BRIAN ENO Eno Box I: Instrumentals (1993) & Eno Box II: Vocals (1993)


Eno Box I: Instrumentals (1993)
Eno Box II: Vocals (1993)
A Stellar Overview Of Everything Eno

RE-UPPED! Two, three-disc box sets that successfully compile the best work from Brian Eno’s solo years. Box I: Instrumentals, more or less chronologically compiles Eno’s instrumental work from the albums, Another Green World (1975), Before And After Science (1977) and the Music For Films series (1976-88), as well as collaborations with Hassell, Budd, Fripp, Bowie & brother Roger, and edited works from Discreet Music (1975), Music For Airports (1978), On Land (1982), Thursday Afternoon (1985), The Shutov Assembly (1992) and Neroli (1993). While he’s always been considered a performer/collaborator, the emphasis of Box II: Vocals is on the singer/songwriter – who got plenty of attention during his years with Roxy Music, but whose own work is often considered a little too outside, or idiosyncratic, to appeal to the masses. Box II zeros in on highlights from Here Come The Warm Jets (1973) and Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy (1974), Another Green World (1977) and Before And After Science (1977) and his numerous collaborations with David Byrne, John Cale, Moebius and others, as well as tracks from Eno’s unreleased 1993 LP, My Squelchy Life. Scattered throughout are some rare singles and oddities for the hardcore followers. Two boxes for the true fans, and the curious alike. I & II are both at Amazon, and there’s more Eno in the archives.


INSTRUMENTAL 1
Another Green World (1:41)
Energy Fools The Magician (2:08)
Dover Beach (4:38)
Slow Water (3:19)
Untitled (2:06)
Chemin De Fer (1:58)
Empty Landscape (1:26)
Reactor (1:41)
The Secret (1:13)
Don’t Look Back (1:00)
Marseilles (1:30)
Two Rapid Formations (3:26)
Sparrowfall I (1:12)
Sparrowfall II (1:44)
Sparrowfall III (1:24)
Events In Dense Fog (3:44)
‘There Is Nobody’ (1:44)
Patrolling Wire Borders (1:43)
A Measured Room (1:04)
Task Force (1:22)
M386 (2:51)
Final Sunset (4:12)
The Dove (1:26)
Roman Twilight (3:39)
Dawn, Marshland (3:14)
Always Returning I (4:37)
Signals (3:59)
Drift Study (2:32)
Approaching Taidu (3:27)
Always Returning II (3:10)
Asian River (4:23)

INSTRUMENTAL 2
Theme From Creation (3:08)
Saint Tom (3:37)
Warszawa (6:21)
Chemistry (6:53)
Courage (3:39)
Moss Garden (5:20)
Tension Block (3:15)
Strong Flashes Of Light (3:08)
More Volts (2:50)
Mist/Rhythm (3:36)
Ho Renomo (5:07)
A Stream With Bright Fish (3:54)
Fleeting Smile (2:32)
An Arc Of Doves (6:23)
Stars (7:57)
An Index Of Metals (Edit) (7:13)

INSTRUMENTAL 3
1/1(16:36)
Ikebukuro (Edit) (7:19)
The Lost Day (9:14)
Thursday Afternoon (Edit) (11:51)
Discreet Music (Edit) (15:02)
Dunwich Beach, Autumn 1960 (7:09)
Neroli (Edit) (9:42)

VOCALS 1
Needle In The Camel’s Eye (3:10)
Baby’s On Fire (5:22)
Cindy Tells Me (3:25)
On Some Faraway Beach (4:37)
Blank Frank (3:35)
Dead Finks Don’t Talk (4:20)
Some Of Them Are Old (5:11)
Here Come The Warm Jets (4:06)
Seven Deadly Finns (Single) (3:10)
Burning Airlines Give You So Much More (3:16)
Back In Judy’s Jungle (5:18)
The Great Pretender (5:10)
Third Uncle (4:50)
Put A Straw Under Baby (3:25)
The True Wheel (5:11)
Taking Tiger Mountain (5:31)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Single) (2:53)

VOCALS 2
Sky Saw (3:28)
Over Fire Island (1:51)
St. Elmo’s Fire (3:01)
In Dark Trees (2:30)
The Big Ship (3:03)
I’ll Come Running (3:50)
Sombre Reptiles (2:20)
Golden Hours (4:01)
Becalmed (3:57)
Zawinul/Lava (3:01)
Everything Merges With The Night (4:00)
Spirits Drifting (2:44)
No One Receiving (3:52)
Backwater (3:44)
Kurt’s Rejoinder (2:55)
King’s Lead Hat (3:56)
Here He Comes (5:39)
Julie With…(6:20)
By This River (3:01)
Through Hollow Lands (For Harold Budd) (3:56)
Spider And I (4:13)

