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Peter Gabriel — Of These, Hope
Album: Passion (soundtrack)
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:48
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 Misterfixit wrote:

Catholic Church and some evangelical Christians definitely did not like the movie.  Seems that the image of Jesus Christ shouting "Oh God" as he finished inseminating Mary Magdalene was somehow "inappropriate".

 
 

I appreciate or respect the intentions of the Church to hold true to their conception of and passion for Jesus.  But...
before they go condemning others for an alternative -- and imho an entirely legitimate and equally inspiring interpretation of the origins of the gospels and works of  a human life of inarguably vast and eternal consequence -- they really ought to acknowledge the Church's own seedy, unseemly, global immersion in child and sexual abuse.
It's about as far from the preachings teachings of Jesus as it's possible to get.  Still, they have clung to their exclusive, exclusionary, almost elitist grasp of Jesus and the Bible as if they OWN it. So, OK, what about ruining young boys and men, excluding women, the Apocrypha and how they tolerated, or not, other views of Jesus  over 1,000, 1,200 years or "Christian" murder and mayhem?  Own up up to the toxic actions, then we can talk about how to move forward. Otherwise, fuck off. 
Great segue from Brahms' Hungarian Dance to this Peter Gabriel instrumental. I hear similar elements in the background. Nice!
 agkagk wrote:

Totally worked for me... so well that I was stunned by the similarity. I would never have heard it if Bill hadn't shown me. Logged on to make the comment, only to find yours.

Brilliant, Bill ! 

 



I would have liked the segue more had it played more smoothly on my phone. The songs overlapped by a good five seconds and made a burned hash of the transition. 
Tell me - why is the most enchanting of all Gabriel Albums the one on which he doesn't sing...!?
Bill just did it again - perhaps he's going for a "sacred and profane" theme?! 

kcar wrote:
OK, this has got to be the strangest goddamned segue of all time: 

Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Relax"  —>    Peter Gabriel  "Of These, Hope"

Percussion- and beat-wise it works...I think.  

One of my fave albums.  

 


I always think this is something by Delirium.
Realized I have not donated in a while.  Just did.  Really nice run of music.
 kcar wrote:
OK, this has got to be the strangest goddamned segue of all time: 

Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Relax"  —>    Peter Gabriel  "Of These, Hope"

Percussion- and beat-wise it works...I think.  

One of my fave albums.  

 
Totally worked for me... so well that I was stunned by the similarity. I would never have heard it if Bill hadn't shown me. Logged on to make the comment, only to find yours.

Brilliant, Bill ! 
 linz_bobinz wrote:
This album reminds me of laying in my tent relaxing after work (treeplanting). Special memories for me from a loooong time ago!
 
Tell me you meant "lying"! (you didn't really produce an egg, did you?) 
This album reminds me of laying in my tent relaxing after work (treeplanting). Special memories for me from a loooong time ago!
 ecomaniac wrote:
Not so for me, and many others it appears.
Perhaps it was you who changed.
 
Agreed. I've seen him several times and his last show was one of his best.
Wasn't getting any "preachy" vibe whatsoever.
 Steely_D wrote:
After PG lost his mojo, things like this just grate on me.

I saw him on every tour from album 4 through US and then he just got so self-absorbed and despondent and preachy...What a loss. 

 
Not so for me, and many others it appears.

Perhaps it was you who changed.
OK, this has got to be the strangest goddamned segue of all time: 

Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Relax"  —>    Peter Gabriel  "Of These, Hope"

Percussion- and beat-wise it works...I think.  

One of my fave albums.  
Of these, tongue and song.
After PG lost his mojo, things like this just grate on me.

I saw him on every tour from album 4 through US and then he just got so self-absorbed and despondent and preachy...What a loss. 
 jkamm14 wrote:
One of my favorite albums of all time. I can't even describe how much I love this.

 

Another great album is a compilation of the recordings of some of the musical inspirations that Gabriel used to come up with Passion- "Passion Sources" also released on Real World Records ... https://realworldrecords.com/release/4/passion-sources/
IMHO.  Gabriel can do no wrong. A genius. I remember when the movie came out and we had to fight our way through the protesters  the theater. Open minds people. 
 TerryS wrote:
Easter's coming soon so this album will be on the front burner at full bore and to hell with the neighbors.

