Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brian Eno Series, #8: Brian Eno- Another Green World (1975) MP3 & FLAC

"Well we rested in the desert where the bones were white as teeth sir, and we saw St. Elmo's fire splitting ions in the ether."

Unquestionably Eno's masterpiece and a huge artistic leap forward from the brilliant tongue-in-cheek Art-Glam of his first two post-Roxy releases, Another Green World is where Brian Eno became Brian Eno, finally privileging sonic experimentation over pop song structure. However, don't let the term "experimentation" fool you; this is album is full of sumptuous, gorgeous music. While there are a few pop songs in the mix (and quite good ones at that), much of Another Green World is comprised of minimalist instrumental tracks that point forward to Eno's Ambient works, while still managing to utilize rhythm and melody in a way that allows them to carry what, for all intents and purposes, is still a "Rock" album. In my opinion, there is no better place to start with Eno; this is absolutely essential listening, even for those with no more than a passing interest in experimental pop.

Another Green World (2004 Remastered Edition)
 1. Sky Saw  (3:27)
 2. Over Fire Island  (1:51)
 3. St. Elmo's Fire  (3:02)
 4. In Dark Trees  (2:31)
 5. The Big Ship  (3:01)
 6. I'll Come Running  (3:49)
 7. Another Green World  (1:41)
 8. Sombre Reptiles  (2:21)
 9. Little Fishes  (1:34)
10. Golden Hours  (4:00)
11. Becalmed  (3:56)
12. Zawinul/Lava  (3:00)
13. Everything Merges with the Night  (3:59)
14. Spirits Drifting  (2:36)


  1. I have many Eno albums on vinyl and this is one. Your review is absolutely spot on. If you give this album a serious listen you will be hooked!

  2. I agree; it's one the essential albums of the seventies and extremely underrated

  3. Grüße aus Berlin ... It's one of my favourite albums ... thanks also for the other posts, making it so easy to enter the Brian Eno world ...

  4. Issi, thank you for the comment. I've really enjoyed posting the Eno albums. Two to go, and then I'm going to start work on a Scott Walker series. Keep coming back!

  5. Thanks for all the Eno, and everything else too. Making me pretty happy.

  6. Hi, oh hi there, thanks for the comment. Glad you've liked the posts. I've really enjoyed the past 6 weeks (life of blog) and I'm looking forward to posting as much as I can for as long as I can. Please hit the 'follow' button if you haven't already done so and let me know if you have any suggestions for future posts or series


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