Peter Gabriel ‎– Passion (Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ)

Geffen Records ‎– GHS 24206
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Feeling Begins
Drone [Drone Mix] – David BottrillDuduk [Armenian Doudouk] – Antranik AskarianFinger Cymbals, Tabla, Daf [Dufs] – Hossam RamzyGuitar – David RhodesSurdo, Percussion [Octabans, Skins] – Manny EliasSynthesizer, Shaker, Percussion [Skins], Surdo – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
A2 Gethsemane
Flute, Flute [Samples], Voice – Peter Gabriel
A3 Of These, Hope
Bass, Percussion, Whistle [Flute], Synthesizer [Prophet 5] – Peter GabrielDrone [Arghul] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*Guitar – David RhodesTalking Drum – Massamba DiopViolin [Double] – Shankar
A4 Lazarus Raised
Duduk [Kurdish Duduk], Lute [Tenbur] – Unknown ArtistGuitar – David RhodesPiano [Akai S900] – Peter Gabriel
A5 Of These, Hope - Reprise
Bass, Percussion, Whistle [Flute], Synthesizer [Prophet 5] – Peter GabrielDrone [Arghul] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*Guitar – David RhodesPercussion [Additional] – FatalaTalking Drum – Massamba DiopViolin [Double] – ShankarVocals – Baaba Maal
A6 In Doubt
Computer [Audioframe], Sampler [Fairlight], Voice – Peter GabrielKemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*
A7 A Different Drum
Backing Vocals – David SanciousLoops [Percussion - 3 Bars] – FatalaLoops [Percussion - 4 Bars] – Doudou N'Diaye RosePercussion, Surdo, Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Computer [Audioframe], Voice – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – ShankarVoice – Youssou N'Dour
B1 Zaar
Bass – Nathan EastFinger Cymbals, Tabla, Daf [Dufs], Tambourine, Triangle – Hossam RamzyGuitar – David RhodesKemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Surdo, Sampler [Akai S900], Computer [Audioframe], Voice, Percussion [Additional] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
B2 Troubled
Backing Vocals – David SanciousDrums, Percussion – Bill Cobham*Finger Cymbals – Hossam RamzyPercussion, Synthesizer [Fairlight, Emulator], Backing Vocals – Peter Gabriel
B3 Open
Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Sampler [Akai S900], Voice – Peter GabrielViolin [Double], Vocals – Shankar
B4 Before Night Falls
Finger Cymbals, Tabla, Daf [Dufs] – Hossam RamzyNey [Ney Flute] – Kudsi ErgunerViolin [Double] – Shankar
B5 With This Love
Oboe, Cor Anglais – Robin CanterSynthesizer [Akai S900], Arranged By [Synthesiser] – David SanciousSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Fairlight], Computer [Audioframe], Piano, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
C1 Sandstorm
Kemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Percussion [Additional] – Manu KatchéSynthesizer [Fairlight] – Peter GabrielTabla, Surdo, Tambourine [Mazhar], Daf [Tambourine Dufs] – Hossam RamzyViolin [Double] – ShankarVocals [Moroccan], Percussion [Moroccan] – Unknown Artist
C2 Stigmata
Kemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Voice – Peter Gabriel
C3 Passion
Percussion [Brazilian] – Djalma CorreaSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Fairlight], Sampler [Akai S900], Voice – Peter GabrielTrumpet – Jon HassellViolin [Double] – ShankarVocals [Choirboy] – Julian WilkinsVoice – Youssou N'DourVoice [Qawwali] – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
C4 With This Love - Choir
Cor Anglais – Robin CanterRecorded By [Choir] – Richard Evans (3)
D1 Wall Of Breath
Guitar [Ebow] – David RhodesNey [Turkish Ney Flute] – Kudsi ErgunerSynthesizer – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – ShankarWoodwind [Arghul] – Musicians Du Nil*
D2 The Promise Of Shadows
Drums [Drum Kit] – Bill Cobham*Guitar – David RhodesSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Emulator], Computer [Audioframe], Percussion [Additional] – Peter GabrielTambourine [Lead] – David Bottrill
D3 Disturbed
Loops [Percussion] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*, Said Mohammad AlyPercussion [African] – FatalaSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Fairlight] – Peter GabrielTabla, Surdo – Hossam RamzyViolin [Double] – Shankar
D4 It Is Accomplished
Bass – Nathan EastDrone [Arghul] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*Drums, Tambourine – Bill Cobham*Guitar [Steinberger] – David RhodesOrgan [Hammond] – David SanciousSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Roland D-50], Voice, Percussion [Additional], Piano, Drums [Doholla] – Peter GabrielTambourine [2], Performer [Distorted Slide] – David Bottrill
D5 Bread And Wine
Guitar [Ebow] – David RhodesSynthesizer [Prophet 5], Voice, Contrabass – Peter GabrielTin Whistle – Richard Evans (3)Violin [Double] – Shankar

Companies, etc.



