Birdy is the music, composed by Peter, for the Alan Parker film of the same name.
The 2LP release is Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45rpm. The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell.
The LP looks amazing with a gatefold sleeve utilising imagery from the original LP + additional images from the film. Plain white inner bags. All images are newly re-scanned. Limited edition and numbered. Contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit/44.1k or 16bit/44.1k).
The CD is a standard jewel case with 8-page booklet
Bundle Offer to buy LP + Blu-ray or CD + Blu-ray is over here.
- 2K restoration supervised and approved by director Alan Parker
- Original stereo audio
- New and exclusive audio commentary with Parker and the BFI’s Justin Johnson
- The Abstraction of War (2019, 25 mins): actor Matthew Modine fondly remembers the experience of working with the cast and crew of Birdy
- Learning to Fly (2019, 14 mins): screenwriters Jack Behr and Sandy Kroopf reflect on the challenges of adapting an ‘unfilmable’ novel
- Peter Gabriel on Making the Music for ‘Birdy’ (2000, 7 mins): archival interview with the acclaimed composerBird Watching (2019, 17 mins): a personal appreciation of the work of author William Wharton by filmmaker Keith Gordon
- No Hard Feelings (1976, 55 mins): Parker’s early film, which follows a troubled young man in wartime London
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image galleries: promotional and publicity material, and a selection of rare items from Matthew Modine’s personal collection
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Limited edition exclusive 48-page booklet with a new essay by Frank Collins, an extensive account of the making of the film by Alan Parker, an overview of critical responses, Jeff Billington on No Hard Feelings, and film credits
- UK premiere on Blu-ray
- Limited edition of 5,000 copies
“It has been heart warming to see the return of vinyl. Even though I loved being free of its limitations in the digital world, there is still a warmth and presence to vinyl that somehow makes it a more natural human companion. It is great to see a new generation learning the secrets of the grooves” – Peter Gabriel