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    Zu schade, dass die Cafe-Oto-Shows in London bereits im Vorfeld ausverkauft waren, wenn man die Setlists liest:

    02.03.2017
    The Siren Song
    Just Good Friends
    The Unconscious Life
    Shell
    Losing Faith in Words
    Time to Burn
    The Comet, The Course, The Tail
    If I Could
    Slender Threads
    Ship of Fools
    Torpor
    Sitting Targets
    Like Veronica
    Friday Afternoon
    Milked
    A Better Time
    Stranger Still

    03.03.2017
    Easy to Slip Away
    Don’t Tell Me
    Curtains
    Labour of Love
    After the Show
    Anagnorisis
    Comfortable?
    Been Alone So Long
    The Habit of the Broken Heart
    Charm Alone
    Central Hotel
    Stumbled
    Patient
    Nothing Comes
    This Side of the Looking Glass
    The Mercy
    Your Tall Ship
    Still Life

    04.03.2017
    My Room
    Time Heals
    Too Many of My Yesterdays
    Faculty X
    Four Pails
    The Lie
    Shingle Song
    Last Frame
    (On Tuesday She Used To Do) Yoga
    Unintented
    Modern
    Undone
    That Wasn’t What I Said
    The Descent
    A Way Out
    Traintime
    Again

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    Hey man, why don't we make a tune... just playin' the melody, not play the solos...
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    Neue Solo-Termine:

    Japan im Oktober:
    25th Haretara Sorani Mamemaite, Daikanyama, Tokyo
    26th Jamusica, Sapporo – nb change of venue!
    27th Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo
    28th Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo
    29th Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo

    Italien im November:
    9th Roma Auditorium Parco della Musica
    10th Napoli, Basilica di ASan Giovanni Maggiore
    11th Terni, Teatro Secci
    13th Chiari (BS), Auditorium Toscanini
    14th Milano, La Salumeria della Musica
    15th Tolmezzo (UD), Teatro Candoni
    17th Livorno, La Goldonetta

    Aktuell ist Peter Hammill im Studio, ein neues Album soll noch in diesem Jahr erscheinen.

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    Hey man, why don't we make a tune... just playin' the melody, not play the solos...
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    Weißt du, ob er an einem Flügel spielt?

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    Ich gehe davon aus, dass es an der jeweiligen Location liegen wird, ob man ihm einen Flügel zur Verfügung stellen wird.

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    Hey man, why don't we make a tune... just playin' the melody, not play the solos...
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    Am 3. November erscheint die neue LP „From the Trees“.

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    Tracklist:

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    1) My Unintended
    2) Reputation
    3) Charm Alone
    4) What Lies Ahead
    5) Anagnorisis
    6) Torpor

    B
    1) Milked
    2) Girl to the North Country
    3) On Deaf Ears
    4) The Descent

    Peter Hammill’s first solo album since 2014’s hugely ambitious …all that might have been…. represents a return to a more intimate style of music.

    The songs on From The Trees are mostly based on single piano, guitar and vocal parts designed for live performance. Consequently the overdubbing is textural (supportive guitars, a central spine of bass, synth and string washes, multiple voices – backing, harmony, choral – behind the main one).

    The characters who pave their fretful way through these songs are in general facing up to or edging in towards twilight. What’s coming to them are moments of realisation rather than resignation. In the third act of life it’s time to look with a clear eye at where one’s been, at where one’s going.

    Another unique entry in Peter Hammill’s unique catalogue.

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    Hey man, why don't we make a tune... just playin' the melody, not play the solos...
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    Hab zwar mehr von Van der Graaf als von ihm solo, freue mich aber sehr auf die neue Platte bzw. grundsätzlich, dass er noch aktiv ist!

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    Das Album erscheint zwar offiziell erst im November, über die Homepage von Musea Records kann man das Album aber bereits kaufen. Ich habe zwar nicht so recht daran geglaubt aber heute morgen hatte ich „From The Trees“ tatsächlich in der Post.
    Es ist zwar nicht das lang erwartete Solopiano-Album geworden, dennoch halte ich es für ein sehr gelungenens Album mit deutlich stärkeren Songs als auf den letzten Alben. Die Stücke seiner EP klingen durch die neuen Arrangements deutlich anders.

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    X/Ten is a live album drawn from Peter Hammill’s 2018 tour versions of material from his 2017 studio release, From The Trees.

    A fascinating insight into the evolution of one of PH’s most acclaimed recent albums.

