A Year with Swollen Appendices

Front Cover
Faber & Faber, 1996 - Music - 424 pages
'I've never succeeded in keeping a diary past the 6th of January before (so I know a lot about the early Januaries of my life), but at the end of 1994 I made a resolution to keep one for 1995. When I started I had no intention at all of publishing it. It wasn't until mid-October that I started to think that, with its mishmash of ideas, observations, admirations, speculations and grumbles, I might be able to make it a book. The diary also covers four recording projects caught at different times in their evolution. The project with James (whose 'Laid' and 'Wah Wah' albums I'd produced two years earlier); the David Bowie project which became 'Outside the Passengers' record; a collaboration between members of U2 and myself with occasional visitors. And 'Spinner', which was based on a soundtrack I'd made for Derek Jarman's last film. Of course, a lot of these entries were written after a day's work, and workdays can be good or bad. The good ones produce a glow of congratulation, the bad ones a frenzy of recrimination. As a result some of my best friends - those people with whom I work most closely - occasionally come in for my grumblings. I assume they'll ignore them as usual.' Brian Eno

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: A Year With Swollen Appendices

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Perhaps my favorite of all books. Eno will have you THINKing about art, music, technology, society, wars, art museums, the business side of entertainment, and just about everything else. Read full review

Bibliographic information