Rita Dian21 June 2011 at 11:08pmPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
I've got my hands on PG's solo albums and was wanting to ask my fellow lunatics which album to start with (I'm already familiar with the album "So" - owned it for a few years now).
AaronAKAAtrus22 June 2011 at 3:48amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
You already heard So? then that would be the first one.
I would say:
Us- 2nd most popular
Melt- also popular
But maybe you want to do it in chronological order? but then you wouldn't come here
Rita Dian22 June 2011 at 4:16amPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
Actually "So" was my second - I bought "Hit" first. :-]
Duddy22 June 2011 at 7:38amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
I'd say listen to them chronologically, that way you can hear PG's developing interests - and of course how he uses his voice. I envy you the journey! :-] Welcome to the Moon Rita btw.
Rita Dian23 June 2011 at 3:28amPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks Duddy! I've been a part of the Full Moon Order for a while now, and only recently becoming more vocal on the boards.
I actually started to listen to his music chronologically this morning (great driving music). Initial impressions are more of curiosity (i.e. "I wonder what he was thinking when he wrote this," or "I'm confused"). Don't get me wrong - I like what I'm hearing, I just need more time to spend with the music to develop a full impression. What I am noticing though is that his voice (OMG that voice) sounds so much like he does today, but today's voice has more richness to it that only age can give him.
I envy those who started following Peter's career from the beginning - I would have loved to have seen him back in those days.
Duddy23 June 2011 at 8:03amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Well Rita - mutual envy then! :-] And yes - his voice!
Rita Dian24 June 2011 at 4:44pmPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
Well I'm finally up to "Scratch My Back" on my initial listen-throughs. I messed up and got out of chronological order for a couple of albums (thanks to my stupid iPod), but it has been really wonderful to hear the differences between each album and the progression of his craft. I should have done this years ago, but I don't think I would have appreciated it as much as I do now.
Beaker26 June 2011 at 8:26amPosts: 102 (0 today)Status: offline
I think I started with Security and still consider it just so solid from the first track (The Rhythm of the Heat) to the last (Kiss of Life).
kjl8227 June 2011 at 7:55pmPosts: 25 (0 today)Status: offline
My first Gabriel CD was the 2002 remaster of "Shaking the Tree" - which is still wayyyy better than the later released clunker "Hit" (I still don't get that one)
Rita Dian28 June 2011 at 11:01pmPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
I think the reason I bought "Hit" was because it was a two-disc set and, at the time, I wanted to get as much of his music without having to get the entire catalog. Of course now I have as close to the complete catalog as I can get, and I'm thrilled to listen to music I had never heard before.
pmac10 July 2011 at 6:52pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline