hosted the demonstration and launch party at the Hard Rock Cafe with several hundred entertainment and technology media, as well as business executives interested in this unique convergence of art and technology.
 Initially for use with Macintosh computers (plans to extend compatibility to other systems are already under way), the CD-ROM features Gabriel as your on-screen guide, helping the user to: explore the production of music, videos and artwork behind his latest album "Us," take an in-depth look at artists, events and instruments from the scenes at some of the world's premier music events, including the BRITS, the Grammys, and a WOMAD festival; as well as the chance to look around and work in Real World Studios, his state of the art studio complex in Wiltshire, England.
 One hundred minutes of video, over 30 minutes of audio, 100 full- color photographic images and a book's worth of text are included in XPLORA 1.
 Gabriel's new CD-ROM title is available in music stores, video outlets, traditional computer software stores and consumer electronics outlets nationwide. Tower Records and Wherehouse Entertainment have already signed up to carry the new title, in addition to Blockbuster Video, Software Etc. and Nobody Beats the Wiz.
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