Peter GABRIEL


Long Walk Home

(soundtrack)

(2002)



On "Long Walk Home", the soundtrack to the movie "Rabbit Proof Fence", Peter Gabriel ably recreates the atmosphere of the Australian outback that provides the film's bleak setting. Utilizing Aboriginal percussion, instruments and chanting as well as natural sounds like native birdsongs, Gabriel captures the seemingly vast emptiness and stillness of this massive desert and while hinting at its fecund underbelly. Unemotional throughout, "Long Walk Home" is without obvious peaks of joy or valleys of sorrow, offering instead a steadfast, unerring journey. It isn't until Home reaches its mournful conclusion with "Cloudless" that Gabriel pitches more conventional music behind a full chorale of human voices, and the earthy finally overtakes the ethereal.
- Linda Laban -


1. Jigalong 4'03
(Peter Gabriel)
2. Stealing The Children 3'20
(Peter Gabriel)
3. Unlocking The Door 1'58
(Peter Gabriel)
4. The Tracker 2'47
(Peter Gabriel)
5. Running To The Rain 3'19
(Peter Gabriel)
6. On The Map 0'59
(Peter Gabriel)
7. A Sense Of Home 2'00
(Peter Gabriel)
8. Go Away Mr. Evans 5'15
(Peter Gabriel)
9. Moodoo's Secret 3'03
(Peter Gabriel)
10. Gracie's Recapture 4'40
(Peter Gabriel)
11. Crossing The Salt Pan 5'08
(Peter Gabriel)
12. The Return, Parts 1 - 3 10'25
(Peter Gabriel)
13. Ngankarrparni (Sky Blue) 6'02
(Peter Gabriel)
14. The Rabbit-Proof Fence 1'07
(Peter Gabriel)
15. Cloudless 4'49
(Peter Gabriel)

Total Time: 58:55


Peter Gabriel Piano, Keyboards, Surdo, Drum Programming, Vocals

  • Chuck Norman - Keyboards, Programming
  • David Sancious - Organ (Hammond)
  • Mary Scully - Double Bass
  • Tchad Blake - Treatments
  • Hossam Ramzy - Finger Cymbals
  • Chris Lawrence - Double Bass
  • The LONDON SESSION ORCHESTRA - Strings
  • James McNally - Bodhran
  • Anthony Pleeth - Cello
  • Jocelyn Pook - Viola, String Arrangements
  • David Rhodes - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Gong, Guitar (Electric), Stick, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Didjeridu, Berimbau, Surdo, Producer, Shaker, Mixing, Keyboard Bass
  • Robert Smissen - Viola
  • Cathy Thompson - Violin
  • Chris Tombling - Violin
  • Gavyn Wright - Violin
  • Fenella Barton - Violin
  • Peter G. Hanson - Violin
  • Shankar - Double Violin
  • Dinah Beamish - Cello
  • Martin Loveday - Cello
  • Roger Chase - Viola
  • Sally Herbert - Violin
  • Mark Berrow - Violin
  • Ben Chappell - Cello
  • Peter Lale - Viola
  • Duchess Nell Catchpole - Violin
  • ELECTRA STRINGS - Strings
  • Patrick Kiernan - Violin
  • Boguslaw Kostecki - Violin
  • Jackie Shave - Violin
  • David Daniels - Cello
  • Julian Leaper - Violin
  • Donald McVay - Viola
  • Claire Orsler - Viola
  • Antonia Fuchs - Violin
  • Jacqueline Norrie - Violin
  • Dhol Foundation - Drums
  • Manu Katche - Drums
  • Stephen Hague - Drums, Programming, Producer, Mixing
  • Richard Chappell - Tambourine, Engineer, Drum Programming
  • Babacar Faye - Djembe
  • Doudou N'Daiye Rose - African Drums
  • Sherry Carter - Wails
  • Dmitri Pokrovsky - Kaliuka
  • Assane Thaim - Talking Drum
  • Ged Lynch - Percussion, Drums, Tom-Tom
  • Adzido - Percussion
  • Clarence Fountain - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Vocals
  • Benet Houariyat - Vocals

    Peter Gabriel - Producer
    Christine Olsen - Producer
    David Elfick - Executive Producer
    Jeremy Thomas - Executive Producer
    Kathleen McLaughlin - Executive Producer
    Phillip Noyce - Producer, Director
    Nick Ingham - String Arrangements
    Tony Cousins - Mastering
    Isobel Griffiths - Contractor
    Christine Olsen - Screenplay
    Andrew Skeoch - Engineer
    Michael Brook - Engineer, Recording
    Steve Orchard - Engineer, Recording
    Will Gregory - String Arrangements
    Johnny Kalsi - Sound Effects
    Alex Swift - Programming
    Marco Migliari - Assistant Engineer
    Marc Bessant - Graphic Design
    Susie Millns - Design Co-ordination
    Melvin Bishop - Photography

    All Compositions Written by Peter Gabriel