Birdy: Original Soundtrack 1985 Music by Peter Gabriel CD-Like New $24.99


1CD Used Like New, Birdy 1985 Music by Peter Gabriel Remastered 2002 Geffen Records Made In USA.

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Birdy is the first soundtrack and sixth album overall by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel for the movie of the same name, released in 1985. The album marked Gabriel’s first work with producer Daniel Lanois.

Peter Gabriel‘s first foray into soundtracks was for Alan Parker‘s contemplative film Birdy and is a successful companion piece, providing a backdrop that is moody and evocative. Nearly half of the album’s dozen tracks incorporate threads from material found on Gabriel‘s 1982 Security set, including “Close Up,” which makes use of keyboard passages from “Family Snapshot,” and “The Heat,” which is a reworking of “The Rhythm of the Heat” and builds to a frenzied percussive crescendo. Material specially written for this project includes the murky opening track, “At Night,” the tribal “Floating Dogs,” and “Slow Marimbas,” a track that would become part of future live performances. The fact that Birdycomprises all instrumentals means that listeners whose familiarity with Gabriel is limited to “Sledgehammer” and “In Your Eyes” will be largely disappointed. However, its meditative nature makes it fine, reflective listening for the more adventurous.

Video: Birdy (1984) Trailer


1 At Night
2 Floating Dogs
3 Quiet And Alone
4 Close Up (From Family Snapshot)
5 Slow Water
6 Dressing The Wound
7 Birdy’s Flight (From Not One Of Us)
8 Slow Marimbas
9 The Heat (From Rhythm Of The Heat)
11 Sketchpad With Trumpet And Voice
12 Under Lock And Key (From Wallflower)
13 Powerhouse At The Foot Of The Mountain (From San Jacinto)


The piece “Birdy’s Flight” was later used by Hong Kong film director John Woo as part of the score to his A Better Tomorrow films. Other parts of the score were used in Tsui Hark‘s 1986 movie Peking Opera Blues. The track “The Heat” was used in 1994 Movie Natural Born Killers and in the theatrical trailer of the 1993 movie Tombstone.


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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in





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