T L A M I X14 June 2011 at 2:39pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
As a life long fan of Mr. Gabriel and having seen him perform live well over 200 times, I must say that I am scratching my head over his choice of songs to perform on this recent tour.
Mr. Gabriel has seemed to forgotten all about the beautiful body of work he wrote, or co-wrote prior to 1977. This music is beloved by his fans and part of his discography that would lend itself perfectly to an orchestral arrangement.
For decades, fans like myself have been waiting for Mr. Gabriel to acknowledge this wonderful body of music by performing ANY of it. If cover songs are to be included in his set, why not cover GENESIS.
I had the chance to speak with Mr. Gabriel about this during the UP tour and he was open to the idea. He asked his band to learn "Supper' Ready" according to a conversation I had with Tony Levin. Although, never performed, and not quite what I had in mind, (25 minutes of "Supper's Ready" is a bit much), at least he would be offering his life long fans a tid-bit from the past.
I look forward to the 3 show I will be attending this tour. MA.,N.J.,and N.Y. And maybe, just maybe, if his fans feel the same way as I do, Mr. Gabriel may include one of these gems.
flyguy14 June 2011 at 2:55pmPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
It always comes up for the last 30 years it has not happened yet and likely will not.They mention surprises are coming i doubt highly they mean anything other than Father Son and Secret World .
DolceVita14 June 2011 at 4:36pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
I hope for you,but me too i do not think he will play Genesis's songs.
. . .it would be nice the final of "Supper's ready" with Orchestra. . .but if ONLY PETER SINGS,NO OTHER. Please.
Good luck,if Peter decides to play something of Genesis,i will be happy for you and for other very very very very very very very lucky people
rraven14 June 2011 at 6:22pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
He won't be doing any Genesis songs. I don't know if it's money issues or what. Last year at the NYC soundcheck, he was asked point-blank about performing Genesis songs (esp "Back in NYC") and PG completely blanked the questions.
Lucky you getting to see over 200 PG concerts, Tlamix! I'm still hoping or a miracle that I can get to go to the Camden gig, but then again, I'm an atheist and do not beleive in miracles.
kgveteran14 June 2011 at 6:48pmPosts: 36 (0 today)Status: offline
This will be my first show. The departure from Genesis was more like an amputation, not just a split. Time will tell, but not holding out hope.
200 shows, holy moly.
rraven14 June 2011 at 6:50pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I was pretty happy with the set list though I would have traded Boy In The Bubble with Secret World or Flume.
rise14 June 2011 at 8:10pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
200 times taking part can happen I think,when you are a life-long-lover of PG and his music!
Why not playing Genesis , some songs would work very well with New Blood.
And the thing with the rights: also Steve Hackett seems to play them and who could be better suiting than Peter Gabriel?
kgveteran14 June 2011 at 8:17pmPosts: 36 (0 today)Status: offline
I love Flume.
Roel14 June 2011 at 9:49pmPosts: 56 (0 today)Status: offline
If you are a life long fan you should know by now he doesn't do Genesis.
T L A M I X15 June 2011 at 2:12amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Mr. Roel I disagree with you.
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Encore on the 1978 Tour)
I believe he may have performed Back In N.Y.C. once on this tour as well.
Example- Carpet Crawl 1999
I believe Mr. Gabriel just needs to hear it from his fans.
kgveteran15 June 2011 at 12:46pmPosts: 36 (0 today)Status: offline
I love Flume.
flyguy15 June 2011 at 1:55pmPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
Surprises are coming i hope he drops darkness.he seems to make that song a mainstay in the set not sure why.Same goes for bubble yet power of the heart gets dropped.
rraven15 June 2011 at 3:45pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
"Carpet Crawlers" (1999) was not perfromed live.
"Back in NYC" was not performed live last year.
I think he's bored with the Genesis material. (My opinon - I could be wrong.) When he's not bored with it, back on the set list it will go.
cotton15 June 2011 at 11:43pmPosts: 20 (0 today)Status: offline
Following the 1978 encore performance of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway(song)in San Diego, as we left the tiny California Theatre, I noticed a small white lamb sitting on the drum kit. Well done PG, well done!
flyguy16 June 2011 at 1:37pmPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
the book of love out of the setlist in Dallas.Strange that peter hangs onto Apres Moi Darkness, and Bubble.Father Son makes it in finally and Secret World soon to be added.Always scary when he adds as the songs dropped always are the better ones (Book and Power of the Heart).Sure sounds like every night is a rush to get the whole show in.
Soul Reader17 June 2011 at 12:12amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Last nights show was in no way rushed in my opinion. It was a very relaxed and intimate pace, much to my delight.
flyguy17 June 2011 at 4:41amPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
Just interpreting Dickies tour updates he seems to indicate that.
flyguy17 June 2011 at 4:45amPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
It does appear like PG is trying to find the right mix in the first half of the show.The switches occur in the first 9 songs.Starting with 3 in a row in Dallas from SMB seems to kill any early momentum.