Peter Gabriel to Release Orchestral Album “New Blood”

Posted by The G on August 12, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Peter Gabriel - New Blood

Peter Gabriel - New Blood. Out October 10, 2011

For fans that caught Peter Gabriel’s last tour that found him performing in front of an orchestra, you are going to love this news.  Peter Gabriel is releasing an album of classic songs, rearranged without guitar, bass and drums.  Instead, he’ll be backed by the 46 piece New Blood Orchestra.

The album will be called “New Blood” and is scheduled for release on October 10, 2011.

The tracklist, courtesy of Peter Gabriel’s official site is:

‘Rhythm Of The Heat’
‘Downside Up’ (featuring Melanie Gabriel)
‘San Jacinto’
‘In Your Eyes’
‘Mercy Street’
‘Red Rain’
‘Don’t Give Up’ (featuring Ane Brun)
‘Digging In The Dirt’
‘The Nest That Sailed the Sky’
‘A Quiet Moment’
‘Solsbury Hill’

A 3D movie is also set to be released.  Check back on Peter Gabriel’s website for more details.


More Peter Gabriel Pictures (1st Night)

Posted by The G on May 4, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Peter Gabriel!

Here at According2g, ask and you shall receive is one of the many mantras that have made this site so successful (and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your continued love and support).  With that in mind, you’ve asked for more Peter Gabriel pictures, and it’s my pleasure to give them to you!  You can read a review of this magical night at Radio City Music Hall on May 2, 2010 here.

See more Peter Gabriel goodness after the break.

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Video Clip: In Your Eyes live by Peter Gabriel

Posted by The G on May 3, 2010 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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Admittedly, this is not the best video I’ve taken, but where else are you going to hear “In Your Eyes” performed with an orchestra at Radio City Music Hall?!  This is a rhetorical question.  🙂

A word of caution, the lighting was making my camera freak out a bit, so now that you’ve been warned, here’s a nice little clip of “In Your Eyes” on May 2, 2010.

Peter Gabriel live at Radio City Music Hall

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Peter Gabriel!

I’m a huge fan of Peter Gabriel, so you can imagine how excited I was to see this legend at his first of 2 sold-out shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on May 2, 2010. I saw his last tour “Growing Up” in Los Angeles in the early 2000s, and I loved it. This show was extra special as it was widely advertised there would be no drums or guitars and instead, Peter Gabriel would be performing with an orchestra! This 2-city US Tour (the other stop is LA) is in support ofPeter’s latest album, “Scratch My Back,” a collection of cover versions. As big of a fan as I am, I think his latest album is mostly a snooze-fest as he seems to suck all the life out of the songs he chose to sing. I was afraid he would perform the album in its entirety and my nightmares were realized tonight as the first set comprised of “Scratch my Back” from start to finish. I will say this, seeing Peter Gabriel perform the album live with an orchestra was anything but boring. He had a really cool LED screen in the background that changed into all kinds of crazy kaleidoscopic colors. When he sang, you could hear a pin drop in the 5,000 seat venue. However, as soon as the songs finished, the crowd tookevery opportunity to yell out their requests.As in the past, Peter Gabriel is very punctual and he came onto the stage exactly at the stroke of 8 o’clock. He told us what to expect this evening: the first set would be the entire new album from start to finish to be followed by a short break and then he’d come back and do some of his tunes. He then introduced opening act, Scandinavian singer Ane Brun, who was also one of Gabriel’s background singers. She performed a brief 2-song set andPeter Gabriel started the show around 8:15 pm. During the second set, he played favorites such as “Digging In The Dirt,” “Red Rain” (which made its orchestral debut tonight), “In Your Eyes,” “SolsburyHill,” “The Rhythm of the Heat,” “San Jacinto”and “Don’t Give Up.” Absent from the set (not surprisingly due to their arrangements), were “Shock The Monkey,” “Sledgehammer,” “Big Time,” the entire2nd and 3rd solo albums and “Steam.” You don’t know what I would have given to have heard an orchestral rendition of “Not One of Us,” or “Here Comes the Flood,”but perhaps he’ll read my blog and addthem to the set down the road.

Peter Gabriel: Not One Of Us.

See more pictures of Peter Gabriel as well as the set list after the jump.

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