Javier olabarri22 September 2010 at 12:38pmPosts: 107 (0 today)Status: offline
sorry i posted this post also in Scartch my back, forum, i'm so nervous that i got confused.
Tonight is the night, i'm 40 and i feel like child. I've seen this tour in Paris. And i prayed to see it again, when the tour was a lilltle bit more on the road. It was perfect to see Pg a little bit nervous, almost frightened and looking for the lyrics and screens, to see if everything was going ok in his first performance of his new show: The genius is also human. I loved the show, but wanted to see it again more rehearsed.
Now the dream comes true.
I'll go to the soundcheck also, I'm nervous, illusioned, feeling so emotional and prepared to received more emotions. Jus want to tell you how grateful i am to this man and his music, for giving me life and completing me emotionally, culturaly, intelectuallyÃ¢?Â¦Thank YOU.
I'm prepared for tonight, i'm at work and i even can think i nothing elseÃ¢?Â¦if i ever have the chance to meet him, i'll tell him how happy he makes my life, and my fmily and friends. I use to ride the car with my 84 year old father, i play "father & son", he does not understand a thing (spanish &withe the brain like a child) but he likes it a lot. I love to do that being with him listening to an artist that so important form meÃ¢?Â¦It link us somehow
Today is a highlight in my life, happiness moments, life is wonderful!!!! THANK GOD!!
I promise I'll share with you ASAP every detail of the day.
Ela22 September 2010 at 2:05pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
I can't wait to read your details of the sound check and show. Enjoy!
DolceVita22 September 2010 at 2:09pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
I wish you the best concert of Peter!
Enjoy with much emotions!
Little rainbow22 September 2010 at 11:49pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
First of all : Feliz cumpleano Javier ! :-]
with two special gifts for that round count
- an encounter
- a concert.
wish you the best of all concert, and awaitig eagerly for your comments ! :-] .Enjoy !
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 8:40amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter Gabriel in Madrid shows the hidden face side of the tracks
The singer discovered his unknown dimensions of public issues such as "Boy in the Bubble" by Paul Simon, "The power of the heart" by Lou Reed, and "The Book of Love" by Magnetic Fields
Madrid. 23.09.2010 | 7:58 pm
Peter Gabriel on Wednesday in Madrid showed the hidden face of some of his songs and others songs at a concert in which the British singer to an audience embarked on a perilous journey unconditional sound, accompanied by a spectacular orchestra of forty musicians.
Shortly after nine o'clock at night, Gabriel came to the stage of the Palacio de los Deportes willing to explain in Spanish the road map of the concert: a first part dedicated to 'Scratch my back', the album version which published in March past, and a second starring his "old issues."
Let's start at the beginning. Backstage arrangements sound version of 'Heroes' with which Gabriel has become the classic David Bowie in a deep lament.
You hear the singer's voice, which his audience still can not see. A light curtain rises to discover the musicians of the orchestra. Gabriel then appears dressed entirely in black before an audience of insiders, which is far from filling the room, but knows he has not come to listen to a live hits collection.
A disk version is usually a lack of appeal to the inspiration of rock stars, but 'Scratch my back' is an exception to the fact.
At 60 years, Gabriel returned to take the risky way: he chose a heterogeneous collection of songs by established authors, emerging groups and bands of worship, which sought his dark side and recorded with an orchestra, no drums and guitars, with about offbeat arrangements written by John Metcalfe.
On stage, the proposal gained in intensity and deepness relatively to the darkeness of the disc, and resembled a trip to the dark side of the moon.
Gabriel made his public discover unknown dimensions of themes such as "Boy in the Bubble" by Paul Simon, "The power of the heart" by Lou Reed, and "The Book of Love" by Magnetic Fields, who were among the best moments of the concert.
The dramatic performance of "My body is a Cage" by Arcade Fire, made the "New Blood" orchestra shine, directed by Ben Foster, among which Gabriel made his way tonight between shouts and whispers.
