garyashton16 December 2009 at 11:42pmPosts: 38 (0 today)Status: offline
I enjoyed the podcast and have to say that I was not over impressed by 'Heroes' but the next 3 tracks sounded great especially 'Flume'.this is a very intersting project and I look forward to hearing 'Scratch My Back' but can't wait to see Peter with the Full Orchestra deliver these songs at the O2 Arena.I have a feeling it's going to be something really special !
- Piedro17 December 2009 at 8:08pmPosts: 176 (0 today)Status: offline
Very Beautiful Music and Lyrics, Touching, Full of Food for Hope . . . and Energy for to go 'Beyond Hope' . . . being every one of Us the Best We can Be for puting in Action Meditated & Studied Good Works for the Betterment of the Whole . . . (For a Sustainable & Happy World Society of Many Cultures . . . One Day Again Paradise in Earth) !! (I think it is and will be Possible, despite present negative things)
"New Blood . . . by/for a New Renaissance"!!!!!
Best Wishes! :-]
LittleBird21 December 2009 at 1:24amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Just to say for those of you who having been having doubts about Peter's version of Heroes - please wait for the full version before you hear it. You have to hear the whole song to get the full power of it. On the podcast they cut it off just before the tracks takes off, which makes sense - it wouldn't do to give you too much before the full album is out
Shortly afterward the fade on the podcast the strings take off and Peter lets rip with his voice and it is just awesomely exciting.
I helped out on this project and was lucky enough to hear the full album and (in my opinion) this is a great record, and this track really does work in context of the full album running order (in my opinion anyway).
If you're intereste I gave a brief track by track run down on a post previously if you're interested in my opinion -
Duddy21 December 2009 at 12:16pmPosts: 5641 (1 today)Status: offline
LittleBird, many thanks. It is a pleasure to read your earlier post again. I am so looking forward to hearing Peter's voice given full expression and opportunity to be heard in all its nuances on SMB. :-]
even warned by your lines, mirror ball release made me burst into tears when listening to it;
I'm found of classical music as well as Peter 's one since a long time, wrote on the roots classical music could represent in progressive rock composition,as an inspiration, but what I listened to was awsome.
Peter is right, neither classical music, nor rock; and what made me cry was the feeling that something was really here about to begin, as if the extraordinary work of both Peter and john Metcalfe had given way to a new bud ( :-] :-] ) on the tree of musical branch-line kind ;
Peter worked yet that path by "touches" previously. It's obvious now
since 77 then !!
the synthesis of both gave really way to something over the synthetis itself, to something new;
for Bowie, even if cut, the song is yet beautiful and no doubt it will end on "a rising line".
here is the title of Lou Reed, :-]
curious, curious to listen to the result.
I imagine it very tonic, and full of hope, no melancholy on the horizon :-] :-]
sound junky21 December 2009 at 11:16pmPosts: 84 (0 today)Status: offline
Unlike some, I found the cover of Bowie's Heroes to be the best of the sound bites. Must admit I had to listen to the podcast a couple of times before warming up to any of the versions. But have since warmed up to all of them, especially the new interpretation of Heroes. Well done Peter!
Zenrider27 December 2009 at 1:49amPosts: 3538 (0 today)Status: offline
Interesting. From what I hear from the sound bites, stikes me a bit on the melancholy side. Perhaps not as much when heard in full. Peter has an interesting enough voice range to make this worthwhile I think.
Am interested now in hearing Paul Simon's cover of Biko when he does it though.
Marc 33327 December 2009 at 2:03amPosts: 1121 (0 today)Status: offline
hey, ThankS WeB TeaM . . .
Susy121430 December 2009 at 11:53pmPosts: 22 (0 today)Status: offline
I am enjoying these first few tracks. Looking forward to hearing more. It's once in a "blue moon" or "once in a lifetime" even to hear music this awesome. Such a breakthrough in music, too. The wait is worth waiting for though.
sangabriel31 December 2009 at 5:14amPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter always surprises us. He really gets personal and profound. Listening to the lyrics of Bowie´s Heroes, for example, make my skin tremble. HOw does he sings "I would be king!!!" with hope but also with dispair (a contradiction I know) but it feels like if you are at the edge of nothing, of giving everything and die.passion.
I couldn´t help remembering that great John Cale´s album "Words for the dying". Peter speaks the music, tells the spirit. And I think this is his most emotional vocals ever.
I hope to find instrumental spaces without his voice, bridges, introductions. Because this work is very very musical and goes along with the essence of the lyrics Peter is singing.
This album feels very, let me say it, spiritual.
Something that we really need in this confusing times.
Peter is great. Honest, precise, passionate.
Thank you Peter.
And I cant wait to listen to the other scratch album.
