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Peter Gabriel — Burn You Up Burn You Down
Album: Unreleased - from the 'Up' sessions
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1862









Released: 2002
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Straight as an arrow
You carry your intentions through the wind
Dogs all around you
But your gonna get the message to your friend

At every rendezvous you keep on walking around
Nighttime in the city and the rain keeps falling down

Let me tell you how it all works out
I never thought we had so much time to lose
Just learning how to twist and shout
Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use
Let me tell you how it all works out
I never thought we had so much time to lose
Just learning how to twist and shout
Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use

Pilgrim knows the road to go
How many times we've told you so
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
No rhyme or reason
No way to make it easy 'til it's done
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
So you cross onto the other side of the street
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
Should know better but you keep turning up the heat

Let me tell you how it all works out
I never thought we had so much time to lose
Just learning how to twist and shout
Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use
Let me tell you how it all works out
I never thought we had so much time to lose
Just learning how to twist and shout
Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use

Oh-oh-hai-hai
(hey hey hey hey)
Make me feel this
(hey hey hey hey)
Hey-ey Hey Hey
(hey hey hey hey)
Make me feel it
(hey hey hey hey)

When they lose you, it can bruise you
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
Break me open, I need someone to see me
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
Make me feel it, make me feel

In the city and the rain is falling down
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
(Burn you up, and I'll burn you down)
You can make it happen with your eyes, your eyes alone

Let me tell you how it all works out
I Never thought we had so much time to lose
Just learning how to twist and shout
Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use
Let me tell you how it all works out
I Never thought we had so much time to lose
Just learning how to twist and shout
Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use

Break me open
(Let me tell you how it all works out)
(Never thought we had so much time to lose)
Make me feel it
(Just learning how to twist and shout)
(Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use)
Break me open
(Let me tell you how it all works out)
(Never thought we had so much time to lose)
Make me feel it
(Just learning how to twist and shout)
(You make me feel it)
(Doesn't matter much which damn beat you use)

You can make me feel it
You can make me, you can make me, you can make me feel it
You can make me feel it
You can make me feel it
You can make me feel it...
Comments (181)add comment
 whatsupdude wrote:I cant write this kind of music...if i could you and i would NOT be doing the crappy jobs we do...you have a crappy job ?

Whenever someone wastes everybody's time by writing " I don't particularly care for this song", I know I wouldn't care for what they like.
 

A lot of concert comments....Beyond the obvious...I miss Tony Levin

The Rythem of the Heat entrance from the back of the Spectrum in Philly ...through the crowd, to the stage... is one of the great concert moments of my life.
i saw him 8 times in Montreal this guy is a genius
Whenever someone wastes everybody's time by writing " I don't particularly care for this song", I know I wouldn't care for what they like.
 matadorsuns wrote:
I can never understand how so called music fans can be so unpleasant towards artistes they do not like. By any definition PG is a great artist.
 
I'm a big fan of PG as well. That we can agree one bigly.

However, I can't understand commentors getting so upset when someone disses one of their favorites. Not aiming this at  you, matadorsuns, you were very tactful, but some folks are downright hateful. It feels like tyranny when we are told we all have to like exactly the same things the same amount! There are so many things people can't agree on, why should music be any different? Music is personal, and when someone attacks someone's taste, they are attacking the person. We can be better than that. Viva al difference...
  rate 7
7 -=> 8
 Chongo59 wrote:
I saw Peter in his first tour post Genesis at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Robert Fripp and Larry Fast were in the band then!
 

Robert Fripp and Larry Fast are wonderful musicians on their own!
 siriuss wrote:
Go see him in concert if you can.! I have!
 

 siriuss wrote:
Go see him in concert if you can.!
 
..and if you can't then the DVDs of the concerts are great - especially in surround sound.
 matadorsuns wrote:
I can never understand how so called music fans can be so unpleasant towards artistes they do not like. By any definition PG is a great artist.
 
