Birdy (Peter Gabriel album)

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Soundtrack album / Studio album by Peter Gabriel
Released 18 March 1985
Recorded October–December 1984
Genre Ambient, experimental rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Length 34:50
Label Geffen Records (US & Canada)
Charisma Records
Producer Peter Gabriel and Daniel Lanois
Peter Gabriel chronology
Plays Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[2]

Birdy is the first soundtrack and sixth album overall by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel, for the movie of the same name, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). The album marked Gabriel's first work with producer Daniel Lanois. It was remastered with most of Gabriel's catalogue in 2002.

In addition to composing new pieces for the soundtrack, Gabriel also used instrumental themes and sections from earlier works to form the basis of some tracks. There were, however, no songs with lyrics on the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Gabriel.

Side One[edit]

  1. "At Night" – 2:38
  2. "Floating Dogs" – 2:55
  3. "Quiet and Alone" – 2:30
  4. "Close Up" (from "Family Snapshot") – 0:55
  5. "Slow Water" – 2:51
  6. "Dressing the Wound" – 4:06

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Birdy's Flight" (from "Not One of Us") – 2:58
  2. "Slow Marimbas" – 3:21
  3. "The Heat" (from "The Rhythm of the Heat") – 4:41
  4. "Sketch Pad With Trumpet and Voice" – 3:05
  5. "Under Lock and Key" (from "Wallflower") – 2:28
  6. "Powerhouse at the Foot of the Mountain" (from "San Jacinto") – 2:19



The piece "Birdy's Flight" was later used by Hong Kong film director John Woo as part of the score to his A Better Tomorrow films.


  1. ^ Demalon, Tom (2011 [last update]). "Birdy - Peter Gabriel | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Peter Gabriel: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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