Mr Beef29 January 2011 at 7:18pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Really I think PG is missing, or has missed, the best moment to release a proper "odds and sodds" collection. So much lost or hard-to-find material from across his solo career has needed to be gathered together and now for something to be anchored just to the "So" album seems a bit limited and maybe too focussed on selling fans their 3rd or 4th copy of this album. I've had vinyl, CD and remastered CD. . . I don't feel that enthusiastic about buying it a 4th time.
ejcheetham30 January 2011 at 4:10amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
It all sounds great. The one thing that I would really like to have on a remastered CD is the 12" remixed versions of the So singles. I have the 12" variations of "In Your Eyes". Really want that on CD. please?
Fidelity31 January 2011 at 3:53pmPosts: 313 (0 today)Status: offline
We are allowed to dream, but realistically.
What do you think we'll get offered?
Worst case, special packaging and a book.
Mid case, all the above plus second disc (demos or other gems)
Good case, all the above plus P.O.V
darsu16 April 2011 at 10:15amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
So what happened to the 25th anniversary edition of "So"? If it was going to be released around the same time of year as the original, then I would have expected that it would be up for pre-order somewhere.
I hope this isn't going to suffer the same fate as many other PG projects.
FarCry16 April 2011 at 4:35pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Got me So and PG 4 on vinyl today! Record Store Day is brilliant!
AaronAKAAtrus19 April 2011 at 11:05pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Maybe he'll keep it a surprise until the anniversary (19 May wiki says)
But New Blood is taking up a lot of time (unless that's his cover. hehehe.) but if it includes enough So tracks it could be the "25th anniv." and he could even release it then. If it is the new "So" he should use this pic (or a similar one) due to the similarity to the original so pic:
io joe30 April 2011 at 10:35pmPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
There are very few records I can remember the details of buying and hearing for the first time. So is one of those albums. I remember going to Rose Records on Wabash in downtown Chicago on break from an internship. I was there before the store opened. when they opened, I had to help them find the mail that came in and find the box of Gabriel records. I got the first one out of the box. I had already heard Sledge, Red, and Eyes on local station 93 XRT and I knew it was gonna be special. I went back to work and kept looking at it all day until I could head home and hear it from start to finish.
There were chills up and down my spine with the opening drums of red Rain and I don't recall them stopping until Milgrams faded. (no excellent birds on the original vinyl. Another disc that felt this way to me was OVO. (millenium show edition) That record is so different yet so perfectly Peter.
For me, the reissue should include alternate takes, b-sides, and the live audio recordings of the 1986 tour if not the POV DVD. I would love those recordings to be remastered. I would actually love POV to be reworked to it is just the concert footage. Some of the touch ups on that tape take away from the show.
I think Don't Break This Rhythm could have been a single and it would be cool to hear a remixed version of that released as a single to promote the anniversary.
If none of it happens, at least Kate is putting out her Directors Cut on May 16th.
rraven1 May 2011 at 8:39pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
BUMP so hopefully someone at RW can read Io Joe's suggestions!
winterland5 May 2011 at 4:48pmPosts: 6 (0 today)Status: offline
I wish there had been an anniversary edition of PG IV first, as it is definitely a ground-breaking album which could have been re-released with recordings from the first womad festival, the South Bank Show 'making off' of the album. Videos of Shock the Monkey, the San Remo festival footage, and if there are any decent live film footage in existence of the 82/83 tour that could illustrate visually the Plays Live album with a book as the cherry on the cake then I would be in Heaven.
Now regarding a So anniversary edition, what would be interesting would be to see the evolution of each songs from the album, how they came about. I know from some interview that Mercy Street and Don't Break this Rhythm are actually the same song except for the lyrics. If I remember well, Don't Break this Rhythm is a speeeded up version of the Mercy Street backing track with new lyrics on top. I never tried to slow it down to find out but the synth texture as well as the triangle are definitely there and played at a higher speed. Isn't that fascinating?
AaronAKAAtrus5 May 2011 at 8:38pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
The only CD I know of that has a recording from the So tour is the Mail on Sunday (which has In Your Eyes live from SO Tour)
rraven6 May 2011 at 4:14pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, considering that it's now 6 May, it looks like a 30th anniversary SO ain't happenin'.
Sammy The Slug6 May 2011 at 6:09pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, another PG project that won't see the light of day