Sammy The Slug19 July 2011 at 9:33pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
I also share your point of view Cimber about Secret World Live. If you listen to other live recordings from this tour (and specially the second leg of the tour with Paula Cole on vocals and Jean Claude Naimro on keys) you will be surprised that some arrangements were worked again in the studio for SWL. Certainly because PG is such a perfectionnist. But in this case, i can't feel the magic that made this tour so unique. For me it's too polished. Peter recorded the last Paris show in November 1993 for a possible live CD. It should have made an incredible 2CD because he played nearly for 3 hours and included an amazing version of "family snapshot" and "only us". I was so disappointed when SWL was finally released because there was some free space on CD2 that was not used.
Mr Beef23 July 2011 at 8:14pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Since I first played PG4, about 25 years ago, I think I played Kiss of Life twice - the first time was the inevitable consequence of having a new album, and the second was just to confirm that it really was that bad. That song just makes me feel almost physically sick. I would put it up ther with Bill Withers' "Lovely Day". . . Excuse Me! Now there's a song!
elliotte23 July 2011 at 9:09pmPosts: 886 (0 today)Status: offline
this thread looks like some fun discussion! mind if i join in?
I: Slowburn, i guess
III: none at this time
IV: none really
So: Don't Give Up, sorta
Passion: love it all
Us: Kiss That Frog
Ovo: i'm lukewarm on the whole album except The Tower That Ate People. LOVE that.
Up: Burn You Up, Burn You Down
yeah, i left out some albums. do your worst.
The Soil24 July 2011 at 1:38amPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
PG2: A Wonderful Day In A One Way World, Home Sweet Home
PG4: Kiss Of Life, Shock The Monkey
So: Big Time
Us: KISS THAT FROG, Blood Of Eden
Up: The Barry Williams Show
The Soil24 July 2011 at 1:46amPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
*P.S.: I don't hate The Barry Williams Show for its irrelevant lyrics, but because of how it sounds. I don't care for that song. Same goes for Burn You Up, Burn You Down, as I think it sounds pretty similiar. They are both really boring.
Uuuuh I made a mistake, what was I thinking?
I LOVE Excuse Me, I was thinking about
1) peter gabriel (1977) - Waiting for the Big One
Which is a nice, harmless bluesy tune, but it gets boring really fast.
In the words of Mike Rutherford about the song: "Peter can do better than this".
Sammy The Slug24 July 2011 at 10:05amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
PG4: Kiss Of Life
SO: Big Time
US: Kiss That Frog
OVO: Nothing (except the rap version at the beginning of the CD)
UP: Barry Williams Show
SMB: The Boy In The Bubble
@ The Soil: I share your feelings about The Barry Williams Show. Very bad in my opinion.