Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Father Son

For the occasion of my father's birthday. I blogged a video of this beautiful Peter Gabriel song before (here), but this version has a far better video, including footage of Peter with his own father, a great creation by director Anna Gabriel. About the song: the album Ovo, produced in 2000 for the London Millennium show, does not stand out as a highlight in Peter Gabriel's distinguished career. A weird mixture of different styles, from rap to jigs to ambient, aiming to represent the various cultural influences of modern London. Ambitious, yes, successful, no. It is typical though of his immense talent that even in a somewhat failed project you will find a real gem of a song, the beautiful ballad Father, Son.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)

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