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|1||The Feeling Begins
Drone [Drone Mix] – David BottrillFinger Cymbals, Tabla, Daf [Dufs] – Hossam RamzyGuitar – David RhodesOboe [Armenian Doudouk] – Antranik Askarian, Vatche HousepianSurdo [Surdu], Percussion [Octabans, Skins] – Manny EliasSynthesizer, Shaker, Percussion [Skins], Surdo [Surdu] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
Flute, Flute [Samples], Voice – Peter Gabriel
|3||Of These, Hope
Bass, Percussion, Whistle [Flute], Synthesizer [Prophet 5] – Peter GabrielDrone [Arghul] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*Guitar – David RhodesTalking Drum – Massamba Dlop*Violin [Double] – Shankar
Duduk [Kurdish], Woodwind [Tenbur] – Unknown ArtistGuitar – David RhodesPiano [Akai S900] – Peter Gabriel
|5||Of These, Hope - Reprise
Bass, Percussion, Whistle [Flute], Synthesizer [Prophet 5] – Peter GabrielDrone [Arghul] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*Guitar – David RhodesPercussion [Additional] – FatalaTalking Drum – Massamba Dlop*Violin [Double] – ShankarVocals – Baaba Maal
Computer [Audioframe], Sampler [Fairlight], Voice – Peter GabrielKemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*
|7||A Different Drum
Backing Vocals – David SanciousLoops [Percussion - 3 Bars] – FatalaLoops [Percussion - 4 Bars] – Doudou N'Diaye RosePercussion, Surdo [Surdu], Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Computer [Audioframe], Voice – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – ShankarVoice – Youssou N'Dour
Bass – Nathan EastFinger Cymbals, Tabla, Daf [Dufs], Tambourine, Triangle – Hossam RamzyGuitar – David RhodesKemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Surdo [Surdu], Sampler [Akai S900], Computer [Audioframe], Voice, Percussion [Additional] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
Backing Vocals – David SanciousDrums, Percussion – Bill Cobham*Finger Cymbals – Hossam RamzyPercussion, Synthesizer [Fairlight, Emulator], Backing Vocals – Peter Gabriel
Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Sampler [Akai S900], Voice – Peter GabrielViolin [Double], Vocals, Written-By – Shankar
|11||Before Night Falls
Finger Cymbals, Tabla, Daf [Dufs] – Hossam RamzyNey [Ney Flute] – Kudsi ErgunerViolin [Double] – Shankar
|12||With This Love
Oboe, Cor Anglais – Robin CanterSynthesizer [Akai S900], Arranged By [Synthesiser] – David SanciousSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Fairlight], Computer [Audioframe], Voice, Piano, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
Kemenche [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Percussion [Additional] – Manu KatchéSynthesizer [Fairlight] – Peter GabrielTabla, Surdo [Surdu], Tambourine [Mazhar], Daf [Tambourine Dufs] – Hossam RamzyViolin [Double] – ShankarVocals [Moroccan], Percussion [Moroccan] – Unknown Artist
Kemenche [Kementché], Written-By – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Synthesizer [Prophet 5], Voice – Peter Gabriel
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
|16||With This Love - Choir
Cor Anglais – Robin CanterRecorded By [Choir] – Richard Evans (3)
|17||Wall Of Breath
E-Bow [Ebow] – David RhodesNey [Turkish Ney Flute] – Kudsi ErgunerSynthesizer – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – ShankarWoodwind [Arghul] – Musicians Du Nil*
|18||The Promise Of Shadows
Drums [Drum Kit] – Bill Cobham*Guitar – David RhodesSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Emulator], Computer [Audioframe], Percussion [Additional] – Peter GabrielTambourine [Lead] – David Bottrill
Loops [Percussion] – Mustafa Abdel Aziz*, Said Mohammad AlyPercussion [African] – FatalaSynthesizer [Prophet 5, Fairlight] – Peter GabrielTabla, Surdo [Surdu] – Hossam RamzyViolin [Double] – Shankar
|20||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 , Performer [Distorted Slide] – David Bottrill
|21||Bread And Wine
E-Bow [Ebow] – David RhodesSynthesizer [Prophet 5], Voice, Contrabass – Peter GabrielTin Whistle – Richard Evans (3)Violin [Double] – Shankar
- Marketed By – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Distributed By – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Manufactured By – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Real World Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Real World Records Ltd.
- Published By – Peter Gabriel Ltd.
- Recorded At – Real World Studios
- Mastered At – The Town House
- Pressed By – Sonopress – C-7348
- Designed At – Assorted Images
- Design – Mouat*
- Engineer – David Bottrill
- Illustration [Cover Drawing] – Julian Grater
- Management [Artist Management, Assisted By] – Louise Allen (2), Norma Bishop
- Management [Artist Management] – Gail Colson
- Management [General Manager] – Michael Large
- Management [Studio Manager Assisted By] – Aaron Denson, Richard Chappell, Richard Evans (3)
- Management [Studio Manager] – David Taraskevics
- Mastered By – Ian Cooper
- Mixed By – David Bottrill, Peter Gabriel
- Other [Assistant To Peter Gabriel] – Anne Parsons
- Photography By [Back Cover] – James Bell (2)
- Photography By [Film Stills] – Mario Tursi
- Programmed By [Programming Assistance] – Steve McLaughlin*
- Technician [Maintenance] – Alan Smart, Neil Perry
- Written-By, Producer – Peter Gabriel
Recorded between February 1988 and March 1989 at Real World Studios, Box, England. Mastered at Town House Cutting Room.
"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 1 - The Doudouks are playing an Armenian melody 'The Wind Subsides', recorded for Ocora Records under the direction of Robert Ataian.
Track 4 - 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 8 - Written around a traditional Egyptian rhythm which is performed to fend off evil spirits.
Track 10 - Based on an improvisation by Shankar and Peter Gabriel.
Track 11 - The Ney Flute is playing a traditional Armenian melody.
Track 14 - Based on an improvisation by Mahmoud and Peter Gabriel.
℗ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd. (on booklet and inlay)
℗ 1989 Realworld Records Ltd. (on CD)
© 1989 Realworld/Virgin Records Ltd. (on booklet and inlay)
© 1989 Virgin Records Ltd./Realworld Records Ltd. (on CD)
Made in West Germany
Includes a 16-page booklet.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 5 012981 212322
- Barcode (Scanned): 5012981212322
- Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS C-7348/RWCD1 A
- Label Code: LC 3098
- Price Code (F:): PM610
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