|Monday, May 13, 2002|
I have been wondering what Peter Gabriel has been up to recently. Gabriel has always been a favorite of mine. From Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Genesis) to Passion to Security to all of his wonderful work with making "world music" widely available, the depth and breadth of this individual's creative efforts are awesome!
It seems that the dry spell has ended.
I was at the the world's most dangerous CD/record store over the weekend (after WWDC)-- the SF location-- and had a flip through the Peter Gabriel section. I was nicely surprised to see that most of Gabriel's catalog has been remastered. Definitely welcome considering the abysmal quality of a number of the original US releases of his work.
However, I was ecstatic to find a new release that I hadn't heard of. Specifically, Gabriel put together a soundtrack for a movie by an Australian independent filmaker entitled Rabbit Proof Fence.
The album is titled The Long Walk Home. In short, it is halfway between Birdy and Passion. Overall, it is relatively dark and emotional as the former, but integrates many elements from native Australia much as the latter integrated many elements from middle east.
Overall, I'm enjoying the album thoroughly and imagine that it will remain on my iPod for a long time to come!
(Amazon has a listing, as well, but it is not yet released. They also have import versions available now for considerably more money than the copy I purchased from Amoeba.)
Further examination of Gabriel's site reveals that he has a new album in the works, as well!