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What happened to Peter Gabriel?

Old 06-22-04, 03:50 AM
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What happened to Peter Gabriel?

His last album" Up" was a major disappointment.


More Than This was the only song that sounded like a typical Gabriel song.


Growing Up and Sky Blue are alright but the rest of the album is a complete bore.



What do you think is his best album and do you think he deserves to be elected into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Old 06-22-04, 05:11 AM
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I didn't think it was a dissapointment at all.
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Old 06-22-04, 07:21 AM
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What is "typical Gabriel"? He's always been a bit eclectic since his first album. "Up" was an on and off album for me, though over all I loved it.

If I had to pick a best album out of all of them, I'd have to go with "Secret World Live" if you include live albums. Nine times out of ten I like live better (yeah, I know, his live albums are barely that), but I got into him around the time of "Us", and just love that album and more-so the live one following it.

Just picked up Ovo finally, so I still have to give that a listen.
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What's a typical Peter Gabriel song?: "Perspective"? "DIY"?, "Solsbury Plain"?, "Biko"?, "Sledgehammer"?, "In Your Eyes"?

As far as my favorite album, probably either the first (the one released on Atlantic) or the third (the one released on Mercury).

There's no doubt he deserves to be in the hall of fame - twice, once with Genesis, and once as a solo artist.
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I really haven't enjoyed him since the first three "Peter Gabriel" releases.
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Old 06-22-04, 08:30 AM
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I thought Up was pretty weak as well.
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Old 06-22-04, 09:09 AM
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I think it is a really good album. The tour last summer was great.
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Old 06-22-04, 09:45 AM
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Up = Anything with Tony Levin on bass is A-OK in my book.

His best album? The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway... But, since that doesn't count (?), I'll say his soundtrack for The Last Temptation Of Christ, Passion.

And yes, he's a no-brainer lock for the R&R Hall...

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Old 06-22-04, 10:55 AM
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I like his earlier work the best. His Plays Live album was always getting a spin.
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Old 06-22-04, 11:10 AM
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Isn't he notorious for taking long sabbaticals?
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Isn't he notorious for taking long sabbaticals?
Oh come on, ten years between albums isn't that long
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He's my second favorite musician ever (after David Bowie), and I thought Up was amazing. My favorite album of his is Security. And he should be in the rock and roll hall of fame much more than most of those mid-level 70's bands who can't even fill a greatest hits with top-rate material.
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I love the new album. Barry Williams always gets turned up when I listen to it.
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Up is one of the best albums he has ever done. I have listened to it many times since it came out in September of 2002 and if anything my estimation of it has only grown.

And by the way, I was fully prepared for disappointment due to the long gap between Us (which is my least favorite PG solo album) and Up.

Sometimes I even prefer Up to So, making it my favorite PG album since 1982's Security.

He remained true to himself and made great music, better than 99% of what gets released today. The problem is the rest of the musical world and the masses decided that he owed them something after 10 years other than his own art. Up was slept on.

(And that even excuses "The Barry Williams Show" which yes, I have decided I don't like. )
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Another for Up.
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Are you nuts? Up is freakin' incredible! As for favorite album, Sois one of my favorite albums of all time.
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Up is his best album, IMHO. To me it sounds like he's subverting his poppier sounds from "Sledgehammer" and other past hits. I don't think it's commercial at all, is a bit more experimental than he has perhaps done in the past (though he's always experimented), and that is probably why I hold it in such high esteem.

I heard he recorded about 200 songs during the Up sessions. I hope some more of them come to light in the near future.
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And another for Up

Yes, he belongs in the RnRHoF. For that matter, so does that band he once was lead singer for
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Also, his live shows are still fantastic.
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I'm really kicking myself for not going to the UP tour when he was here. I only started listening around 94-95, and haven't gotten around to getting all of the albums - but I loved 98% of Shaking the Tree (yeah, yeah, not really a 'real' album).

I thought UP was okay - could have been better in my book, but I suppose I'm not always a fan of change. I did like Barry Williams though.
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Since no one has mentioned it yet, be sure to pick up the the DVD from his "Growing Up" tour. I like it better than the "Secret World" Live DVD which was no slouch.
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