On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno
Few record collections remain untouched by Brian Eno’s 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 who’s who of rock and his credit adorns an outrageous number of albums. Tellingly, Eno’s 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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Review: On Some Faraway BeachUser Review - Davide Ariasso - Goodreads
Full of interesting information on Eno's life and works, just slightly marred by a writing style that lacks the ability to fully engage. Still, a precious document. Read full review
Review: On Some Faraway BeachUser 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