I completely agree, even though i don't really care for this particular song
Have been a PG fan dating back to the early, not Phil Collins, Genesis. Not to slight Phil. But Peter is a long time favorite.  Have seen him live twice and Genesis once (Lamb Lies  Down on Broadway) remember the Slipper Men? 
I can never understand how so called music fans can be so unpleasant towards artistes they do not like. By any definition PG is a great artist.
Long Live                                                                                                                                Radio Paradise
Rating to me  a    SOLID                                                                                                 9 -OUTSTANDING   
I saw Peter in his first tour post Genesis at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Robert Fripp and Larry Fast were in the band then!
 laidback wrote:

If you only knew how much effort Peter puts into his music you would understand that there is no such thing as filler material.
 

I suppose my use of the word "filler" is a bit harsh for me to use regarding PG music...I simply don't care for this particular tune as much as I do some of his other material in the past or from this particular album. 
PG is wonderful - - my Name is  also PG... {#Cheers}   {#Roflol}
PG is incomparable.  He could not be contained within the confines of Genesis.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty !
So digging the chorus. 8
There's a joke.I opened up madmans eyes across water.


Great tune — I think it encapsulates several decades of PG influences/styles in one masterfully tight production.

BTW, if you want your mind blown — and who doesn't? — find a way to listen to the album Up in 5.1 surround (I have the SACD format; not sure f there are others). It is the most engaging 5.1 recording in my collection, an absolute stunner with deep attention to sonic detail to support the beautiful songs.
I can never get tired to PG, Thanks for this Bill
 willmcnaught wrote:
had to bump to a 9 lol but that is {#Notworthy} just me dancing at desk! 

 
LOL I was just doing the same thing while sitting at my desk working on my taxes.

An upbeat Peter Gabriel song - most unusual.
had to bump to a 9 lol but that is {#Notworthy} just me dancing at desk! 
nice
 ziakut wrote:
It has a nice groove like many of PG songs...but I'm afraid it falls into the "filler" category for him. I absolutely LOVE the track "I Grieve" from this same album.

 
If you only knew how much effort Peter puts into his music you would understand that there is no such thing as filler material.
Classic Gabriel production
lovin it
We had the great privilege of seeing Peter Gabriel live in Glasgow this October and his show was probably the best live act I have ever seen. 
 ziakut wrote:
It has a nice groove like many of PG songs...but I'm afraid it falls into the "filler" category for him.
 
I guess you are right since this track is not included on the german (european?) version of the album.
 richlister wrote:
Amazing, spiritual, excellent, transient, in awe... these are just some of the words I wouldn't use to describe Gabriel, Peter.


I agree, in the top 5 worst PG songs, yeah? Along with the other 4.

 
Huh...?
I hear PG songs like this and it just reinforces how crappy Genesis became when Peter left the band.
 
 richlister wrote:
Amazing, spiritual, excellent, transient, in awe... these are just some of the words I wouldn't use to describe Gabriel, Peter.


I agree, in the top 5 worst PG songs, yeah? Along with the other 4.

 
What a nasty writing style. You don't like this. Fine. 
It has a nice groove like many of PG songs...but I'm afraid it falls into the "filler" category for him. I absolutely LOVE the track "I Grieve" from this same album.
Go see him in concert if you can.!
Amazing, spiritual, excellent, transient, in awe... these are just some of the words I wouldn't use to describe Gabriel, Peter.

 alaken wrote:
This has become one of my top 5 PG songs, heard it first here on RP.
 
I agree, in the top 5 worst PG songs, yeah? Along with the other 4.
Gibt's doch schon etwas länger; trotzdem Favorit …
(Big Blue Ball, 2008)

 sirdroseph wrote:
Actually the more I listen to this, it does not make me throw up a little in my mouth which is quite the accomplishment for PG, not bad.
 
What an unpleasant image. And as far as the Master's work is concerned, wash your mouth out.
 Sloggydog wrote:

Mine too but I rate it 1
 

Awesome.{#Lol}
 alaken wrote:
This has become one of my top 5 PG songs, heard it first here on RP.
 
Mine too but I rate it 1
This has become one of my top 5 PG songs, heard it first here on RP.
Gabriels best song IMO. I would have never heard this song were it not for the game MYST: URU. Great game-great song
 cohifi wrote:
Nice
 
Agree!

