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Peter Gabriel's first foray into soundtracks was for Alan Parker's contemplative film Birdy and is a successful companion piece, providing a backdrop that is moody and evocative. Nearly half of the album's dozen tracks incorporate threads from material found on Gabriel's 1982 Security set, including "Close Up," which makes use of keyboard passages from "Family Snapshot," and "The Heat," which is a reworking of "The Rhythm of the Heat" and builds to a frenzied percussive crescendo. Material specially written for this project includes the murky opening track, "At Night," the tribal "Floating Dogs," and "Slow Marimbas," a track which would become part of future live ...
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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Peter Gabriel's first foray into soundtracks was for Alan Parker's contemplative film Birdy and is a successful companion piece, providing a backdrop that is moody and evocative. Nearly half of the album's dozen tracks incorporate threads from material found on Gabriel's 1982 Security set, including "Close Up," which makes use of keyboard passages from "Family Snapshot," and "The Heat," which is a reworking of "The Rhythm of the Heat" and builds to a frenzied percussive crescendo. Material specially written for this project includes the murky opening track, "At Night," the tribal "Floating Dogs," and "Slow Marimbas," a track which would become part of future live performances. The fact that Birdy is comprised of all instrumentals means that listeners whose familiarity with Gabriel is limited to "Sledgehammer" and "In Your Eyes" will be largely disappointed. However, its meditative nature makes it fine, reflective listening for the more adventurous.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 606949327125
  • Catalog Number: 493271

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Gabriel Primary Artist, Flute, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Manny Elias Track Performer
John Giblin Track Performer
Morris Pert Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jon Hassell Contributor
Peter Gabriel Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Score
Tony Cousins Remastering
Larry Fast Contributor
Daniel Lanois Producer
Tony Levin Contributor
Jerry Marotta Contributor
David Rhodes Contributor
David Stallbaumer Engineer
Drummers of Ekome Contributor
Richard Chappell Engineer
Marc Bessant Graphic Design
Dan Blore Sleeve Restoration
Mic Smith Introduction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hauntingly awesome

    excellent CD, great use of the older material PG had released on other albums (San Jacinto, Rhythm of the Heat, Family Snapshot et al) wrapped around new material- makes the old stuff seem like new again...great soundtrack, great film...

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