Peter Gabriel Brings 46 Piece Orchestra to Live On Letterman

Posted by The G on November 10, 2011 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Peter Gabriel Live On Letterman

Peter Gabriel - Live On Letterman

Here’s something you don’t get to see every day – Peter Gabriel performing with a 46 piece orchestra inside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, the same place that the Beatles and the Doors played years earlier, for an hour long webcast for Live On Letterman on November 9, 2011.  I won tickets through a contest from the ultra awesome site A Heart is a Spade, and I’d like to take a moment to get on my knees and say THANK YOU!

Peter Gabriel has a new album called “New Blood” and he’s reimagined many of his classic songs without bass or drums and instead with an orchestra!  A 46 piece orchestra called the New Blood Orchestra, to be precise.  This formula is a bit snoozy to me listening to the album, but seeing it performed live is incredible!  Songs such as “The Rhythm of the Heat” and “Intruder” were like edge of your seat thrillers.  Peter Gabriel told stories about some of the songs like “San Jacinto,” which was about a person he’d met years ago who told Peter about an initiation ceremony he went through.  He dedicated “Mercy Street” to its subject, Anne Sexton and also performed his classics “Red Rain” and “Solsbury Hill.”  Look for a tour to be announced and make sure you go, because as if it’s not enough to see the incomparable Peter Gabriel, it’s really great to see him pump some new blood into these classic songs.  Check out Live On Letterman’s official site to see a full playback of the show.

Peter Gabriel

See the setlist after the jump.

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“Chains of Love” live by Andy Bell (of Erasure)

Posted by The G on November 12, 2010 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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On November 9, 2010, Erasure’s Andy Bell did a rare DJ set at The Ritz in New York and then performed a few tracks for us. One of them was Erasure’s classic “Chains of Love” and speaking of love, don’t you love this dance arrangement?!  I do!

An Encounter With Erasure’s Andy Bell

Posted by The G on November 10, 2010 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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G and Andy Bell from Erasure

I was so excited when I found out that Andy Bell from Erasure was going to do a rare DJ set at New York’s gay club The Ritz.  I literally arrived at the same time as him and he was super nice. His DJ set included dance mixes of “All the Lovers” by Kylie Minogue, “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush, “Waterloo” by Abba and “Angel Eyes” by Roxy Music!  Just after midnight, Andy Bell performed 3 songs: “Touch” (from his latest album “Non-Stop”) as well as 2 Erasure classics “A Little Respect” and “Chains of Love.”  Videos of the latter two tracks will be coming soon, so stay tuned.  Thanks again Andy for all the great music over the years and for being so cool!

Andy Bell!

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