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LONG WALK HOME - MUSIC FROM THE RABBIT-PROOF FENCE

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.31 | 125 ratings

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BrufordFreak
5 stars One of the most powerful soundtracks I've ever heard. This is an amazing, very powerful and emotional film--with an amazing performance from it's first-time lead actress--but the film is made so much stronger by the soundtrack. I was never sure if Rabbit Proof Fence's entire soundtrack was the music of Peter Gabriel, but I guess it is. Such an integral part of the movie. I can think of very few films I've seen in which the soundtrack plays such an integral part of its presentation and effectiveness, but this is definitely one of them. "The Return, Parts 1-3" are awesome companions to some truly powerful part of the film and "Cloudless," the soundtrack's finale running through the credits, with it's lead use of The Blind Boys of Alabama in a reprise of their performance from "Sky Blue" from his Up album, is undoubtedly much more powerful than the original and is one of Gabe's best songs ever (IMO).

Prog lends itself so well to soundtrack music. Even if this, like Gabe's Birdy soundtrack, is a patchwork re-working of many of Gabe's previously themes, soundbytes and guest performances, and Peter Gabriel is one of the genre's masters.

BrufordFreak | 5/5 |

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