 
Irony
 eveliko wrote:
OK, convinced, I go buy this album right away {#Motor}

 
Maybe converted is a better word in this instance ? LOL !
A great work of musical art from one of his best albums. {#Smile}
OK, convinced, I go buy this album right away {#Motor}
It's kind of strange, but often I prefer Peter Gabriel instrumentals to Peter Gabriel singing. This is utterly brilliant, always has been from day one.
Easter's coming soon so this album will be on the front burner at full bore and to hell with the neighbors.
Third '10' in 4 songs. Come on Bill make it 4 out of 5....
One of my favorite albums of all time. I can't even describe how much I love this.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Catholic Church and some evangelical Christians definitely did not like the movie.  Seems that the image of Jesus Christ shouting "Oh God" as he finished inseminating Mary Magdalene was somehow "inappropriate".
 
I just watched The last temptation of Christ again. In the brief and subtle love scene with Jesus and Mary Magdelene, he doesn't shout "Oh God" or anything else; he remains quiet as she says, in a breathy voice, "We can have a child... we can have a child." This is apppropriate within the overall development of the plot. This film is a work of art, based on a novel, with thought-provoking plot twists, unlike the Hollywood interpretations of the Gospels that run on TV for the Easter holidays, which tend to follow religious doctrine and Sunday school lessons more closely, provoking far less controversy.
 fiddler wrote:
Yes. This whole soundtrack is amazing! Helps forget Willem Dafoe.

 
Trust me, it could always be worse: 

Headshot of James Franco wearing crown of thorns with caption "Last Temptation of Christ" 
 Stingray wrote:
Compare the work of Gabriel to Floyd and understand what is great and what is mediocre about modern music!

 
Ah, isn't that a bit of a harsh comment Stingray?
Compare the work of Gabriel to Floyd and understand what is great and what is mediocre about modern music!
I haven't heard this track in a long time. This makes me want to go listen to the whole album again.
I ♥ this album.... {#Daisy}
{#Heartkiss} ........ this is very good for my ears "Outstanding"
this is one of those tracks that really benefits from excellent phones and high volume.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Catholic Church and some evangelical Christians definitely did not like the movie.  Seems that the image of Jesus Christ shouting "Oh God" as he finished inseminating Mary Magdalene was somehow "inappropriate".

 

 

LIKE THE BIGGEST CON GAME IN HISTORY HAS A VALID STATEMENT ON ANYTHING...
8 =======> 9

Really, really strong PG work, this.  And since he's a f'ing genius, that says much.
I usually listen to this record... it often helps to ease my mind
Yes. This whole soundtrack is amazing! Helps forget Willem Dafoe.
One of the greatest soundtracks of all time.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Catholic Church and some evangelical Christians definitely did not like the movie.  Seems that the image of Jesus Christ shouting "Oh God" as he finished inseminating Mary Magdalene was somehow "inappropriate".

 

 
And some wee Scots didn't like Mel Gibson's film foray into Scottish heritage either. Others, his anti-Semitic rant.  {#Sorry}
 TerryS wrote:

This album is one of the very few which are not even considered when purging the collection is underway.



 
To be included in a desert island atoll playlist.
Happy Easter.
The score as a whole is a 9, a wondrous and evocative blend of styles and moods. 
Like the entire album (including the cover art), absolutely crushingly devastating in all its eerie mystery — but yet after hearing and contemplating it, it is as if life cannot be truly lived or understood properly without tapping into it at least once in a while; he was obviously channeling something, and, I believe, it showed admirably.  Well done, all involved! and thanks to RP for playing it!

This album is one of the very few which are not even considered when purging the collection is underway.


 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Censored film, btw
 
Catholic Church and some evangelical Christians definitely did not like the movie.  Seems that the image of Jesus Christ shouting "Oh God" as he finished inseminating Mary Magdalene was somehow "inappropriate".

