“I have always loved film and any chance I have been offered to work with good film projects and good directors I have jumped at.
This is a mixture of songs that have been written for specific films, and existing songs that found an appropriate place in a story. Consequently, there is a mix of different styles and moods.” – Peter Gabriel
Rated PG is a collection of Peter Gabriel songs from the movies.
Having always loved the combination of film and music (aged 17 he gave up a place at film school to pursue a career in music) Peter Gabriel's first opportunity to really marry these twin interests came when he was asked to create the music for Alan Parker’s film ‘Birdy’ in 1985. Further film work, including his music for Martin Scorsese’s ’The Last Temptation of Christ’ (that became the album ‘Passion') and the soundtrack to Philip Noyce’s film ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence’ (released as the album 'Long Walk Home'), has continued to feed that interest.
Alongside those longer soundtrack commissions Peter Gabriel has also regularly contributed songs to a diverse range of movies and Rated PG explores this other connection forged by Peter between his music and film.
Rated PG is an opportunity to bring together in one place, for the first time, a selection of songs be they written especially for, or used to notable effect in, movies and includes new and previously unreleased versions, otherwise unavailable songs and a brand new track.
Rated PG is a single LP, especially packaged for Record Store Day, as a picture disc in a die-cut sleeve. The LP is numbered and limited edition.
Peter Gabriel - Rated PG
That’ll Do from the film Babe 2: Pig in the City
Down to Earth from the film Wall-E
This Is Party Man. from the film Virtuosity. New version, previously unreleased.
The Book of Love from the film Shall We Dance? The film version, different to the 'Scratch My Back' version
Taboo from the film Natural Born Killers, featuring Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Everybird from the film Birds Like Us, previously unreleased
Walk Through The Fire from the film Against All Odds
Speak (Bol) from the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist. New version, previously unreleased
Nocturnal from the film Les Morsures de l’Aube. Previously unreleased
In Your Eyes from the film Say Anything. The film version, previously unreleased.