AaronAKAAtrus16 October 2011 at 3:32amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
Here is my idea fo peter box sets. I am not sure about a few things but what do you think?
Box Set 1:
CDs 1-4: Albums 1-4
CD 5: Outtakes from albums 1/2
CD6: Outtakes from albums 3/4
CD7: Ein deutsches album
CD8: Deutsches album
Box Set 2:
CDs 1-3: So, Us, Up
CD4: Outtakes and b-sides of so
CD5: Outtakes and B-sides of Us
CD6: Outtakes and B-sides of up
CD7: Plus from Us
Box Set 3:
CDs 1-4: Birdy, Passion, Ovo, Long Walk Home
CD 5: Passion Outtakes
CD6: Passion - Sources
CD7: Peter Gabriel sings Ovo
(Birdy and long walk home don't strike me as not having a lot of extras, but I'm no expert.)
Box Set 4:
CDs 1-4: SPecial Editions of Scratch My Back and New Blood
CD5: Scratch My back instrumentals
CD6: MOre orchestral covers and peter's songs.
(New so not a lot of stuff)
Box Set 5 (&6 i think):
CDs 1-4: Plays Live and Secret World Live
CD 5-?: However many cd's it takes to hold the soundtracks to his concert films (which is probably a lot... i only have SWL so I haven't seen most of them)
CD?: Live recordings from tours for albums 1-3
Soo what do you think? (Other than the uber expensive factor)
dagobah16 October 2011 at 7:09amPosts: 47 (0 today)Status: offline
Here’s something I would like to add to the Peter Gabriel Box Set that you have proposed. I would love to hear orchestral versions of many of his other tracks. Peter has become passionate about this orchestral approach with the New Blood album. Why not apply it to many of his other songs? I don’t remember Peter’s exact quote, but in one of the online videos . . . . Peter said something about wanting to stay away from doing orchestral versions of his “hit songs”. That’s fine with me. I can do without an orchestral version of “Sledgehammer”, “Big Time”, “Steam”, “Games Without Frontiers” and “Shock The Monkey”.
My interest for additional orchestral versions is based on my appeal for the New Blood version of “San Jacinto”. It’s one of my favorite tracks on New Blood. I just don’t like the original version of “San Jacinto” very much. In fact, from Peter’s first four solo albums, I find only two tracks appealing in their original form: Biko and Wallflower. I like two others that have been re-worked: Here Comes The Flood (the 1990 version from the compilation album Shaking The Tree) and Games Without Frontiers (Massive Attack/David Bottrill Remix).
Yeah, I know . . . . . if Peter spent time working on orchestral versions of many of his other songs, it would just delay an album of new music. But it might make his older songs more accessible. And I wouldn’t mind hearing orchestral versions of many of the songs from his albums Us and Up.
Sammy The Slug16 October 2011 at 7:11amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Sounds good. There must be place there for the Undercurrents soundtrack!
I would not include the albums - just the rare tracks.
AaronAKAAtrus16 October 2011 at 1:02pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
@Dagobah- look at box set 4- cd 6.
@Sammy- Im sure there is
@Caste- How about each disc is available separately as a digital download however if you want it on cd you have to get the box.
dagobah17 October 2011 at 5:17amPosts: 47 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry about that. I misunderstood what you wrote for Box Set 4 CD 6. Having said that, I would want orchestral versions of a large portion of songs from the albums Peter Gabriel 1 through Peter Gabriel 4, Us, and Up . . . . . . and it wouldn't fit on just CD 6. It might require four or five CDs. Peter's not going to do something like this, but it's nice to dream about it.
AaronAKAAtrus17 October 2011 at 11:44amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
I wish he revisited a little more of Car, Scratch, and Us myself. I never cared too much for up, but maybe new versions would change that lol
I don't want a box set which just reissues PG albums. As he is now in his 60's it is time for a box set of unrelesed and or remixed tracks. In a 40+ year career there must be many unreleased tracks.
dagobah19 October 2011 at 10:12pmPosts: 47 (0 today)Status: offline
I kind of agree with you about the re-issuing of PG albums. But these orchestral versions are sort of remixes for me. For the most part, I don't listen to orchestral music. There are some songs in my iTunes library that include orchestral instruments within them . . . . but I have no music from Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach, etc. The closest I get is George Winston. If . . . . hypothetically . . . . . Peter re-issued many of his other songs as orchestral versions, I would be fascinated with the sound structures he might dream up for these orchestral instruments. Yeah, sure, some of them might be nothing special . . . . . but I would view SOME of them as unique remixes . . . . . and I realize that most people don't consider these orchestral versions as remixes.
I think Peter has a lot of unreleased music . . . . but I have a feeling it's not up to his own high standards. In my opinion, creating great music is difficult . . . . . even for creative people like Peter. And although he MAY have a bunch of unreleased music, it doesn't necessarily mean the music is put together into quality songs with quality lyrics. I'm glad Peter doesn't put out an album every year or every two years . . . . if he did, it would dilute his discography. For example, it seems like Neil Young released an album almost every year or every two years from 1970 to 2000. Some of it is great music. And some of it is crap!!! I think Peter has avoided this trap . . . . for the most part. If Peter has a bunch of unreleased music, then I hope he continues to work on it so that it reaches HIS high standards . . . . . rather than released in a box set . . . . . just so it can get released.
Bill Cason25 October 2011 at 9:23pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline
we can't even get his 25th anniversary release of SO in the year it was promised and I can't imagine him finding the time to get any of the above done...though I'd be happy to have them if he did...
AaronAKAAtrus26 October 2011 at 2:44amPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm going to be angry if there are no other mentions of that anniversary before the end of year
Get used to being angry, Aaron. Nice to read you again, Bill.
Dr. Honeydew27 October 2011 at 12:47pmPosts: 6 (0 today)Status: offline
I would prefer "Deluxe Editions" for every single album. The number of discs for these could be variable depending on the amount of available material around single albums. And fans would probably get more rarities than with a box set release. There is more than enough extra material for every album and I like the idea of finally get Gabriels rarities chaos sorted.