 
 Lazaerus wrote:
Maybe, just maybe, my most favorite album of all. I never get tired of listening to it.
 
One of my top 20 for sure.  This song is great.  This whole CD is great. 
Wow...talk about hitting the spot.  Nice track!
 
If you don't have this album and you have any love for PG's music, go get it NOW. It is his most complicated and beautiful work. This song is only a taste.
Dum Spiro Spero.
Picking up some early Genesis riffs in here.

TUBULAR BELLS!!!! (-ish)



 1wolfy wrote:
Among his finest creations..
 
AB SO FRICKING LUTELY!

Whole album is super 
Can't wait to see him on the 18th!...Been nearly thirty years since the last time - which was awesome!
Not one of his better ones that's for sure..
hypnotic...
10. Always has been.
Marvelous!
I usually like Peter Gabriel, but this is dreck.
I hope to hope...
Among his finest creations..
 Lazaerus wrote:
Maybe, just maybe, my most favorite album of all. I never get tired of listening to it.
 
Agree completely. Solid 10.

 Lazaerus wrote:
Maybe, just maybe, my most favorite album of all. I never get tired of listening to it.
 
Me, too!  Peter's best, IMHO.  And a wonderful segue from Porcupine Tree.

Maybe, just maybe, my most favorite album of all. I never get tired of listening to it.
 RedGuitar wrote:

I didn't think it was censored so much as protested by Christian groups.  Am I wrong on this?

 
At least here in Argentina, it wasn't screened on cinemas and it´s very hard to find it to buy or rent the DVD/VHS... catholic church complaints on the movie had an effective influence on this...:S
Like the vuvuzela solo at the beginning.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Censored film, btw
 
I didn't think it was censored so much as protested by Christian groups.  Am I wrong on this?

 michael_a_k wrote:
Hmm. Promising start but then becomes ambient :^)... or I'm not getting it. can someone explain what is the point of this piece?

 

I have your answer my child, it is Peter Gabriel, the point is to quickly hit mute or change the station whenever you hear him, your life will be just that much more enjoyable.{#Meditate}
Damn. I already gave it a 10. Sometimes I wish it went to ELEVEN!

lol
One of my favorite cuts off one of my all time favorite albums - some parts still engulf me and give me chills. Awesome! {#Notworthy}
Very inspired set of music this morning Bill!
I had a very hard time watching this movie, it made me so very very sad.
The music however was wonderful.  I am very glad that I wasn't alive
during this time.
 cavalaxis wrote:

This song is from the soundtrack of the Passion of Christ, and is greatly influenced by Gabriel's own research into the music of the region.  (I think the title refers to 1 Corinthians 13, "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.")

Get the album, Peter Gabriel, Passion Sources.  This is Gabriel exploring the mesmer, the drone, the power of music to force the mind into transcendent states.  This is the Dervish, spinning and spinning and spinning, reaching for God.

 
Cool, thanks. I will check out the album.

 fredriley wrote:
What was controversial about the movie? I'd not heard of it before now. This is a good, elemental-feeling instrumental which might grow on me. An initial 6 from the Nottingham jury which has, through RP, learnt to disassociate Peter Gabriel from the pompous pretentious excrescence on the body musical that was Genesis. On his own he produces some really good stuff, and has my eternal gratitude for helping to bring about the Afro Celt Sound System.
 
Hi, Fred. Some people get hung up about any story that involves mentioning Jesus and sex in the same breath, I guess because of the vestiges of medieval dogma still embedded in the Western collective psyche. The film is called The Last Temptation of Christ, released in 1988 and directed by Martin Scorsese. The DVD currently on the market has some special features about Peter Gabriel's soundtrack. I have the audio CD and the film on DVD, and I recommend the latter over the former, since you get to enjoy the images and the story at the same time you hear the music. I play the CD when I need to use my eyes and part of my mind for some sort of productive activity. In fact, it's on my desk now, waiting its turn, after Isabelle Villey's La guitarra en el México Barroco and Miles Davis vs. Thelonious Monk (when work gets intense Radio Paradise can be distracting, so it's good to have some instrumentals lined up).
More Please!
Censored film, btw
This soundtrack is now on my "to puchase" list!    Thanks RP!
If you haven't, you must listen to the soundtrack in its entirety.
Love the way this starts...
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If you dig back into the thread, "Passion Sources" was mentioned first by Richard Prins in 2005...  {#Propeller}


 
birdland wrote:

Ditto. It's brilliant.

