Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there's no mistaking the record's stirring power. Like much of Gabriel's solo work, the album is a product of his continuing fascination with world music, which he employs here to create an exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric tapestry of sound perfectly evocative of the film's resonant spiritual drama; inspired by field recordings collected in areas as diverse as Turkey, Senegal, and Egypt, Passion achieves a cumulative effect clearly Middle Eastern in origin, yet its brilliant fusion of ancient and modern musics ultimately transcends both geography and time. Remarkably dramatic, even visual, it is not only Gabriel's best film work but deserving of serious consideration as his finest music of any kind; equally worthwhile is Passion – Sources, which assembles the original native recordings which served as his creative launching pad.
Lioncage are a new band from Germany and they all met at a festival in Loreley that was headlined by Toto and Whitesnake. As all three band members are influenced by 80 s rock such as Toto, Foreigner and Journey then it was an easy decision to form a band themselves. They all had played in cover bands previously and so the playing came naturally. The three set about writing their own material and the result sounds great. What we have here is polished guitar driven melodic rock and keyboard drenched ballads that we all love. If you love that eighties sound then this is an album for you, the overall sound is good solid melodic rock and mixed / produced by Lars himself. Songs like Mission of Love , Falling and Where Do We Go all have an air of originality and the band have managed to find their own niche sound that reveals their influences but gives their originality a chance to shine through. These are well written songs and are really catchy.(amazon.co.uk)