1980 Adrian Snell – The Passion

The Passion is the fifth album by Adrian Snell, released in 1980.

Adrian Snell (born 1954 in Northwood, Middlesex, England) is an English pianist, keyboard player, singer and composer. Classically trained at the Leeds College of Music and with a music diploma to his name (LGSM), Adrian’s musical career spans nearly four decades. During this time he has produced twenty-three original albums: seventeen solo albums and six major concept works. His major commissions include: ‘The Virgin’ from the BBC, ‘The Passion’, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and premièred on BBC Radio One


1  Long live the king (Adrian Snell) 2:38
2  The last supper (Adrian Snell) 2:02
3  Gethsemane (Adrian Snell) 3:56
4  Betrayal (Adrian Snell) 4:30
5  Son of the world (Adrian Snell, Beth Colebrook) 3:40
6  The trial (Adrian Snell) 4:13
7  Judas ‘ Song (Adrian Snell, Beth Colebrook) 3:26
8  Simon, carry my cross (Adrian Snell) 4:08
9  Golgotha (Adrian Snell) 3:23
10  Song for John (Adrian Snell, Miriam Lowde) 5:33
11 Jesus alive! (Adrian Snell, Beth Colebrook) 8:26
12 Peace be with you (Adrian Snell, Beth Colebrook) 1:12



BassJohn Perry
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarDavid Martin
Acoustic GuitarGordon Giltrap
Acoustic GuitarKevin Peek
KeyboardsAdrian Snell
PianoAdrian Snell
Background VocalsAnnie McCraig
Background VocalsMo McCafferty
Background VocalsRod Edwards
Background VocalsRoger Hand
VocalsRichard Barnes
VocalsDebi Doss
VocalsMark Williamson
VocalsShirlie Roden
VocalsGeoff Turton
VocalsAdrian Snell

Other Musicians

Choir – The English Chamber Singers, The London Welsh Male Choir
Orchestra – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Liner Notes

Producer – Jon Miller, Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Arranged By – Jon Miller, Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Conductor (Choir) – Guy Protheroe
Conductor (Orchestra) – Harry Rabinowitz
Engineer – Roger Wake

Design – Ron Bryant-Funnell
Graphics (Original Graphics) – Peter Wagstaff
Illustration – Eugene Press
Lyrics By – Adrian Snell, Beth Harrison, Miriam Lowde