Really sad to say goodbye to Alan Parker. There's a lot of wonderful work he has left us. He also had a serious impact on my own life as he was the first film director to think I might be able to create a film score - pg
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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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It starts from 10 am on Saturday 25 July, UK time, and just like at the festival, you can explore and choose what you want to see and when. Everything is available, for the whole weekend, on the website WOMAD.
Peter Gabriel performed with "Biko" on Friday July 16, 1982, at the first WOMAD Festival, in Shepton Mallet.
"The only way we hope that we can do this again is with your support." - pg, 1982.
This performance is previewed as part of WOMAD at Home.
The next live date will be in Charlton Park in 2021.
All Peter Gabriel fans are wondering how far is the new album "I / O".
And Peter is having fun sowing some clues. The last is the interview with UNCUT Magazine, of July 16, 2020:
First, in an interview with the BBC on June 16, 2020 in which he declared:
«As far as music is concerned, I haven't had as much time as I usually do, which is not as before. But there have been some news. There is a COVID song - well, there is a COVID lyrics, actually -. I have been asked to write something and it will probably turn into a song. So there are songs and pieces that go in the right direction ». (Interview by Matt Everitt).
In March 2020 Peter had written to a newspaper giving another indication of his compositional activity, although very slowly.
The song was followed shortly after "The Veil", arrived on 8 September 2016 (read here how the song was received). It was part of the Oliver Stone film "Snowden", but without joining the soundtrack (another indication that bode well).
At the moment the picture is complete, in the sense that some material is available to fans even if, having spent so much time, we would expect something more concrete. We'll see. If you want to stay updated on developments, subscribe to our newsletter below.
It is an unpublished and wide-ranging interview, which includes the early days of his solo career, what it means to be a performer and the recent release of the album "Rated PG".
Also, in his first five-year interview, Gabriel relives the ups and downs of his career and reveals plans for his new album.
This is a theme that leaves fans in suspense. And Peter, in the interview, admits that he is very slow to finish things. And in fact with publishes an album of unreleased since 2002, with "Up".
But something seems to be moving. Because Gabriel reveals that he has quite a few backlogs of ideas "unfinished" and to have written a satisfactory number of texts, a field in which, as we well know, Peter is easily blocked.
«I can't wait to have thealbum out », Peter declares, to everyone's delight.
Gabriel was also slowed in recording tracks from lockdown, but è managed to work at home with his sound engineer.
Then a can we expect a new album soon?«It depends on what is meant by "soon", but the answer is yes. ", reassures - perhaps - Peter.
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