- Wednesday, October 8, 2008
David Byrne, who just announced European dates for his current tour, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, has been performing in California all week. San Diego City Beat calls the show "classic Byrne ... a great reminder of Byrne’s genius and his continuing relevance as a performance artist." The Orange County Register calls the Los Angeles show "remarkable" with "Byrne as good as he's ever been since his heyday." The Oakland Tribune calls the Byrne/Eno pairing "one of the greatest partnerships to ever occur in the recording studio," writing that "time has served to validate the significance of" their recently reissued collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, which has "played a huge role in shaping modern electronic music."
About Brian Eno
Ambient pioneer, glam-rocker, hit producer, multi-media artist, technological innovator, worldbeat proponent and self-described non-musician, Brian Eno started his career as a founding member of Roxy Music. Leaving the band in 1973, he began his solo career with the album Here Come The Warm Jets, followed by a string of critically acclaimed records including Music For Airports. Collaborators include John Cale, Nico, Robert Fripp, and David Bowie. As a producer, credits include work with Geoffrey Oreyama; U2’s The Joshua Tree, Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa, and Achtung Baby; and David Bowie’s Outside.
February 3, 2009
David Byrne and Brian Eno stumbled onto the future with this groundbreaking work, using found sounds and trance-like rhythms, anticipating innovations of contemporary electronic dance music, world music, even hip-hop. The 25th-anniversary re-mastered version includes seven previously unreleased tracks. This 12" double-vinyl release on 180-gram vinyl includes additional drum, vocal, and ambient tracks for "Help Me Somebody" and "A Secret Life" not available on CD or MP3.