1) Genesis "Home by the Sea" (1983). The lyrics of the song are actually not very summery and related to the sea: it talks about a thief, who breaks into a house only to find out that she is haunted. The thief is captured by ghosts, which force him to listen to their stories for the rest of his life.
2) Peter Gabriel "Red Rain" (1986). Again the sea is rather disturbing. In fact, the text was inspired by a recurring dream in which Gabriel swam in a sea of red water. Gabriel explained to the magazine "Mojo" in September 2013: "Red Rain" was written after a dream I had had in which the sea was divided by two walls. There were these glass figures, which screwed into each wall, filled with red blood and then were lowered onto the sand, where they unloaded the blood. I had these extremely vivid dreams that scared me to death. "
3) Mike + The Mechanics "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" (1995). The beach is a metaphor, also underlined by the cover, in which Mike is sitting barefoot on an expanse of gold coins. As if to say that it is about appreciating what we have here and now and not looking for what we cannot get anyway. Appreciate what we have, even the little things.
4) Phil Collins "Too Many Fish in the Sea" (2010). It is a hit song from 1964 recorded by the singing group Motown The Marvelettes. It was the group's first hit, in the top 40 for almost a year, reaching number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was one of the first hit singles written by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland. It was also the first single produced by Whitfield. In 2010 Phil Collins inserted it in "Going Back", her eighth studio solo album, with cover of the Motown of the 60s and soul standards. "Too Many Fish in the Sea" was given a free preview to new users registered on the renewed Phil website. Then he was part of the bonus tracks of the DVD and of "The Essential Going Back", a reissue released on June 10, 2016. Here too the fish of the title are a metaphor.
5) Ray Wilson "Song for a Friend" (2016). In the song Ray he lets himself go to the memories: "If you look over there, that's where I was born". The song is based on simple flashes of memories about his mother: "She was just the best mom in the world", which is compared to the fresh and clear sea air.
6) Steve Hackett "Loving Sea" (2015). Steve explained it in this video, published on July 26, 2020:
7) Anthony Phillips "The Sea and the Armadillo" (1984). It is part of the album "Private Parts and Pieces IV: A Catch at the Tables", Ant's ninth studio work and fourth chapter of his "Private Parts & Pieces" series. The piece is instrumental. In the album, between sea and lake ("Down Over The Lake"), water is very present, even on the cover:
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Originally released in May 1995, the album featured the highlights of a live solo performance by Anthony, recorded on March 21, 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert Series for the US radio program Echoes, a contemporary instrumental music newspaper.
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The show was broadcast on 120 public radio stations in America on June 25, 1993.
For the execution Anthony has selected a series of pieces for acoustic guitar and piano, drawing mainly on songs originally released on the albums The Geese and The Ghost, Private Parts and Pieces and A Catch at The Tables, together with two New England pieces, the eighth volume of the Private Parts & Pieces series and a solo version at 12 strings of the first movement of a Guitar Quintet he composed in 1976, which had subsequently been recorded with parts for strings and wind instruments, Conversation Piece.
Not available on CD for many years, The Living Room Concert has been re-mastered and expanded to include three unpublished tracks recorded for the original broadcast, Jaunty Roads, Let Us Now Make Love and Lucy: An Illusion.
This edition of Esoteric Recordings restores the original artwork and includes new cover notes by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.
Around three in the afternoon Phil and Sting take the stage at Wembley, greeted by a roar of the audience.
But not everything goes smoothly: Sting forgets the words of Every Breath You Take.
"A moment before entering the scene, with the utmost ease, Sting warns me:" By the way, sometimes I mess with words ... ". A moment later, standing in front of the piano, I struggle to read the verses while he left for the bribe on the other side of the stage: «Every breath ... every move ... every bond ...» ", Phil recalls in his autobiography "No, I'm not dead yet", trad. Anna Mioni, Mondadori.