Nice
Actually the more I listen to this, it does not make me throw up a little in my mouth which is quite the accomplishment for PG, not bad.
Always great.
Most excellent
As the Greeks might say:
The Great Petros Gavriíl
 derekd wrote:
There is yet another different version/mix of this track on his latest Blue Ball album.
 
And there's yet another different radio edit, on the "Burn You Up, Burn You Down" single. It's like a cross between the Hit version and the Big Blue Ball version.

That makes four versions of the same song. My favourites are the one on Up advance CD and on Big Blue Ball.
 horstman wrote:
Sorry you didn't get anything out of of the Lamb but find something of "value" out of his other music. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is perphaps his greatest work and one of the greatest story's of our rock and roll ages.
Just speculation; but I'm guess that those who don't get "the Lamb"  may think that you are only referring to the title track (which is a little overblown - when heard in isolation). When exposed to the entirely of the double album including tracks such as grand parade of lifeless packaging, In the cage, here comes the supernatural anaesthetist, carpet crawlers, back in NYC, Etc. opinions might change. Then again, we all know what opinions are like.
There is yet another different version/mix of this track on his latest Blue Ball album.
Live, I would wet pants, as a song, pretty darn good...
 damonr wrote:
This track was never released in this (IMHO) excellent version. The one on Hit's a bit, well, dull.

Anyway...

Actually I reckon that anyone who doesn't care for his music should stay right where they are and post comments about it. Since when was RP about homogeneity and conformity? I love Peter Gabriel to bits but I'll defend to the hilt the right for someone else to say they think he's a pile of poo. Otherwise we're back to good old format-based radio and Bill can hang up his headphones and just loop Dark Side of the moon and Sergeant Pepper. How dull would these forums be if every post was:

"Gosh I love this"
"Yes I love it too"
"Mmm super. Me too"...

Personally I reckon the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is a meandering, over-blown crock of pretentious, self-indulgent horse effluent, but I'm glad other people get something out of it...
 
From personal experience, I know for a fact that horses do not excrete effluent in a self indulgent manner but rather poo whereever and whenever they please with no bias. Now I've also known horses to over blow their effluent but again, it's non discriminatory and they tend not to focus on crocks or buckets.

Sorry you didn't get anything out of of the Lamb but find something of "value" out of his other music. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is perphaps his greatest work and one of the greatest story's of our rock and roll ages.

Bye bye

As the guys on Men on Film used to say; "Hated it!"{#Lol}



 damonr wrote:

Actually I reckon that anyone who doesn't care for his music should stay right where they are and post comments about it. Since when was RP about homogeneity and conformity? I love Peter Gabriel to bits but I'll defend to the hilt the right for someone else to say they think he's a pile of poo. Otherwise we're back to good old format-based radio and Bill can hang up his headphones and just loop Dark Side of the moon and Sergeant Pepper. How dull would these forums be if every post was: "Gosh I love this"
"Yes I love it too"
"Mmm super. Me too"...
 
well said! ;-)

 powellrb wrote:


The mix can be found on the CD "HIT".   You can purchase the mp3 or entire on Amazon.com.
 
Thanks!

I feel the same way. Some songs just sound better on Radioparadise.

RedGuitar wrote:
When I first got this CD, I didn't care much for it.  I'll have to re-visit it, as I've heard several cuts from it here on RP that sound great.
 


Nice this!
When I first got this CD, I didn't care much for it.  I'll have to re-visit it, as I've heard several cuts from it here on RP that sound great.
 Pyro wrote:

I need to pull out this disk again.

Can you buy this particular mix anywhere?

 

The mix can be found on the CD "HIT".   You can purchase the mp3 or entire on Amazon.com.
Hearing all this PG on RP makes me realize my music collection is woefully inadequate with only 1 mere PG album.  I must work on that ...
 mongoose01ca wrote:
It's too bad this song (and this mix) didn't make the final playlist for Up.  It's an excellent segue from Us to Up and would have probably made the album a little more accessible to the casual fan.  I'm a great big huge massive super mega ultra PG fan, and even I had to give Up about a half a dozen spins before the brilliance shone through.
 
I need to pull out this disk again.

Can you buy this particular mix anywhere?

