Long Walk Home
Released 28 July 2017
Long Walk Home is the music, composed by Peter, for the Phillip Noyce film Rabbit Proof Fence. This is the first time the album has been available on vinyl.
This 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 CD release and additional imagery from the film, also contains printed inner bags. All images are newly re-scanned. Limited edition and numbered.
The vinyl LP album also contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit/44.1k or 16bit/44.1k).
“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
Written and produced by Peter, the album is the end result of two years work with the film’s director Phillip Noyce and brings together a multitude of different musical origins, cultures, instruments and vocalists.
“It was a small, independent heart project Phillip Noyce was working on and I thought the story was really strong. It was going to be an open canvas without huge amounts of dialogue and with a lot of room for atmospheric music, so it was attractive to me in many ways.”
“… the mastering is extraordinary, the sound incredible, truly putting many of the other releases this month, however good the music, into sonic perspective.” – The Arts Desk
“For him [Peter Gabriel], soundtracks have always been epic projects, which he can dive into and paddle around in for years. Often he’d spend more time on them than on his multi-million-selling albums, meeting collaborators and developing methodologies that would have a profound effect on the rest of his music.” – 8/10 Reissue of the Month, Uncut Magazine.
“There’s something very different about these three vinyl reissues of Peter Gabriel’s movie soundtracks. Because the fact is you might actually play them an revel in their expanded artwork… [Long Walk Home] is less immediate but still absorbing music…” – 9/10 Long Live VinylRead more about this release »