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Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home
Release date : 16th April 2002
Tracklist
  1. Jigalong
  2. Stealing The Children
  3. Unlocking The Door
  4. The Tracker
  5. Running To The Rain
  6. On The Map
  7. A Sense Of Home
  8. Go Away Mr Evans
  9. Moodoo's Secret
  10. Gracie's Recapture
  11. Crossing The Salt Pan
  12. The Return (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
  13. Ngankarrparni (Sky Blue - Reprise)
  14. The Rabbit-Proof Fence
  15. Cloudless

Long Walk Home

“It stands alone beautifully, capably supporting the work of director Phillip Noyce while at the same time feeling like a natural and fluid extension of Gabriel’s own distinctive artistic vision” – Billboard

Having composed suitably appropriate scores for the films Birdy and The Last Temptation Of Christ, soundtracks that are such complete pieces that they’re able to exist independently of their respective films, Peter turned his hand to evoking the tinder-dry landscape of the Australian interior.

Rabbit-Proof Fence, the dramatisation of the true story of three aboriginal girls’ escape from a 1930s re-education camp in Western Australia, required a score that, aside from placing itself in a geographically precise location, was teeming with empathy and poignancy. And Peter’s creation did just that, a haunting work that – while using several distinctly un-Australian collaborators (among them the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Dhol Foundation and recordings of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – proves itself an elegant accompaniment to a story of aboriginal fortitude and pride.


Releases
  1. CD