On Friday 28 July 2017, Peter’s three soundtrack albums, Birdy, Passion and Long Walk Home will be released as half-speed remastered vinyl editions.
“I’ve always loved film music and I’ve been lucky enough create music for three very different kinds of film, that became the albums ‘Birdy’, ‘Passion’ and ‘Long Walk Home’. All the films share strong stories and memorable performances. In each case they also have musical directors in the shape of Alan Parker, Martin Scorsese and Phillip Noyce, who really care about, and feel, the music they work with. They each allowed me to create moods and atmospheres within the music that I felt could serve their narrative.
I still love all the possibilities and different disciplines involved in working for film and I’m pleased that people will have the chance to re-visit the work on these records with these vinyl re-issues.” – Peter Gabriel.
All three albums have been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM.
Birdy and Long Walk Home are released across 2 x heavyweight LPs whilst Passion is on 3 x heavyweight LPs with music on five sides and a special etching on the sixth side.
This is the first time that Long Walk Home has been available on vinyl.
As with previous 45RPM re-issues the vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell.
All the LPs come with gatefold sleeves utilise imagery from the original LPs and additional film stills and all images are newly re-scanned. They are also Limited Editions and Numbered.
Contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit).
Whilst recording the Passion album, Peter worked with many international musicians. Some recorded at Real World Studios, some on the film’s location in North Africa, and others were sought out from past archives. Peter compiled a companion album, Passion Sources, to give us scope to hear more from these musicians in their own right. This album is also being made available on LP as part of a series of classic Real World Records LP re-issues.