rraven7 May 2011 at 3:53pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
FarCry7 May 2011 at 4:34pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Have it on vinyl but due to the lack of record player this is something I am very keen on!
AaronAKAAtrus7 May 2011 at 5:59pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Haha blaarev I meant United States sorry
Anyway I only have it digitally but Hit has 5/9 tracks
furthermore8 May 2011 at 9:20pmPosts: 8 (0 today)Status: offline
I posted this elsewhere, but anyone on this thread might be interested. I have no idea yet whether it contains info about the 25th anniversary edition CD.
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In the States there's a one-hour, primarily "classic rock" interview program called In The Studio. The episode for the week of May 2, 2011 is called "In The Studio With Peter Gabriel: So 25th Anniversary". I've just seen that it's airing and, as it happens, it will air on most US stations that broadcast it today (Sunday, May , though there are a few other air dates. Here is the page about this episode:
For those of you who might catch this soon enough and want to hear the program right away, this page indicates the air times and stations (and you might use any number of websites or apps to access those stations):
Furthermore, you can listen to programs on their main webpage, but it is not yet posted, though I assume it will be in the days ahead (www.inthestudio.net). You'll also see a link on that page to purchase their programs.
Having not yet heard the episode, I have no concept of whether this includes a recent interview with Peter or whether it is compiled from previous sources, though the description seems to indicate that it's new.
AaronAKAAtrus9 May 2011 at 12:50amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
It has no info about the 25th CD. Sorry
AaronAKAAtrus9 May 2011 at 1:15amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh, Peter has confirmed in news there will be a 25th release.
I think it should have a DVD with all So music videos.
If you own Play and don't want to spend more money, it should at least have Don't Give Up 2.
Obviously, a book (much more than a booklet) and, finally, a CD copy of all the singles (which I believe have not been released) or a B-side cd (although that would be less preferable.)
If you are a vinyl freak, they should make a remastered copy on vinyl.
I also have some advertisements from so and its singles- maybe they should reprint some of these (fairly plain but framable). Interestingly enough, at the bottom where it lists all of his old albums, it says "?" instead of "Security" (while the others say, of course, Car, Scratch, Melt, Live, Birdy. http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/moEDujpnEywPM6ZxVhCj63w/140.jpg
AaronAKAAtrus9 May 2011 at 4:45amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh, it should also include the video for Excellent Birds from Good Morning Mr. Orwell, and the Mr. Heartbreak version.
AaronAKAAtrus9 May 2011 at 4:48amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Sammy The Slug14 May 2011 at 6:13pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
I hope that "a curious business" (a song about Nicaragua) and "the politics of love" (duet with Paul Mc Cartney) will appear on the 25th anniversary edition of SO. Both songs were recorded between 1986 and 1987.
AaronAKAAtrus14 May 2011 at 8:33pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Sammy (I know who you are, don't worry - I'm just respecting your privacy here :-]): knowing Peter as we know him, he sure has already recycled both tracks and published them on US, UP or some compilation album under another name.
Sammy The Slug15 May 2011 at 1:04pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello Caste (i also know who you are!), maybe Peter already recycled these songs but i doubt that he did because i guess "a curious business" was about the political situation in Nicaragua and he never used this subject again in his songs. Maybe he recycled the music only!
Yes, I was always referring to the music only - you know that PG always 'writes' the music first and then the lyrics.
Maybe there weren't ever any lyrics to this one and "El Salvador", just the title and those "interesting war sounds" courtesy of Brian Eno that Peter mentioned in (I think) his official bio.
AaronAKAAtrus16 May 2011 at 12:17pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
I would also love to see (sold separately) sheet music books. I think there could be two kinds of this: arranged for specific instuments, eg. piano, guitar, etc. or the original arrangement, for example, sheet music for each part in the actual song. The second would be a nice item and helpful for bands who want to play it.
rraven16 May 2011 at 2:44pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
PG sheet music has been in development since 1992. It's one of those projects PG's staff says will "be released soon."
Nearly 20 years now -
Sammy The Slug16 May 2011 at 6:33pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Mr Beef16 May 2011 at 8:02pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . all you need are ears, lips and fingers (depending on your instrument). . . most pop songs, including those on So are based around fairly straightforward musical structures. . . it's not what you play, but how you play it.
AaronAKAAtrus18 May 2011 at 1:48amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Sheesh i need a bullet-proof vest before i say something here
pmac10 July 2011 at 6:52pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline
darsu16 November 2011 at 11:24pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm guessing with the end of the year fast approaching and no annoucement, we won't be getting the promised anniversary edition of "So".
It would be good to hear something official about what happened to this.