Awesome to hear something from Peter Gabriel that I haven't heard on the radio before.  I'm diggin' on this.  Nice choice, Bill!
during the first few seconds into the song I expected rather something like massive attack; was really surprised when PG started to sing ... this is a good one.

It's too bad this song (and this mix) didn't make the final playlist for Up.  It's an excellent segue from Us to Up and would have probably made the album a little more accessible to the casual fan.  I'm a great big huge massive super mega ultra PG fan, and even I had to give Up about a half a dozen spins before the brilliance shone through.
I keep looking for this song on the iTunes store but it's never available.
 raulman1 wrote:
This song is available on the 2003 compilation entitled "Hits."

For all you people who don't "get" or appreciate Peter Gabriel, he's one of the pioneers of "Art Rock" — theatrically imagined concert performances which artists like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and others pioneered in the early 1970s.

After leaving Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel released a string on solo albums. In 1989, he launched his Real World Records label. Since that time, he's been responsible for introducing many world music stars to the Western world — including Youssou N'Dour, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He, along with David Byrne, and to a much lesser extent, Paul Simon, helped to bring African music into the light of popular consciousness.

He's been a music pioneer since the late 1960's when he co-founded Genesis along with schoolmate Tony Banks and members of another band featuring Andrew Phillips and Mike Rutherford.

I've been privileged to see Peter perform The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with Genesis in 1975, his first three solo tours, and the Us tour in 1992.

Anyone who doesn't care for his music should find another location/forum for their listening pleasure. Most RP listeners realize true talent when they hear it. Peter Gabriel probably has more 10 ratings on RP than any other artist, and deservedly so.
 

{#Clap}... brilliantly put
PG, another musical genius, in my uneducated and unsponsored and unasked for opion.


 maxmox wrote:
Well you purists, I picked this album up in a subway in St Petersburg for basically the price of a cup of coffee and I think said artist would approve, not that I really care, it is a seminal work, just like Mr Cash coming down the line now.
 

