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OK. I admit, maybe he should stop having his daughter sing on his stuff - seriously her voice even on these limited tracks couldn't carry a paperclip. But his misplaced family loyalty aside, PG is a genius, respected in not just the music industry, but Hollywood, and by musicians across the world. No mission of his can be fruitless. He grows, learns and conjours ghosts others only dream of. And in NEW BLOOD he's given us a brilliant disc - from the theatrical Intruder to the heartbreaking Wallflower or the classic In Your Eyes. I saw him do these songs live at the Hollywood Bowl and they were every bit as magical. I will not forget that show til the say I die.
For those who don't appreciate this or Scratch My Back, I believe the future will prove you wrong. Because if anyone knows how to make powerful recordings that stand the test of time, it's Peter.
Some of the highlights for me are "Rhythm of the Heat", "San Jacinto", "Wallflower", "In Your Eyes", "Red Rain", "The Nest That Sailed The Sky" and "Solsbury Hill".
I've seen some reviews that aren't fond of "Solsbury Hill" but when I listen to the album straight through it really compliments the whole work and gives a dynamic ending to an excellent album!!! For me the last lines he is singing "I'm coming home....back home" make me think of the long and inspiring career he has had since that was his first really big hit as a solo artist and it deals with going for your dreams and following your heart no matter what the rest of the world may say.
I definitely recommend this to any Peter Gabriel fan and/or enthusiast of film score/ambient music.
Reworking is too simple a word. Reinvention? Resuscitation? Reanimation, perhaps, because these pieces live and breathe as they never have before. For those who express disappointment that this isn't another world/funk/rock work, move along...buy Brittany Spears' newest release, pop another bottle of Jagermeister, and keep your minds closed. This is ART in it's finest sense. For those who cherish new experiences and intellectual stimulation in addition to shaking their asses, THIS is the work to buy...to listen to again and again...and to love.
"New Blood" skews heavily towards tracks from 1982's Peter Gabriel 4: Security and 1986's So largely eschewing hits (aside from "In Your Eyes," "Red Rain," and "Digging in the Dirt") in favor of deep cuts from two of his most commercially successful albums. Again, fair enough, as it's a different approach and not your usual "just the hits please" approach for live albums. The results are certainly different from the originals and it's subjective to say if they're improvements or not. Fans of the sparse brittle tension of Peter Gabriel 3: Melt and Peter Gabriel 4: Security will undoubtedly be discomfited by the lush fuller arrangements here.Read more ›
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New approach to old Gabrial favorites - full orchestrations of many of PG's classics
Did not care much for the pure instrumental versions
Great album from a total artist. A wonderful, fresh take on great music.Published 8 months ago by acm
I own and have repurchased practically everything peter gabriel has ever released more than twice. but... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer