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Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ

Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ

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by Peter Gabriel

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Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there's no mistaking the record's stirring power. Like much of Gabriel's solo work, the album is a product of his continuing fascination


Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there's no mistaking the record's stirring power. Like much of Gabriel's solo work, the album is a product of his continuing fascination with world music, which he employs here to create an exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric tapestry of sound perfectly evocative of the film's resonant spiritual drama; inspired by field recordings collected in areas as diverse as Turkey, Senegal, and Egypt, Passion achieves a cumulative effect clearly Middle Eastern in origin, yet its brilliant fusion of ancient and modern musics ultimately transcends both geography and time. Remarkably dramatic, even visual, it is not only Gabriel's best film work but deserving of serious consideration as his finest music of any kind; equally worthwhile is Passion -- Sources, which assembles the original native recordings which served as his creative launching pad.

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Geffen Records


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Performance Credits

Peter Gabriel   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Flute,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices,Whistle (Instrument),Surdo,Double Bass,Sampling,Emulator,Shaker,fairlight,Doholla,Flute Sample,Prophet 5,Roland D50
Kudsi Erguner   Flute,Ney Flute,Turkish Flute
Jon Hassell   Trumpet
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Qawwal
Baaba Maal   Vocals
Richard Evans   tin whistle
David Sancious   Synthesizer,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Sampling
Fatala   Percussion,African Percussion
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Vocals,Double Violin
David Bottrill   Tambourine,Slide Guitar,Drones
Billy Cobham   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine
Djalma Corrèa   Percussion
Massamba Diop   talking drum
Nathan East   Bass
Manny Elias   Drums,Surdo,Octoban
Hossam Ramzy   Cymbals,Tabla,Tambourine,Triangle,Surdo,finger cymbals,Mazhar
Manu Katché   Percussion
Youssou N'Dour   Vocals,Voices
David Rhodes   Guitar,E-bow
Robin Canter   Oboe,Cor anglais
Antranik Askarian   Doudouk,Duduk
Mustafa Abdel Aziz   Drones,Arghoul
Vatche Housepian   Doudouk,Duduk
Doudou N'Daiye Rose   Percussion
Tabrizi Mahmoud Zadeh   Kemence
Said Mohammad Aly   Percussion
Massamba Dlop   Drums
Julian Wilkins   Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Peter Gabriel   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Frame Systems Operator
Richard Evans   Engineer
David Sancious   Arranger,Synthesizer Arrangements
Fatala   Percussion Programming
David Bottrill   Engineer
Manny Elias   Contributor
Stephen McLaughlin   Programming
Robin Canter   Contributor
Neil Perry   Contributor
Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh   Contributor
Mustafa Abdel Aziz   Percussion Programming
Doudou N'Daiye Rose   Percussion Programming
James Bell   Back Cover
Tabrizi Mahmoud Zadeh   Contributor
Gus Skinas   Audio Frame Systems Operator
Richard Chappell   Engineer
Said Mohammad Aly   Percussion Programming
Martin Scorsese   Filmmaker
David Taraskevics   Studio Manager
Alan Smart   Contributor
Marc Bessant   Graphic Design
Dan Blore   Sleeve Restoration
Kurdish Duduk   Contributor
Julian Grater   Cover Art
Tenbur   Contributor
Mario Tursi   Still Pictures
Julian Wilkins   Choir Boy

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Passion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This is probably some of the strangest music by a major artist. Peter Gabriel was two years beyond his smash hit album So when he recorded this soundtrack to a long forgotten movie. He wove electronics and eastern sounds into an eerie tapestry. You have a sense of being in an ancient, dry, and dusty place. I have owned Passion on LP and then on CD since it was released and consider it Gabriel's most challenging, although not his most accessible, work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Peter Gabriel’s style. He always comes up with something different, unique and new compared to others such as "The Feeling Begins", "Lazarus Raised", and others. Beautiful sound of duduk. Duduk is incomparable instrument. It is an Ancient Armenian instrument. Over 3000 years old. It’s been chosen as a soundtrack in movie Gladiator in fact Peter Gabriel is one of the collaborators of Jivan Gasparian, who is the best duduk player in Armenia. There are others who also play duduk very well. It’s a difficult musical instrument to master. You may have heard the sound of duduk in the movies Pulp fiction, Heat, Russian House, and others. Yanni has a DVD/CD album called “Tribute”, beautiful beginning of duduk in one of the songs. Try to listen where you are not disturbed. You will feel the extraordinary tune that’s unlike any other sound of instruments. I usually listen to it with headphones at night with no distraction. Great CD
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, the best thing to come of the movie, The Last Temptation of Christ was the soundtrack. Juxtaposed to Wilem Dafoe's poor performance, the ambient hues, and unbridled passion and purity that Gabriel is able to musically capture and then divulge, channel and purify into a sonic representation of the most dificult struggle man could ever know, all human and all holy. Peter Gabriel's Passion is an amazing tribute to music and the soul and it lives far beyond its proper title. It is passion. A gemstone in a growing, glowing, golden crown of a musician who in my book is the greatest composer of the 20th Century. This album will stay with you and is the best album I own. It is as powerful as John McArthur's, HIDDEN and as humbling as Jeff Johnson's, Navigatio with a faint whisper of This Mortal Coil's, Song to the Siren. Buy this album. It won't forget you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great album to sit and mellow out with cant stop listening to it. several friends had to have it after experiencing it truly one of peters best work!!