The first part of the concert ended with "Street Spirit (Fade out)", a song by Radiohead that the British singer's version seems to dissolve into the fog.
As promised, peter Gabriel devoted the second part of his concert with his own work, but if anyone expecting a succession of hits was wrong.
The second half began with "San Jacinto", which is not exactly among the most catchy of his repertoire. It is true that then came a single, "Digging in the dirt" but in a disturbing version, with some arrangements reminiscent of the soundtrack of "Star Wars."
The interpretation of the orchestra in "Rhythm of the heat" brought the audience up, and "Red Rain" was a moment of delirious: a fan approached the stage, knelt before his idol and made the sign of cross. He then returned to his seat.
And finally, just before the encores, as a highlight was performed recognizable success: "Solsbury Hill", the first issue published in 1977 alone Gabriel after leaving Genesis by artistic differences with their peers.
Gabriel coming curiously coincided on Wednesday in Madrid with his former band drummer, Phil Collins, who replaced him as lead singer in Genesis, and on Wednesday presented to the press his new album: a typical disk versions of soul classics.
Since leaving Genesis, Peter Gabriel has always sought new ways. His career is full of finds and his concert tonight was a statement of principle: He, who does not want to take risks, better points to karaoke.
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 9:15amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
three hours of music at a stratosferic level.
23/09/2010 - Paul M. BeleÃ±a
Chronicle of Peter Gabriel concert in Madrid
The former Genesis 'sinfonizÃ³' a la capital
They say that when a people forget their past, their history and traditions, it loses its identity and values. It is sad that these days, before Peter Gabriel's visit to our country, most young people, but also the most 'veteranos', nobody knew this singer and composer, a key part in the international rock. More of the same for Genesis, his band in the 70s. But for those who still remembered the quality of his compositions, the concert on Wednesday in Madrid was quite a religious experience. Religious for several reasons. The fact is that three hours of his music heals everything .
Good music heals everything. Like a great book, a good exposure, or an interesting play. So was the concert Peter Gabriel left us in his tour 'New Blood', which is carrying all over the world to present his latest album, "Scratch My Back ', an album based on the orchestral and intimate version of other artists' songs that ipressed him in the past.
He performed three hours of outstanding music to stratospheric levels. Peter Gabriel was left alone surrounded by piano and orchestra and two singers. A strange formula that had never explored and used in its 40-year career. Maybe that's why, as said most of the public and press attending the concert, it was worth losing the opportunity to hear the best version of Gabriel, with his guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. None of rock: only symphonic music and minimalist and intimate songs to pay tribute to key songs in his life and, of course, the big hits from his solo career. None of Genesis, of course
The concert was based, as expected, in a first part focused on a dozen songs from the new album, the aforementioned "Scratch My Back ', and one well differentiated, based on the interpretation of his great success in the orchestral version. The first, and not wanting to offend and belittle the artist, was at times soporific. Scarcely had pools for vitality, on issues such as' I Think It's Going To Rain '(Randy Newman),' The Power of the Heart '(Lou Reed) or' My Body Is a Cage "(song by Arcade Fire .)
right now all has been said about 'Scratch My Back', an album that Gabriel wished to be original and different. And so it is. The problem is that it was another example of veteran artists in a torrent of creativity, prefer to explore new musical formulas so pretentious but remain at a mere attempt. It really was a flop album and it was received by critics and public in general. Live, despite the spectacular nature of the use of media scandal and the presence of a cast of extraordinary musicians, improved thing. But you can make it rain in the desert.
The fact is that the second part, with his greatest hits, the audience rose from their seats. And literally, because Gabriel ordered the Palacio de los Deportes de Madrid so that only had seats in the courtyard full of stalls, the first side stands, and the usual removable tier is used in the back for concerts in the pavilion . The surprise of Gabriel and their security was terrible when, at the beginning of the best-known songs such as 'Solsbury Hill', people approached the pit, enough to withstand a blast sitting very special wonderful song for your ears and hearts . Invasion of track to which they did nothing for the organization, as also did not appear to young people with alcohol and drugs in his veins, just wanted to get a closer walk and live the best moments of the concert.
