Label: Real World Records - PGCD11,Virgin - 7243 813062 08 • Format: CD Album, Enhanced • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Downtempo, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Up is the seventh studio and 13th album overall released by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It is his last full-length studio album of new original material to date, No Speech - Gregory Isaacs - The Best Of Gregory Isaacs the subsequent albums Scratch My Back and New Blood feature covers of other artists' songs and orchestral renderings of Gabriel's older material, respectively.
Gabriel began work on the album in the spring of Gabriel began saying the album was near completion somewhere around but did not release it until September In the months preceding the album's release, video clips of Gabriel talking about the songs as well as short demos of each song were released Liebestraum - Ike Quebec - Bossa Nova Soul Samba the coming of every full moon on Gabriel's official website.
The album's lyrics deal mostly with birth and especially death. The opening track, "Darkness", is a song about overcoming fears. The track "No Way Out" is the first track to No Way Out - Peter Gabriel - Up with death solely, though death is a common theme across the entire album.
He found one major missing tool to be one to cope with death and therefore "I Grieve" was born. Gabriel performed the song live on the television show Larry King Weekend on the first anniversary of September 11 No Way Out - Peter Gabriel - Up in the U. The first single from Up"The Barry Williams Show" is a down-beat, jazzy song dealing with reality talk shows such as Jerry Springer in fact, The Brady Bunch star Barry Williams appeared as an audience member in the Sean Penn -directed music video for the song with Requiem for a Dream actor Christopher McDonald playing the titular talk show host.
The second single, "More than This" is one of the more upbeat songs from the album. The song wonders over there being something more to life. The song "Signal to Noise" was a challenge for Gabriel because the guest vocalist for the track, Nusrat Fateh No Way Out - Peter Gabriel - Up Khandied before he could record his parts.
All that was left to work with were recordings from a live performance of an early version of the song at the VH1 Witness show on 28 April The album cover pictures five water drops in a diagonal line, over a blurred background of Gabriel's face.
Each drop contains a refracted image of Gabriel's face. In this case the medium chosen was photography. Up has received generally favourable reviews from music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 74, based on 16 reviews. All tracks are written by Peter Gabriel.
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