Aye. Seminal PG sound for sure.
I don't normally like Peter Gabriel, but I like this one.
damonr wrote:
Actually I reckon that anyone who doesn't care for his music should stay right where they are and post comments about it. Since when was RP about homogeneity and conformity? I love Peter Gabriel to bits but I'll defend to the hilt the right for someone else to say they think he's a pile of poo. Otherwise we're back to good old format-based radio and Bill can hang up his headphones and just loop Dark Side of the moon and Sergeant Pepper. How dull would these forums be if every post was: "Gosh I love this" "Yes I love it too" "Mmm super. Me too"...
"This is poo" is just as dull as "Gosh I love this" ... if that's all you have to say.
damonr wrote:
This track was never released in this (IMHO) excellent version. The one on Hit's a bit, well, dull. Anyway... Actually I reckon that anyone who doesn't care for his music should stay right where they are and post comments about it. Since when was RP about homogeneity and conformity? I love Peter Gabriel to bits but I'll defend to the hilt the right for someone else to say they think he's a pile of poo. Otherwise we're back to good old format-based radio and Bill can hang up his headphones and just loop Dark Side of the moon and Sergeant Pepper. How dull would these forums be if every post was: "Gosh I love this" "Yes I love it too" "Mmm super. Me too"... Personally I reckon the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is a meandering, over-blown crock of pretentious, self-indulgent horse effluent, but I'm glad other people get something out of it...
Here's the problem I see with your logic: say a song has overwhelmingly positive ratings. The dozen-or-so haters will come out of the woodwork to post childish, snotty little insults, rife with barf emotocons. Why? to piss off those with whom they disagree? While I'm tempted to submit to the urge myself every time we go into the country-fried territory, I hold back out of respect to those who enjoy the music. Otherwise this board will degenerate into an insult board (and we've gone there before periodically). And The Lamb is sublime. Too bad you can't enjoy the bombast. But that's cool; I can respect that!
raulman1 wrote:
This song is available on the 2003 compilation entitled "Hits." For all you people who don't "get" or appreciate Peter Gabriel, he's one of the pioneers of "Art Rock" -- theatrically imagined concert performances which artists like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and others pioneered in the early 1970s. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel released a string on solo albums. In 1989, he launched his Real World Records label. Since that time, he's been responsible for introducing many world music stars to the Western world -- including Youssou N'Dour, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He, along with David Byrne, and to a much lesser extent, Paul Simon, helped to bring African music into the light of popular consciousness. He's been a music pioneer since the late 1960's when he co-founded Genesis along with schoolmate Tony Banks and members of another band featuring Andrew Phillips and Mike Rutherford. I've been privileged to see Peter perform The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with Genesis in 1975, his first three solo tours, and the Us tour in 1992. Anyone who doesn't care for his music should find another location/forum for their listening pleasure. Most RP listeners realize true talent when they hear it. Peter Gabriel probably has more 10 ratings on RP than any other artists, and deservedly so. :sunny:
A-freakin'-men!
...is this one of the tracks pending for i/o?..how'd RP get a copy?..
Once again, RP comes through with a great beat to work by! Thank you, RP!
Well you purists, I picked this album up in a subway in St Petersburg for basically the price of a cup of coffee and I think said artist would approve, not that I really care, it is a seminal work, just like Mr Cash coming down the line now.
Gribnif wrote:
Personally, I'd give Mark Knopffler/Dire Straits that award. Not a day goes by that I'm not forced to rip the headphones from my ears by one of the two.
I would add Morphine and Elvis Costello to that list. Puke. And the "Band"
Shesdifferent wrote:
My question is not does Ian Anderson contribute to RP? But rather does Peter Gabriel own stock in RP for the mount of airtime ANY of his songs get! Not another Peter Gabriel song :puke: Gotta be THE MOST played artist on RP.
:crown: :clap: :notworthy: PG :notworthy: :clap: :crown:
Shesdifferent wrote:
My question is not does Ian Anderson contribute to RP? But rather does Peter Gabriel own stock in RP for the mount of airtime ANY of his songs get! Not another Peter Gabriel song :puke: Gotta be THE MOST played artist on RP.
Are you bolemic? Your emotey gag reflex seems awful high. Please leave that little barfing dude in the bathroom behind closed doors where he belongs.
Hungerdunger wrote:
Are you sure about that? Personally I'd give that award to Led Zep or Porcupine Tree
Personally, I'd give Mark Knopffler/Dire Straits that award. Not a day goes by that I'm not forced to rip the headphones from my ears by one of the two.
This particular ditty is obviously a collaboration with Barry Gibb and Donna Summer.
:fire: :fire: :moon:
Shesdifferent wrote:
Gotta be THE MOST played artist on RP.
Are you sure about that? Personally I'd give that award to Led Zep or Porcupine Tree
My question is not does Ian Anderson contribute to RP? But rather does Peter Gabriel own stock in RP for the mount of airtime ANY of his songs get! Not another Peter Gabriel song :puke: Gotta be THE MOST played artist on RP.
This track was never released in this (IMHO) excellent version. The one on Hit's a bit, well, dull. Anyway... raulman1 wrote:
Anyone who doesn't care for his music should find another location/forum for their listening pleasure. Most RP listeners realize true talent when they hear it.
Actually I reckon that anyone who doesn't care for his music should stay right where they are and post comments about it. Since when was RP about homogeneity and conformity? I love Peter Gabriel to bits but I'll defend to the hilt the right for someone else to say they think he's a pile of poo. Otherwise we're back to good old format-based radio and Bill can hang up his headphones and just loop Dark Side of the moon and Sergeant Pepper. How dull would these forums be if every post was: "Gosh I love this" "Yes I love it too" "Mmm super. Me too"... Personally I reckon the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is a meandering, over-blown crock of pretentious, self-indulgent horse effluent, but I'm glad other people get something out of it...
rp LOves PG, AND SO DO i!
:sunny:
Never heard this one before. I like PG... more, please. :dance:
:flamed:
Absolute genius, unfortunately there is a lot of Hit and Miss with P.G., I guess that explains the Anthology title. . . This is definitely a hit. :tongue:
Ah, groovalicious? Cool, anyways!
I can't get enough of Peter, for some reason. Though I was onto just about everything back when, I never heard any Genesis, nor did anyone with whom I ran ever play any of their stuff. Lots of catching up to do, I suppose.
kazuma wrote:
I agree with everything you said except this bit. "Love it or leave it" is hardly the RP way now, is it? :music:
Hear hear. Personally, I can't stand Peter Gabriel, but I'll suffer through him to hear all the other magnificent music RP plays.
This is poppy, not edgy. But no one can be all edgy all the time without burning out, up or down.