There were several exciting moments. Gabriel is pure charisma and conveys a strength and energy of serenity and peace that envelops everything. Before the concert, went on to present a concert reading in an almost perfect Castilian, the language of Cervantes used several times without the aid of the 'chop' writing. And not just the usual to say "thank you, hello friends" and so forth. A great musicians who spend three hours was too short and special about 2,000 spectators at an average age of 35-40 years or so, and, of course, left no room for nods to Genesis, as is usual with him always since out of the mythical training in 1975.
One last curiosity. The fate, chance, as you like, made to get together in Spain the same day Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. The first, of course, to give two concerts on her tour in Madrid and Barcelona. The second, to present his new album. We do not know if Collins came to see his former teammate in Genesis, but never enough is known to have maintained very good relations and that both are wary of the times of the other as a leader in this group already extinct. It would have been nice that Phil had been involved in any song, following the example of David Gilmour Roger Waters last summer. These are times of reconciliation, not horrible breaks in the music world.
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 9:20amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
a short coming back in time :
Wednesday - 5 May 1993
Assistant production manager Alia Dann says, "Peter liked to have a few people allowed to dance inside the security barriers so he could be closer to the audience. One night in Madrid, he sent a message to say that there weren't enough people inside the barrier dancing, so Barrie Knight, John Gray and I went out to get more people. But Barrie made John and I dance to 'Sledgehammer', as well. This grew over the tour into the "Sledgehammer Disco", with as many crew, guests and family joining in as could get there. Then Shankar started throwing his tambourine to Barrie, and Barrie would start tying things to it before throwing it back. Then Shankar started throwing his water over the dancers. We knew when it was coming so we would duck. Throughout this, Peter was on the other stage, so I don't know how long it was before he realised this was happening."
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 10:02amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
The British singer, accompanied by an orchestra convenes only 25% of capacity. In the end, back, with the strength of his songs, an unbalanced three-hour show.
By Jorge Arenillas
Blades of a symphonic Peter Gabriel Madrid
Concert: Peter Gabriel.
Venue: Palacio de Deportes (Madrid).
Attendance: 3,500 (25% of capacity).
The recent concatenation of concerts aimed at an adult audience (Mark Knopfler, Supertramp, Peter Gabriel and, soon, Elton John and Sting) has made the pocket end up resenting it. Especially when the artists of yesterday presented to fans at prices of tomorrow, for example, which cost 140 euros last night to see Gabriel from the front rows. The consequence of nonsense was that many potential viewers stayed home. To make matters worse, fewer than 4,000 attendees ("Phil Collins would be among them, coincidentally promotional Madrid?) Were shared by several areas because of the diversity of prices, so it was easy to see light in the pit and grandstand seating . Neither the black cloth that covered the highest tier could disguise the skid.
It was nine o'clock when Peter Gabriel, 60, took the stage. He wore a shirt and sweater hybrid that did not conceal his remarkable belly. His current appearance (bright white goatee bald) made him look a bit like Peret. He struggled to read a text in Castilian on the nature of the show we were going to see: his hesitation and the echo of his voice on the heights of the Palace gave him a Vatican Mass air which made all listened in silence. I was only there to present the opening act, one of his choristers, who just played a few acoustic songs before returning to the background.
Fifteen minutes after the curtain rose (actually, an LED display that was several meters) and the New Blood Orchestra appeared , ironic name because most members are mature aged. The first half of the concert, as had explained us Gabriel, cover songs of the disk Scratch my back, while the second would be his own themes, so the first notes of Heroes by David Bowie did not surprise anyone. The sound was powerful and clear, although the singer's voice not extracted from the mix.
