Andy Gibbard3 March 2010 at 4:30pmPosts: 58 (0 today)Status: offline
I just put on "Up" for the first time in ages today.
Got the last track "Drop" and I was wondering what people thought of this lovely track being adapted to Orchestra?
I'd welcome it
prickespons3 March 2010 at 7:36pmPosts: 109 (0 today)Status: offline
My goodness, I have forgot all about that!!! It would sound special!!
HaNGER3 April 2010 at 9:28amPosts: 14 (0 today)Status: offline
Superb,one of my all time favourite tracks and it was magical with the orchestra.
Cimber3 April 2010 at 9:39amPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
when Peter spoke some introducing words for the next song, he said sth. like: "we play this next song for the FIRST time" (Berlin concert March the 25th) - his last words were. . ."THE DROP".
I began to listen and. . .
. . .the LIVE-version of "The Drop" was:
The song always remained almost unnoticed on the album "UP" as the last track and with its simple and spare arrangement, as "UP" includes MONUMENTAL tracks like "Sky Blue", "I Grieve" and "Signal To Noise".
I can still hear Peter singing the song LIVE in my ears.
UP >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> !.
Duddy3 April 2010 at 10:00amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
I think it's wonderful on 'Up', like a meditation which it is of course. PG has said the vocal take was very rough and quick,. Becasue of that I think you can hear all the character of his voice and it's such a tender, wondering song.
It suits the orchestral arrangement very well. Lucky you Cimber - would love to hear it live.
He never played live before because he said he "forgot the chords" (!!!).
I'm glad that he chose to play it live now, with the orchestra doing the "dirty work" :-] - I would also have liked to hear Wallflower BTW (and I have "voted" for it at the soundcheck) since I never listened to it live, but listening to the Paris concert it seems that sadly it was a not so great version.
Mercy Street was way better and I thank him for that mesmerizing rendition.
MAK in the USA3 April 2010 at 2:50pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
I know I've posted this somewhere on another thread, but here it is again for those who may not have seen/heard it. . .I think it's a WONDERFUL live version. . .hope it's played at the NYC show. . .
The Drop ~ Berlin live
Duddy3 April 2010 at 3:35pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
I bet he will MAK if he knows you're coming! :-]
bluedogs3 April 2010 at 4:30pmPosts: 192 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter did 'The Drop' at the first London show-commenting that they had not screwed it up in Berlin so they would do it again. Lovely arrangement!
Sammy The Slug3 April 2010 at 6:25pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
You're right Duddy. I remember a video on Real World just before "UP" was released in 2002 where PG said that they made different vocal takes of "The Drop" and they decided to keep the rough one. It seems to me that PG wanted to keep it was it was.
MAK in the USA3 April 2010 at 6:43pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
Psssssst. . .hey, Peter. . .
May 2nd, Radio City, NYC. . .I'll be there. . .please play "The Drop" and "Wallflower" while you're at it for Ms. MAK in the USA! :-]
You think he'd attempt to play "Kiss of Life" for moi as well???
There you go Duddy. . .NOW he knows I'll be there!!!
Duddy3 April 2010 at 8:33pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Well you might as well go for broke MAK but Kiss of Life seems off the beaten track somehow in terms of this tour! :-]
MAK in the USA3 April 2010 at 10:01pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh c'mon. . .if "Rhythm of the Heat" could work with an orchestra. . .so can "KoL"! :-] :-]
One can dream. . .
Ok. . .I'll settle for "Mother of Violence"! :-]
Duddy3 April 2010 at 10:02pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, that was cruel of me dashing your hopes Mak, and who knows? :-] :-]
MAK in the USA3 April 2010 at 10:05pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
:-] :-] Alright. . .sorry folks. . .a little segway there. . .back on topic. . ."The Drop" :-]