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Brian Eno - Film Music 1976-2020





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AASW 735719
UPC: 602507357191
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17 tracks from Eno's most recognizable film and television work spanning five decades!

Film Music 1976 - 2020 — This long-awaited album brings together 17 tracks from Eno's most recognizable film and television work spanning five decades. Eno's music has been used in hundreds of films and he has composed more than 20 soundtracks for some of the best known directors in the world including David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Peter Jackson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman and Michael Mann.

Compositions such as "Ship in a Bottle" in "The Lovely Bones", "Prophecy Theme" from "Dune", "Deep Blue Day" in "Trainspotting", "Late Evening in Jersey" in "Heat", "Beach Sequence" in Antonioni's last film "Beyond The Clouds" and "An Ending (Ascent)" from Al Reinert's ground-breaking "For All Mankind" have contributed significantly to memorably iconic scenes. Eno has also scored extensively for television, including all three series of the gritty UK crime drama, "Top Boy" for which he received a Bafta, and Danny Boyle's "Mr Wroe's Virgins" which earned him and his brother Roger a Bafta nomination. This release features more than an hour of classic Eno compositions and includes several previously unreleased tracks.

"There are some simply beautiful pieces of music here. Sonically, this music has a clear but warm feel, across a range of styles, whether that's 'Prophecy Time,' which is majestic, sounding cathedral in scope, or the exquisite delicacy of 'Ship in a Bottle.' The standout track, 'Final Sunset,' reminds me of the work he did with David Bowie on Low. With any album, there are likely to be tracks that don't click, and with a compilation spanning 40 years, all the more so. That's true here: 'Deep Blue Day' and 'You Don't Miss Your Water' sound like country and western music with synths. Musical mashups can be fun, but they aren't always. Listening to these tracks made my teeth ache. Despite the varying shades of tone and the years that separate the tracks, this is an album that hangs together. It's more than background music, whether to a movie or to one's own life. Film Music is something to lose yourself in." - Phil Brett, Stereophile, February 2021

Side A
1. Top Boy (Theme) from 'Top Boy' - Series 1, 2011
2. Ship In A Bottle from 'The Lovely Bones', 2009
3. Blood Red from 'Francis Bacon's Arena', 2005
4. Under from 'Cool World', 1992
5. Decline And Fall from 'O Nome da Morte', 2017

Side B
1. Prophecy Theme from 'Dune', 1984
2. Reasonable Question from 'We Are As Gods', 2020
3. Late Evening In Jersey from 'Heat', 1995
4. Beach Sequence from 'Beyond The Clouds', 1995

Side C
1. You Don't Miss Your Water from 'Married to the Mob', 1988
2. Deep Blue Day from 'Trainspotting', 1996
3. The Sombre from 'Top Boy' - Series 2, 2013
4. Dover Beach from 'Jubilee', 1978

Side D
1. Design As Reduction from 'Rams', 2018
2. Undersea Steps from 'Hammerhead', 2004
3. Final Sunset from 'Sebastiane', 1976
4. An Ending (Ascent), from 'For All Mankind', 1989

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Lovely but flawed by an invisible scratch

posted on 02/04/2021
4 Stars
Reviewer: Tim W.
The music is, of course, haunting and lovely. Unfortunately, having listened only to Disc 1, I'm disappointed to hear a recurring tick for the last half of Side 1, Track 3. Oddly, even under strong light, there's no visible scratch, but the tick sounds on every rotation. Bummer. I'd give this LP set a 3.5 if that were possible.

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