We must remove our hats behind a so eclectic repertoire: Paul Simon and Arcade Fire? "Elbow with Randy Newman? The theme of Bowie is the most predictable choice of the entire list. Unfortunately, Gabriel seems to have proposed a study of boredom on how to arrange these songs for a live symphonic. The first act was to test the public's patience with a succession of half times soporific. Point only excelled the cries of Gabriel, as splinters that pierced the brain. The people kept silent until the last note of the song was gone, and then applauded with more education than enthusiasm.
To make it clear that we listened to major music , the singer decided not to move an inch. As the musicians of the orchestra were also up from their stools, captured the attention of the animations of the screen: a jumble of shapes, colors, clouds, staves, red blood cells, a nod to Saul Bass and any nonsense that would have happened to the (desperate) graphic designer, sometimes more taste than others.
The explosion of violins in My body is a cage was one of the few highlights of the first hour of the concert. Impetuous was also input from Regina Spektor AprÃ¨s moi, but only because I think the earlier it's going to rain today for piano and voice had fallen all the pulsations of the auditorium. Once executed (murdered almost) Scratch my back in strict chronological order, the musicians left for a break of twenty minutes. An assistant Gabriel waited at the foot of the stage with a white towel with which to wrap your throat, unnecessary because the British had not perspire heavily.
Everyone rushed to the bars in search of refreshments (pizza and beer last bad shot) to cope with the rest of the concert. Fortunately, the worst was past. On his return, Gabriel having decided to interpret the songs sung well, perhaps because of the confidence that comes from knowing that they are your own songs. The drums (for lack of drums) helped recover some of the spirit, in a show that canonical invented rhythmic base for something.
The audience also brought more heat filling the gaps in the stalls and, just before the encores, as close as possible to the artist (which was still eight feet away from the first row). There were devout among them, as he knelt and crossed himself in the presence of Gabriel. The singer had returned to their fans from the start of the second act, when a spotlight shone ghostly white from below, and he used a mirror to project the light toward the audience with great dramatic effect.
The orchestra overwhelmed at the height of Signal to noise, during which the director seemed to be carving a turkey with his imaginary baton. People roared when musicians greeted. Minutes later it again for Gabriel, when he dropped his hair (metaphorically) and showed his repertoire of leaps, and even Michael Jackson little moonwalker dancing steps to during Solsbury Hill. For practical reasons, only the singer left the stage before the encore, while the orchestra was waiting behind the LED screen, which had fallen again.
In Your Eyes and Do not give up enthusiasm remained high, but the final coda, The Nest That an instrumental sailed the sky, reminded us that not all the concert was so enjoyable. Gabriel came out unscathed from a concert that could have ended his reputation, but most have spoiled their rhythm (eg, reducing it from three hours to two), the impression would have been much more pleasant. Nor was the songs, in short, I feel better a string section a couple of guitars: next month we'll see if Sting has had more luck that Peter Gabriel's time to get to the symphony.
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 10:03amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
This one for sure is under high secondary effects of the future full moon ! :-]
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 11:57amPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
impossible de publicar una repuesta to Rollingstone Espana. No se si esta porque he traido hacerlo desde Francia pero si te puedes ingresar al sitio eso esta lo que hubiera querido escribirles :
El "new blood" appelido no hace referencia a la edad del capitano, mas que la del orchestra, pero hace referencia por lo que suponemos a un discurso de Nelson Mandela, durante su cumpleano,llamando "new blood" para seguir consagrarse a obrajes empezados por una ya enverecida generacion.
peter Gabriel tiene actualmente 60 anos, y de la misma manera ha elegido sobre Scratch my back" a joven grupos or artistos quienes pudieran "continuarlo" en espiritu al menos.
Y lo que fue elegido en primer lugar fueron textos,mas que musicas, con la alluda de su hermana Melanie Gabriel para algunos de los mas recien artistas.
De eso no vio una palabra, y mas, como los visuales han sido concebidos en directa relacion con los textos, no es extrano que le hubieran parecidos indecifrables. La mayoria de los articulos en los demas paises Europeos senalan la qualidad de dichos, en relacion con la musica y los textos durante los differentes conciertos.
