Friday, 12 February 2010

Free Download Friday #45: Peter Gabriel

I gave the link to the Download To Donate album a couple of weeks ago (see Free Download Friday #43: Music for Relief - Haiti Earthquake). If you didn't download it then, go back and have a look fright this minute! Since I first announced it, they have added four new tracks, so it's even more worthwhile now - especially since all money donated is going to Haiti Earthquake relief.

At the time I raved about Peter Gabriel's track. Since then I've been listening to the New Moon podcasts where he talks about the projects and plays snippets from the album. It sounds great and I'm looking forward to getting it and the follow up where the people he has covered will return the favour and do something with one of his tracks.

Having whet my appetite with the podcasts, I was even more pleased to see news that The Guardian is previewing the whole album online. Brilliant.

And if that wasn't good enough, they are also offering one track as a free download.

So, if you want to get Flume by Bon Iver, head over there now and download it while you can.

The comments on the Guardian page make interesting reading. Most, like me, really like what he has done but a significant minority clearly don't get it and just complain how depressing it sounds.

So where do you fall? Are you in the "Gabriel's a Genius" camp or to you tend more towards the "Peter: it's all a bit Painful" side of things?

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