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“We [David and Peter Gabriel] did the soundtrack for [1988 Martin Scorsese movie] The Last Temptation of Christ and Peter was able to tap into so many different styles of music and countries of music. A guy would walk in with a thing and I kind of knew what it looked like and it had strings so I kind of knew where to put the microphone!
"It was a great experience. We’d get people in from the Womad touring group and you’d have all of these people who didn’t speak the same language but could understand each other through their music. It was extraordinary to watch.
“I feel pretty good about that one I did. It’s popular among musicians. With the general public some got it, some didn’t, but who buys a soundtrack album? It’s instrumental, it’s not a pop record. But I think musically it was very groundbreaking at the time. I’ve spoken to film composers who for a long time said that whenever they got a treatment of a film they were being asked to do it always came with pieces of that record on there. It was a soundtrack that everybody referenced. I was proud to have done that.”