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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2011, 04:03:25 PM »
So I just bought Up and Melt.

Sweet, holy, mother of god,  Family Snapshot has got to be one of the most powerful, emotional and beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard in my life. It nearly brought me to tears today. Its very rare that a song moves me is such a way. Absolutely incredible  :hefdaddy

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2011, 07:16:58 PM »
Interesting that this thread popped up.

I had never heard that much of his solo material (beyond the obvious singles)...so I decided to start from the beginning and check out "Car" from the library.

In listening to it in the car on the way home, I was immediately struck at how much Moribund the Burgermeister sounds like Genesis.  I thought he left to do something different???   Still, I loved it, and I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of it!
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2011, 07:19:42 PM »
Moribund sounds more like Genesis than any other PG solo song does. It's like he got it out of the way first and then moved on to other stuff.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2011, 07:39:47 PM »
Just got Car yesterday.  :biggrin: Can't wait to listen!

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2011, 06:10:40 AM »
Just got Car yesterday.  :biggrin: Can't wait to listen!

Car is next on my list.

Solsbury hill is such a cool song.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2011, 06:46:43 AM »
I do love the meltyface album, and also So... I need to get more of his stuff.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2011, 07:08:10 AM »
Just got Car yesterday.  :biggrin: Can't wait to listen!

Why did you wait so long to get it?   :omg:

That album's one of his most interesting, actually.  Its like PG said "Right, I've left Genesis because that eagle told me to, and I don't want to repeat what I did with them, so what style of music should I play?"  So he tried out almost every genre outside of heavy metal and then ultimately didn't choose any style to continue in.  :lol

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2011, 02:57:25 PM »
Having heard the New Blood version of Mercy Street makes me love the song even more. Put both versions in my playlist.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2011, 05:10:15 PM »
Having heard the New Blood version of Mercy Street makes me love the song even more. Put both versions in my playlist.

I've always been a huge fan of Mercy Street and the new version is very cool.

I am listening to Sky Blue at the moment and it is utter bliss.  :heart

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2012, 08:15:56 AM »
I just want one more tour so bad.

    I have yet to experience the magic and awe inspiring wonder that is Peter Gabriel live  :'(

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2012, 09:29:50 AM »
The version of Talk to Me on that video is breathtaking.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2012, 09:34:46 AM »
The version of Talk to Me on that video is breathtaking.

Solsbury Hill gives me goosebumps every time.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2012, 09:51:59 AM »
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2012, 11:03:36 AM »
The version of Talk to Me on that video is breathtaking.

Solsbury Hill gives me goosebumps every time.

Me too, had to go watch it again, and saw a video for him doing that song on Letterman with a symphony, so I cliked that one to watch it, and was greeted with this...


Fuck, just stay the fuck out of my world forever you fucking talentless skank.

(letterman clip was good though, finished off the song with hints of Ode to Joy, really nice touch)

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2012, 11:31:39 AM »
The version of Talk to Me on that video is breathtaking.

Solsbury Hill gives me goosebumps every time.

Me too, had to go watch it again, and saw a video for him doing that song on Letterman with a symphony, so I cliked that one to watch it, and was greeted with this...

(letterman clip was good though, finished off the song with hints of Ode to Joy, really nice touch)

Wow, that was a great version as well. And that Ode to Joy insert was beautiful.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2012, 03:47:18 PM »
Still, two of my greatest concert experiences were at PG shows.  In 1987 in Dallas, he did his standard stage dive to "Lay Your Hands On Me", and he chose me as the one to hold his heels as he fell back.  Amazing.

I still think Passion is one of my favorite albums, though obviously INCREDIBLY different from his normal solo works.  Just a very deep album.  Great stuff.

Check out the live version of "Mercy Street" from the So tour (sed to be on video).  Incredible vocal prowess.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2012, 11:18:08 AM »
Passion is definitely awesome, but for me it is one of those CDs that is good to listen to from start to finish like once or twice a year.  Not a CD that demands frequent listens, but still killer nonetheless.

I saw a youtube clip of him stage diving to Lay Your Hands On Me years ago, and it certainly looked like fun. :tup :tup

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2012, 12:14:25 PM »
So I just bought Up and Melt.

