nvn5 January 2009 at 5:38pmPosts: 6 (0 today)Status: offline
The best album of Peter, for obvious reasons,
but most of all: it´s al album concept, where it is not needed a hit. That helps the album a lot, you just can´t stop listening to it,
Maybe the singles should come in another cd.
Cimber7 March 2009 at 8:52pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
20 years ago the 1st album on Real World Records was released (Summer of 1989) - the album was :
"Passion - Music for The Last Temptation of Christ"
- Nominated for a "Golden Globe"
- "Grammy-award winner" - "Best New Age Performance"
the 2nd album release was "Passion Sources" - read more about it on Peter`s REAL WORLD Records-site.
SO I hope this summer will see a BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY of Real World Records for 20 years of Real World-music !
DolceVita8 March 2009 at 3:00pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
A true Masterpiece. . !
An album that has no time,no space,I can afford to use only one adjective: ETERNAL.
Love "A Different Drum", "Passion", and "It is Accomplished". . .but the entire album,all the songs!!! Chills and lot of emotion.
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Cimber10 March 2009 at 1:16amPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
It is very interesting to me, that many Lunatics around here like "It is Accomplished" very much - it`s always nice to hear for me, what others and fans like about Peter`s music, songs or albums.
By thinking of "Passion" - "Zaar" was the 1st track in its short version on "Shaking The Tree", that I knew and I had been listening to, before I decided to buy "Passion".
So "Zaar" was my introduction to this album.
"Passion" with Nusrat`s amazing spiritual vocal performance is. . .can`t find any words. . !
Each track has something special - every guest musicians contributes his very own style of making music and the tradition plus spirit from his country.
Beside these "world"-musicians it is of course once again Peter`s style of creating music, sounds,textures in his very own well-known structured way, where rhythm and percussion plays again a central role.
. . .and Peter`s more "classic" arrangements and tracks like "With This Love" and "Bread and Wine" . . .
Jazz-legend Billy Cobham`s drum-playing is just fine on "It is Accomplished".
Only one Grammy for THIS album ? - even 10 of these Grammies would not be enough (. . .just like the rest of Peter`s music)
DolceVita17 March 2009 at 2:34pmPosts: 2321 (0 today)Status: offline
I subscribe your every words,Cimber
Sometimes we would like to describe in words a Masterpiece,but is not easy. . . . . millions and millions of words. . . . . we can not explain a Masterpiece like "Passion",we must listen in silence.
Silence. . . . .Passion comes in the depths of our souls.
Thank You Peter
Cimber31 March 2009 at 10:11pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .there is a scene in the movie "Natural Born Killers" where Woody Harrelson is shaving his head - in the back you can hear "In Doubt" - the music works perfect in this scene.
In the jail-outbreak scenes you can hear "The Heat" from "Birdy" - damn good!
"Taboo" is another spiritual track by Peter with Nusrat on "Natural Born Killers".
There is also another piece by Nusrat and also a song by Real World-artist Remmy Ongala(Tanzania).
. . .without "Birdy" there would have been no "Passion"
Cimber24 October 2009 at 12:12pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
MORE GREAT GABRIEL-INSTRUMENTAL-SOUND TO DISCOVER ON :
1. "Birdy" : soundtrack for Alan Parker`s film "Birdy" with Nicholas Cage and Mathew Modine) - the 1st time Peter worked together with Daniel Lanois. The collaboration of Gabriel and Lanois started with "Birdy", leading to Gabriel`s monster-albums "So" and "Us". Peter partly did some "re-cycling" of his own material from "PG 3" and "Security".
2. "Long Walk Home" :
soundtrack for the film "Rabbit Proof Fence" with Kenneth Branagh. This album was nominated for a "Golden Globe" in 2003 - just like "Passion" in 1990 and "Down To Earth" in 2009.
3. "OvO" :
Peter`s album for the "Millenium Dome" - a part of the album includes intstrumental-tracks.
Progressive jen24 October 2009 at 4:33pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree with all of you, Passion is a MASTERPIECE no doubt about it.
Cimber, I love "It Is Accomplished" as well, for me it not only is a great piece of music but it sounds like hope, it just makes me feel good.
This piece of music makes me believe in the resurection
at least when I'm listening to it - don't ask me about my doubts when I'm in the real world.
Gixxerman0016 November 2009 at 4:23pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I have the Passion SACD, it's a favourite here.
Progressive jen13 November 2009 at 1:29amPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
Just listened to it again.
This album never fails to move me.
I wonder if PG realizes what a masterwork this album is.
Duddy13 November 2009 at 8:31pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Strange isn't it Jen? It never seems to get the focus like his other music. It is poetic, beautiful, to me almost like listening to a pulse, very personal. Perhaps he does think it is his best work, I guess we might find out one day. :-]
Progressive jen14 November 2009 at 3:31amPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't care what PG thinks - IT IS HIS BEST WORK!
Seriously though every PG album I have listened to has had 2 or 3 songs that have moved me.
EVERY SINGLE SONG on Passion is moving and I agree incredibly poetic.
If I were a poet perhaps I could match the beauty in this album with my words - alas not.
Progressive jen15 November 2009 at 8:27pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy15 November 2009 at 9:52pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Well Jen, PG does say it was one of the most important records. I love that he still says record. I've thought a few times about getting Passion Sources but never got around to it. I know at Womad this year when 'The Feeling Begins' was played before he came on, gave me goosebumps.
Cimber15 November 2009 at 10:05pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
"Passion Sources" is an album, that features tracks by different artists, who played on "Passion". There are some nice Armenian doudouk-tracks on it - I haven`t been listening to this album for a while - but some excellent tracks include "Magdalene`s House" and "Call To Prayer" by Baaba Maal from West Arica (this track was produced by Peter). I have to check out the booklet again, but I think a few tracks from this album (non-pg-tracks) can also be heard in the movie - beside traditional numbers by Nusrat and others.
Duddy15 November 2009 at 10:12pmPosts: 5639 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks Cimber, that's definitely a recommendation then, although I don't need any encouragement to buy anything connected with PG's stuff. :-] It's good to revisit music isn't it, you fall in love with them all over again. I've got a Baaba Maal album, a wonderful voice.
Cimber16 November 2009 at 6:34pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
"Passion SOURCES" (compiled by Peter Gabriel) :
. . .a few notes by Peter Gabriel about this album:
"I have put together 2 albums around the music of "The Last Temptation of Christ", a film by Martin Scorsese. The first album, "Passion", is my work; this album represents a selection of some of the traditional music, sources of inspiration and location recordings".
Cimber18 November 2009 at 7:45pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
Cimber29 December 2009 at 12:02pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
Has Peter Gabriel ever performed "Passion" LIVE ? :-]
On the 28th of August 1988 Peter Gabriel performed at the Venue Coliseum in St. Austell, England. (a WOMAD-concert, "Passion" was released 12 months later)
1. "Across the River"
2. "African Shuffle (A DIFFERENT DRUM)"
3. "Red Rain"
4. "Don`t Give Up" (PG solo)
5. "No Self Control"
6. "Islamic Offbeat (OF THESE HOPE)"
8. "In Your Eyes"
9. "B i k o"
This concert was special - the guests were SHANKAR (India) on violin and vocals, NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN (Pakistan) on vocals and YOUSSOU N`DOUR (Senegal) on vocals.
Peter Gabriel performed "A different Drum" live with Youssou and "Of These Hope" together with Youssou AND Nusrat !