Look for "Passion Sources" as well, featuring the original (ethnic traditional) music from which individual tracks on the film soundtrack were inspired.

thanks to JohnBauer
(Washington, DC, USA)

who posted the 'sources' stuff below.
 
"Passion" is Peter Gabriel's best (so far) and IMO that is saying a LOT as many of his mid to late albums are excellent.

Neil

As a newcomer to RP, it is so great to hear this in the mix. I was in high school when this came out and randomly picked up the CD at music store. It was my initiation to 'world' music. I'm glad to say I'm not listening to most of the stuff I was at 18 but this one I def. am! Also my favorite thing of PG's.
 cavalaxis wrote:

This song is from the soundtrack of the Passion of Christ, and is greatly influenced by Gabriel's own research into the music of the region.  (I think the title refers to 1 Corinthians 13, "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.")

Get the album, Peter Gabriel, Passion Sources.  This is Gabriel exploring the mesmer, the drone, the power of music to force the mind into transcendent states.  This is the Dervish, spinning and spinning and spinning, reaching for God.
 
Well said.
I've had this CD for years, been years since I listened to it. Bringing this to work this weekend to listen to while doing inventory...ughh..and the movie is great,btw, one of my favourites.

 michael_a_k wrote:
Hmm. Promising start but then becomes ambient :^)... or I'm not getting it. can someone explain what is the point of this piece?

 
This song is from the soundtrack of the Passion of Christ, and is greatly influenced by Gabriel's own research into the music of the region.  (I think the title refers to 1 Corinthians 13, "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.")

Get the album, Peter Gabriel, Passion Sources.  This is Gabriel exploring the mesmer, the drone, the power of music to force the mind into transcendent states.  This is the Dervish, spinning and spinning and spinning, reaching for God.

Wow!  Strong endorsements for this album.
Ohh thank you thank you for this song!  Takes me back to those pre-employment days, those days of mystery...

 michael_a_k wrote:
Hmm. Promising start but then becomes ambient :^)... or I'm not getting it. can someone explain what is the point of this piece?

 
What is the point of anything? Oh god I'm being sucked down into an existential vortex....{#Eek}
Hmm. Promising start but then becomes ambient :^)... or I'm not getting it. can someone explain what is the point of this piece?

How cool is this album!!! Righteous
Only one Peter Gabriel.
 rdo wrote:

Get this CD!  The rest is breathtaking.  You won't regret it.  If you like ambient music, then this is a must own.  I'm not even a huge PG fan, but this is a miracle. 
 
Ditto. It's brilliant.

Look for "Passion Sources" as well, featuring the original (ethnic traditional) music from which individual tracks on the film soundtrack were inspired.

thanks to JohnBauer
(Washington, DC, USA)

who posted the 'sources' stuff below.
 lily34 wrote:
why haven't i heard this before? maybe i have and don't recall...
 
Get this CD!  The rest is breathtaking.  You won't regret it.  If you like ambient music, then this is a must own.  I'm not even a huge PG fan, but this is a miracle. 
 tclodes wrote:
Better than Ravel's Bolero, if you know what I mean.
 
You're saying Peter Gabriel's freaky Middle Eastern music will make Bo Derek want to jump my bones? (is Bo still alive?)

groovalicious.

would make a great party soundtrack.
 tclodes wrote:
Better than Ravel's Bolero, if you know what I mean.
 