With GAbriel albums you have to take your time, get into de music, the atmosphere, he requests attention. And in returns we experience something amazing.
mbrindley2 January 2010 at 12:17amPosts: 30 (0 today)Status: offline
I think Heroes in particular sounds incredible. Fabulous re-interpretation.
bax647 January 2010 at 2:27pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I have now had a listen to all the pod casts - and, for me, I think the album is going to be a hard listen . though, as with all Gabriel work I will persist and undoubtedly be rewarded for my persistance.
Not surprisingly, much of the arrangement does remind me of Roger Waters' solo stuff from over a decade ago, and I was left with a feeling that this time Pete may have over explored the darker side. - However all this is just based on some short clips - look forward to listening to the finished article
Sammy The Slug7 January 2010 at 6:01pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
I think we will not be disappointed because as a friend of mine said to me, it's typical Gabriel mood and even if it's a cover album, he arranged those songs in his own and personal way.
Cimber11 January 2010 at 8:10pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
I finally got around listening to the podcasts.
"Heroes" is EXCELLENT - it has got a sound, that reminds me of a a raising sun in the morning. I can feel and also see the sun-rays in my imagination.
"Boy in the Bubble" was already a smash in its live-version from "WOMAD 2009" - Peter`s voice on one side and the sad strings playing inbetween create these black and white - or even grey and white images in my brain - it`s a wonderful song - a song that could be placed anywhere on a peter gabriel-setlist.
"Mirrorball" gives me joy and pleasure - this is what someone really exspects from an orchestral arrangement -this track will be one of the highlights with a full orchestra playing in the background - it sounds like Peter`s vocals get lifted up and carried to a higher ground, while the strings play.
"Flume" will be a song that many will listen to probably, when they get in melancholic moods - I can imagine some tears will roll down also.
Cimber11 January 2010 at 8:12pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .sorry, meant to say RISING SUN. (LOL)
tomtom_197012 January 2010 at 5:34pmPosts: 6 (0 today)Status: offline
Does anybody know whether Paris, Berlin and London are the only locations where the show will take place or these are only some intial locations and others will be announced shortly?
Many thanks in advance,
Cimber12 January 2010 at 5:41pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
so far only 5 shows are announced for Europe ( 1 show in Paris, 2 shows in Berlin and 2 shows in London).
There will be also 3 shows in North America.
madirish12 January 2010 at 6:02pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
ok . here,s my rant ,,,,,,,, a man ( peter gabriel )its a given a huge talent . vocally . and musically . inventive . groundbreaking. ive been a fan since the very early days ,,,, yup. im that old , and it seems to me from the snippets ive heard from scratch my back . that the man needs to get back to what he does best . cause when he rocks he rocks . and when he,s soulfull it makes the hair on the back of ur neck stand up . no drums or guitars ,,, ok. novel idea,.,, but who is it for ,.,, heroes. the music sounds like somthing i could do on my keyboard,, and his vocal sounds like a demo he threw on, harsh i know . but we fans all know wat he is capable of,,, is he souuounded by too many yes men that tell him everything is great no matter what he does . whats next bed time songs for baby,s . with the music scene dominanted by x factor wanna b,ssss ,,,,,so us music heads are virtually starved,,, and havin to wait years for anything new from peter , i have to say im dissapointed ,,, yes ill buy it. and yes im judging it before playing it to death,,,,but its no diggin in the dirt is it ,,,, there,s no personal feelings or emotions in it, to me thats the peter i love,,,, even with his blood of eden or dont give up. there is the dirty raw emotion of PETER, it just seems like a lazy album,,,, why not just release all the songs we cant buy.like ,, that,ll do ,,, ect,,,, simple songs,, but peter songs . or if u want to do covers . take somthing like ray charles and other classics like him and give them a modern twist . rather than rock songs and bring them down,,,, after all . through the years . what is peter known for,,,, drums . and bass,,,,and david,s quirky licks,,,, so please peter .give yourself a kick in the ass. and get the US line up back,,, FEEL IT IN MY SEX . yeahhhhhhh . thats my rant over,,, for what its worth . matt. a fan,,,, and will remain a fan
jamieG12 January 2010 at 11:10pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Enjoying the teasers we've had a chance to hear so far, although it's a bit like smelling an Emperor's banquet.I can't wait to sit down and eat, I'm famished. Happy to hear that Mr G has stuck his neck out a bit with these arrangements- definitely not your typical cover versions and it's going to be a lot of joy listening to his full (and challenging) interpretations of the originals. I suspect Heroes might be more of a challenge than some of the other tracks- Bowie's an incredible song-writer, and it might be tough for some to hear such a seemingly radical version of it, which is odd in a way.I love it, and can't begin to see how it's bringing rock songs down, but I expect there'll be some opinions as radical as the new album in the very near future! One month to go.