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Peter Gabriel — Ngankarrparni
Album: Long Walk Home
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Released: 2002
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Saturday, saturday, saturday?
I like the original version of the song. This one has too many of those rhythm bits.
This song, this movie, cuts to the heart.  I'm not a religious man, but I am spiritual.  This speaks to my spirit every time I hear it.  I cry every time. Thank Bill and Rebecca.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 I miss Lazarus.


Saturday, saturday, saturday,saturday...
 Rh wrote:

Okay I've got to hit Pds!!
 
Knock yourself out trying to find the "Pds" button 


 Rh wrote:
a bit indulgent but its very cool!
 
Okay I've got to hit Pds!!
a bit indulgent but its very cool!
Oh...Oh...Oh
I guess it was good in the movie,

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
I tuned out until the Blind Boys of Alabama started up.... then tuned out again when they stopped. I love Sky Blue, but what is this?
{#Curtain} There is a PSD Button, use it.
I do not like this song, even though I love Peter Gabriels Work. This one reminds me of Söhne Mannheims - Xavier Naidoo - in particular. A German Singer/Songwriter and Band who is constantly trying to bring People to God with his Songs. I cant stand it. And I wish there was a PSD Button when ever I hear him coming on somewhere.

moxieandmore wrote:
Could be used to torture.  Really, I confess. Stop. Playing. This. Crap.
 


Could be used to torture.  Really, I confess. Stop. Playing. This. Crap.
 sirdroseph wrote:
The only good thing about this song is how little we actually hear PG's irritating voice.{#Rolleyes}
 

Irritating voice. Aha...!

You're noted in my big black book now, Sirdro Seph!


 vanmas wrote:
A very long walk to the end of this song...
If you can call this a song...
 

Sounds like a VERY AMERICAN statement!

Guess you travel only in the DUTCH continent!


A very long walk to the end of this song...
If you can call this a song...
Ohhhhhhh ooohhhhh ohhhhhhh.... oooooohhhhhhh ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh STFU!
who needs propofol
Our kids love this movie.
Two thumbs up for this music and the movie!
Great song and great movie
 kurtster wrote:
what a terrible way to end this last set that was so wonderful til now.
 
What a pathetic comment.  
Where is the vote for 11?? One of the most haunting pieces of music ever written. I get chills every time I hear it and to have it pop up randomly on someone else's playlist is amazing Thank you! 
 TerryS wrote:
If you haven't seen the film, a gentle suggestion: put it on your list. Then the music will resonate.
 
Absolutely. Very powerful stuff.

PG and The Blind Boys of Alabama. Nice!
what a terrible way to end this last set that was so wonderful til now.
If you haven't seen the film, a gentle suggestion: put it on your list. Then the music will resonate.
Not familiar with the movie, so without knowing the context, this is ok.

Not a song that I would put on a playlist to hear on a regular basis.
I really love Peter's instrumentals, and this is no exception.  I can understand why it would be a very acquired taste, though. 
Without all the "ohs," this would be great.  As is, blah.
HOOOOO-HUMMMMM 3
The only good thing about this song is how little we actually hear PG's irritating voice.{#Rolleyes}
 StoneyG wrote:
Nice interlude....
 
yeah, but it gets a little long for me. I much prefer "Sky Blue," in that song the chorus actually becomes climactic and is really wonderful, instead of repetitive. Sky Blue is a really really great song, if you haven't had a listen.


its the song that never ends, it goes on and on, my friends....
Has a similar annoying-ness to the Atlanta Braves fans chanting with their tomahawk chops.
Way too repetitive for my taste.
 bizon wrote:
Peter Gabriel is, by far, one of my favorite artists. However, when anyone recycles a piece of music, I find it cheapens the work. I guess that because of the age we live in, you could just call it "sampling" and that makes it okay. It doesn't mean that I have to like it. We live in an time of artistic recycling, from movies to music and I really don't think that it has helped evolve any art form.
 
