Passion - Sources

Passion - Sources


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Passion - Sources

Peter Gabriel's score for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, released as the album Passion, was a fair introduction to world music forms for the complete novice, as the music was filtered through Gabriel's more accessible western pop sensibility. The far superior Passion - Sources (the first release on Gabriel's incipient Real World label) presents the original performances that inspired Gabriel's music, and as such is both a handy second step for those intrigued by the soundtrack and an entertaining collection for the more experienced world music fan. Due to the physical location and spiritual themes of the film, Gabriel's source material focuses on the Middle East, northern Africa, and southern Asia and incorporates much religious and ceremonial music. Strict purists have balked about this collection, as it includes one fairly dire piece of Indian pop music by Shankar & the Epidemics, shortens some tracks (most unfortunately, a spine-tingling performance by the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, cut from over 11 minutes to not quite five), and overdubs some of Gabriel's musical associates onto others, like Manu Katche's somewhat distracting percussion overdubs on an otherwise enchanting Moroccan wedding song. For most listeners, however, these will be only minor annoyances, and there are plenty of "purer" representations of these musics available. Passion - Sources is in most ways an exemplary collection that did much to launch Real World as one of the most viable high-profile world music labels in the world.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/1993
Label: Real World
UPC: 0017046230124
catalogNumber: 62301

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Performance Credits

Kudsi Erguner   Flute,Track Performer
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Voices
Baaba Maal   Voices,Track Performer
Richard Evans   tin whistle
Musiciens Du Nil   Track Performer
Fatala   Track Performer
Asad Ali Khan   Choir, Chorus
Zakir Hussain   Tabla
Hossam Ramzy   Percussion,Tabla,Tambourine,Track Performer,Doholla
Manu Katché   Percussion
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Violin
Vikku Vinayakram   Ghantam
Yacouba Camara   Conga,Gong
Amara Soumah   Gong,Doum-doum
Tagar   Percussion
Arafan Toure   Djembe
Antranik Askarian   Track Performer,Doudouk
Mustafa Abdel Aziz   Tabla
Dildar Hussain   Tabla
Nass El Ghiwane   Track Performer
Tabrizi Mahmoud Zadeh   Kemence,Track Performer
Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan   Harmonium,Vocals
Mujhid Mubarik Ali Khan   Vocals
Said Mohammad Aly   Tabla
Naby "Papus" Camera   Percussion
Abdul Aziz el-Sayed   Kanoon,Track Performer
Ghulam Fareed   Choir, Chorus
Khatchadour Khatchaturian   Track Performer,Doudouk
Mohammad Murad Metgali   Rabat
Metqâl Qenâwi Metqâl   Rabat
Shamandi Tewfiq Metqâl   Rabat
Iqbal Naqbi   Choir, Chorus
Joseph Alexander   Mazhar
Aly Camara   Djembe,Bolon
Atta Fareed   Choir, Chorus
Alain Weber   Rabat

Technical Credits

Kudsi Erguner   Producer
Peter Gabriel   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Musiciens Du Nil   Producer
David Bottrill   Engineer
Hossam Ramzy   Arranger
Dave Knowles   Engineer
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Producer
Yacouba Camara   Arranger
Nass El Ghiwane   Producer
Tabrizi Mahmoud Zadeh   Producer
Tiberiu Alexandru   Arranger,Producer
Mohammed Ayuub   Producer
Alan Heaton   Producer
Ralph Harrison   Engineer
Ragnar Johnson   Engineer

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