Mozo Is Here24 April 2009 at 4:47amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
tugging at the darkness, word upon word
Remixed by William Orbit:
Pull the shades down -
I don't care!
Bolt the door, mercy,
erase the number,
rip down the street sign,
what can it matter,
what can it matter to this cheapskate
who wants to own the past
that went out on a dead ship
and left me only with paper?
(Excerpt from 45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton)
Cimber24 April 2009 at 9:56pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
I enjoyed this one - thanks Mozo.
These were images and film-sequences, that I always had in my mind, when I was listening to the "Wiliam Orbit"-mix of "Mercy Street" - especially the "night in the city"-sequences.
Well done - MORE THAN THIS.
DolceVita1 May 2009 at 2:54pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't like this remixed,sorry,but thanks Mozo79
I don't like because i don't understand the inclusion of sounds "cheerful", the original song of Peter is too delicate,but it is only my impression.
Mozo Is Here1 May 2009 at 10:35pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
Most things cannot top the original. And I understand this remix is not everyone's cup of tea. I do not take hot tea myself. I prefer iced green tea with a splash of lime and a drizzle drop of honey. And a wafer-like cookie on the side would be a bonus.
I was a fan of William Orbit long before I knew this remix existed. To me, this was a match made in heaven (or utopia if you prefer). To me, the droney quality of this long, seemingly endess version helps to better symbolize depression and despair. What are these "cheerful" sounds you speak of? For lack of a better description, the Arabic-like rhythms almost compel me to perform some ritual.
Mozo Is Here1 May 2009 at 10:45pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
Cimber2 May 2009 at 6:18pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
William Orbit used the Armenian doudouk-melody of "The Feeling Begins" from "Passion" -
Another William Orbit-mix is the so-called "Mindblender Mix" of "Kiss That Frog"(the video-clip) from 1993. What we got on Peter`s "PLAY"-DVD is a remix by Daniel Lanois (and NOT the William Orbit-mix).
I`m sure Trent Reznor had some inspiration of Peter`s "Melt/III"-album. Peter and Trent Reznor found themselves both on the soundtrack for the film "Natural Born Killers" in 1994 - Peter with "Taboo" (together with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) and Trent/Nine Inch Nails with tracks like "Burn", "A warm Place" and "Sth. I can never have".
Trent Reznor mixing "The Tower", "Dirt", "No Self Control" and "Darkness" would be cool - let`s get rocked!!!
The clips for "Don`t break this Rythm" and "Growing Up" contain MANY visual elements, that I like - GREAT clips!
DolceVita3 May 2009 at 12:11pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Mozo79,please,take it easy,i am not a musician, i just expressed an opinion.
Infortunately i do not speak English well,sometimes it is difficult for me to express thoughts,sorry.
I try: i dont't like the remix of William Orbit because there is too much rythm,too much sounds that remove the song its real beauty.
I say this because,in my opinion, "Mercy Street" is a small masterpiece of wonderful Gabriel,so i do not understand sounds little "dance",sorry,but this is my opinion.
I think the lyrics of original song are so delicate,so sweet and not aggressive,in the mix there is "too much".
I hope to be little clear,Mozo79,i just have a little time, i will visit your channel and hear the other remix of Reznor. Thank you!
p.s. i prefer a cup of Cappuccino :-]
have a good time,ciao! !!
Cimber3 May 2009 at 2:11pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .Dolce Vita - of course nothing compares to the original version from the "1986-KILLER-album" - the only . . .only probably the live-version from the up-comming "P.O.V"-DVD (Live in Athens 1987).
The "Reznor"-mix is an alternative to the album-version from "UP" - and the version on "UP" is the "Steve Osbourne"-mix actually.
Different versions of one Gabriel-song are always good -SO the listener and fan can choose out, which one he likes and prefers.
(Also a cup of Cappucino for me please.)
DolceVita5 May 2009 at 10:11amPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Cimber, every time I see "Mercy Street" live is always a fantastic experience.
. . .and it is just the video!!
(. . . ha ha!!,waiter!2 cappuccino for us,please! )