Iconic sonic pioneer Peter Gabriel has just released New Blood, a reconstructed and re-imagined collection of the musicians biggest hits with orchestral arrangements, recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra.
To celebrate, we're giving away just about his entire catalogue!
On the heels of a limited sold-out US summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, New Blood's release continues on the stylistic momentum of his recent Scratch My Back release. With hand-selected songs, Gabriel was aided by longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor of the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra.
This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect to songs including "Mercy Street", "Don't Give Up", "Digging In The Dirt", "San Jacinto", and the all-time classic "Solsbury Hill". The intention was not to simply rework Gabriel's biggest songs, but rather, find songs that were enhanced by the massed strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. "Don't Give Up" – now with Norwegian singer Ane Brun's vulnerable, cracking vocals replacing those of Kate Bush – rides a stirring, uplifting coda.
Now for the prizing. One lucky winner will receive the following albums:
Peter Gabriel 1: Car
Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch
Peter Gabriel 3: Melt
Peter Gabriel 4: Security
Scratch My Back
That's nearly the entire discography of the man responsible for "Shock The Monkey" and "Sledgehammer"! What on Earth would John Cusack have held up and played through his boombox if "In Your Eyes" had never been written? The mind reels…
To win this awesome album package, simply follow @CraveMusic on Twtitter and tell us your favorite Peter Gabriel song, using the #NewBlood hashtag! Simple as that!
New Blood is now available as a standard single-disc and digital download. A special 2-CD version includes the standard album, plus an added disc of instrument versions. There will additionally be a heavyweight vinyl version available November 8th that's released with a bonus 7" featuring "A Quiet Moment" and "Solsbury Hill"). The filmed concert "New Blood – Live in London", recorded October 23rd, 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo will be available in 3D, blu-ray and standard DVD on October 25th.
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