Peter Gabriel was the first UK owner of a Fairlight Series I digital synthesizer, the Rolls-Royce of early samplers. He introduced Kate Bush to the newly available instrument when she sang backing vocals for him on "No Self Control
" and "Games Without Frontiers
Among other things, Gabriel used the sampler to capture the sound of breaking glass – a trick Bush repeated on this song. By the time of Bush's albums The Dreaming
and Hounds Of Love
, the Fairlight CMI synthesizer had become her primary writing tool.