Photo by G.
Peter Gabriel and Geoffrey Dicker October 12, 2012
I don’t think I can put into words how much I love Peter Gabriel. I met him for the first time last year and I still cannot process how much of an amazing experience it was. Less than 365 days later, I was fortunate enough to meet the legendary Peter Gabriel again! What a class act! He did his best to sign autographs and take photos with fans and as you can see from the look on my face, I am in complete awe of a man whose music has rocked my world for the majority of my life. Thanks again Peter!!!!
Photo and autograph courtesy of G’s insanely huge in-person autograph collection.
- Peter Gabriel – So
There’s so much good news to report here, so let’s start at the beginning! 2012 will mark the 25th anniversary of Peter Gabriel’s classic album “So.” A special reissue is being planned (read: PLEASE put the 12″ version of “In Your Eyes,” “Sledgehammer” and “Big Time” on the set) for next year. Peter Gabriel is calling on fans to contiribute pictures, photos, memories of “So,” and winning images/ideas might appear either on his official website, or in the special packaging of “So” when it is released. Contribute by going to Peter Gabriel’s official website!
If you are out there Peter, while I only got my copy of “So” autographed this year, it’s one of my prized possessions and meeting you to get it signed was one of the highlights of my 2011! I’ll be more than happy to contribute this image if you find it useful.
Photo by G.
Peter Gabriel and Geoffrey Dicker
I don’t know what to say about Peter Gabriel other than he is one of my music gods. I’ve had more good times to his music than I can even say. When I first heard his album “3” (aka “Melt” aka “Peter Gabriel”), with a little help from my friends, I can truly say that my life was changed that night. Songs like “Here Comes the Flood,” I can listen to endlessly (and have) and of course, his music videos such as “Sledgehammer” and “Big Time” rank amongst my favorite videos of all time. I met him prior to his hour long performance on Live on Letterman in New York. That theater is magical to me as well as it’s the theater where the Ed Sullivan Show was taped and in addition to all the amazing guests David Letterman’s had over the years, The Beatles and The Doors have also played in that room!
Back to Peter Gabriel. When he arrived for the performance, surprisingly, I was the only person waiting to meet him (which actually made the experience even better). A security guard tried to block me from meeting one of my idols, and Peter Gabriel told the security guard to back off! Could anything be better? Peter kindly signed my “Melt” cd and was gracious enough to take a photo. One could assume that Peter Gabriel would be a cool guy because he does so many great humanitarian efforts and has done so for most of his career, but seeing him in action is too cool for words. I am so thankful! Thanks Peter for the life changing experiences you’ve brought to my life (and this is another one!) and thank you for the music: past, present and future!
Peter Gabriel has just released “New Blood,” an album of his classic songs reimagined with an orchestra. If you’re a fan, you’re going to love this album and if you get the chance to see him perform the album live, I highly recommend it!
Photos by G.
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.
See the setlist after the jump.
Read more of this article »
Photo by G.
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)
‘In Your Eyes’
‘Don’t Give Up’ (featuring Ane Brun)
‘Digging In The Dirt’
‘The Nest That Sailed the Sky’
‘A Quiet Moment’
A 3D movie is also set to be released. Check back on Peter Gabriel’s website for more details.