Plus from US

Various Artists

Released 17 May 1993

  1. Obiero - Ayub Ogada
  2. Keep on Marching - The Meters
  3. Oasis - Peter Hammill
  4. Pine Tree & On The Street - Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble
  5. Best Friend, Paranoia - William Orbit
  6. Lone Bear - Tony Levin
  7. Morecambe Bay - Alex Gifford
  8. Down by the River - David Rhodes
  9. Triennale - Brian Eno
  10. Rose Rhythm - Doudou N'Diaye Rose
  11. Silence (remix) - Manu Katche
  12. Baladi We Hetta - Hossam Ramzy
  13. Dreams - Shankar 'n' Caroline
  14. Suheylâ - Kudsi Erguner
  15. El Conquistador - Daniel Lanois

Various Artists

Liner notes

“After the music for ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ was completed and released under the name ‘Passion’, we put out an accompanying record called ‘Passion Sources’. This was an opportunity to present some of the music that had influenced the writing, and show some of the work of the musicians involved.

“We had wonderful feedback from that album, which encouraged me to release this record to accompany the ‘Us’ record. I have an extraordinary band who provides the foundation of my records, and at the same time I am very lucky to be able to work with musicians from all over the world. They make an enormous contribution to the sound of my work and this is an opportunity to hear some of the other music that these remarkable musicians have created.”

Peter Gabriel

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Reviews

  • A world music compendium, generously doused with previously unreleased music and skilfully sequenced so that tracks with little common ground flow effortlessly into one another. Exuberant. Billboard (UK)
  • This is a fine collection of pieces that are as good in their way as the other album they helped realise. On The Street (UK)
  • This is the source material from Peter's US. In effect, it is the great man showing his working out. Blue Juice (UK)

Further Listening

  • A Week Or Two In The Real World

    Various Artists

    Released 04 July 1994

    This album is the second of two volumes of music culled from the legendary Real World Recording Weeks of 1991 and 1992. It features fascinating musical encounters between established and lesser-known artists from across the world.
  • Jam Nation

    Various Artists

    Released 13 September 1993

    In August 1992, Peter Gabriel asked the production team of Mark Rutherford and John Gosling to create an album in seven days with a diverse array of international musicians and producers. While they steered each piece of music toward a coherent form, the unique input of the musicians gives a fresh spirit to every track.

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