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DolceVita8 June 2010 at 3:26pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Ok,Peter gives to all songs something special,with his voice and personality and everything,but. . .if there is. . .or not,what song do you think is most approaches to Gabriel's style?
It's difficult,because style of Peter is absolutely unique,but where do you find something that remind you to "that unmistakable style"?
For me,for now:
- "Listening Wind". Because,in my opinion,this song remind me to the atmospheres of fantastic PGIII,suggestive melodies and evocative lyrics,simple but incredibly solemn of that Album.
rraven8 June 2010 at 5:17pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I think the most Gabrielesque track is Heroes, because of the vivid imagry in a very few words and the way he sang.
Cimber8 June 2010 at 10:09pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
"Street Spirit" - this song makes that certain difference on the whole album.
"Street Spirit" and "White Ashes" are my personal "PG-chill-out-songs" - both songs give a kick in my head and tickle my brain cells.
For C. "Street Spirit" is the MOST GABRIELIAN TRACK on "Scratch My Back" - cheers.
Duddy8 June 2010 at 11:21pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
For me a tie between Street Spirit and Listening Wind, but the Maestro puts his stamp on all of them. :-]
Mozo Is Here8 June 2010 at 11:56pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
i like one-word answers: mirrorball
madadayo9 June 2010 at 9:00amPosts: 81 (0 today)Status: offline
"Young Peter" : Mirrorball, for its atmospheres that remember me Genesis time !
"Present Peter" : The power of your heart.
Peter gives new life with his gorgeous voice to Lou Reed's piece.
evoulini9 June 2010 at 10:38amPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with Mozo, it's Mirrorball.
But if I had one more choice it would be My Body Is A Cage.
DolceVita9 June 2010 at 3:14pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Great! Thanks to all!
( . . . .i realized now that i posted in wrong place. . ha :-] )
Cimber10 June 2010 at 6:41pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
I think "Mirrorball" has got this spirit of the Genesis-album "Trespass" - some nice romantical mood.
MAK in the USA11 June 2010 at 1:27pmPosts: 3643 (0 today)Status: offline
Here's to one-word answers. . ."Mirrorball" it is for Mak. . .well. . .so much for one-word answers. . . : ). . .
For some reason PG's rendition of "Mirrorball" is reminiscent of certain parts of "Supper's Ready". . .maybe it's partially due to the crescendos throughout the song as there are many throughout Supper's Ready as well.
I agree Cimber. . .also hear some Trespass similarities.
Cool thread Dolce. . .
DolceVita13 June 2010 at 10:42pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to say that i had not thought to "Mirrorball",but you are all right,it's a song that remind to Genesis's time,and Peter is fantastic,because he gives to this song that "Gabrielian touch", so unique
. . .thank you MAK!
DolceVita21 June 2010 at 1:31pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Cimber,i have heard beautiful "UP".
At one point i had a kind of "shock": "The Drop",remind me "Street Spirit"!
I thought i heard the same melancholic and intimate atmospheres,and especially the way of singing of Peter. . . .what do you think?
The Drop is a lovely little ditty.
Stret Spirit is unlistenable. =
But Dolce, have you listened to UP just now?
DolceVita22 June 2010 at 11:33amPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh,no Caste,i listen to "UP" since 2002,since it was released!. . . .sorry,i was not clear :-]
. . .often when i listen to the Music of Peter,even it's the millionth time that i listen to it,it happen to me to discover new things,new shades and more. . . . .that' s why many times i say that,in my opinion, Peter is innovative and his Music have no time.
By the way,yes,i agree with you,nothing to compare, "The Drop" is better,but i found something,i don't know how to explain. . . . . maybe is only the way of singing of Peter,the same melancholy in both songs. . . . .
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Cimber23 June 2010 at 6:07pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, Dolce - I would also add "My Head Sounds Like That" to both tracks you named ("Street Spirit" and "The Drop") - all 3 tracks share a similar atmosphere and mood, they are somehow like cousins, but with an own "identity" and character as a song.
elliotte23 June 2010 at 11:03pmPosts: 886 (0 today)Status: offline
Dolce, nice thread & i think it's in the right place, too. i will listen to SMB again with an answer to your question in my mind.
DolceVita24 June 2010 at 2:31pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . Thanks for the answer Cimber,you have perfectly catch the point!. . . . perhaps the point in common is intimate and melancholy part that Peter reveals of himself.
elliotte29 June 2010 at 2:37pmPosts: 886 (0 today)Status: offline
my vote at this time is "Flume". . .to me it just *feels* Gabrielian. i reserve the right to change my answer at any time.