sesmo22 February 2010 at 11:39pmPosts: 1493 (0 today)Status: offline
I wonder if SMB is eligible for the Classical Charts?
Its got an orchestra and things.
Cimber23 February 2010 at 7:30amPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
your question sounds funny, Sesmo, but somehow you are right.
if there is for example a category for "best CLASSIC musical arrangement" or "best CLASSIC pop-album" (I don`t feel "pop" as negative) - well - it is clear that "SMB" would receive nominations there.
When Sting recorded a country-like song, he was invited to Nashville to get honoured, if I remember it right. Also the funky stuff by pop-singer George Michael appeared on the R`n`B-charts.
Although Peter Gabriel was called pop/rock in 1986/87 with "So", his next record "Passion" was categorized as "New Age"-music (at least at the Grammies).
Pink Arrow23 February 2010 at 7:42amPosts: 57 (0 today)Status: offline
I think so! In one other thread I wrote that for me it's like Pyotr Ilic Tchajkovskji's spirit had found a new life through SMB.
Don't take me like a fool!!! :-]
Not likely.I've been on a one man mission to have Steve Hackett's solo acoustic guitar albums and his orchestral works with guitar to be placed on classical radio stations - nothing.
Now if what Steve does won't be picked up by classical music radio then this album doesn't stand a chance at that market. It'll find its audience, however.
Just good quality music that refuses to be labelled.
That's OK with me.
DolceVita23 February 2010 at 3:00pmPosts: 2330 (0 today)Status: offline
I think Peter can not be defined in any musical genre.
Are others (especially journalits) who wants to capture and caging his Music.
But it is only a moment.
A moment of his being an Artist.
In this year,with S.M.B. it is possible with Classical charts,why not? but it's a moment of Peter's Artistic life and feeling. . . . .
Pink Arrow25 February 2010 at 7:53amPosts: 57 (0 today)Status: offline
I do agree completely with my virtual friend Dolce Vita.
DolceVita25 February 2010 at 10:19amPosts: 2330 (0 today)Status: offline