Thursday, 04 September 2008 |
K L Poore
Big Blue Ball is Peter Gabriel’s hug for us all. A hug recorded in marathon sessions and 18 years in the making. And I think it’s the perfect time for it.
The Big Blue Ball of the title refers to our little third stone from the sun, and Gabriel and Karl Wallinger (of World Party fame), who brought together many of the planet’s most creative and successful artists for “recording weeks” in the mid ‘90s, were hoping to make that ball seem much smaller by allowing these fabulous musicians to cook their various talents into an international jambalaya of sound. The resulting recordings are as beautiful as they are tasty. And they’ve proven how easy it is to wrap your arms around the universal language.
I really can’t explain how much I love this music. It’s as comforting as an old couch, ...