Long Walk Home: Music From The Rabbit-Proof Fence Image

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  • Summary: Philip Noyce's period film about Austrialia's Aboriginal people, "Rabbit Proof Fence," serves as the inspiration for Peter Gabriel's return to recording for only the second time since 1992's 'Us.' Gabriel turns to Aboriginal music throughout the album, but don't expect any true "songs" from this work, which consists chiefly of longer, moody, instrumental pieces with a world music flavor. Expand
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  1. 100
    Walk's mellow mood sidesteps the usual overly melodramatic soundtrack hoo-ha for a journey that works as well on the stereo as it does on the screen.
  2. Has the same ethereal grace as Passion. [21 June 2002, p.85]
  3. "Long Walk Home" passes the ultimate soundtrack test: it stands alone beautifully, capably supporting the work of director Phillip Noyce while at the same time feeling like a natural and fluid extension of Gabriel's own distinctive artistic vision.
  4. It's not a splashy comeback, then, but a quiet return to something Gabriel does best -- creating soundscapes that are at once alien and familiar, eerie yet comforting.
  5. 70
    Unemotional throughout, Long Walk Home is without obvious peaks of joy or valleys of sorrow, offering instead a steadfast, unerring journey.
  6. Even in a blindfold test, you'd probably guess it was his creation. That's both how distinctive and predictable he's become.
  7. The synthesised tropical shimmers, buzzings of insects and blat of helicopter blades largely lack the momentum to sustain interest outside the cinema. [Jul 2002, p.112]
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