K from NJ10 February 2010 at 4:15pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
I can't access the widget to stream the album. Is it a U.S. issue, or am I the only one having problems?
Slipper10 February 2010 at 4:29pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
it look like they're just streaming in UK. I'm from Portugal and can't acess it too.
Alex S10 February 2010 at 4:43pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm not listening to it! I don't want to spoil the "first listening" experience when I buy the CD on Monday!
Duddy10 February 2010 at 5:00pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm with you Alex, and I don't want to read any more of the anti comments on there either!
bardsworld10 February 2010 at 5:04pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
It is working for me in Washington D.C., USA. It may be an issue with your internet service provider.
The new album sounds spectacular, and after an initial listen I've already got my favourites!
Duddy10 February 2010 at 5:37pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Love your Snowpocalypse Bardsworld, stunning amounts of snow. I looked on your blog for discussion of the bard! Don't think I'll moan about the piffling bit of snow we had here in Cornwall, UK. :-]
Duddy10 February 2010 at 5:40pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
I meant to say welcome to the Moon but you're probably an old hand disguised as a newbie. Either way good to meet you. I don't think I have a favourite on SMB yet, though I love several of them equally!
ceridwen10 February 2010 at 8:01pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
don't wanna hear it before next monday (FEB 15th !! )
can't wait but I will resist . I can resist .
Duddy10 February 2010 at 8:11pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Sometimes restraint and self-control can pay off Ceridwen :-] I wish we could have a release party to celebrate!
Alex S10 February 2010 at 8:28pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
There are some brutal comments on the Guardian page
Clearly those are people who obviously don't "get" the album concept. PG doesn't do things straightforward, so why would he be obliged to do a covers album with drums & guitars? There'd be no point. Covers are SUPPOSED to be different!
These are the kind of folk who probably just own "So" or "Shaking the Tree", and expect more of that.
"It's depressing". "It's depressing". "It's depressing".
OK - my fears may be confirmed, as it does sound very sombre and downbeat. Not what I want out of a PG record if I'm honest, and I'm no fan of cover versions either, which won't help. But from the clips I've heard, there are some wonderful pieces on there. I'm looking forward to Listening Wind most of all.
I'm scared I won't like SMB, I'll admit that. Maybe I'm more excited about the idea of a new PG release rather than it's content. But either way I'm looking forward to it, and will give it an honest try.
Let's face it, it's a project personal to Peter. He wanted to do it. He doesn't actually need to keep recording albums - but it's still his passion at heart. If he likes it, there's bound to be hundreds of other people who do.
This album though, may divide the fans, and some may look upon it as a 'filler' in between albums. That's fine by me, providing we do get a new album of new PG songs, while he's still able! ;-p
Sammy The Slug10 February 2010 at 8:45pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Ceridwen, i'm sure you won't resist!
It's going to be very loooong to wait until next Monday!
DolceVita10 February 2010 at 10:58pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
AlexS,i add to your comment that,in my humble opinion,Peter gives "A SOUL" in which he sings.
It's always been since the days with Genesis,and it is still so today.
Whatever he decides to sing,and in any form he decides to do this (in this case with Orchestra) this song "take shape",a "strange shadow" comes in our souls,in a dimension that sometimes people do not want to understand.(also journalists with their "terrible reviews")
When he was young,the suites with Genesis,and today with SMB: nothing changed,the natural style,the class,the passion of Peter (yes,because i think he has much passion with the Music,and with his Art) has a colour that does not exist,and not always is understood.
BUT this colour is here. . .