Mozo Is Here26 August 2009 at 6:47pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
the track you are listening is available on the encore series CD ("official bootleg") from the May 15, 2004 Budapest show when it was first performed live. it is also on other releases from that tour such as the June 7, 2004 show at Wembley Arena. i am not familiar with the origins of the song, but it's rumored to be included on I/O. hopefully, others more knowledgeable such as cimber will provide details.
Cimber26 August 2009 at 10:16pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
I think many or at least a few song ideas remained unfinished, when Peter released the "OvO - Millenium-Show"-album in 2000.
Songs like "White Ashes"(with lyrics) and "Babyman" were actually songs for an "Ovo 2"-album - this time with Peter doing the main-vocals (my opinion). . .this album was never released.
"Babyman" was played then a few times during the "Still Growing Up"-tour in 2004. I think the song can be heard on the "Family Portrait"-film by Anna Gabriel. There were plans to include "Babyman" (the live-version from Bruxelles) also on the "Still Growing Up"-DVD. . .yes - the DVD came out and it was NOT on it !
Another version of "Babyman" can be heard on :
- "www.lunapendium.com" -
Speaking of this "OvO 2"-album or better the "Son Of OvO"-album (the correct title) I would say, that "Down To Earth" was also one song or song-idea for this album.
We got the "Story Of Ovo" ending with. . ."The Nest That Sailed The Sky". . .the story would continue with "The Son Of OvO"-album and another story/concept including "Babyman" and also "Down To Earth".
Somehow "Wall.e" became the "Son Of OvO" :-]. . . coming "Down To Earth".
MAK in the USA26 August 2009 at 10:36pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
As always, very interesting tidbits of PG info. Thanks Cimber and Mozo!
MAK in the USA26 August 2009 at 10:37pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh. . .meant to say. . .thanks Duddy for posting the link. . .I've never heard that recording before!
Duddy26 August 2009 at 10:57pmPosts: 5640 (0 today)Status: offline
An interesting topic and some interesting lyrics in this song I think. the Many thanks for info Mozo and Cimber and you're welcome MAK.
chawin2 September 2009 at 3:57pmPosts: 165 (0 today)Status: offline
I saw him perform Baby man at sheffield 2/6/04,i have it on an encore cd.Think its a great track but then i am bias
Duddy2 September 2009 at 7:49pmPosts: 5640 (0 today)Status: offline