History Music / SuppersReady

25th Apr '16 8:43:06 PM CassandraLeo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split "Dancing" and "The Cinema Show" up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons, similarities to "Supper's Ready" being one of them. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.

to:

Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split "Dancing" and "The Cinema Show" up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons, similarities to "Supper's Ready" being one of them. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.
however (it is sometimes referred to as "The Story of Albert" when performed in this form).



* LyricalColdOpen

to:

* LyricalColdOpenLyricalColdOpen: The song opens with Gabriel singing the line "Walking across the sitting room" over acoustic instrumentation.



* MindScrew

to:

* MindScrewMindScrew: Some of the lyrics are fairly easily comprehensible, but the meaning of the piece as a whole is not. It does not help that much of the song's concept is based on a supernatural experience Gabriel claimed to have had, and it relies heavily on religious symbolism that may not be easily accessible to general audiences.
5th Apr '16 3:19:22 AM 123456789
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split "Dancing" and "The Cinema Show" up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.

to:

Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split "Dancing" and "The Cinema Show" up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons.reasons, similarities to "Supper's Ready" being one of them. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.
2nd Apr '16 8:02:00 AM 123456789
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UncommonTime: "[[CaptainObvious Apocalypse in 9/8]]". The solo is an exception as parts of it are in CommonTime.

to:

* UncommonTime: "[[CaptainObvious Apocalypse in 9/8]]". The Hammond L-122 tonewheel organ solo is an exception as parts of it are in CommonTime.
30th Dec '15 3:35:33 PM PrincessTogezo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* IronicNurseryTune: "The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man" ends with a child's voice singing, "We will rock you, rock you little snake/We will keep you snug and warm" like a nursery rhyme.



* MindScrewdriver: The story of the song (as featured in the concert programme) gives a clearer idea of what's going on, but it still doesn't answer everything.
* MoodWhiplash: So we've just gotten through a quiet, melancholy, droning section of the song, and Gabriel is singing about Narcissus turning into a flower...suddenly, the instruments all drop out, Gabriel asks, "A flower?", and the hilariously zany (and rather loud) "Willow Farm" section begins.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The lyrics to "Lover's Leap" are heavily based on a real-life supernatural experience that Peter Gabriel and his then-wife Jill had at her parents' house.

to:

* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The whole song was heavily inspired by Gabriel's thoughts about good vs. evil after he, his then-wife Jill, and the record producer had a supernatural experience at Jill's parents' house; in fact, the lyrics to "Lover's Leap" are heavily based on a real-life supernatural experience recounting of what happened that Peter Gabriel and his then-wife Jill had at her parents' house.night.



* TriumphantReprise: The initial singing of "Lover's Leap" isn't necessarily dark, per se, but since it's at the beginning, it's clear that problems are about to occur very soon for the protagonists. When the lyrics are reprised after "Apocalypse in 9/8", the tone is much more positive, especially since it leads directly into the triumphant finale.

to:

* TriumphantReprise: TriumphantReprise:
**
The initial singing of "Lover's Leap" isn't necessarily dark, per se, but since it's at the beginning, it's clear that problems are about to occur very soon for the protagonists. When the lyrics are reprised after "Apocalypse in 9/8", the tone is much more positive, especially since it leads directly into the triumphant finale.finale.
** The melody from "The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man" is reused in "As Sure as Eggs Is Eggs", but while the former is about a false prophet fooling everyone, the latter is about Jesus returning for real.
12th Jun '15 9:15:20 PM PrincessTogezo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CrossDresser: UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, as mentioned during "Willow Farm". [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yes, really.]]


Added DiffLines:

* GoshDangItToHeck[=/=]UnusualEuphemism: "You're all full of ball", as heard twice in "Willow Farm".


Added DiffLines:

* NumberOfTheBeast: Alluded to during "Apocalypse in 9/8": "666 is no longer alone/He's getting out the marrow in your backbone..."
26th May '15 1:24:30 PM CassandraLeo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split the two up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.

to:

Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split the two "Dancing" and "The Cinema Show" up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.
26th May '15 1:24:05 PM CassandraLeo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

Note that, while this is the only twenty-plus-minute suite Genesis released, it's not the only one they wrote. From ''Selling England by the Pound'', "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight", "The Cinema Show", and "Aisle of Plenty" were originally conceived as a single composition, but the band split the two up after deciding it was too similar to "Supper's Ready". Also, from ''Duke'', "Behind the Lines", "Duchess", "Guide Vocal", "Turn It On Again", "Duke's Travels", and "Duke's End" were originally a side-length suite as well, but the band split it up for a number of reasons. The latter of these was still performed in its entirety live, however.
6th May '15 8:00:42 PM PrincessTogezo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!"Supper's Ready" contains examples of:

to:

!!"Supper's Ready" contains examples of:!!The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Tropes:



* LyricalColdOpen



* WinstonChurchill: In "Willow Farm", he's dressed [[CrossDresser in drag]] and used to be a British flag.[[note]]Plastic bag, what a drag.[[/note]]

to:

* WinstonChurchill: UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill: In "Willow Farm", he's dressed [[CrossDresser in drag]] and used to be a British flag.[[note]]Plastic bag, what a drag.[[/note]]
24th Apr '15 7:49:50 PM PrincessTogezo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheWalrusWasPaul: Gabriel's descriptions of the song do little to increase its comprehensibility. His way of announcing it at concerts was telling a [[ShaggyDogStory completely unrelated story]] (involving earthworms) ending on the punchline ''Supper's Ready''.

to:

* TheWalrusWasPaul: Gabriel's descriptions of the song do little to increase its comprehensibility. His way of announcing it at concerts was telling a [[ShaggyDogStory completely unrelated tangentially-related story]] (involving earthworms) ending on the punchline ''Supper's Ready''.Ready''. [[note]]The only thing the story had to do with the song is that, near the end of the story, Gabriel would start whistling the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did_those_feet_in_ancient_time Jerusalem hymn]]; both the hymn and "Supper's Ready" have to do with the Book of Revelation.[[/note]]
10th Mar '15 6:33:40 PM PrincessTogezo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The lyrics to "Lover's Leap" are heavily based on a real-life supernatural experience that Peter Gabriel and his then-wife Jill had at her parents' house.


Added DiffLines:

* TriumphantReprise: The initial singing of "Lover's Leap" isn't necessarily dark, per se, but since it's at the beginning, it's clear that problems are about to occur very soon for the protagonists. When the lyrics are reprised after "Apocalypse in 9/8", the tone is much more positive, especially since it leads directly into the triumphant finale.
This list shows the last 10 events of 18. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.SuppersReady