Yummy groove
I am burning as well... Full blast again! :fire: :fire: :dancingbanana:
raulman1 wrote:
This song is available on the 2003 compilation entitled "Hits." For all you people who don't "get" or appreciate Peter Gabriel, he's one of the pioneers of "Art Rock" -- theatrically imagined concert performances which artists like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and others pioneered in the early 1970s. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel released a string on solo albums. In 1989, he launched his Real World Records label. Since that time, he's been responsible for introducing many world music stars to the Western world -- including Youssou N'Dour, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He, along with David Byrne, and to a much lesser extent, Paul Simon, helped to bring African music into the light of popular consciousness. He's been a music pioneer since the late 1960's when he co-founded Genesis along with schoolmate Tony Banks and members of another band featuring Andrew Phillips and Mike Rutherford. I've been privileged to see Peter perform The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with Genesis in 1975, his first three solo tours, and the Us tour in 1992. Anyone who doesn't care for his music should find another location/forum for their listening pleasure. Most RP listeners realize true talent when they hear it. Peter Gabriel probably has more 10 ratings on RP than any other artists, and deservedly so. :sunny:
You are so right on! Critics will be critics, so to hell with 'em all. I've only seen the Musical Box perform The lamb lies Down-it was fabulous. I am truly glad Peter Gabriel makes music, he's an inspiration. How can you not enjoy?
I dislike it, but I certainly don't dislike RP :D
raulman1 wrote:
Anyone who doesn't care for his music should find another location/forum for their listening pleasure.
I agree with everything you said except this bit. "Love it or leave it" is hardly the RP way now, is it? :music:
raulman1 wrote:
I've been privileged to see Peter perform The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with Genesis
consider me jealous....
This song is available on the 2003 compilation entitled "Hits." For all you people who don't "get" or appreciate Peter Gabriel, he's one of the pioneers of "Art Rock" -- theatrically imagined concert performances which artists like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and others pioneered in the early 1970s. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel released a string on solo albums. In 1989, he launched his Real World Records label. Since that time, he's been responsible for introducing many world music stars to the Western world -- including Youssou N'Dour, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He, along with David Byrne, and to a much lesser extent, Paul Simon, helped to bring African music into the light of popular consciousness. He's been a music pioneer since the late 1960's when he co-founded Genesis along with schoolmate Tony Banks and members of another band featuring Andrew Phillips and Mike Rutherford. I've been privileged to see Peter perform The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with Genesis in 1975, his first three solo tours, and the Us tour in 1992. Anyone who doesn't care for his music should find another location/forum for their listening pleasure. Most RP listeners realize true talent when they hear it. Peter Gabriel probably has more 10 ratings on RP than any other artist, and deservedly so. :sunny:
My double !
You don't have to spend a fortune on speakers to appreciate this. Just know someone that has :) Good sounds should be shared. HUG YOUR LOCAL AUDIOPHILE!
I might make mention that this song isn't on UP. It was a stand alone release in the vien of Love Town. Neither are his best, but I still like the funk falsettos going on in this tune.
jberko wrote:
All of you who gripe ...he is THE premier progressive/alternative artist?
They were in 1974... that he is still putting out anything mildly relevant 30+ years later is remarkable. So what has Phil Collins recorded recently?
Roverfish wrote:
I agree. This album has seen more than a dozen trips across the pond and I never get tired of it. Good thing it's digital! That said, this is one of the weaker recent PG releases. I could take it or leave it. Pretty good, anyway.
I have to reluctantly agree with you. Still, mediocre PG is better than no PG. Here's hoping things go up (no pun intended) from here.
archrrone wrote:
BTW, listen to the MC SACD version of Growing