All forms of "Art" are based on something which preceded them but perhaps things like sampling in music are more direct about it.  Art forms are always in a process of evolution.  I understand your issues with the idea of "recycling", though - especially in movies.  There is never really anything completely "new", however.

 membeth wrote:
Not into this song outside the context of the film.  Rabbit Proof Fence is a great movie though.
 
A great movie, indeed.

Is this the slow version of Kung Fu Fighting ??


Not into this song outside the context of the film.  Rabbit Proof Fence is a great movie though.
This needs to be heard in the context of the movie Rabbit-Proof Fence, where its sad and yearning mood is an excellent fit.
 Sloggydog wrote:
One hell of a long intro...could possibly do with a song on the end of it
 
{#Lol}..I strongly agree !

Nice interlude....
 Sloggydog wrote:
One hell of a long intro...could possibly do with a song on the end of it
 
Kept waiting for something to happen.  Previously unfamiliar with this.

Good movie, good music..
Interesting
Atmospheric and beautiful. Wouldn't be a good tune for musical chairs though....:(
One hell of a long intro...could possibly do with a song on the end of it
Awesome mix of tunes!!
 JK27 wrote:
Is this a remix of "Sky Blue" by PG and the Blind Boys of Alabama??
 
Well, the back cover lists it as "Ngankarrparni - Sky Blue reprise" (even though the "Long Walk Home" soundtrack came out before the album "Up"). I guess it just uses same Blind Boys & Peter vocals.

Is this a remix of "Sky Blue" by PG and the Blind Boys of Alabama??

There is a track on Sufjan Steven's "All Delighted People" EP that sounds a bit like this.


 tapatia1072 wrote:
This film was so incredibly and unforgettably powerful - the music fit the mood so perfectly.
 
True enough, but I'm not sure the music can hold its own outside the film. It doesn't really mean a lot without the context. IMO, naturally.

 kyleminor wrote:
Peter Gabriel - Ngankarrparni
Micah P. Hinson - Diggin a Grave
Jefferson Airplane - Martha 

BILL YOU ARE SERIOUSLY KILLING ME HERE.  I love RP, man, but even I have my limits. I'd even be thankful to hear that Donna the Buffalo song right about now.
 

Peter Gabriel - Ngankarrparni
Micah P. Hinson - Diggin a Grave
Jefferson Airplane - Martha 

BILL YOU ARE SERIOUSLY KILLING ME HERE.  I love RP, man, but even I have my limits. I'd even be thankful to hear that Donna the Buffalo song right about now.

Haven't heard this one before. I love PG's trippy stuff like this.
Hey this isn't so bad. Consider it an instrumental and it isn't all that repetitive. It's not nearly as over-dramatic as "I Heave" or any of the junk from last temptation. It works good in the headphones. It has a little Massive Attack to it and just a tiny hint of Atom Heart Mother to me anyway.
This film was so incredibly and unforgettably powerful - the music fit the mood so perfectly.
After this last set of Joohnny Cash, Talking heads, David Bowie and Peter Gabriel.....I'm outta here!! (temporarily of course) Switch...
 rolland69 wrote:
First post back to RP since 13 Nov 09. 2nd Day on new job (Groundhog day here in the states). Think it is awesome that my frist new post is on a PG song from the soundtrack of a fine movie. Funny thing I read the posts and it seems like people just cut and paste the negative comments about PG from each of his songs. The only origial thoughts are those from listeners who appreciate his music.

I guess it is easy to say stuff like 'repetitive and 'overblown' but difficult to say something positive.

Rock on true believers.
 
{#Meditate} What rolland69 said.


First post back to RP since 13 Nov 09. 2nd Day on new job (Groundhog day here in the states). Think it is awesome that my frist new post is on a PG song from the soundtrack of a fine movie. Funny thing I read the posts and it seems like people just cut and paste the negative comments about PG from each of his songs. The only origial thoughts are those from listeners who appreciate his music.

I guess it is easy to say stuff like 'repetitive and 'overblown' but difficult to say something positive.