Pensar que un artista como Peter gabriel, precursor, pionero, en el campo visual hubiera podido satisfacerse con algo mas o menos bien echo esta un poco ligero;
Pero a mi parecer, el mas extrano, esta su reaction frente a alguien que hubiera podido contentarse de hablar en Ingles, y que hace el esfuerzo frente a su publico de utilizar la lengua del pais en que se encuentre.
ese esta una forma de respecto, y de voluntad de contacto directo con un publico, que ha sido apreciada en otros paises, por lo menos.
"Scatch my back" no esta un "producto de consumo directo y inmediate".
Nadie pensara en decir que dicha musica esta de un escucho facil, pero cuando uno canta para decir cosas, lo menor que uno pueda hacer esta tener en cuenta lo que se dice.
En forma de conclusion, "the new blood tour" subtitulo estaba "un otra lengua"; :-]
Tienes usted una secunda oportunidad para mejorar su diagnostico en Barcelona durante la noche.
Little rainbow23 September 2010 at 12:18pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
sorry read - una diferente idioma -
DolceVita23 September 2010 at 12:42pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
moment of delirious: a fan approached the stage, knelt before his idol and made the sign of cross. He then returned to his seat.
That's f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c! :-] !
Madness for Peter? YES!!!!
p.s. thank you for info Littlerainbow!
rraven23 September 2010 at 4:04pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
"moment of delirious: a fan approached the stage, knelt before his idol and made the sign of cross. He then returned to his seat."
Gee, uhh, no pressure there, Peter. That had to have been a little unnerving for PG to see, if he noticed it.
Little rainbow24 September 2010 at 9:55pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
one or three accoding to the different versions, effect of the beer on your metabolism :-] and so on.
PURE COINCIDENCE OF PETER GABRIEL and PHIL COLLINS IN MADRID
PURE COINCIDENCE OF PETER GABRIEL and PHIL COLLINS IN MADRID
By coincidence, the two "voices" of Genesis came together the same day, the day of autumn, an autumn for both stars.
Phil Collins gave the impression of being very tired, submited to avery complex marketing for her new album "Going back". He is under the weight of years with little spirit, with problems of hands and ears.
It's enough to listen to his new album. No, it does not sound right. Looks like a model more or less decent. His voice appears strange. Have it recorded at his home in Switzerland has not been a good idea and, above all, with that mediocre engineer.
the most absurd , is that it is a tribute to the Tamla Motown and yet, the album title and the best version is "Going Back", a song by Carole King. The rest is a little pathetic. As if Collins was older than he is. Never should have done this album. In addition, it charges the price of gold, its particular nonsense.
I was sad, very sad to see a nearly empty Palace of Sports to see Peter Gabriel and his orchestral adventure. It has been a hard time. he was sick.
Another thing is staged. Pride. The sound of the orchestra. . . Spectacular,Gabriel's voice. . Exquisite. What is wrong?. The arrangements, the arrangements. They have Killed the wonderful songs of David Bowie, Randy Newman, Neil Young, Arcade Fire. his voice humanizes them, but also make them more distant.(????!!!:-] yo)
Worse the second half, despite the great effort to recover these neglected and incredible fourth album songs such as "San Jacinto" and "The Rhythm of the heat." Nice try, but the arrangements lack of character, talent, again. The audience just rang at the end with 'Red Rain' and 'Solsbury Hill', when it was too late and that the arrangements were not very successful.
I've always said it's wonderful and eloquent that pieces of music were turned from classical to pop, but pop transformed into something similar to the classic, is an adventure with three legs. Strange. Inappropriate. Nothing credible.
Due the money lost, Peter Gabriel will realize his mistake, huge mistake. And of course, lost some weight.
Below, his version of the great 'San Jacinto' with the New Blood Orchestra.
Just hope Mr Colins and Mr Gabriel took the oppotunity of that coincidence to meet and to spend some time together in a good restaurant of the town!
and let me finaly, say, that the bottles of chouchen should be sent urgently to madrid :-] :-]