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Another Green World

a Studio release
Brian Eno

Release Year: 1975

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1975 Island Records LP
1987 EG EGCD 21 CD
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/1/2000 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/16/2021 3:22:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. Sky Saw (3:25)
  2. Over Fire Island (1:49)
  3. St. Elmo's Fire (2:56)
  4. In Dark Trees (2:29)
  5. The Big Ship (3:01)
  6. I'll Come Running (3:48)
  7. Another Green World (1:28)
  8. Sombre Reptiles (2:26)
  9. Little Fishes (1:30)
  10. Golden Hours (4:01)
  11. Becalmed (3:56)
  12. Zawinul/Lava (3:00)
  13. Everything Merges With the Night (3:59)
  14. Spirits Drifting (2:36)
Brian Eno
Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Vocals, Farfisa Organ, Bass Pedals, Tapes
John Cale
Keyboards, Viola
Phil Collins
Percussion, Drums
Robert Fripp
Percy Jones
Bass, Fretless Bass
Roderick Melvin
Keyboards, Fender Rhodes
Paul Rudolph
Bass, Guitar, Drums (Snare)
Brian Turrington
Bass, Piano

Reviewed by DBSilver on 01 Dec 2000

This CD is a masterpiece. This is a transitional recording where Eno is moving into soundscapes, minimalism, and ambience without the loss of lyricism or melody. Eno's growing proficiency with electronica and the studio are amply demonstrated and new musical ground is broken on this album.
I will detail the first 3 songs only in the following paragraphs:
Starting off with Sky Saw - a jarring piece with incredible bass work by Percy Jones, you know will likely hear sounds you have not heard before. If Sky Saw is not for you - do not walk away from this recording. You will find something in the songs that follow.
Over Fire Island is another instrumental and is a soundscape // minimalist piece. Again the bass and studio effects shine. Nothing much happens - but this is an interesting passage - especially towards the middle where the drummer Phil Collins simply turns the beat around.
Song 3 - St. Elmo's Fire - brings in vocals and is sure to capture anyone listening who is not already hooked on this album. It has a pop feel and yet is very beautiful. It is highlighted by a fantastic guitar solo by Robert Fripp which simply must be heard.
The first 3 songs capture the essence of this recording without being either the best or most interesting on the album! All the remaining music are fresh - original and very much in tune with the varieties of sound you will hear in the above songs. John Cale is also on this album and similar music can be found on the Cale/Eno recording - Wrong Way Up.
In summary, this album is simply one of the finest recordings every made and I highly recommend it.

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