Progressive jen3 February 2010 at 6:34amPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
I hate to say it but I doubt top 20.
PG is too sophisticated for the masses.
Bert Sausage.3 February 2010 at 9:06amPosts: 261 (0 today)Status: offline
I predict this collection of dirges wont sell to anyone other than users of this site and die hard fans. Having heard about 4 of the tracks so far it makes me feel immensly sad to see how bereft of life and spirit my favourite artist has become.
If you were a casual fan browsing a record shop and you came across a collection of mostly unknown tracks, done with just orchestral arrangement would you really open your wallet for it? You would be gutted if you did.
Sadly, I also feel it will not make the top 20.
However, I do believe I/O would have.
ceridwen3 February 2010 at 12:25pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
same feeling, this is not a record for all "listeners", it needs several listenings
surely too sophisticated =
The Soil3 February 2010 at 12:28pmPosts: 1894 (0 today)Status: offline
The more interesting question would be: Does PG predict it to hit the top 20?
I don't think it will. But then again, we all know that his version of "The Book Of Love" seems to have gotten quite popular due to "Scrubs". Well, whatever. .We'll see. . .
Probably not, but who cares? I love PG not for his ability to make top 20 albums but for his passion, integrity and honesty.
I would be very happy for him if it did, however, and I wish him every success. I think probably some of these lesser known tracks will become better known thanks to PG.
Progressive jen3 February 2010 at 3:20pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
Also The Soil, maybe the Album won't make it into the top 20 but the single download for Book Of Love might.
Do they even do it from downloads?
Honestly I haven't looked at a top 10 or 20 list in years.
rraven3 February 2010 at 4:33pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Interesting question, Ezri. I don't think PG3 ever hit the top 20 but now it's one of PG's best sellers in the back catalogue. When Billboard changed it's counting system back in the 1990's (because of the continuing success of "Dark Side of the Moon"), it's been biased towards country music and modern R & B.
What I've heard of SMB so far I adore - parially because PG's voice is highlighted, partially because I've been curious as to how his voice would blend with chamber orchestra (I love classical music) and partially because of the incredible reworkings of songs that were mostly forgettable the first time around.
SMB is full of spirit and passion and killer violins.
Cimber3 February 2010 at 8:24pmPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
PG hit the top 10 of the billboard-charts with "UP" in 2002 - after 10 years.
I would like to see any artist repeating this without any "reunion-tam-tam" and all this BS.
PG also ALMOST hit the number 1 position with "Us" in the billboard-charts 1992 - after 6 and a half years - the album reached number 2, because "In Pieces" by garth brooks was released at the same time.
The problem this time with "SmB" is : Peter will market the album on his own obviously - there is no big record company like geffen in the back to do the promo.