Sweet, holy, mother of god,  Family Snapshot has got to be one of the most powerful, emotional and beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard in my life. It nearly brought me to tears today. Its very rare that a song moves me is such a way. Absolutely incredible  :hefdaddy
me to there is just something about this song just amazing i would also recomend a song called father son it gets me every time!!
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2012, 12:19:26 PM »
defo get the secret world dvd it is one of the best live shows ever P.G. at his best!!
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2012, 03:49:10 PM »
Um....yes please!!


From Levin's FB page:

Sooo… here's the big news (pun intended!): The official announcement has just appeared on Peter Gabriel's site, he will tour in Canada and the U.S. in Sept. and October. It'll be to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the SO album, and the backup band will be much the same as for the original SO tour. It's going to be very exciting. I have the currently confirmed tour dates and venues up on my site, though I doubt the tickets will be on sale yet. t.l.

And the dates:

with PETER GABRIEL Back to Front Tour
Sept 16 Quebec City / Colisee Pepsi
Sept 18 Montreal / Bell Centre
Sept 19 Toronto / Air Canada Centre
Sept 21 Philadelphia / Wells Fargo Centre
Sept 24 Boston / TD Garden
Sept 26 Detroit / Palace of Auburn Hills
Sept 27 Chicago / United Center
Sept 30 Denver / Red Rocks
Oct 2 San Jose / HP Pavillion
Oct 5 Las Vegas / Planet Hollywood Showroom
Oct 6 Los Angeles / Hollywood Bowl
Oct 9 Santa Barbara / County Bowl
More dates as they are confirmed
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2012, 04:01:19 PM »
I will be at that Philly show.  :metal :metal

    Seeing Peter Gabriel live is at the very top of my concert bucketlist and so is one of my favorite albums, so this is awesome!!

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2012, 09:49:47 PM »
Awesome that Tony Levin will be in the band.  He adds so much to those early albums.  Possibly the later ones as well, but I don't know because I've never listened to them.  I should remedy that.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2012, 10:04:55 PM »
Need something close to Raleigh please...*crosses fingers*

Awesome that Tony Levin will be in the band.  He adds so much to those early albums.  Possibly the later ones as well, but I don't know because I've never listened to them.  I should remedy that.

AFAIK he's on all of his studio albums that don't involve just an orchestra.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2012, 10:14:47 PM »
I really wanna go to the Boston show but from what I understand tickets are really expensive.  :-\

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 23, 2012, 04:11:49 AM »
Awesome that Tony Levin will be in the band.  He adds so much to those early albums.  Possibly the later ones as well, but I don't know because I've never listened to them.  I should remedy that.

    Up is a pretty solid album, with sky blue probably being my favorite track off of it.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2012, 05:11:33 AM »
I really wanna go to the Boston show but from what I understand tickets are really expensive.  :-\

They do have the cheap seat arounf $45.  I would do that because you never know how much longer he will tour.
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2012, 08:07:49 AM »
i really hope there is going to be a british leg of that tour :-)
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2012, 08:31:32 AM »
Honestly, I am surprised to see Peter Gabriel do this type of tour; I never thought he'd be one of those guys that would tour on an album from decades ago.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 23, 2012, 09:25:25 AM »
So fucking sweet, I finally get to see him.  Oct. 2, I can manage the cash by then, probably will be around the same price as Wall tickets were I'm sure.

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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2012, 08:17:28 AM »
25 YEARS AGO?!  No fucking way.  It can't be.  I'm not that old!!  I was a high school senior when I went to that tour.  That's simply not possible.  Somebody fucked up on the math.
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« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2012, 08:24:50 AM »
25 YEARS AGO?!  No fucking way.  It can't be.  I'm not that old!!  I was a high school senior when I went to that tour.  That's simply not possible.  Somebody fucked up on the math.

I'm with you.  I was a junior in HS.  Where the hell has the time went?!
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Re: Peter Gabriel Appreciation Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2012, 08:52:52 AM »
^^^ If It makes you guys feel any better, I wasn't even born yet  ;D


       But really this is all just jealousy since you guys got to see a lot of great bands in their prime, and didn't have to break the bank to do so.
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« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2012, 10:03:08 AM »
But at the time I was making arounf $3.75 an hour so it was breaking the bank for me! :lol
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