Not Yet Not Now

I’ve just put up this post over at http://www.sofasound.com but suppose that it ought to appear here as well….

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 at sofasound.com.

 


15 Comments on “Not Yet Not Now”

  1. Marcelo Gobello says:

    I have just finished the entire listening! A brilliant work, with incredible and touching performances. And a surprise to discover the hidden songs! “Bareknukle Trade” on the seven cd is my favourite.

  2. WOW there are some hidden “encore” tracks like on Typical!
    I wonder if they come from rakuya-tokyo-japan (nov 2018), even if “out of scope”. That set had very unusual songs, some of which appear here as “secret encores”.

  3. Hi Peter, I’ve been an enthusiastic follower since the nineties and got most of your past live albums but I was blown away by the box so far (still in the middle of it) – CD VII today.. incredible set.
    Sound quality and performance seems superior to some of the past live releases, in particular to the previous gtr pno vox one, which I think this new effort strongly surpasses
    this box of gems I will treasure for a long long time I suspect
    Complimenti!

  4. Douglas Fergus says:

    Received my copy of NYNN at the beginning of the week.
    Halfway through listening and must say with much anticipation at each new disc.
    The performances are incredible and sound quality is top notch.
    The packaging is beautiful – especially like the cover photographs – one can almost feel the energy and passion put into each song.
    Great stuff, Peter.
    Thank you.

    Douglas

  5. Roderick Manson says:

    Fascinating as always to see what unexpected twists the moment gives to the songs. It would be interesting to know where the “hidden extra” songs were recorded.

  6. Joost Warners says:

    Surprises and happy to receive Not Yet Not Now already today. Looks beautiful. Looking forward to first listens …

  7. Michał Jakubik says:

    Great news about new Box-Set! The question is: will it be sold during polish concerts in march?

  8. Cesar O. says:

    Yeah, good news! A nice paír with the great “Pno,gtr, vox,box”. Eight new slices of pleasure, without doubt. And, in spite the flu Peter had in Amsterdam, I hope some songs of this concert ( I was here, unfogettable)

    Preorder done. Great cover also

  9. Issue placing order today
    New box set

    The SEC error states
    Unknown Acquirer: you do not have a merchant account for this acquirer

    I will try again tomorrow
    Best
    Jim

  10. Paulo says:

    That’s outstanding! Wonder when (or how) this will get to Brazil.

  11. Really looking forward to hearing this. I was at a couple of the shows so I know how good it will be. And now there is at least one thing to look forward to on that horrible day. So, thank you.

  12. Fugaziist says:

    Great stuff. Last year’s show in Manchester was one of the best PH shows I’ve seen (30 years after my first one). Glad to hear you’re not ready to hang up your piano/guitar/vox yet; your albums and live shows continue to be of an incredibly high standard and, for me, remain live affirming experiences. Thank you Peter.

  13. Douglas Fergus says:

    Excellent news Peter!
    Interested to see what material you have chosen from the Berlin concerts.
    Pre-order on the way.

    Douglas


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