Direct Metal Mastering

Music for The Last Temptation Of Christ, a film by Martin Scorsese.

Recorded between February 1988 and March 1989 at Real World Studios, Box, England. Mastered at Precision Lacquer.

"I have put together two albums around the music of The Last Temptation of Christ. This album is my work; the other, Passion Sources, represents a selection of some of the traditional music, sources of inspiration and location recordings. I was excited to be asked to work on the music. When I first discussed the project with Martin Scorsese in 1983 I wanted to find out how he was intending to film this controversial novel. He wanted to present the struggle between the humanity and the divinity of Christ in a powerful and original way, and I was convinced by his commitment to the spiritual content and message. He is an excellent and very musical director and working with him has been a great experience.
After we finished mixing the film there were some unfinished ideas that needed developing and I took some extra time to complete this record. There are several pieces that were not able to be included in the film and I felt that the record should be able to stand as a separate body of work. I chose the working title for the film - Passion.
We recorded some of the finest singers and soloists in the field of world music and we set the score on a backdrop of traditional North African rhythms and sounds. It wwas a wonderful experience working with such different and idiosyncratic musicians. They came from Pakistan, Turkey, India, Ivory Coast, Bahrain, Egypt, New Guinea, Morocco, Senegal and Ghana. For many of them working with this material was something quite new and they were very enthusiastic. The soundtrack is full of the spirit of their performances." Peter Gabriel

The following tracks contain selections from existing recordings of traditional music.
Track A1 - The Doudouks are playing an Armenian melody 'The Wind Subsides', recorded for Ocora Records under the direction of Robert Ataian.
Track A4 - Incorporates a traditional melody from Kurdistan. Kurdish Duduks are from Unesco Collection - A Musical Anthology of the Orient, General Editor Alain Danielou for Musicaphon Records.
Track B1 - Written around a traditional Egyptian rhythm which is performed to fend off evil spirits.
Track B3 - Based on an improvisation by Shankar and Peter Gabriel.
Track B4 - The Ney Flute is playing a traditional Armenian melody.
Track C2 - Based on an improvisation by Mahmoud and Peter Gabriel.

Geffen Records, Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. records, Inc., A Warner Communications Company.
© 1989 Realworld/Virgin Records Ltd.
℗ 1989 The David Geffen Company.
Made in U.S.A.

All compositions by Peter Gabriel and published by Peter Gabriel Limited PRS, adm. by Hidden Pun Music, Inc. BMI.
B3 also published by Ganesh Music, adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. BMI.
C2 also "published" by Copyright Control, adm. by Hidden Pun Music, Inc. BMI.

Black & white printed inner sleeves with credits and pictures.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-24206-1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 1, Side A Runout Etched): GHS 24206 A SR1 DMM SP1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 1, Side B Runout Etched): GHS 24206-B-SR2 DMM SP1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 1, Side C Runout Etched): GHS 24206 C-SR1 DMM SP1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 1, Side D Runout Etched): GHS 24206-D-SR3 DMM SP1-2 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 2, Side A Runout Etched): GHS 24206 A SR1 DMM SP1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 2, Side B Runout Etched): GHS 24206-B-SR2 DMM SP1-2 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 2, Side C Runout Etched): GHS 24206 C-SR1 DMM SP1-1 Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Var 2, Side D Runout Etched): GHS 24206-D-SR3 DMM SP1-2 Precision
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed Around Center Hole Sides 2&4): E A S T

Other Versions (5 of 95) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JM 046 Peter Gabriel Passion(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Jam (5) JM 046 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
XH-303 537 Peter Gabriel Passion(2xLP, Album) Real World Records, Virgin XH-303 537 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
M5G 24206 Peter Gabriel Passion - Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ(Cass, Album, Club, Col) Geffen Records M5G 24206 US 1989 Sell This Version
TC-RWWC 1, EV052-9 Peter Gabriel Passion(Cass, Album, Whi) Real World Records, Virgin TC-RWWC 1, EV052-9 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
M2G 24206 Peter Gabriel Passion - Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ(CD, Album, Club, RP, Col) Geffen Records M2G 24206 US Unknown Sell This Version



Add Review



February 8, 2020

This LP is a gem! A timeless journey into ethno-organic soundscapes that will transcend you.