AGREED. I originally had "Up" on CD and liked it plenty for the songwriting alone, but hearing this album in multi-channel SACD is a serious experience. It's not hyperbole -- this album redefines what's possible in consumer audio formats. It's discouraging to think how many people won't have the opportunity to hear how much hard work and revelatory detail is encapsulated in the SACD release. This is the best reason I know to buy an SACD player. Even the $125 Sony SCD-CE595 player will do the trick if you have a decent home theater surround setup. Take a chance! -Synth80s
wow, ok so maybe I'm not in his 'age range' or whatever. But can you actually like this stuff? Good music MUST either A: have interesting-meaningful- or creative lyrics or B: have thoughtful-catchy or just good instrumentation and music. P.G. chose C:none of the above.
jberko wrote:
All of you who gripe about PG being over played here, did you ever think that it is because he is THE premier progressive/alternative artist?
Nope, never thought it. Not even once.
agree w/ others here, don't judge all of Gabriel's work until you hear some of these on a great stereo. diggin in the dirt and kiss that frog comes to mind.
jayvee2 wrote:
I could not disagree more. Many of the songs on this album show up on my Most Frequently Played list on my iPod. To each is (her) own.
I agree. This album has seen more than a dozen trips across the pond and I never get tired of it. Good thing it's digital! That said, this is one of the weaker recent PG releases. I could take it or leave it. Pretty good, anyway.
iggy33 wrote:
PG usually hits right on target but he really missed with that album
I could not disagree more. Many of the songs on this album show up on my Most Frequently Played list on my iPod. To each is (her) own.
Please play more unusual tracks from popular artists like PG!
archrrone wrote:
The comment works for really any well recorded piece of music. The sad fact is that most playback systems can not reproduce all the of frequencies on a given recording so SOME of the feeling and engaging qualities of the music will be lost. Watch the movie 'Fight Club' with the audio coming out of your TV speakers and then watch it again on a system with a respectable subwoofer and it's a pretty huge difference (sub sonics are used in that movie nicely) In the end you don't have to spend $12K speakers to get most of the way there...you can get a hell of a lot more for your money these days than was previously possible... BTW, listen to the MC SACD version of Growing UP...WOW! Sean
If you buy a high quality powered subwoofer, new speakers may not be needed. These days, you can use the sub for LFE (ultra low frequencies only)...perfect for DVDs....
SpaceCowboy wrote:
So you have to buy a new set of loudspeakers when buying the record? :wink: Sounds pretty expensive to me.... And it narrows the market a bit doesn't it? What happened to songwriting skills? We all know Peter Gabriel have them: Don't Give Up. Solsbury Hill, Shock the Monkey etc. etc. This song sounds old and content to me :D
The comment works for really any well recorded piece of music. The sad fact is that most playback systems can not reproduce all the of frequencies on a given recording so SOME of the feeling and engaging qualities of the music will be lost. Watch the movie 'Fight Club' with the audio coming out of your TV speakers and then watch it again on a system with a respectable subwoofer and it's a pretty huge difference (sub sonics are used in that movie nicely) In the end you don't have to spend $12K speakers to get most of the way there...you can get a hell of a lot more for your money these days than was previously possible... BTW, listen to the MC SACD version of Growing UP...WOW! Sean
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello, You can get this song, and a lot of Peter's best on the double CD Hit -- the second disc is actually titled Miss! If there is one collection you need to own, it's this one. Neil
Joni Mitchell had a "hits" CD and a "misses" CD, as well.
:roflol: PG RULES! :roflol:
Listening to this on tinny, horrible bookshelf speakers (one of which was dropped and sounds like a fast food drive-thru intercom) and I liked it the first time I heard it. Go figure.
colt4x5 wrote:
Story goes that when the Stones were ready to release a 45 in their early days, they'd stamp a test and drop it off at some miscellaneous radio station in the hinterlands and drive around in a car with an AM radio while the record was playing. Then they'd tweak it so it sounded good in the Mini or whatever crank piece of tin they'd used ... and release it. I adore Gabriel, but I think he must use a Mercedes 500 some other vehicle I will never own.
Well you really need to start worrying then as PG has recently said that in the future all his music will be released in Dolby 5:1 or DTS encoding only - stereo has had its day as far as he is concerned. Listening to PG on a high end system is a great experience though - he really does make sure his music is beautifully produced.