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OVO [Enhanced]

Peter Gabriel Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Jun 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004TKZN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,480 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Created for the performance area situated at the centre of the Millennium Dome, Peter Gabriel's Ovo is an ambitious concept piece that attempts to address the stages of human evolution through a family saga. That it fails--at least in this setting--is not all that surprising given the project it's associated with. Never one to be intimidated by a concept or a challenge (see Genesis, the early years, or The Last Temptation of Christ), Gabriel may have been the ideal choice for a multi-cultural, technology-focused show, and his general instincts seem sound. But even Cirque du Soleil, whose work this most resembles, never had to contend with the blending of Gaelic folk and tribal overtones, techno-futuristic soundscapes and gentle ballads, or a sludgy re-working of "Digging in the Dirt" complete with a rapped storyline. Though there are some fine, interesting moments here, they're too often lost in the shuffle--which sounds as much like a requiem for the Dome as it does for Ovo. --Randy Silver

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic millennial epic 23 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
OVO is the soundtrack to the Millennium Show, a spectacular acrobatic performance which is the centrepiece of the Millennium Dome in London. To hear the music without experiencing the incredible aerial extravaganza in The Dome, produced with rock stage designer Mark Fisher, is perhaps to only appreciate half of the artwork. Despite a cynical reception from the notorious British press, The Dome in my opinion is an amazing achievement Britons should be proud of. It has some touching and deeply profound statements expressed in the architecture and artworks within.
I therefore like to think of OVO as a soundtrack, because my memories are intertwined with images of the show. It was with this in mind that I purchased the CD, as you might want the soundtrack to a thought provoking film.
OVO was intended to celebrate the past, present and future of Britain and is based around the story of pre-industrial, industrial and post-industrial society (what's to come).
The tracks reflect this and describe events in history such as the industrial revolution in 'Time of the Turning'. There are some beautiful phrases such as 'Did you see it move, it's in the very cloth that I weave' refering perhaps to the spark of genius in the weaving industry which started the whole industrial revolution. Intertwined with these stories of our nation's history are the sounds of the traditional and modern instruments of multicultural Britain from brass bands to indian pipes and electronic guitar.
All the songs, particularly those describing a optimistic future of harmony with machine and nature, are very reflective. They capture your moods with profound phrases and haunting solos.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gabriel's mature genius shines through 21 Jun 2000
Format:Audio CD
Don't expect anything conventional from Peter Gabriel's latest CD. In the 8 years since "US" was released (1992), PG's periodic work has shown an evolutionary move from his early, experimental pop/rock to a fusion of pop and world music. This "soundtrack" to the UK's Millennium Dome show chronicles three generations of a single family in the midst of fundamental societal changes: the agricultural and industrial revolutions followed by an undetermined future. The music follows suit, emerging in a variety of styles and sounds, ranging from near-classical to ambient soundscapes. PG's vocals are featured on several of the tracks but he is joined by others on many. The hauntingly beautiful track, "Father/Son" is likely to get the most airplay. Another favorite selection is "The Time of the Turning," featuring vocals by Richie Havens. True to his past albums, this one pushes the envelope, creating altogether news sounds with the skill and artistry that have made PG a major force in music. PG fans won't be disappointed; newcomers will find SOMETHING worthwhile amidst the rich offerings. This is a great CD, making me impatient for the release of PG's upcoming album, "UP," later this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Gabriel's Strength 20 Nov 2000
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Format:Audio CD
First of all I have to tell that Peter Gabriel is my favourite singer, because of his voice,for his romantic and personal music. Gabriel is not just "Sledgehammer" or "Biko". He is much more than this. Authentic Gabriel - besides Genesis - came in his first album, with masters Fripp and Levin support. OVO make part of his evolution, more than twenty years after his first job in his own and also eight years after US he has make the effort and who knows it will be the last one. I like the album but not just because it is Peter gabriel. Is energetic, romantic and powerful. Songs like today "Downside up" and "Make today tomorrow" are so romantic but at the same time they adquire some rythms with a lot of power. I have to remember that Gabriel is supported by Tony levin at the bass, Dave Rhodes at the guitar, and some others good musicians, specially Daniel Lanois or singer Richie Havens: I also like Elizabeth Fraser singing and Paul Buchanan. The opening song is also romantic and mystic and is full of faith and magic; The second one is sang by Richie Havens. It seems like Peter doesn't sing to much in this album and he appears like chorus or backing voice, but it's always Peter Gabriel and everything he touch turns magic. The album mix this romantic songs with some other instrumenal and not so deep songs. I also read the Story of OVO and it's peculiar and beautiful but the album is really personal and it sound is something that Gabriel didn't do before. That means he is always trying to improve himself, though he didn't appear during this eight years. I particulary like this album more than US, maybe because is the last job, but also I think is stronger than US. Read more ›
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly astounding album 11 July 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Peter Gabriel has always led the field in popular music, and with this album, in his 50th year, he has produced something truly astounding. Never an easy listen, the music on this album runs easily through several styles - from rap to the elegant beauty of Downside Up. At times intensely moving, I feel that Gabriel has seldom been better. Surprisingly he leaves most of the singing to others - but when THAT extraordinary voice cuts through, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. I have lived with this album for 2 weeks now, and I'll be very surprised if I buy another album as good this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant CD
Good quick service - great Peter Gabriel CD with the brilliant track Time of The Turning with vocals by the great Richie Havens - very theatrical and interesting music and PG's... Read more
Published 12 months ago by bevc
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Again Peter Gabriel at his best - pure genius - And this was a bargain price .

Would recommend to any Peter G fans if you havent got this get it!
Published 21 months ago by MRS MARISA SLADE
4.0 out of 5 stars And Interesting Project
If you've come this far then you probably know that this is a soundtrack for the Millennium Dome Show. Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2012 by Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars The Noun that Verbed
I was fortunate enough to witness the show that this music accompanied when it was at the dome. I was unfortunate enough to be five years old at the time so I don't remember any of... Read more
Published on 8 April 2012 by Greg Boyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Star t at track 2
Rap has no place on a CD of this kind and would have been better either left off or as the last track Fortunately you can disable anything you don't want on Media Player. Read more
Published on 8 Jun 2011 by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Despite being a big Gabriel fan for many years, he had slightly dropped off my radar while I was busy making babies, etc. Read more
Published on 16 Feb 2007 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, this is good
It's good, but not classic Gabriel. Not quite, anyway.

I'm a huge Blue Nile fan, so Paul Buchanan's presence on a couple of the tracks really sweetened the deal that... Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2006 by C. Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Ovo
Despite being written for the millennium show, this album is credible in it's own right. Ignore the first track, it is good for setting the story, but not too much else, but the... Read more
Published on 9 July 2006 by Spider Monkey
3.0 out of 5 stars approach with caution...
The Millennium Dome was a gigantic failure, and this album is... a partial failure. There are too many directionless and static instrumental pieces, and the opening rap is clumsy... Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2002 by skywatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars great album-with or without the show
didnt see the show- didnt actually go to the millenium dome at all, but went and bought the album all the same on personal recommendation and out of general interest and curiosity-... Read more
Published on 31 May 2001
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