SANTXLMCY4 November 2011 at 3:06pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
Mr. Gabriel, if you read these posts, what I love most about your music is that I can always be guaranteed that with the release of a new CD, I will realize new clarity and insight in my life; your lyrics are profound and beautiful. As an American I loathe American music, (how many times can one insipidly sing about love's yearnings?!) Many of your songs are sublime, singing directly to my soul, and comforting me in times of loss, distress and alienation. That said, (it's been ten years since Up), can you please return to creating original music? New Blood is pretty, yet redundant. Give me something more to relate to and believe in. Don't fall into the same creative void that Sting seems to have spiraled into. Life gets harder and more troubling as I get older, and I desperately yearn for more of your intelligent observations about the human existence. I'm waiting...
Ellee5 November 2011 at 9:18amPosts: 1021 (0 today)Status: offline
Spoken right from my heart
Mr Beef5 November 2011 at 1:56pmPosts: 769 (0 today)Status: offline
We're all waiting. . . PG is unique and wonderful and perhaps he will amaze us all again but in the meantime there is so much other amazing music out there in the world to lift your soul. . . I'm sure PG would say the same - do you think PG listens to PG?
One of Us5 November 2011 at 4:22pmPosts: 266 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm sure PG will read the original post and be inspired by New Blood being called "pretty but redundant"
Ellee5 November 2011 at 6:16pmPosts: 1021 (0 today)Status: offline
"Redundancy= Duplication of parts of a message to guard against transmission errors"
So to speak: stuff which is not needed, but underlines what is present - thus New Blood is giving new life in old veins - ok,"message" understood
I like New Blood, but ... hope for more, unique songs of Peter Gabriel
Despite the fact that I do listen to other wonderful music, too
DolceVita6 November 2011 at 2:36pmPosts: 2330 (0 today)Status: offline
We are waiting, also because Peter said that he has a lot of new songs. . . .
He knows how we love him very much , and he has to understand that he has today a really super wonderful voice, so deep and sweet, so if only he would. . ..
Aaahhh Peter we suffer for you!!!
Sammy The Slug6 November 2011 at 5:03pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes Dolce, we suffer from frustration
Mic27 November 2011 at 10:26amPosts: 25 (0 today)Status: offline
New Blood has done what it says in the tin. It has breathed new life into some classic atmospheric songs and overall is a brilliant piece of work. It's far better than 'pretty' and certainly not 'redundant'.
The bigger surprise was how effective this material sounds without the vocals. The instrumental disc is very strong indeed.
Yes, of course I'd love to have a new PG album full of new songs, but it would appear that this past 2 years have caused him to reappraise his next move and I suspect the next new album will be a while in the making.
Since he performed at WOMAD in 2009 and previewed songs from Scratch My Back, we've been spolied rotten with new music and rekindled oldies to say nothing of some fabulous gigs and most recently a film and DVD of the Hammersmth gigs.
I'm certainly not gong to complain about what PG has put out in the past 2 years. His voice is sounding better than it has for some time as well, absolutely demonstrating that rather than treading water Peter has found new levels of commitment and enthusiasm for his craft.
Soul Reader27 November 2011 at 4:50pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
I understand both sides of the coin here. Or at least I think I do. Yes, brand spanking new lyrics would be very cool as indeed it has been awhile since we have been treated to such.
On the flipside, IMO his latest orchestral turn outs are "New Music" to my ears and very well done with a rare quality of professionalism and emotions.
So I guess what will be will be in the end right?
*spelling errors sold seperatly*
Alex S28 November 2011 at 2:04pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
New Blood simply grew out of SMB and was a logical next (and maybe final) step of the whole orchestra thing.
We ought to focus more on the fact that we've had TWO NEW ALBUMS and live shows in less than 2 years - which in PG terms is light speed!
And the fact he has mentioned new songs, and wanting to do something "more electronic and groove based" - hopefully we'll have more NEW music from Peter sooner than we think.
Alex S, I couldn't agree with you more. Two albums in two years!
I was so disappointed not only at SMB but at the very idea of it. My first response was: If you're going to recycle material, why not recycle your own? Whether that be you back catalog or the reunion with Genesis you turned down!" (We all know by now he didn't turn it down for lack of interest but because he became nervous at how bigger the project was getting). What about Son of Ovo? Or I/O you claimed was 2/3 finished.
Well he did, and the result was breathtaking, especially to see live, considering it's almost russian routlette to tour with an orchestra.
In all honesty, who knows what our beloved will do next? This month's issue of, I forget if it was UNCUT or MOJO, he (approximately) stated "A Genesis reunion? Yes, I want to go back to The Lamb; and if not a performance of the five of us then at least us gathering back for a live project of some sort for it, whether on stage or film. Yes, I know people will assume I'll insist on radical changes, but that won't be the case. Be on the lookout, it'll be out there alot sooner than you think!" This is barely two months after he said it's a possibility but not a probability.
At the risk of sounding like a jackass, I'll believe THAT when I see it.
In the same breath though, he'll talk about his desire to make a new album that will so "up" it'll be on the level of disco and electronica. That idea made me real excited!
Again, who knows? Likely, I'd wager a 99% change we'll love what's next or at least find it magical.
rise9 December 2011 at 8:14amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
This kind of ritualized suffering with our hero has many aspects. Sometimes it's a frustration, more we show, we care and finally: Do what you think, it is good, and take the time you need, but it's great, when you feel, how you can move with your music and your personality.
Now in my second year here at PG's, I feel a bit like family,sometimes nearer, sometimes far away ,sometimes more busy with my own things. Also like to be cared for, don't like to be badgered, but that's also normal in a close fan-club, I think.
All in all there is no musician I feel so close to and no music I can hear so often from start to end of the cd's. And that is much for me.
And I never had a year in my life, I had the chance to hear so much live concerts of my favorit one .Though they were too far away for me, when it's not Europe, I enjoyed it to see you performing with this power and felt in it. You really belong to the stage, boy.
So, thank you for everything, Peter, go ahead, I am very curious, what will be next.
19 December 2011 at 9:35amPosts: ( today)Status:
If i want classical music i hear Mozart not new blood, what is the purpose of new blood ? what is his utility? earn money with style? i m a real great fan of Peter, the Genesis era really change my life, a mistical trip, what Peter wrote in those years reveal the real Human experience, it s hard to do better i know, great energy was in those albums do you remember this?
"He's bought the castle on the hill
He's bought it just to knock it down
The local power shout him down
They say he's just an empty-headed clown"
Do you remember Peter?
i Love you
whitetree8 January 2012 at 10:51pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
Ditto, rise. I don't know why I sensed a bit of "Watcher of the Skies" so strongly in the New Blood Live DVD, but I did - it's just one of the facets that keeps drawing me in...I'll never forget my first live Genesis concert in Chicago...PG held the mystique then as he does now.
I've often wondered what pressure is felt by such a gifted artist to constantly recreate that mystique. I hope he knows we appreciate him as well as what he astoundingly creates, and I hope he knows as well that where ever he is at the present moment in time, we're behind him.