Casual fans of Peter Gabriel likely are unaware of his 1989 masterpiece titled “Passion,” which is actually his soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Similar to his solo work Gabriel blends world music with his rhythmic rock elements creating an atmospheric tapestry which evokes the spiritual realm. As is common on his recordings, the sound quality is fantastic, and he has incorporated field recordings from Turkey, Senegal, and Egypt., all generally Middle Eastern in origin. But when you are on your Desert Island this brilliant fusion of ancient and modern music will transport you across both geography and time, and you’ll hear why Passion is considered is finest work and an absolute must have in your collection. Of course, collectors wil also want to include his acclaimed earlier releases, including So and Security, along with his self titled first three albums too!
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.