nicknacknick17 September 2010 at 4:24pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
This was amazing!
Look out for the drums on rhythm of the heat!!!!!!
I never ever enjoyed a concert so much.
krikri17 September 2010 at 4:28pmPosts: 289 (0 today)Status: offline
Welcome on board.
Now you'll know what Post PG gig's blues is.!!! :-] :-]
(Was in Avenches, amaizing too!)
Little rainbow17 September 2010 at 5:16pmPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
news from brussels
Peter Gabriel et les querelles belgo-belges
Peter Gabriel and quarrels Belgo-Belgian
Peter Gabriel has performed on stage at Forest National on Thursday night.Before his concert, the artist has made the effort to communicate in both national languages with its audience, an approach applauded by some and booed by others.
Thursday night, Peter Gabriel performing at Forest National . Before the concert, the artist takes the stage to explain how the public will include the show, divided into two parts. Using a paper, Peter Gabriel is first expressed in Dutch. Laudable effort hailed by the cheers of the audience. Then, the former Genesis frontman continues his spiel in French. A majority of attendees once again expresses its satisfaction, immediately offset by another fraction of boos from the audience.
The use of Dutch in Brussels by an English artist obviously poses no problem to anyone. For cons, the fact of speaking French in the bilingual country arouses hostility. A little surprised, Peter Gabriel has launched to the public: "I see it's still the war at home. I prefer peace."
What we imagine these spectators booed Dutch? The fact that Peter Gabriel speaks French, or the satisfaction of the public speaking loud to hear the artist speak their language? Go figure. And to think that music is supposed to soften the manners.
Little rainbow17 September 2010 at 5:23pmPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
OuZ17 September 2010 at 6:20pmPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, i wanted to see this show to have my own opinion.
I like PG, i appreciate his songs, his work.
It was my fifth show.
3 or 4 songs of the first part were boring.
In the second part, Red rain was a good surprise and Digging in the dirt a wrong choice.
DITD needs drums.
Signal to noise was amazing as Rythm of heat.
Question about the Encore series ?
But, it will be very difficult to restore the quality of violons with a simple CD.
Sammy The Slug18 September 2010 at 8:04amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
First row, seat NÂ°10, just in the middle in front of the stage. Well, what can i say?
Very intimate and warm despite the size of the Forest National, in fact far better than Bercy a few months ago. Peter is at the top now with the show. Everything was perfect. I'm going to Amneville tomorrow, can't wait!
Little rainbow18 September 2010 at 11:06amPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
Better ? yes it is whow it looks like, happy you ! :-] with you and Ceridwen in spirit tomorrow night.
awaiting for much longer comments !
Have a great concert both.
rraven18 September 2010 at 2:41pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
"DITD needs drums"
There were kettle drums.
Little rainbow18 September 2010 at 7:45pmPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
Little rainbow18 September 2010 at 8:11pmPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
peter Gabriel the peacemaker
posted September 17, 2010
Peter Gabriel was at Forest-National on Thursday night, with his New Blood Orchestra conducted by Ben Foster.For a concert "No guitars, no drums, orchestra" in every way exemplary.
The Belgian EU debate was even invited to the concert when Peter Gabriel, known to enjoy and speak the French language, advanced to the front of the stage to announce what will be done the evening. Slips in hand, he first made in Dutch. Although at times it looked more like the German, he is doing as he can under the audience's applause. He then, with a smile, French, saying: "It's easier for me," prompting the strongest blow yet applause and some boos.Then he drops in French with a smile: "The war continues . I prefer peace."
The music finally reconcile all these people filling in a sat version the Forest concert hall. Peter takes back the Symphonic showperformed at Paris-Bercy in March but with some fundamental variables. If the idea of forking the show remains (first Scratch my last album back in its original entirety, then, after intermission, revisited her repertoire with arrangements by John Metcalfe on stage), we has found that six months have elapsed since those early days were used to expand the show with an even stronger visual. The design of the predominantly red paintings is amazing. The image sticks to the real sound variations. The new technology is once again back a strong emotion and great warmth.
The directory, then, has evolved. The lesser known "Darkness" and "Wallflower" have given way to more consensual "Red Rain" and "Mercy Street". We are pleased by the unexpected return cons of "Intruder" from the third album. His daughter Melanie sings no more "Washing Of The Water" but keeps his position on "Downside Up", while the Norwegian singer Ann Brun's crystalline voice remains the main attraction of a concert she closes in a pretty nice way with "Do not give up." Before the orchestra, stunning from beginning to end, finish the night out without Peter, with "The Nest That Sailed the Sky" alleging Ovo.