Rock on true believers.
sounds like me in the morning...
"another day,another day,another day....."
 Pyro wrote:
chill bumps

every.single.time

repetitious to some, sublime to me
 
the essence of tone and tempo

chill bumps

every.single.time

repetitious to some, sublime to me
I think that it should be acknowledged that this practice has a long history from such musical "hacks" as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Sir Edward Elgar, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_quotation). Taking a passage of music and using it in a different context is not necessarily a bad thing if the rest of the piece is original enough to support it.

 
bizon wrote:
Peter Gabriel is, by far, one of my favorite artists. However, when anyone recycles a piece of music, I find it cheapens the work. I guess that because of the age we live in, you could just call it "sampling" and that makes it okay. It doesn't mean that I have to like it. We live in an time of artistic recycling, from movies to music and I really don't think that it has helped evolve any art form.
 

 Rob_S wrote:
Rabbit Proof Fence was a film that moved me much more than I would have thought, and this theme was an important part of that. Not bad on its own, but even better in the context for which it was written. Hey, I said this a year ago!

 
Yes, yes....amazing film, even more so that it's true.

 pugifat wrote:
"another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another dayyy" 

not his best but i likey

 
i thought it was "SaturdaySaturdaySaturdaySaturday, SaturdaySaturdaySaturdaySaturday, SaturdaySaturdaySaturdaySaturday..."
 rKokon wrote:
 Excelsior wrote:
Repetitive as all hell.
{#Beat}  {#Pray} More so than a mantra! But isn't it true that to be effective, incantations must be repeated a certain no. of times?
 

Indeed, the first rule of magick is "Invoke Often."

On the other hand, the second rule is "Do not call forth what you cannot put down...." 
Sounds like an out take from one of the Gorillaz sessions.  Not that that is a bad thing.
Go Peter go...
Is that Stephen Hawking singing "Nutha day" over and over?
Every now and then my computer will lock up and play a loop of music, I had to check and see if that happened again....nope...just not one of Peter's best efforts I'm afraird
"another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another day another dayyy" 

not his best but i likey

Rabbit Proof Fence was a film that moved me much more than I would have thought, and this theme was an important part of that. Not bad on its own, but even better in the context for which it was written. Hey, I said this a year ago!

The coupling of aboriginal chant with black gospel influence is very nice.
I understand the criticisms but I take this tune in the context of Gabriel's great body of work, the depths of emotion he goes to, and viewed in that light it is definitely worthwhile.
I never tire of this.  In any version.  With any ending.  9
 eza wrote:
genius, brilliant, soulful, perfect
 

{#Yes}
 bizon wrote:
Peter Gabriel is, by far, one of my favorite artists. However, when anyone recycles a piece of music, I find it cheapens the work. I guess that because of the age we live in, you could just call it "sampling" and that makes it okay. It doesn't mean that I have to like it. We live in an time of artistic recycling, from movies to music and I really don't think that it has helped evolve any art form.
 
Interesting. I am sure many artist take a number of stabs at a tune, change it as time passes or at least the arrangement. I like to hear these as some are better than the hit release. Beatles both version of revolution are great, stones honky tonk woman, same.

I have a DVD of PG doing this song live and he acknowledges that this ending was sort a last minute assembly.

I do appreciate where you are coming from. 
 Excelsior wrote:
Repetitive as all hell.
{#Beat}  {#Pray} More so than a mantra! But isn't it true that to be effective, incantations must be repeated a certain no. of times?

Sometimes when I hear this piece of music, I absolutely love it. Other times when I hear it, I want to slice my wrists. I guess that means it averages out to a 5.
Peter Gabriel is, by far, one of my favorite artists. However, when anyone recycles a piece of music, I find it cheapens the work. I guess that because of the age we live in, you could just call it "sampling" and that makes it okay. It doesn't mean that I have to like it. We live in an time of artistic recycling, from movies to music and I really don't think that it has helped evolve any art form.