VOCALS 3
R. A. F. (With Snatch) (3:01)
America Is Waiting (3:38)
Regiment (3:59)
The Jezebel Spirit (4:57)
Wire Shock (5:27)
Ali Click (4:20)
Spinning Away (5:27)
Empty Frame (4:26)
The River (4:24)
The Soul Of Carmen Miranda (3:25)
The Belldog (6:18)
I Fall Up (3:42)
Stiff (3:24)
Are They Thinking Of Me? (5:34)
Some Words (4:34)
Under (5:19)
Over (3:47)

 

17 Comments

  • 1
    Contact
    December 3, 2009 - 00:20 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard.

    I am a long time Eno fan and I have all the studio material, but really happy to listen to the oddities.

    Have you listend to "Bang On A Cans" rendition of Music For Airports?

    -Contact

  • 2
    Capt. Willard
    December 3, 2009 - 00:56 | Permalink

    I've got a couple of ancient Bang On A Can things but never heard that one. I'll poke around for it. Thanks for the tip.

  • 3
    Anonymous
    December 3, 2009 - 01:58 | Permalink

    I was just clearing out my garage and tossing a gazzilion old cassettes, and digging through crates of moldy old records, and found all my old eno records, which I put aside. I had multiple copies of the first four solo works, so this post is very timely as my turntable is long gone.
    keep up the fantastic work.

  • 4
    Capt. Willard
    December 3, 2009 - 02:04 | Permalink

    I heard you were doing that and thought this might help. Thanks for commenting.

  • 5
    Art Ducko
    December 5, 2009 - 09:49 | Permalink

    What a great set. This stuff sounds like it was cut yesterday, not some thirty-odd years ago. I still think Baby's on Fire is one of the coolest song titles ever, as well as a pretty damn cool song itself. It has a groove that bores into your head like a boll weevil. No wonder Bowie came up with Ziggy Stardust. Eno was Ziggy's godfather. It's time for Brian to rock out again on his own.

  • 6
    Anonymous
    December 6, 2009 - 18:17 | Permalink

    I have a very scratchy 45 of Seven Deadly Finns – very pleased to be able to hear it again at last!
    Thanks
    Chris

  • 7
    ge
    December 7, 2009 - 18:58 | Permalink

    early eno is the best/only eno—-same for t. heads imo [i'm talking the trio!]

  • 8
    Dave C
    December 16, 2009 - 04:54 | Permalink

    I've never heard this set, though I own a pretty much all the original albums. I bought the Instrumentals box when it came out. Disc 2 has become my go-to relaxation music. I've been drifting off to sleep to it every night for 10+ years. I think I'm going to give this box a try. Thanks for the post.

  • 9
    Martin Abel
    January 4, 2010 - 04:35 | Permalink

    Beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm just getting into Brian Eno again. I used to have "More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection" on vinyl, and have Apollo & Ambient 1 on CD already. I'm really looking forward to exploring this stuff. Thanks!

  • 10
    Capt. Willard
    January 4, 2010 - 05:05 | Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by and thanks for commenting.

  • 11
    Anonymous
    February 4, 2010 - 14:42 | Permalink

    Thankyou! All to rediscover again, and more …

  • 12
    Anonymous
    February 5, 2010 - 09:29 | Permalink

    thanks so much!
    eno – one of my alltime faves…still got those early singles (raf, lion.., 7deadly..), but no turntable! now i can enjoy them again.
    super blog!
    keep on keepin on

  • 13
    Anonymous
    April 9, 2010 - 11:19 | Permalink

    you are doing a splendid job sir, thank you!!

  • 14
    Capt. Willard
    November 1, 2010 - 05:25 | Permalink

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    Get them both HERE.
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  • 15
    Anonymous
    April 29, 2011 - 15:13 | Permalink

    Thanks for this great sets!

  • 16
    Ivor Bigun
    June 2, 2011 - 09:43 | Permalink

    Sorted! thanks very much for that, much appreciated.

  • 17
    endofcommon
    February 4, 2013 - 18:17 | Permalink

    Thank you so much, very grateful!

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