For those who have long loved Passion —Peter Gabriel's Middle Eastern-inflected score to Martin Scorsese's 1989 film The Last Temptation of Christ (now reissued in a remastered edition by Unive

For those who have long loved Passion —Peter Gabriel's Middle Eastern-inflected score to Martin Scorsese's 1989 film The Last Temptation of Christ (now reissued in a remastered edition by Universal)—the intrepid artist's soundtrack to the Australian film Rabbit-Proof Fence should prove nearly as compelling. Gabriel toured the Australian outback to sample sounds of nature for sonic source material; the result is atmospheric, often ominously so (befitting a story of three aboriginal girls running away from captivity in Sydney toward home across the barren outback). Building on interwoven motifs, Long Walk Home has a cumulative emotive power. The sampled synthetics provide ambience, along with an array of indigenous percussion; strings and various voices, including those of Gabriel and the Blind Boys of Alabama, heighten the drama, particularly on the song-like closing theme "Cloudless."—BB

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