I've been looking for the Single Version of "Walk Through The Fire"by Peter Gabriel(Not The "Against All Odds" Soundtrack Version)for over 25yrs now! The Version I have of "Walk Through The Fire"by Peter Gabriel was on a Vinyl EP released at about the same time as the "Against All Odds" Soundtrack came out!Besides the title track, Peter's song "I Have The Touch" and there was also track by Larry Carlton! Does anyone here know where I can get a CD Single Version of "Walk Through The Fire"? Any help would be very appeciated!
Thanks So Much To Anyone Who Can Point In The Right Direction!!
Spike Matthews26 December 2008 at 1:35pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
I have the same single and was much disappointed when I finally got the CD album - for the same reason as you, I imagine. Just not on a par, was it?
As for a CD version of the single, I think the only chance we're going to have is if we get hold of one of those nifty machines that lets you record and clean up vinyl recordings.
Alternatively, we can set up a little campaign to see if the man himself is willing to release a compilation of all his individual soundtrack tunes! There's loads out there; Gremlins, Babe II, Wall-E just to name a few.
Mic15 January 2009 at 4:54pmPosts: 25 (0 today)Status: offline
Well it's a nice idea but I can think of two reasons why this is not going to happen - well three to be honest.
1. Some of the tracks you mention were not among Peter's favourites in that they were rushed out before he was fully content with them.
2. He's got three projects on the go at the moment and he wants to complete one of them this year so I beleive.
3. The legal hassles surrounding the rights to some of the material would I'm sure put him off considering it right now or any time soon.
I wish you all the best with your campaign though!
Alex S28 January 2009 at 5:06pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
"Walk Through the Fire" is one of my favourite PG b-sides/movie tracks.
A collection of all of them would be so good - we can at least fantasise about it!
Actually, I've been listening to a lot of the 'rare' stuff recently.
"Out Out" has some interesting moments, but it doesn't really hold together so well as a song.
"In the Sun" has a stunning vocal and is a really beautiful song and original arrangement.
"Quiet Steam" is really good!!
"Party Man" is a lovely emotional song - Peter's vocals so often bring tears to my eyes.
The 1993 'slow' version of "Games Without Frontiers" has another great PG vocal.
There's the 2 alternative versions of "Diging in the Dirt" too; the instrumental mix, which I love and the one with the extra verse from the "Kiss that Frog" single.
Although one track I like a lot - though not a b-side or anything, but an old demo, is the early instrumental demo of "No Self Control", or, "Don't Know How to Stop" - despite it not having vocals, I think the raw power gives it a real edge, and it's an interesting insight into Peter's creative process back in 1980.
Cimber29 January 2009 at 1:24pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
I think "Out Out" from the "Gremlins"-movie has a lot of power and energy. But in some moments the 7 minute version gets too long - it`s like a rough diamond, a shorter version/edit is needed.
without "Out Out" there would have not been any "Hammer" or "Time" - Peter pluggs in the funk of producer Nile Rodgers from Chic to a phantastic PG-sound.
Just as I said before - a shorter edit of this track, but it has to include all the ideas and melody lines!
Still waiting for a new collaboration with PG and Nile Rodgers !
Alex S29 January 2009 at 1:41pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
I think it's clear from the success of "Sledgehammer" and "Steam" that the funk-rock/pop style is what Peter does best - I'd love to hear him embrace this style again. I guess the closest thing to that sound in recent years has been BYUBYD.
Cimber29 January 2009 at 2:01pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
don`t know anything BYUBYD ?
"Growing up" could have been produced and arranged with that "f/r/p-sound", I think it would sound great !
I don`t like those critics ever since the release of "Steam", who cannot name 5 songs by PG and say it`s a "Hammer"-ripp off. It has together with "Time" this certain special sound of course, but the three "babies" are DIFFERENT !!! With each song sth. new is tried out.
Alex S29 January 2009 at 4:36pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
BYUPYD - Burn You Up, Burn You Down.
At the time I guess Steam was hailed as "the new" Sledge, but clearly the two songs are worlds apart musically - a similar subject but a very different approach.