Assuming you've heard at least one song from each studio album, what are your favorites?
Car- Solsbury Hill
Scratch- Mother of Violence
Melt- Games Without Frontiers
Security- Shock the Monkey
So- In Your Eyes
Us- Blood of Eden
Up- Not sure. More than This, I'll say. I'm not too fond of up.
Scratch My Back- The Power of the Heart
Tie between Solsbury Hill and Here Comes The Flood
A Wonderful Day In A One-Way World
This is really tough because this album is one of my favorites.
Tie between The Family And The Fishing Net and The Rhythm Of The Heat ( ROTH really rocked at Red Rocks)!!
Yet another tie, it's too hard to pick just one!
Don't Give Up
Passion (my all time number one favorite album, not just PG of any artist)
4 way tie
The Feeling Begins, Passion, With This Love, It Is Accomplished
Blood Of Eden
Another hard one as I really love this album too
I love every song on this but I can narrow it down to 5
Darkness, Sky Blue, I Grieve, My Head Feels Like That, Signal To Noise
Scratch My Back
I ADORE FLUME!
Duddy15 June 2011 at 7:01pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
Great idea - though I'm going to cheat! Can I have the soundtracks too?
2-Indigo/Mother of Violence
3-Intruder/No Self control
3-Lay your hands on me
Birdy -At Night
Rabbit Proof Fence - Running to the Rain
UP-Sky Blue/More than this/Signal to Noise
peter gabriel (1977) - Moribund the Burgermeister
peter gabriel (197 - White Shadow
peter gabriel (1980) - No Self Control
peter gabriel (1982) - The Family and the Fishing Net
Birdy - Dressing the Wound
So - Red Rain
Passion - The Feeling Begins
US - Come Talk to Me
OvO - Father, Son
Long Walk Home - the silence between the tracks
UP - Signal to Noise
Scratch My Back - My Body Is a Cage
AaronAKAAtrus16 June 2011 at 8:38pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
actually, barry ight be my favorite from up.
I only have about half of it and only thus far listened to a few tracks, but I love passion's Gethsemane. Creepy.
DolceVita17 June 2011 at 10:11pmPosts: 2330 (0 today)Status: offline
. . it's difficult to choise just only one,but i try:
1. PGI "Moribund the B."
2. PGII "White Shadow"
3. PGIII "Games without frontiers"
4. PGIV "Lay your hands on me"
5. Birdy "Slow marimbas"
6. SO "Mercy Street"
7. Passion " It's accomplished"
8. US "Only Us"
9. OVO "Father,Son"
10. UP "I grieve"
11. S.M.B. "Apres mois"
GRANDE PETER. . .
@ProgJen: just thinking about that abominable cover version makes me want to tear out my eardrums and eat them with a side dish of fava beans and a glass of Amarone.
Why did you reming of that ??? :-]
AaronAKAAtrus17 June 2011 at 10:30pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Moribund and White Shadow are also good. It was sad that II was such a flunk.
And she comes out, like a white shadow.
Kiera22 June 2011 at 4:49pmPosts: 14 (0 today)Status: offline
Car - Modern Love
Scratch - White Shadow
Melt - I Don't Remember
Security - San Jacinto
So - In Your Eyes
Us - Steam/Blood of Eden
OVO - Father, Son
Up - I Grieve
Scratch My Back - My Body is a Cage
Nice thread, by the way!
Duddy22 June 2011 at 9:47pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
AaronAKAtrus 'II was such a flunk' - do you really think that?
AaronAKAAtrus23 June 2011 at 3:56amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh Duddy, I mean commercially. It's a wonderful album.
Duddy23 June 2011 at 8:01amPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
kjl8227 June 2011 at 7:37pmPosts: 26 (0 today)Status: offline
1 - Solsbury Hill
2 - Perspective
3 - Not One of Us
4 - Wallflower
So - Red Rain
Passion - A Different Drum
Us - Secret World
OVO - Make Tomorrow
Up - Darkness
Scratch My Back - My Body Is A Cage (Oxford London Temple Version)
Gavinoski29 June 2011 at 7:39pmPosts: 237 (0 today)Status: offline
1 - Solsbury Hill
2 - Mother of Violence
3 - Family Snapshot (but then again I love I Don't Remember)
4 - San Jacinto (this was so hard!!! On another note this should have started the album with Rhythm being second, just saying :-] )
So - I don't really have a favourite from this album it changes all the time. Its not even my favourite but I rarely listen to individual tracks, I prefer to listen to the album as whole
Us - Come Talk To Me (but then again i love Secret World and Love to be Loved!)
