Peter Gabriel - Passion
Peter Gabriel - Passion
Singer: Peter Gabriel
Album title: Passion
Label: Real World Records ‎– RWLP 1, Virgin ‎– 303 539-630
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Australia
Date of released: 1989
Category: Electronic, Rock, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
Style: Tribal, Art Rock, Folk, Soundtrack Rating: 4.1/5
mp3 size: 1680 mb | flac size: 1689 mb

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A1 The Feeling Begins
Cymbal [Finger], Tabla, Percussion [Dufs] – Hossam RamzyDrone [Drone Mix] – David BottrillGuitar – David RhodesOboe [Armenian Doudouk] – Antranik Askarian, Vatche HousepianSurdo, 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
Guitar – David RhodesPiano [Akai S900] – Peter GabrielWoodwind [Kurdish Duduk And Tenbur] – Unknown Artist
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 GabrielFiddle [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 EastCymbal [Finger], Tabla, Percussion [Dufs], Tambourine, Triangle – Hossam RamzyFiddle [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Guitar – David RhodesSurdo, Sampler [Akai S900], Computer [Audioframe], Voice, Percussion [Additional] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
B2 Troubled
Backing Vocals – David SanciousCymbal [Finger] – Hossam RamzyDrums, Percussion – Bill Cobham*Percussion, 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
Cymbal [Finger], Tabla, Percussion [Dufs] – Hossam RamzyNey – 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], Voice, Piano, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Peter GabrielViolin [Double] – Shankar
C1 Sandstorm
Fiddle [Kementché] – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh*Percussion [Additional] – Manu KatchéSynthesizer [Fairlight] – Peter GabrielTabla, Surdo, Tambourine [Dufs, Mazhar] – Hossam RamzyViolin [Double] – ShankarVocals [Moroccan], Percussion [Moroccan] – Unknown Artist
C2 Stigmata
Fiddle [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
D1 Wall Of Breath
Guitar [Ebow] – David RhodesNey [Turkish] – 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, Double Bass [Contrabass] – Peter GabrielTin Whistle – Richard Evans Violin [Double] – Shankar

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Real World Records
  • Copyright (c) – Real World Records
  • Designed At – Assorted Images


  • Design – Mouat*
  • Engineer, Mixed By – David Bottrill
  • Illustration [Cover Drawing] – Julian Grater
  • Mastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – James Bell
  • Photography By [Film Stills] – Maria Tursi
  • Producer, Mixed By – Peter Gabriel
  • Written-By – Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh* (tracks: C2), Peter Gabriel, Shankar (tracks: B3)


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 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 was 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.

Printed inner sleeves.

Back cover
℗ 1989 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1989 Real World/Virgin Records Ltd.

Third line of credits on the UK release "Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC" have been removed from the artwork

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012981 231217
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): RWLP 1-1A IP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): RWLP 1-1B IP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Etched): RWLP 1-2A IP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Etched): RWLP 1-2B IP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RWCD1, 353 539-222 Peter Gabriel Passion ‎(CD, Album) Real World Records, Real World Records RWCD1, 353 539-222 Europe 1989
100 Peter Gabriel Passion ‎(21xFile, FLAC) Society of Sound Music 100 UK 2016
RWCD1, RWLCD1, 0777 7 86371 2 7 Peter Gabriel Passion ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Real World Records , Real World Records , Virgin RWCD1, RWLCD1, 0777 7 86371 2 7 Russia 2011
RWMC 1 Peter Gabriel Passion ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Helicon Records RWMC 1 Israel 1989
GEFSD 24206 Peter Gabriel Passion - Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ ‎(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records GEFSD 24206 Canada Unknown

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