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Album Review

Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there's no mistaking the record's stirring power. Like much of Gabriel's solo work, the album is a product of his continuing fascination with world music, which he employs here to create an exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric tapestry of sound perfectly evocative of the film's resonant spiritual drama; inspired by field recordings collected in areas as diverse as Turkey, Senegal, and Egypt, Passion achieves a cumulative effect clearly Middle Eastern in origin, yet its brilliant fusion of ancient and modern musics ultimately transcends both geography and time. Remarkably dramatic, even visual, it is not only Gabriel's best film work but deserving of serious consideration as his finest music of any kind; equally worthwhile is Passion -- Sources, which assembles the original native recordings which served as his creative launching pad.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Feeling Begins
  2. Gethsemane
  3. Of These, Hope
  4. Lazarus Raised
  5. Of These, Hope (Reprise)
  6. In Doubt
  7. A Different Drum
  8. Zaar
  9. Troubled
  10. Open
  11. Before Night Falls
  12. With This Love
  13. Sandstorm
  14. Stigmata
  15. Passion
  16. With This Love (Choir)
  17. Wall of Breath
  18. The Promise of Shadows
  19. Disturbed
  20. It Is Accomplished
  21. Bread and Wine
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