Squish20 December 2010 at 9:40amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
This is actually the first time I have ever participated in an online forum, so hopefully someone can kindly help me out with my enquiry.
A month ago on a flight to South Africa I finally got to watch the film 'Rabbit Proof Fence'; a very good Australian film. The accompanying soundtrack was terrific. I checked the films credits and saw that the soundtrack was created by Peter Gabriel.
I have been trying to track this soundtrack down since watching the film but have not had much luck.
Can anyone help i.e tell me if it is infact available? I would appreciate it.
Duddy20 December 2010 at 10:40amPosts: 5641 (1 today)Status: offline
Hello Penny and welcome to the Moon!
If you look under the Discography heading you will see an album called 'Long Walk Home' which is the soundtrack to your film. It's on RealWorld Records.
One of my favourites too - emotional and even hypnotic at times. Like all good soundtracks can't imagine the film without it, but wonderful on the headphones. So many new things to hear each time.
Works as a soundtrack - as a standalone album, it sucks.
Oh so badly.
Squish21 December 2010 at 1:11amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you both (Duddy/Sante Caste) for your feedback and help re: this soundtrack.
I will go to 'Discography' and look for album called 'Long Walk Home'.
I will also go back to the music store with this information i.e. let them know album name and that it is put out by RealWorld Records. Hopefully they can order it in for me.
Cheers and Merry Christmas :-]
Fidelity23 December 2010 at 7:37amPosts: 313 (0 today)Status: offline
It pretty much sucks standing alone.
But Cloudless is beautiful, oh so beautiful!
Cimber23 December 2010 at 9:18pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
using the word "suck" is relative.
"Long Walk Home" features some of the best instrumental tracks ever recorded by PG - including "Cloudless", "Gracie`s Recapture" and the 100 Karat Diamond-track "Running To The Rain".
Many tracks like "On the Map", "Unlocking the Door" reveal their beauty and secrets after many listenings.
"The Return part 1,2,3" is quite epic. "Jigalong" really takes you down to the Australian Desert.
In my imagination I always see the famous "Mount Eyers Rock" (= "Uluru" in the Aborigines-language) with a clear blue sky in the background, while listening to "Cloudless". "Cloudless" could be the new national anthem of Australia - at least a use in a "Travel to Australia/Come and see/Visit Australia"-commercial would also be a good suggestion and option.
"Long Walk Home" as a production by PG himself fills that "Oceania"-hole in the Real World-Catalogue, as there are not much acts - or even no act from this region (Oceania/Australia) on Real World Records.
Let`s not forget - this record - "Long Walk Home" was nominated for a "Golden Globe" in 2003.
ErikBorgo1 April 2011 at 10:51pmPosts: 102 (0 today)Status: offline
A soundtrack is supposed to subconsciously support the narrative and it does that very well, heart rending movie, brilliant too.
Sammy The Slug2 April 2011 at 5:52pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
I prefer "Birdy" and "The Last Temptation Of Christ" soundtracks. It seems "Long Walk Home" was more a Richard Evans / David Rhodes collaboration with PG than a PG own record.
ErikBorgo3 April 2011 at 3:05amPosts: 102 (0 today)Status: offline
The Passion Sountrack was quite astonishing and I have not a clue how he crafted some of those amazing sonic bamboozles - does he still use a Fairlight? Suppose it's a bit old hat now but whoa, the Birdy soundtrack was seriously cool. I wonder if he still samples in junkyards for noises by breaking things? Sonic attack is so hard to fake exclusively in the digital domain:
pmac10 July 2011 at 6:44pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline
sngabriel1 September 2011 at 12:36amPosts: 34 (0 today)Status: offline
I LOVE THIS ALBUM
i think it stands alone, it has many things worked in PASSION but its a pleasure listening to it.
sometimes i write with this album as my soundtrack
or im in the subway and watch people coming and going.with this album.
its a great experience!!!
AgentSage1 September 2011 at 3:47amPosts: 91 (0 today)Status: offline
I also write to this soundtrack. It has great mood.
Peter recorded sounds from the Australian outback, and manipulated them in the studio to get some of those amazing effects. It's true that Peter spent a long time on Passion making it stand as a an album on its own, while Long Walk Home feels more sountracky, as it were. Yet I find listening to Long Walk Home both haunting and uplifting, in a very different realm than Passion.
The film, Rabbit Proof Fence, is also very powerful. Definitely recommended.
io joe4 September 2011 at 12:37amPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter's soundtrack work is outstanding. And Long Walk Home is amazing. I think it suffers in some peoples estimation because it was released so close to Up! I know it didn't get much listens from me initially because we were all so excited to hear Up. In recent years, I have gone back to it and it is sonically so rich and detailed that it does stand up to repeated listenings just as the other two do. BTW, I would put Passion as my favorite album ever. So this is where I come from with PGs music. His layering and sound design is so enthralling to me that I just want more of that type of stuff.