    ‚Something of an oddity, this release. For the first time ever, I believe, I performed all of the songs from my latest album, From the Trees in the course of my tours at the end of 2017 and the start of 2018. One of the guiding principles behind the recording of “Trees” was that I’d be able to do versions of all the songs in a stripped down – one voice, one piano or guitar – form before starting the recording proper. This collection, then, squares the circle, consisting of live solo performances of the entire album, fully informed by the arrangements which the originals featured on disc, yet also true to the original spirit in which they were written.’ – PH, October 2018

    Klasse, darauf freue ich mich wirklich sehr, denn die Songs sind live enorm gewachsen und deutlich intensiver in dieser Form.

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    Hey man, why don't we make a tune... just playin' the melody, not play the solos...
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    Danke, @atom, für den Hinweis!

    Ich habe mich erst recht spät dem Werk Hammills und von VdGG angenähert und es ist wirklich oft nicht einfach zu hörende Musik,

    aber wenn man sich darauf einlässt, kann man auch beim x-ten Hören immer wieder neue, interessante Facetten darin finden.

    Werde ich mir holen, das Album; allein schon, weil ich sogenannte „oddities“ mag :good:

     

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    Neues Boxset der langen Tour:

    And now, ladies and gentlemen, news of the release of a project on which I’ve been working for most of the last few months.

    As you’ll doubtless know, between November 2017 and May 2018 I undertook the most significant bout of solo touring in Europe for some time, taking in shows in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Germany. With such a flood of performances I took the opportunity/accepted the personal challenge to widen the repertoire even more than has recently been the case (which was already considerable). In the end I played a hundred songs, more or less, in this run of shows, covering the whole spread of my career.

    I’ve now gathered these together to form an eight CD Box Set, „Not yet, not now“ and this will be released on March 29th. (I know, what better date could there be?)

    Five of the CDs have a geographical focus, featuring songs taken from Berlin, Nurnberg/Dortmund (2 sets), Italy and UK. The final three CDs are a mix of songs from different countries. Each CD is about an hour long and is structured to mirror the rhythm and tempo of live performance. I’m not going to be falsely modest: some of these performances are outstanding. Not *definitive*, of course, as happily most of these songs continue to come at me afresh each time I encounter them on stage and so there’s no such thing as an absolutely correct or perfect version. Rather, I mean to say, that many of these takes on the songs have kinks and curves to them which surprise this singer himself.

    I don’t intend to retire just yet – not yet, not now – but who knows how long I’ll be carrying on for. Indeed, there’s evidently a great deal of uncertainty surrrounding the possibility of touring Europe at all after the dread ioncoming Brexit. I’m pretty sure, though, that this will be the last time that I’ll assemble such a comprehensive package of live versions of the PH material, so it marks some kind of definitive full stop.

    This limited edition release, which also includes a 24 page booklet, is now available for pre-order here.

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    CD 1
    Just Good Friends
    Mirror Images
    Faculty X
    Comfortable
    Rubicon
    La Rossa
    Patient
    The Lie
    The Descent
    A Better Time
    Your Time starts Now

    CD 2
    Siren Song
    Too Many of my Yesterdays
    Time Heals
    The Comet
    Time for a change
    Sign
    Last Frame
    Anagnorisis
    The Unconscious Life
    Labour of Love
    Stranger Still
    Again

    CD 3
    My Room
    This side of the Looking-glass
    Unrehearsed
    If I could
    Ship of Fools
    Girl to the North Country
    Out of my Book
    Sitting Targets
    Been Alone so Long
    Bubble
    Losing Faith in Words
    Your Tall Ship
    Vision

    CD 4
    Empire of Delight
    Bravest Face
    Close to Me
    Yoga
    What’s it Worth?
    My Unintended
    Once You Called Me
    Come Clean
    The Mercy
    A Way Out
    On Deaf Ears
    Still Life

    CD 5
    Curtains
    Shell
    The Mousetrap
    Nothing Comes
    Amnesiac
    Soomething about Ysabel’s Dance
    The Habit of the Broken Heart
    Slender Threads
    Primo on the Parapet
    Milked
    Time to Burn
    Traintime
    Sleep Now

    CD 6
    Don’t Tell Me
    Tenderness
    His Best Girl
    Happy Hour
    Shingle Song
    Our Eyes give it Shape
    The Birds
    Like Veronica
    Central Hotel
    Gone Ahead
    Reputation
    Refugees

    CD 7
    Easy to Slip Away
    Autumn
    4 Pails
    I will Find You
    The Second Hand
    Charm Alone
    Driven
    The Sphinx in the Face
    Modern
    Silver
    Mean while my Mother
    What Lies Ahead
    Afterwards

    CD 8
    After the Show
    Confidence
    Undone
    Ophelia
    Skin
    Torpor
    Stumbled
    When She Comes
    Friday Afternoon
    That wasn’t what I said
    In the End
    House with no Door

