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on March 26, 2010
Superb! All Gabriel's SACDs that I own are frankly the best sounding SACDs I own. From the Euro version Genesis 1970-1975 box, to PG 1, PG 2, Passion, and Shaking the Tree - the clarity, dynamics, lack of noise, etc is amazing and the cream of a large collection of SACDs. Only problem with any of them is that they are off the market - gone.

As to the SACD phenomena in general, I see a lot of reviews panning certain recordings because they aren't surround, or don't offer improvement to some ears over the CD counterpart, etc. To this I say that these reviews are missing the point of SACDs. It's a small market appealing to those that want media with a hugely expanded dynamic range and finer digital rendering of sound. Surround is an added bell or whistle, but not the objective of the SACD media. Some multi layer discs actually sound better as stereo than surround. Furthermore one really has to have made the investment in one's audio gear to make SACDs come to life. The better the system, and I mean the whole system (every component in the chain from player to speaker), the bigger the difference one will hear. Any weak link will pinch off detail and presence. My recommendation is that unless one has already justified a system expense on the order of, for example, blowing at least a few hundred bucks each interconnect cable, and components of the same order of quality, one is throwing money away buying SACDs, because you won't hear the quality of what your purchase contains anyway. Granted, there are some botched SACD production jobs, but for the most part, SACDs are worth the money if you have the equipment to render the sound contained in the disk. This applies to classical, jazz, pop, any genre of music.

It's a small niche in the music industry, therefore small production runs - which is why almost every Peter Gabriel SACD that was produced has already been purchased. And the aftermarket prices are through the roof, ~$100, if you bother to search them out.
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on March 18, 2005
Undoubtably one of the best soundtrack ever recorded, Peter Gabriel's "Passion" is a brilliant work. For those who know Gabriel only from his vocal work, this should be a revelation-- the building tension of "The Feeling Begins" opens the album and signals this is something unique-- Middle Eastern horn soloing over drones until tribal percussion with a decidingly modern feel arrives and eventually takes over the piece. This really sets the stage for the rest of the album.

The music on here is largely difficult to describe-- unique, quite a bit is drawn from Middle Eastern, Indian, and African music, but it has a decidingly modern edge, filled with synthesizers, western drum sounds and guitars.

Discussing individual pieces is difficult-- the album works best as a whole and as a statement. There are brilliant moments, I think immediately of the stunning, passionate vocals of "A Different Drum", the building, haunting tension fading into repetitive rhythmic figures of "Zaar", the incredible beauty of the horn and bass over swelling ambient haze of "With This Love", Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's immense, pained, wails on "Passion"... the list of great moments goes on.

If you're a fan of interesting and unique music, you should probably own this record. Essential.
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on June 5, 2014
Being a big fan of Peter Gabriel's work, I bought this CD long before I ever saw the movie. This was the second movie soundtrack CD of his that inspired me to actually go watch the movie. Gabriel did a great job on the score for this movie. It is a nice electric mix of sounds in true Peter Gabriel style. Even if you did not like the movie, you would be able to enjoy this CD as there is nothing really that would lyrically tie it to the movie.
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on June 9, 2017
Adore this more than words can describe..but, why oh why is it not available for digital download mp3??????
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on July 13, 2017
Love it!
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on February 7, 2016
THE VISIONARY ALBUM!
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on November 25, 2015
While I recalled the beauty of this music (I've seen The Last Temptation of Christ a couple of times), I wasn't fully aware that much of had been created by Peter Gabriel, using "world" music.

This collection is superb. Even as I work, I can listen to this.
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on May 18, 2017
I loved the CD but the plastic holder was damaged when received but did not affect the music.
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on July 25, 2015
A strange beauty to this Soundtrack.
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on April 15, 2014
This album, from start to finish, takes you to another dimension... It has so much depth, and emotional pull on your soul, that you will have to listen to it in its entirety, everytime. Peter Gabriel is a musical genius, and has really captured the movie PERFECTLY. This is one of my all time favs.
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