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Peter Gabriel – New Blood (2011) {Special Edition} [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Peter Gabriel – New Blood (2011) {Special Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:39:37 minutes | 1,52 GB  | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: B&W | © Real World Productions Ltd.

“New Blood” is a continuum of Peter’s previous album, “Scratch My Back”, a song-swap project where he covered the songs of others, all to an orchestral backing. “He really liked what he was discovering,” explains his engineer Richard ‘Dickie’ Chappell. “As soon as we started do the covers, there was talk of applying it to his own songs. It was always an ongoing thought”. The album has been created specifically for Bowers & Wilkins’ Society Of Sound members.

Almost every one of Peter Gabriel’s best-laid plans winds up going awry, and so it was with Scratch My Back, his 2010 collection of orchestral covers of some of his favorite songs. He had hoped to have the artists he covered return the favor by interpreting his songs but that project never got off the ground, so he pursued New Blood, an album where he turned that orchestra upon his own songs. New Blood is in every way a companion piece to Scratch My Back; it’s cut from the same aesthetic cloth, it’s austere and cerebral without being chilly, it finds emotion within intellect. Some songs aren’t considerably different tonally than the original versions – this is particularly true of the So material, with “Mercy Street” and “Red Rain” seeming no different in their transition from Synclavier to symphony – but the ones that are heavily reworked, such as “San Jacinto” and “Intruder,” are startling, rearrangements that seem to give the songs a new set of bones. New Blood isn’t always as astonishing but that’s fine: the faithful adherence to melody on “Don’t Give Up” and “In Your Eyes” functions as something of a palate cleanser, and even when the album isn’t risky it’s always quietly absorbing.

CD1 #01 – The Rhythm Of The Heat
CD1 #02 – Downside Up
CD1 #03 – San Jacinto
CD1 #04 – Intruder
CD1 #05 – Wallflower
CD1 #06 – In Your Eyes
CD1 #07 – Mercy Street
CD1 #08 – Red Rain
CD1 #09 – Darkness
CD1 #10 – Don’t Give Up
CD1 #11 – Digging In The Dirt
CD1 #12 – The Nest That Sailed The Sky (Instrumental)
CD1 #13 – A Quiet Moment
CD1 #14 – Solsbury Hill

CD2 #01 – The Rhythm Of The Heat (Instrumental)
CD2 #02 – Downside Up (Instrumental)
CD2 #03 – San Jacinto (Instrumental)
CD2 #04 – Intruder (Instrumental)
CD2 #05 – Wallflower (Instrumental)
CD2 #06 – In Your Eyes (Instrumental)
CD2 #07 – Mercy Street (Instrumental)
CD2 #08 – Red Rain (Instrumental)
CD2 #09 – Darkness (Instrumental)
CD2 #10 – Don’t Give Up (Instrumental)
CD2 #11 – Digging In The Dirt (Instrumental)
CD2 #12 – The Nest That Sailed The Sky (Instrumental)
CD2 #13 – The Blood Of Eden (Non-Instrumental)


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