Not only. The day is very hot, even in London. Phil again:
"The stage is white, the sun is shining and one dies of heat. I am so sweaty that while I play Against All Odds a finger slips on the piano keys. A real cue, I almost shiver the eighty thousand fans who fill Wembley. And not only them , that wrong note has gone all over the world. If we add the Every Breath mess, I'm already making the beginner figure. "
Phil also performs at Wembley In The Air Tonight, poi, together with Sting, here Long Long Way to Go:
London's Phil Collins performance ends like this. But not his long day. A waits for him Concord for the United States. Remember Phil:
"I didn't want to go for the only braggar who played at both concerts, and they had assured me that Duran Duran would also fly to Philadelphia. Except that, for some reason, Duran Duran perform only in America. In short, at any moment the atmosphere changes completely. "
Indeed, halfway through the flight of Concord, a television link from the plane is scheduled. There he is:
And here's how Phil remembers it:
"In television studios in London, the presenters of the with the BBC fuel the excitement of the audience. «Here we are live with Phil Collins from the Concorde booth! How's it going, Phil? "
«All right, we are halfway ...»
Billy Connolly, Andrew Ridgeley of Wham! and Pamela Stephenson, the guests in the studio, are perplexed. They hear nothing but indistinct chicks and interference. "
Arrived by helicopter from JFK Airport of New York at JFK Stadium Phil Philadelphia accompanies Eric Clapton on drums White Room:
Phil remenbers: "The set with Eric is fun and carefree. With his drummer Jamie we avoid cutting our way, and the result is splendid."
Then he performs alone. Again Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) e In the Air Tonight:
So it is the most delicate moment of the reunion of Led Zeppelin. Phil will play with them. His friend Robert Plant had invited him, even before the other former members were involved and Live Aid turned into their sensational return together. But even before going on stage, the atmosphere is not the best.
Phil: "Robert alone: an adorable guy. Robert and everything that has to do with the Zeppelins: it's like a strange and malevolent chemical reaction is produced. It's all dark, even diabolical. Jimmy is obviously - let's say - nervous and irritable . (...) now they are introducing me to John Paul Jones, who is silent as a fish. Then it's Tony Thompson's turn. I realize that he treats me with extreme coldness. (...) I talk to him about the risks of the two drummers on stage: I have been doing it with Genesis and my band for years, I know perfectly well how easy it is to go downhill. The secret, as I learned at my expense, is to be simple. Tony's gaze, however, tells me that he does not know what to do with the "tips" of an opportunist who has just landed from overseas with the Concorde. "
Phil introduces Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin (here is the whole exhibition):
perform Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love eStairway to Heaven.
But Phil doesn't have a good memory of the performance: "From the beginning I realize that things are not going in the right direction. From my position I feel little Robert, but enough to realize that it is not at its best. The same goes for Jimmy.
I don't even remember playing Rock and Roll, but I know I did. But I remember long and atrocious minutes of what Robert disdainfully calls "knitting", or the effect drumming (...) beating the air to avoid contributing to the disaster. If I had known about the other drummer, I would have called out well before I got to Philadelphia.
On stage, I keep my eyes glued to Tony Thompson. I have to go after him, because he beats like a damned man and has decided to ignore my advice. (...) The point is that I felt frighteningly uncomfortable, if I could I would have left the stage in the middle of Stairway, if not before. But can you imagine the reactions? "
And with some relief that Phil completes the performance with Led Zeppelin. Now he "only" has to face an interview with them. Here she is:
Phil again from his autobiography: "Hunter starts asking simple questions, but nobody takes him seriously. Robert and Jimmy give vague and impertinent answers, John Paul Jones is always silent as a fish.
I'm sorry about Hunter. He is live worldwide and the audience is watching him with bated breath, but the boys are making him look like an idiot. And so, despite not having any title, I try to save the salvable by answering me. "
Backstage Collins also has breath to summarize this long day in a single interview, still with Hunter:
But in his autobiography the summary is far more cutting and effective: "Wembley, Heathrow, Concorde, the JFK (airport and stadium), the four performances, one of them infernal ".
A final curiosity: on the Concord Collins had met actress and singer Cher, who was unaware of the concerts. After reaching the United States, she witnessed the one in Philadelphia and you can see her performing in the final collective song We Are the World.
Phil had also been invited to attend, but had declined from exhaustion (and not only, given how it had gone with Plant & Co.).
"In the hotel I turn on the TV and see the last spasms of the Philadelphia concert. Wait, who's the one on stage? Cher - says Phil-.
It is the worthy conclusion of a day of madness. Not only has she managed to get in, but she has a microphone in her hand and is singing We Are the World. Maybe just my verse. "
The date of June 11 is linked, for the Genesis, to a beginning and an end. Here because.
1977, at the Sports Palace in Paris begins a series of five concerts which will be recorded and which will be part (except The Cinema Show inserted in the previous year's version) of the double live album Seconds Out.