We will also remember that memorable evening, the voice form of a Peter Gabriel did not save his strength to make the best of his musical world including "Rhythm of the heat" can easily do without battery.Whatever the few who claimed olibrius "Biko" and even rock'n'roll.
just for fun Ann Brun's name was translated by google "brown year"!
Vitaly18 September 2010 at 10:12pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you, Peter Gabriel, for your memorable concert in Brussels, the capital of the Kingdom of Belgium, one of the most complicated countries on this planet. The new blood orchestra is just.amazing. You are a good hearted magician, a master of special effects,a messenger of peace for a better world. The UN should appoint you as a special Ambassador !
Reminic19 September 2010 at 12:09pmPosts: 133 (0 today)Status: offline
I've posted a few pictures here:
And what a concert. .I saw New Blood three time already, but I still have a hard time believing that something this good can be real.
Thank you Sir.
And all the company, of course.
Reminic19 September 2010 at 12:11pmPosts: 133 (0 today)Status: offline
rraven19 September 2010 at 4:54pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Ah, well done with the photos! They're lovely. Like the "Wallflower" request. Is tht you holding the poster? Also love "Duo" and "Gentleman." Nice to see Melanie is back. Thanks so much for posting them.
rraven19 September 2010 at 8:36pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 6:20pmPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
thank you to the country that gave us the best song writer "jacques brel" and today greatest feminin voice with "Maurane". a small and talented country, often confused with France as far as we're sharing the same tongue.
Let's remember that this "little kingdom" was the one in which Genesis was appreciated since the very first years;
and I don't think you're particularly "complicated".
in a time in which we're trying to build Europe, this split and situation must appear paradoxical;
but maybe will it be finaly the first event leading to a regionalization of european political organisation. Who knows ?
wishing all of you to find soon solution which will restore some kind of peace and understanding among the two parts.
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 6:51pmPosts: 3951 (0 today)Status: offline
New Blood Tour or when Peter Gabriel is in the way to get us (once more) by the guts.
published 23/09/2010 /
It's very humbly that the former leader of Genesis took to the stage this September 16th at Forest National to present the program of the concert of his tour, New Blood Tour, French and Dutch please!
As a great man of music an amazing charisma emanates from him, his serenity pervades the space and has to be admired as much as his commitment. for, on the screens on both sides of the scene are projected spots that promote its association fighting for the rights of man.
As a first part, Ane Brun, a beautiful Swedish crystal voice singer, come on stage with her guitar for three pieces. We can not say she lacks talent, but only that on such a stage and in front of a so numerous audience , it is unfair, but the talent is not enough. She lacks presence and fails to win a friendly but impatient audience. She will join the chorus with Melanie Gabriel, the daughter of Peter Gabriel.
The metal curtain which narrowed the scene rises with the mythical "Heroes" by David Bowie and Peter Gabriel begins his recital of covers. The first part of it bewilders the Philharmonic Orchestra music requires a very gentle and Gabriel's voice sometimes seems to hesitate between singing and whispering. The concert will it be boring? No! One has to be patient, of course, but when violins start carrying away and that voice is round and full, like during "Mirrorball" or the superb "My Body Is a Cage", bodies shiver, throat even comes to tie . Gabriel frustrates to better move. The tone becomes lighter during the song "The Book of Love" with the graphic that accompanies it: a tender love story told through naive drawings and collages .
The second part is more accessible and delightes longer-term fans with songs such as "Digging in the Dirt" where the chorus is illustrated by projections of earthworms on giant screens. Follows the impressive "Signal to Noise" which put the listener under a higher tension,invading him and nearly immobilizing him . This song is so powerful that it required no artifice and the interplay of blue light was enough to enhance it. Even Gabriel has felt opportune to withdraw behind the scenes to let enjoy the work of Ben Foster and his orchestra. Linked together, so "The Blood of Heaven", "Downside Up" and other "Red Rain" and finally the eternal "Solsbury Hill" which delighted the audience.
Gabriel left the stage and the metalic curtain falls before the orchestra. Displays are questioning us with an "again?". What a question! Yes again! We will retain from the recall the superb "Do not Give Up," originally a duet with Kate Bush replaced here by Ane Brun, who proves his talent. Gabriel takes us, once again, on the paths of emotion.
New Blood tour is certainly very far from his usual shows, but it makes us live beautiful moments in bringing us back to basics: a seamless voice, well-crafted songs elevated by an orchestra that makes us vibrate.
ceridwen23 September 2010 at 6:55pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline