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Gabriel On Film

Peter Gabriel issues half-speed remasters of lm soundtracks

Peter Gabriel’s ongoing mission to remaster and re-press all of his albums for vinyl continues on 28 July, with the most collectable set yet. The Music For Films series will present half-speed remasters of his Birdy, The Last Temptation Of Christ and Rabbit-Proof Fence soundtracks. “I still love all the possibilities and different disciplines involved in working for film”, Gabriel says. “I’m pleased people will have the chance to revisit the work on these records with these vinyl reissues.” Gabriel famously added so much extra to the soundtracks, they became albums in their own right: The Last Temptation Of Christ was retitled Passion, and Rabbit-Proof Fence became Long Walk Home to reflect this. All three releases are cut to 45rpm (and are numbered editions with a download code); Birdy and Long Walk Home now span two discs each, while Passion, originally released as a double, is now a triple, with music on the first five sides and an etching on the sixth.

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