Night and day8 January 2008 at 8:59pmPosts: 30 (0 today)Status: offline
´m new here so this topic might have been discussed already.
I recall Peter mentioned that the CD-format more or less forced him to work for a longer time since the format could obtain more material and he felt it was hard. Ahh.???? The album evolution.?
Probably this is the reason why there´s no new Peter Gabriel-album in the charts these days since the DVD-audioformat, the Ipods etc. allows even more, weeks and weeks of music.
I have no statistics of this how much longer the albums and songs are, it there are more songs etc. etc., but I reacted very much when I heard him ("you") say that in an interview. But the length of songs doesn´t have to be the strength of the songs.
I think the Beatles - Revolver, The Cures - The head on the door and Josh Rouse´s - Subtitolo are exempales on that songwriting can be as good in spite of that they are "short" albums, some more than 30 minutes.
What do you people think? I know Jacinto is long too, but anyway. This is not ment to be written in a critical spirit. More from interest.