Last year, Peter Gabriel issued Rated PG, a collection of one-off songs he’d written and performed for motion pictures across his solo career. This year, that album gets a wider release beyond its picture disc pressing for Record Store Day; it’ll now be available on CD and vinyl this Friday, June 12.
A longtime film fan who once nearly enrolled at a London film school before his work in Genesis became noticed by the British music press, Gabriel has been no stranger to writing music for movies. Four soundtracks are in his official discography: 1985’s Birdy, 1989’s Passion (from Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation Of Christ), 2000’s OVO (used to soundtrack a live show in London’s Millennium Dome) and 2002’s Long Walk Home (from the Australian drama Rabbit-Proof Fence.)
Now, Rated PG is a chance to bring more of his film work together. This 10-track collection features songs like the Oscar-nominated “Down To Earth,” from the Disney/Pixar blockbuser WALL-E; “Walk Through The Fire,” a track on the soundtrack to Against All Odds (which featured Gabriel’s former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins’ smash “Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)”); “Taboo,” a collaboration with Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan heard on the soundtrack to Natural Born Killers; and, of course, “In Your Eyes,” the not-quite-hit from 1986’s So that nonetheless earned its place in pop culture history when it scored a pivotal moment in Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything… in 1989. At least three tracks make their official debuts on this album, while the 1995 track “This Is Party Man” is an entirely new version.
The CD edition is housed in a digipak, while the black vinyl LP, remastered at half speed by Matt Colton at Metropolis, is packaged with a hi-res download. You can order Rated PG at the links below.
Rated PG (Real World PGLP/CD19, 2020 – previously released as picture disc in 2019)
- That’ll Do
- Down To Earth
- This Is Party Man (New Version)
- The Book Of Love
- Taboo (feat. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
- Walk Through The Fire
- Speak (Bol)
- In Your Eyes
Track 1 from Babe: Pig In The City (Music From and Inspired By The Motion Picture) – Geffen GEFD-25310, 1998
Track 2 from WALL-E: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack – Walt Disney Records D0001743-02, 2008
Original version of Track 3 from Virtuosity: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Radioactive RARD-11295, 1995. This version is previously unreleased
Track 4 from Shall We Dance? Music From The Motion Picture – Casablanca B0003494-02, 2004
Track 5 from Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film – Nothing 92460, 1994
Track 6 from the motion picture Birds Like Us (2017) – previously unreleased
Track 7 from Against All Odds: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Atlantic 80152, 1984
Track 8 from the motion picture The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) – previously unreleased
Track 9 from the motion picture Les Morsures de l’Aube (2001) – previously unreleased
Track 10 featured in the motion picture Say Anything (1989) – originally released on So (Geffen, 1986)