JIMWITNESS15 October 2008 at 7:58pmPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
PETER AND I HAVE WRITTEN BACK AND FORTH SINCE AROUND OCTOBER 1987 WITH REGARDS TO CREATING A SONGBOOK THAT I WOULD TAKE PART IN BY TRANSCRIBING HIS MATERIAL FOR HIM, WHICH WOULD CONTAIN SOME OR ALL OF HIS MUSIC. INITIALLY HE WAS INTERESTED AND WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE SAMPLES I SENT HIM, BUT AS TIME WENT ON HE BEGAN HIS WORK ON PASSION AS WELL AS AMNESTY AND OTHER PROJECTS. AS TIME PASSED I CONTACTED HIS OFFICE EVERY FEW YEARS TO RE-IGNITE THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING A SONGBOOK BUT PETER HAS YET TO COMMIT TO THE PROJECT.
I FEEL IF YOU, HIS FANS WERE TO POSSIBLY COMMENT ON THIS FORUM IN A POSITIVE WAY HE WOULD DELINEATE HIS INTEREST AND POSSIBLY MARK IT ON HIS CALENDAR. I THINK I SPEAK FOR ALL OF US WHEN I SAY THAT WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE PETER'S BODY OF WORK IN BOOK FORM OR POSSIBLY EVEN A MODERN TWIST SUCH AS A DVD OR EVEN AN INTERACTIVE SONGBOOK.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED SUPPORT.
JIMWITNESS15 October 2008 at 8:22pmPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
SORRY FOR THE SOMEWHAT POOR GRAMMER AS I HAVEN'T SLEPT IN TWO DAYS.
Synnie16 October 2008 at 2:24amPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry, but he himself probably never even looks into this place, but a songbook for sure is a very valuable project indeed - since there are also quite some requests in that direction.
What exactly is it, that you want him to commit, btw.?
He may well be of help, for example in terms of citings, as I know.
Just don't expect too much time left for him, and the writer/organiser is you after all, isn't it?
What exactly stops you from just doing it and then sending the already finished pages for addings or comments?
As for Archive material etc., you probably could always go via Tina, btw. See Tina's Fan Attic on the upper right.
Best wishes and just DO it. . .
JIMWITNESS16 October 2008 at 3:14amPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
you are funny as i already did all could do for pg as he gave me his answer directly!!
unless you know a better path????
JIMWITNESS16 October 2008 at 3:16amPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
Synnie16 October 2008 at 9:24pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
And what was his answer?
JIMWITNESS17 October 2008 at 1:46amPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
HIS ANSWER WAS THAT HE HAD BEEN PLANNING A SONGBOOK FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS BUT NEVER MADE THE TIME TO GET AROUND TO IT (THAT WAS BACK IN 1987) SYNNIE!!!!
Synnie24 October 2008 at 2:30pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Ahh, you mustn't scream, I haven't done anything to you. . .maybe you screamed at him too, in which case he usually simply stays silent and stops the line. . .
You must know.
Sorry for having answered at all.
GodsOtherMonkey24 October 2008 at 8:29pmPosts: 209 (0 today)Status: offline
There exist computer software that will transcribe audio into written music and tablature. I am sure Peter has this stuff on hand. With this software he could create a songbook containing written music for every instrument used on his albums or a general songbook containing the melody and major progressions.
Not trying to be a jerk, but I am not sure why he would need anyone not already at Real World to accomplish this.
Luigi212118 November 2008 at 2:42amPosts: 77 (0 today)Status: offline
One suggestion I may have is to allow Hal-Leonard to transcribe the sheetmusic since that is what they have done for many artists. They transcribe piano/vocal/guitar and also transcibe guitar tablature and bass tablature.
Here are my suggestions of what the songbook should contain
Shock The Monkey
Here Comes the Flood
In Your Eyes
Diggin in the Dirt
Don't Give Up
Blood of Eden
Washing of the Water
Shaking The Tree
Games Without Frontiers
Come Talk To Me
Kiss That Frog (from Secret World Live)
More Than This
6Sense5 November 2012 at 4:33pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
ok, i am looking for text and songbook of peter gabriel as a gift to coming chrtistmas, but indeed, there is nothing. Waht a shame. last CD there also is non text source. so this project could be a really valuefull. But i want to have all songs, not only these hit´s that i could sing after all this years.
so go on , di it or show me a place ti find his textes. But i would buy a book of Peter, if alltextes and backrounds would b in there. German english - hope you get it