Papa John23 March 2008 at 4:51pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm new on this forum. Does anyone know if Peter has any plans for a brand new PG full length CD? If so, when is it planned to be released?
Eager to know.
doc27 March 2008 at 11:35pmPosts: 33 (0 today)Status: offline
don`t hold your breath.
peter is very slow,
i am amazed he takes so long,
his work is second to none but shees
does he have to make us wait so long
CSG28 March 2008 at 2:55amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I am new here, too and I have been wondering if it was time for something new. Here's hopin'!
G-BO!26 April 2008 at 8:49pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
Pete's stuff is so good its logical it takes so long. im glad he doesnt rush it. I hope his new record builds on some of the ideas he does on "Up".
Tchenss27 April 2008 at 4:38amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I think Peter should do a simpler album as his next. Not as produced, more minimalist. "Here Comes the Flood" is an example of such an approach and Mc Carney did that with "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard".
Gabriel's voice an melodies are so strong, it would stand up and be more intimate. It would sound fresher from him because even if he found a unique style an innovated production wise, he gave his albums almot the same kind of treatment since the 80's. Plus it would be less time consumming for him to produce and us to wait.
Crypto28 April 2008 at 6:11pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with Tchenss. I enjoyed Peter's last album, altough I thought it was darker and "colder" than "Us", with themes mostly about death and introspection and a powerful electronic sound. But I can't help wondering what an unplugged version of it would sound like. Or a much more simplified one, done with more acoustic instruments (I think "The drop" was great, by the way). I'm really looking forward to this "Big Blue Ball" album, even though I know it's not technically a brand new album, having been in production for about 15 years (!!!). As for the upcoming "I/O" album or whatever it will be called.I think "simpler" would translate into more "more natural", and that's how I would like it to be. Let's hope it won't take Peter another 15 years to make .
deeksyboy30 April 2008 at 1:27pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
"and Mc Carney did that with "
Is that some rapper who covers Beatles songs?
Papa John20 May 2008 at 5:12pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you Doc for your reply and to all the rest of you Gabriel fans,
Personally I am hoping and waiting for a new PG album where he builds on to the musical ideas and style he expressed on US. Strong melodies like in "Blood of Eden" and lots of rythmic influences from Africa.
That's what I mostly would like to hear and see when goes on tour.
Respect, peace and love to all of you.
shakingtheC23 May 2008 at 8:05amPosts: 28 (0 today)Status: offline
I was wondering about this too. It DOES seem to take a good while for Peter to come out with new stuff now and then and the anticipation is KILLING ME too! I love his work and hope he puts sommin new out for us all real soon!
Rinus6 June 2008 at 4:07pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
Iam waiting for a new album as hard as all of you do. I am going to buy this blue ball stuff. On the next album I would like to hear Peters voice without any technical schnickschnack (thats german)
nira6126 June 2008 at 2:48pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I thought I had read somewhere (possibly last year) that PG was working on an album which was to be called I/O that was to be released during 2008. Now, that does not seem to be the case, with the Big Blue Ball project being released instead, but I'm truly hoping another PG album with new material will be released soon. I'm looking forward to hearing how he has developed since the last album. I am also looking forward to another tour. Until then, let's enjoy the Big Blue Ball CD.
All the best,
piikea1 July 2008 at 9:29pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
He IS too freakin' slow.
I seem to have read awhile ago where he was considering a stripped down, more intimate tour next time out. Not so electronic & such. I love that outtake "Nocturnals". He could follow that direction, sort of acoustic with minimal extras.
BBBall is great but not that much PG content. Have to hold us over for a few years.
sound junky3 July 2008 at 12:32pmPosts: 84 (0 today)Status: offline
I must say, that I would rather hear Gabriel produce new songs than work on a covers project.
Alex S29 July 2008 at 10:04amPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
I quite like the idea of Peter covering a couple of little-known songs in an album, but I wouldn't like to see a covers album. It would worry me that he was out of ideas.
Every time an artist I like does a covers album, it's usually awful! I just don't see Peter as a covers album kind of guy.
Luigi212124 November 2008 at 12:51amPosts: 77 (0 today)Status: offline
The I/O album has been rumored to include Animal Nation and a re-recorded version of Curtains
Omega Centauri30 April 2009 at 9:17amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I predict september 2014, after 8 tours, 6 remix project's, 2 soundtrack's, 14 petitions, 3 new wedsites, 1 nobel price, 3 cute womens as keyboard player's and, finaly, 3 rumoured reunion tours with genesis.
phelmers13 May 2009 at 1:44amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
In regards to "Every time an artist I like does a covers album, it's usually awful!": that may be the case usually, but Peter's covers of Strawberry Fields and Leonard Cohen's Suzanne are notable exceptions to the rule. And then there's PG and Hot Chip's cover of Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", Peter's cover of Joseph Arthur's In The Sun, Gershwin's Summertime, and Magnetic Fields' Book Of Love.
That's half an album right there, and all of them good. We'd all prefer a new PG originals album, but his covers can be transcendent as well.
Cimber15 May 2009 at 11:02pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .good comment about Peter`s covers, Phelmers - you are not only a fan - you also speak the truth.
All these songs you mentioned there helped me to "survive" all these endless silent years between Peter`s official releases.
I still got very good memories about all these tracks - seems like yesterday - me going to the record-store to check the "new Gabriel-stuff" out :
- in 1995: "Suzanne" on the "Cohen-tribute" and "Summertime" in 1993 (or was it `94), "In the Sun" in the summer of 1997 - ah. . .wonderfull - my feelings listening to all these tracks. . .
All these tracks helped me to keep up with Peter`s music - these tracks were a sign of life - and I knew what the Master was doing or was about to do. . .
Be SURE I will be the 1st one to buy this album with covers - Peter`s sound is BETTER than ever.
MAK in the USA16 May 2009 at 1:04pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
No C. . .I'd be the first! :-]
I agree Phelmers. . .Peter is usually the exception to any rule!
Pete the Cat4 June 2009 at 6:16pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Here's the trouble with being soooo meticulous that it takes 15 years to finish an album. By the time it comes out it sounds DATED. Like Big Blue Ball.
Sorry, I'm a big Gabriel fan, but methinks music is a hobby for him at this point. Which is too bad, because he can be so very great.