Peter Gabriel ‎– Birdy

Geffen Records ‎– GHS 24070
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WARNING: This record contains re-cycled material and no lyrics.
This is a real world production.

Title on sleeve: Birdy - Music from the Film by Peter Gabriel
Title on spine & center labels: Music by Peter Gabriel from the film Birdy

Recorded and mixed in the real world, England.

All titles published by Peter Gabriel Ltd. except as indicated.
A2, B2, B5: Cliofine Ltd.

Printed in U.S.A.
Made in U.S.A.

"The Heat (From Rhythm Of The Heat)" appears on sleeve; "The Heat (From The Rhythm Of The Heat)" appears on label.

Also available "Birdy", an Allied Record Company pressing for this same title release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7599-24070-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Etched): GHS-24070-A-SR3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Etched): GHS-24070-B-SR1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): SRC [Logo] Artisan [Logo]
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Other (Spine): E
  • Other (Price): $9.98
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992407014

Other Versions (5 of 61) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAS 1167 Peter Gabriel Birdy(LP, Album) Charisma CAS 1167 UK 1985 Sell This Version
70354 Peter Gabriel Birdy(LP, Album) Charisma, Virgin 70354 France 1985 Sell This Version
5249898465 Peter Gabriel Birdy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Real World Records 5249898465 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
D 406995 Peter Gabriel Birdy(Cass, Album) Virgin D 406995 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
JM 073 Peter Gabriel Birdy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Jam (5) JM 073 Poland Unknown Sell This Version



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October 14, 2017

As reviewed by me in August 1994:

Summary: A brilliant collection of dark, dreamy soundtracks in the Passion vein, weighted a little more heavily on the synth side.

One of my favorite 'ambient' musicians is Peter Gabriel, the ex-Genesis showman who has been a walking advertisement for the Prophet synthesizer for the last 15 years. If you're unfamiliar with his instrumental works, seek out this album and these additional tales from his darkside:

* Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ;
* "Digging In The Dirt" US CD-single (which includes a very quiet version of "Steam" and the braintwisting "Bashi-Bazouk");
* the tracks "Curtains" and "Across the River" which appear on a couple of deleted singles from the mid-1980s.

Birdy is a real treat. With help from established electronic pioneers Jon Hassell, Larry Fast, Tony Levin, and David Rhodes, Gabriel constructed a series of short, dark, ethereal mood pieces, each devoid of lyrics or traditional song structure, though many of the themes were borrowed from previously released material. The longer tracks contain several movements, from quiet mixtures of groaning synths and haunting, synthetic flutes to intense tribal drumming that knocks your consciousness around like a tennis ball in a clothes dryer. Birdy is serious & dreamy but not dripping with Passion's hopelessness. I highly recommend it to those looking for a break from the "lightness" of ambient techno.