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    Belesene Graaf-Genossen, wohl informierte Generator-Zeitzeugen: Woher stammt die dutzendfach wiederholte Behauptung, „Pawn Hearts“ hätte es in Italien bis auf Platz eins der LP-Charts geschafft? Dieser Ausschnitt aus der Musikzeitschrift (?) „Ciao 2001“ scheint mir doch eher die Redaktions- oder Lesercharts zu zeigen (wäre mir jedenfalls neu, dass „Islands“ von King Crimson die italienischen Charts auch nur gestreift hätte):

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    Das dürfte nicht nur Hammill-Fans interessieren:

    We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal by The Amorphous Androgynous

    The Amorphous Androgynous return with symphonic 41 minute ‚We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal‘ in 6 epic parts. Featuring the legendary Peter Hammill (the Van Der Graaf Generator) on vocals alongside a host of musicians including Paul Weller (piano and guitar) Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis Group / Ian Gillan Band) lead guitar, Brian Hopper (Caravan / Soft Machine) on sax and many others including the 50 piece Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25 piece sumptuously recorded live orchestral string section.

    Opening with the 13 minute epic space prog rock of title track ‚We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal‘ (written with Peter Hammill and Paul Weller) the themes of mortality and immortality are then musically and conceptually catapulted to the far flung corners of the AA sonic multiverse over 40+ minutes utilizing choir, moog, a live orchestral string section, piano, harp and a plethora of vintage synth all fed against a backdrop of classic rock and psych samplerdelia courtesy of the Amorphous Androgynous.

    Space Odyssey like dystopian choirs and moog of ‚Hymortality‘ crash full force into the Led Zep Bonham- like drums of ‚the Immortality Break‘ before cascading down into the harp daydream reverie and minimoog space landings, choir and french romantic strings of ‚Physically I’m Here, Mentally Far, Far Away‘

    ‚Psych Recap‘ is all backwards voices and guitars / samplerdelia over pounding Tomorrow Never Knows era Beatles bass and drums with dislocated PETER HAMMILL psychedelic tripped out vocals
    while ‚Synthony On A Theme of Mortality‘ builds from an almost Vangelis Bladerunner-esque vintage synthony of some of the themes of the original track (utilising the classic 70s Yamaha CS80 synth beloved of Vangelis)) before triumphantly soaring to lift-off atop a Pink Floyd-like female wailing aria (KENDRA FROST – vocals) against classic vintage guitar rock bringing the whole album to a triumphant ending.

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    Peter Hammill veröffentlicht mit In Translation sein erstes Cover-Album. Erscheinen soll es im Laufe des Jahres.

    Tracklist:
    1. The Folks Who Live On The Hill – 1937 piece by Kern/Hammerstein
    2. Hotel Supramonte – composed by Fabrizio De André
    3. Oblivion – composer Astor Piazzola
    4. Ciao Amore – 1967 song by Luigi Tenco
    5. This Nearly Was Mine – from the musical South Pacific by Rogers/Hammerstein
    6. After A Dream – by Gabriel Fauré
    7. Ballad For My Death – a second Piazzolla piece
    8. I Who Have Nothing – originally an Italian song by Carlo Donida and Giulio ‘Mogol’ Rapetti. The English lyrics are by songwriting giants Leiber and Stoller. Recorded by Ben E King and Shirley Bassey
    9. Il Vino – composed by Piero Ciampi
    10. Lost To The World – written by Gustav Mahler

    Peter Hamill has announced he will release his very first covers album later this year. In Translation features songs from a variety of musical worlds including classical, American Songbook, Italian pop, and Tango.

    In all but three cases, Hammill has also translated the lyrics into English. These songs have remarkable stories behind them. The album has, Hammill, explains, been recorded during the Covid lockdown and partly inspired by Brexit.

    “This collection seems to fit together as a group, not least because most of these songs are to do with measures of dislocation, of loss, of some kind of imagined future which didn’t arrive,“ explains Hammill.

    “Only three of the songs here were originally in English; I’ve translated the rest, having had a some experience of song translation over the years. I didn’t feel that I could do proper justice to the songs if I sang them in the original languages. My approach has always been to make cultural rather than strictly linguistic translations, so that the spirit of the song rather than its precise narrative is rendered.

    „I was unfamiliar with several of these songs before I began this project. One discovery led on to another in a kind of paper trail. It’s worth noting that many of the back stories to the songs are interesting and some of the writers and singers had a spectacularly dramatic time of things. I doff my hat to these sometimes complicated lives. I hope I’ve addressed the material, the writers, and the original performers, with due and proper respect. Inevitably though there’s spin here, mine all mine.

    “These recordings were made, of course, in the time of Covid and lockdown. But also in the knowledge that Brexit – in all its horror – was fast approaching. So these performances of, for the most part, European songs were my last as a European singer, with all the rights and privileges that has brought me for so many years.”

    Quelle

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