     Slow down there,,,Bolero is fine by me,,!        {#Flamed}
I can remember listening to this album quite a bit with my college girlfriend while 'studying'.  Good times.
A hauntingly beautiful piece of music

PG. The Man. Period. No one like him.
Should play "A Different Drum" from this album.  It's even better....    {#Dancingbanana_2}  (Not complaining about this one, though!)
this is a 19: GODLIKE and OUTSTANDING {#Yes}
Misterfixit wrote:


Lots of conjecture about "what happened". Some say the Secret Cabal to Crush Christianity, the Gnomes of Zurich, certain members of the Illuminatti, a splinter group of Yasser Arafat for Messiah Nomination, or of course, the International Jewish Conspiracy, the Jesuits (the Black Pope — Boo!); Mel Gibson's ex-wives; al-Quedisilla, and, of course, George Bush. My two denarii worth is that since it was tied to the movie, it went the way of other movie themes which were good but not great. However, you never know about those sneaky one-worlders, either. Whatever, it was a "mystery". Of course, now, it isn't since I've opined.


Thanks to Misterfixit for clearing up the mystery, at least to me. My vote goes to al-Quedisilla. I'm feeling both fearful and hungry.


 fredriley wrote:
What was controversial about the movie?
 
...let wikipedia elucidate you - theaters and even video rental outlets commonly received bomb threats until they removed the film...
 garthwb wrote:
Great soundtrack, recently had to get this again after it mysteriously disappeared...
 

Lots of conjecture about "what happened".  Some say the Secret Cabal to Crush Christianity, the Gnomes of Zurich, certain members of the Illuminatti, a splinter group of Yasser Arafat for Messiah Nomination, or of course, the International Jewish Conspiracy, the Jesuits (the Black Pope — Boo!); Mel Gibson's ex-wives; al-Quedisilla, and, of course, George Bush.  My two denarii worth is that since it was tied to the movie, it went the way of other movie themes which were good but not great.  However, you never know about those sneaky one-worlders, either.  Whatever, it was a "mystery".  Of course, now, it isn't since I've opined.

Nothing like some ethereal techno/rock/tribal music to start one's day!
 Ando wrote:
Back when PG still had it.
 
He lost it??... quick, better tell him.

 bpkengor wrote:

"Passion" was kind of overlooked when it was released because of the controversial nature of the movie and the fact that the music did not match the pop nature of "So".  You kind of had to be a PG groupie to be willing to spend any time with this album.      But it is time well spent, imo.   This music stands the test of time, i think

 
What was controversial about the movie? I'd not heard of it before now. This is a good, elemental-feeling instrumental which might grow on me. An initial 6 from the Nottingham jury which has, through RP, learnt to disassociate Peter Gabriel from the pompous pretentious excrescence on the body musical that was Genesis. On his own he produces some really good stuff, and has my eternal gratitude for helping to bring about the Afro Celt Sound System.

lily34 wrote:
why haven't i heard this before? maybe i have and don't recall...

"Passion" was kind of overlooked when it was released because of the controversial nature of the movie and the fact that the music did not match the pop nature of "So".  You kind of had to be a PG groupie to be willing to spend any time with this album.      But it is time well spent, imo.   This music stands the test of time, i think

Great track and album Gabes, even if the Pope makes sure you burn in hell for getting involved in that controversial movie

My Oh My, how I adore RP for playing this! Great movie, great musician. {#Music}

why haven't i heard this before? maybe i have and don't recall...
Great soundtrack, recently had to get this again after it mysteriously disappeared...
Better than Ravel's Bolero, if you know what I mean.


Nice!  Didn't remember this one at all! :-)
...this works great after sentimental...
One of the few collections of work deserving of "GODLIKE", quite literallY!
Sweet! A terrific underappreciated work.
RP is on a roll first Pink Floyd now this!!! Post-rock goodness at its finest.
This starts out like the music in one of the first "trip" sequences in Altered States.
Passion (soundtrack to "The Last Temptation of Christ") is excellent throughout, incorporating sounds from performers throughout North Africa and the Middle East. There are even better tracks on the album ("A Different Drum" and "It is Accomplished" being my faves). Other tracks can be heard here: (click here) (click here) (click here) (click here) (click here) Gabriel subsequently produced an album called "Passion Sources" featuring the original (ethnic traditional) music from which individual tracks on the film soundtrack were inspired. Here's an example from (Egyptian) Hossam Ramzy: (click here) For more recommendations and links, come visit me... (click here)
Back when PG still had it.