 Peace_tode wrote:


Agree!! But listen in 5.1 while watching them in the Growing Up DVD
 
second that!{#Wave}
makes me shiver . . . in a good way of course!
genius, brilliant, soulful, perfect
I'm certain this song is great in context, but right now I am working late and it's putting me to sleep!  Throw me a pick-me-up, would ya, Bill? 
PG is an acquired taste. I personally love a lot of his work, but can see how this would bore the tears out of someone. It's probably not he best song to put into a music rotation since it fits in a soundtrack mode better. Still, Gabriel's body of work is pretty awesome stuff on the whole. And that's is one gnarly song name....sat that five times fast   ;-)
This really helped  finish up "Sky Blue", but as a stand-alone tune, it's just too repetetive and ...well, dull. Probably fits in great with the movie, which I guess I'll have to check out, now. 
 alvarorb wrote:
The Blind Boys of Alabama do a great job on this track. Before you dismiss this song, listen to "Sky Blue" from "UP".

Alvaro 
 

Agree!! But listen in 5.1 while watching them in the Growing Up DVD
Blind Boys of Alabama are very good on this!
A rare event when listening to RP: I turned down the volume because the song was giving me a headache.  
Typical Gabriel, overblown.
{#No}{#Zip-lip}{#Arghhh}{#Cry}{#Sorry}

All five of these emotions are elicited in me as I suffer through this song

And lastly,
{#Sleep}
Best enjoyed in the context of the exceptional film.
The Blind Boys of Alabama do a great job on this track. Before you dismiss this song, listen to "Sky Blue" from "UP".

Alvaro 
Repetitive as all hell.
As a standalone song, I'm neutral. But this was a perfect fit as part of the Gabriel soundtrack for Rabbit-Proof Fence, a moving and powerful film.
 ValosAtreide wrote:
I like most of what I hear on RP.. the selection of music is very tasteful and laden with quality tunes... this is definitely one of them. Incredible.
 
fixed yer typo {#Wink}

 indigo_xia wrote:
Huh.  Did Gabriel make this song first or "Sky Blue"?
 
The lineage seems a bit fuzzy: this was released just before "UP", but it's close enough that he may have worked on both concurrently.

Oh my God, this is disgusting!!
Make it stop please!

Huh.  Did Gabriel make this song first or "Sky Blue"?
 ValosAtreide wrote:

I like most of what I hear on RP.. the selection of music is very tasteful and laden with quality tunes... this is not one of them. Terrible.


 

I like what most listeners say  about the artists...but not this listener....if ya don't like it OFF is only a CLICK AWAY!!!{#Doh}

I like most of what I hear on RP.. the selection of music is very tasteful and laden with quality tunes... this is not one of them. Terrible.
This was a fascinating movie. I had forgotten that PG did the music for it. Good stuff.
shakylegs wrote:
Transcendent. (Wait, can I use that word without sounding pretentious?)
No, you can't. Go ahead and use it anyway.
Pretty... but mind-numbingly repetitious.
I wrote the lyrics to this and gave it to Pete and The Blind Boys....they said" Genius Boober".
it would feel like a long walk if you had to listen to this....still the lyrics are nice!
I just watched this film last night after hearing this piece on RP. It's a must see.
Transcendent. (Wait, can I use that word without sounding pretentious?) Good movie as well.
Intro . . . Saturday Saturday Saturday . . . repeat . . . add Oh-ohhhhhhh
This was an excellent film.
mandolin wrote:
...premake, actually - this came out six months before up...
You beat me to it mandolin...
Pyro wrote:
Remarkable, even if it is a "remake" of "Blue Sky"....
...premake, actually - this came out six months before up...
This is sampled on a track from Gabriel's "UP" as well. An excellent, much overlooked, piece of work.
As usual PG's production values and BBofA vocals made me stop what I was doing and listen...before I really KNEW who it was. Remarkable, even if it is a "remake" of "Blue Sky"....
...i haven't heard this in years - thanks!.. :good-vibes:
Yes it is !More_Cowbell wrote:
This is with the blind boys of Alabama. Very good combo together.
TheFriendlyCat wrote:
Oh, this is good stuff! I love the Blind Boys of Alabama in the background! However, does anyone really know how to pronounce this song title?
It's pronounced ohhowowowo ad nauseum.
What's the point? Play the original.
This is with the blind boys of Alabama. Very good combo together.
Oh, this is good stuff! I love the Blind Boys of Alabama in the background! However, does anyone really know how to pronounce this song title?