Up - I Grieve/The Drop/Signal To Noise
Scratch My Back - The Power of The Heart
Great thread by the way :-]
Ahh, now for a hard choice.
P.G. 1 - Here Comes The Flood
(Although I do prefer PG's later perfomances of it, I can't seem to ever get enough of this song in any of the incarnations.)
P.G. 2 - Mother of Violence
P.G. 3 - Biko. But since the album as a whole is extremely precious to me, so is each and every song. Intruder, I Don't Remember and No Self Control resonate particularly strongly.
P.G. 4 - San Jacinto
So - Mercy Street
Us - Washing Of The Water
Up - My Head Sounds Like That. But so many songs to contend with that: Darkness, Signal to Noise, The Drop.
Scratch My Back - The Boy in the Bubble. But My Body is a Cage is impossible to resist as well.
Oooo this looks like fun! My turn!
This is tough:
First album: The Flood (NOTE: PG has said Flood and Supper's Ready are his best writing accomplishments).
Second album: On the Air
Third album: Family Snapshot
Fourth album: Wallflower
Birdy: The Heat
So: Red Rain
Passion: It is Accomplished
Us: Digging in the Dirt
OVO: Downside-Up (I love Make Tomorrow, but I prefer the Son of OVO version).
Long Walk Home: Cloudless
Up: Signal to Noise
SMB: Sorry guys. Altough I will say that his vocal during his performance of Heroes two weeks ago was both fantastic and PASSIONate.
HONORARY selction: Curtains2004 (whenever he decides to release I/O!!).
Here's an idea for a forum: Explain (in as many words as you want) why these were your selections.
JooleyAnn3 July 2011 at 4:23amPosts: 134 (0 today)Status: offline
I love this thread! So fun to see what other people choose. Here are mine.
P.G. 1 - Solsbury Hill. A difficult choice because I equally love Here Comes The Flood, but seeing Peter's joy at performing Solsbury Hill for this concert . that clenches it.
P.G. 2 - On The Air. Released in 1978. Still relevant in 2011. Genius. We have a vintage shortave (Hallicrafters Super Skyrider: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jooley_ann/467758661/in/set-72057594111420391) that we need just one part to refurb.
P.G. 3 - Hard to choose one. I love Biko - the song changed my life. Family Snapshot has always been a huge favorite of mine. And I have always LOVED Intruder and was thrilled to see it live on this tour - the orchestration and accompanying video/live feed were perfect. When we watched the sound check in Houston, Ben Foster had to urge the musicians to keep their various tempos random in the intro. So amusing - it's like telling a vocalist to sing off key. ^_^ But the New Blood Orchestra totally came through!
P.G. 4 - Impossible. I simply cannot choose one. This is the best album . ever. In the world. From start to finish. Done.
So - Mercy Street. I just cried and cried when he played this one in concert.
Us - Kiss That Frog. I can't resist the entire mythos, plus who can argue with songs about sex? Makes a nice partner track to Cyndi Lauper's She Bop. ^_^ That said, I was taken away by Secret World on the New Blood tour. I so so so hope they can somehow include it on the upcoming CD.
Up - Sky Blue, Darkness, Signal To Noise, and The Barry Williams Show. All for different reasons.
Scratch My Back - I fell in love with Book of Love the first time I heard it. But . I think I'd rank Waterloo Sunset first. I can't stop smiling when I hear that song. Reminds me of times in London. And the social v. antisocial aspect is so meaningful to me. Lastly, of course, I can't NOT mention Flume. I didn't know Bon Iver before this album. Flume was amazing with the New Blood Orchestra. Just downloaded (purchased) Bon Iver's new release, and it's terrific.
One of Us4 July 2011 at 6:22pmPosts: 266 (0 today)Status: offline
tricky but.here goes.
1. Car "Humdrum"
2. Scratch "Mother of Violence"
3. Melt "Family Snapshot"
4. Security "The Family and the Fishing Net"
5. Birdy "Slow marimbas"
6. So "Mercy Street"
7. Passion "Of these, hope"
8. Us "Washing of the Water"
9. OVO "Father,Son"
10. Up "Sky Blue"
11. Big Blue Ball "Whole Thing"
11. S.M.B. "My Body is a Cage"
12. New Blood "San Jacinto"??
Looking at my selections I tend to like the slower, brooding stuff then!