On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno

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Chicago Review Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 471 pages
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Few record collections remain untouched by Brian Enos aesthetic DNA: from ambient soundscapes and world-music hybrids to cut n paste vocal samples and amniotic chill-out rooms, Eno is all around us. A sonic alchemist to the stars, his address book is a veritable whos who of rock and his credit adorns an outrageous number of albums. Tellingly, Enos work with Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo, U2, and Coldplay has coincided with those artists producing their most critically revered work. On Some Faraway Beach is the first serious, critical examination of the life and times of Brian Eno. David Sheppard has interviewed key collaborators like David Byrne, Robert Wyatt, John Cale, Bryan Ferry, and Gavin Bryars. But more importantly, Sheppard has had considerable assistance and input from Brian and Anthea Eno themselves, while retaining an edge and independence in keeping with his subject.
  

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User Review  - Glen Hirshberg - Goodreads

One night, I ran into Chris Eckman, [the Walkabouts'] singer/guitarist/co-leader. He was so wired, he seemed to have sprung another few inches on his already towering, reedy frame. "Brian Eno just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

This book gives us all a glimpse into the workings of a - let's be fair - musical/artistic genius. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

David Sheppard is a practicing musician and a writer on music and culture in the UKand the author of Elvis Costello and Leonard Cohen.

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