Here is the recording of the evening of11 June:
Phil Collins - lead vocals, drums, percussion;
Steve Hackett - lead guitars, effects;
Mike Rutherford - bass guitar, guitars, bass pedals, backing vocals;
Tony Banks - keyboards, 12 strings guitar, backing vocals;
Chester Thompson - drums, percussion.
On June 12 the show is double, while on the 13th a part of the concert is recorded by the French Radio RTL. here are the 42 minutes aired (note that, at about 38 minutes, Phil Collins does not remember the words of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, but immediately resumes the thread of the verse):
The show on June 14th supplies much of the material to Seconds Out. There he is:
But Genesis don't know that these are the last concerts with this formation. Steve Hackett has already decided to leave the band. As had happened with Peter Gabriel, at the height of success and consensus, a defection arrives. Look at the press review of this period.
And together with him will leave the scene from the concert schedule the huge live workhorse Supper's Ready.
CD + DVD DIGIPAK SET - THE DVD FEATURES THE COMPLETE AUDIO MATERIAL FROM THE CD IN 24BIT / 96KHZ HIGH RESOLUTION STEREO AND SURROUND VERSION. THE DVD ALSO FEATURES A 5-MIN VIDEO DOCUMENTARY OF THE RECORDINGS, SHOT BY MEMBERS OF THE BAND, ALONG WITH A 21-MIN CONCERT FILM (RECORDED IN JULY 2017 AT BUDAPEST JAZZ CLUB, HUNGARY).
1. LIFE IS A JOURNEY 2. GOLDEN SAND 3. CASTELSARDO AT NIGHT 4. WHAT'S THE NEWS ANTONIO? 5. AROUND MY MIND 6. BEAMS OVER THE NULVI MOUNTAINS 7. BUILDING IN NURAGHE 8. BUZZY ISLAND 9. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER 10. WAKE UP 11. AFTER LIMONCELLO
DVD LIFE IS A JOURNEY - THE SARDINIA TAPES THE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX 1. LIFE IS A JOURNEY 2. GOLDEN SAND 3. CASTELSARDO AT NIGHT 4. WHAT'S THE NEWS ANTONIO? 5. AROUND MY MIND 6. BEAMS OVER THE NULVI MOUNTAINS 7. BUILDING IN NURAGHE 8. BUZZY ISLAND 9. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER 10. WAKE UP 11. AFTER LIMONCELLO
DVD BONUS FEATURES SARDO MOMENTS FOOTAGE OF THE RECORDING SESSIONS SHOTBY GULLI BRIEM AND TAMAS BARABAS DJABE WITH STEVE HACKETT & GULLI BRIEM - LIVE AT BUDAPEST JAZZ CLUB 3RD JUNE 2017: 12. WALKING AWAY FROM RAINBOWS 13. FLY ON TO WINDSHIELD 14. PLEASE DON'T TOUCH 15. BUDAPEST JAM 16. CLOUDS DANCE
LINE-UP: STEVE HACKETT - GUITAR GULLI BRIEM - DRUMS, PERCUSSION TAMÁS BARABÁS - BASS GUITAR, GUITAR, SOFTWARE, PERCUSSION, VOCAL ÁRON KOÓS-HUTÁS - TRUMPET ATTILA ÉGERHÁZI - GUITAR, KEYBOARDS, PERCUSSION
Steve Hackett & Djabe's previous album is Summer Storms & Rocking Rivers.
The album is now available in versions CD, CD + DVD, Double CD and MP3, and was recorded in the Bratislava concerts in Slovakia on July 14, 2011, except Los Endos that comes from Budapest in the live of 30Novembre 2012.
It was originally released on double vinyl and Blu-ray. But now, just here is a new edition.
Steve Hackett collaborates with i Djabe from 2003, first on the band's album 'Sheafs are dancing', then in concert together in London in 2004.
Since 2007, every year, they undertake mini-tours that touch every part of the world: including Malaysia, Bosnia, Austria, Slovenia, Holland, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia and many others. The participation in the Garana Jazz Festival in front of 13.000 people in Romania is memorable.
Together they perform the compositions of Genesis, Steve Hackett and Djabe in equal measure. On the one hand the Hungarian band confronts the Genesis of the Gabriel and Collins era indifferently, on the other Steve Hackett immerses himself perfectly in the music of Djabe. Their collaboration, in addition to concerts, finds space in several albums - WATCH THEM ON AMAZON.
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