Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence

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Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence
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Soundtrack album by
Released15 April 2002
RecordedLate 2000–2001
GenreWorldbeat
Length58:57
LabelReal World Records
ProducerPeter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel chronology
OVO
(2000)
Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence
(2002)
Up
(2002)
Singles from Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence
  1. "Cloudless"
    Released: 2002

Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence, released in June 2002, is the fourth soundtrack album and twelfth album overall by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel. Devised as the soundtrack to the Australian film Rabbit-Proof Fence, it was the first release of new music by Peter Gabriel since OVO, also a soundtrack.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(74/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
BBCFavourable[3]
BillboardFavourable[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]

Billboard included Long Walk Home in its reviews Spotlights section, deeming it "to deserve special attention on the basis of musical merit and/or Billboard chart potential". Billboard reviewer Bradley Bambarger recommended the album to fans of Gabriel's album Passion—the soundtrack for the film The Last Temptation of Christ—writing, "the intrepid artist's soundtrack to the Australian film Rabbit-Proof Fence should prove nearly as compelling". He described the album as "atmospheric, often ominously so" and as having "a cumulative emotive power" due to its "interwoven motifs".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Jigalong"4:03
2."Stealing the Children"3:19
3."Unlocking the Door"1:57
4."The Tracker"2:47
5."Running to the Rain"3:18
6."On the Map"0:58
7."A Sense of Home"1:59
8."Go Away Mr Evans"5:14
9."Moodoo's Secret" (Music by Richard Evans, Gabriel and David Rhodes)3:02
10."Gracie's Recapture"4:40
11."Crossing the Salt Pan"5:07
12."The Return (Parts 1, 2 and 3)"11:25
13."Ngankarrparni (Sky Blue – Reprise)"6:01
14."The Rabbit-Proof Fence" (Music by Evans, Gabriel and Rhodes)1:08
15."Cloudless"4:49

The tracks "Ngankarrparni" and "Cloudless" contain looped samples from the track "Sky Blue", released on Gabriel's album Up.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Peter Gabrielkeyboard (1–5, 7–13, 15), Surdu (1), clap sticks (2), piano (8, 13, 15), vocals (10, 13, 15), drum programming (13), production
  • Richard Evans – hammered dulcimer (1, 11), 12 string guitar (1), clap sticks (1–3, 5, 10), bowed crotales (2), bass (5, 9, 11–13, 15), piano (6), guitar (7), shaker (8), whistle (10, 12), keyboard (13), acoustic guitar (15), arrangements, mixing, production (1–14), recording
  • David Rhodes – surdu (1–4, 7–12), percussion (1), keyboard bass (1), clap sticks (2, 3, 5, 10), vocals (2, 9, 10), digeridoo (2, 7), guitar (5, 7, 9, 11), hit (7), shaker (8, 11, 12), gong (12), electric guitar (13, 15), backing vocals (13, 15), berimbau (14), acoustic guitar (15), arrangements, mixing (1–14), production (1–14)
  • Ged Lynch – drums (1, 5, 8–10, 13, 15), percussion (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15), toms (2)
  • Electra String - strings (1, 7, 12)
  • Jangangpa Group – voices (1, 7, 11)
  • Myarn Lawford – voices (1, 7, 11, 14), wailing (2, 14), vocals (9, 11, 13, 15)
  • Elsie Thomas – voices (1, 7, 11)
  • Jewess James – voices (1, 7, 11)
  • Rosie Goodji – voices (1, 7, 11)
  • The Dhol Foundationdhol drums (2, 5, 10)
  • Adzido – percussion (2, 9, 10)
  • Johnny Kalsi – galloping percussion (2)
  • Ningali Lawford – wailing (2, 14), vocals (13, 15)
  • Shankar – double violin (3, 5–7, 10, 12, 14)
  • London Session Orchestra – strings (3, 5, 11, 12)
  • Gavin Wright – violin (3, 5, 10–13, 15)
  • Jackie Shave – violin (3, 5, 10–13, 15)
  • Ganga Giri – didgeridoo (4–8, 10–12, 15)
  • James McNally – bodhran (5)
  • Hossam Ramzy – finger cymbals (5)
  • B'Net Houariyat – vocals (5)
  • Alex Swift – programming (8, 13, 15)
  • Tomasz Kukurba – violin (8)
  • Jerzy Bawol – accordion (8)
  • Mahut – percussion (8)
  • Doudou N'Diaye Rose – African loops (8)
  • Chuck Norman – programming (9, 10, 13, 15), keyboard (10, 13, 15)
  • Babacar Faye – djembes (9)
  • Assane Thiam – talking drum (9)
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – vocals (11)
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama – vocals (13, 15)
  • Peter Green – electric guitar (13, 15)
  • Richard Chappell – drum programming (13, 15), tambourine loops (15), additional recording
  • Manu Katché – drums (13, 15)
  • David Sancious – Hammond organ (13, 15)
  • Sheryl Carter – wailing (14)
  • Quantec – drones (14)
  • Dmitri Pokrovsky – kaliuka (14)
  • Stephen Hague – drums (15), bass programming (15), mixing (15), production (15)

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Edel Griffith – assistant engineering, additional recording, additional engineering
  • Marco Migliari – assistant engineering
  • Dan Roe – assistant engineering
  • Paul Grady – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – additional recording, additional engineering
  • Michael Brook – additional recording, additional engineering
  • Derek Zuzarte – additional recording, additional engineering
  • Kevin Quah – assistant additional recording, assistant additional engineering
  • Yang – assistant additional recording, assistant additional engineering
  • Tchad Blake – London Session Orchestra treatments
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Andrew Skeoch – birds and dingoes recording (1, 4, 7, 9, 10–12)
  • Sarah Koschak – birds and dingoes recording (1, 4, 7, 9, 10–12)
  • Marc Bessant – graphic design
  • Susie Millns – design coordination
  • Dorothy Napangardi – front cover painting
  • Jimmy Pike – back cover of booklet painting, inside inlay and CD face painting
  • Matthew Nettheim – photography
  • Penny Tweedie – photography
  • Merv Bishop – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Peter Gabriel". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen T. (2011). "Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence – Peter Gabriel". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 July 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Jones, Chris (20 November 2002). "BBC – Music – Review of Peter Gabriel – Long Walk Home". BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Bambarger, Bradley (13 July 2002). "Peter Gabriel: Long Walk Home: Music From the Rabbit-Proof Fence". Billboard. Vol. 114 no. 28. New York: VNU Business Media. p. 28. ISSN 0006-2510. OCLC 4086332.
  5. ^ Serpick, Evan (21 June 2002). "Long Walk Home Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Peter Gabriel: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)