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Another Day On Earth

Brian Eno Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ryko
  • ASIN: B0009HL7JM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. This
2. And Then So Clear
3. A Long Way Down
4. Going Unconscious
5. Caught Between
6. Passing Over
7. How Many Worlds
8. Bottomliners
9. Just Another Day
10. Under
11. Bone Bomb

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Remarkably, Brian Eno's latest studio missive "Another Day On Earth" is being touted as a long overdue collection of songs with vocals; a somewhat modest undertaking, one might surmise, from a man whose eloquent frontier ingenuity may yet proffer the world - maybe not even this world - an album consisting entirely of music you can smell. Ambient. Enossification. Classical algorithms. Electronica magus Eno - right from the get-go as a sonic graffiti squiggler with Roxy Music - has always been one for formulating new genres, inspiring extra-lexicographical adjectives or for applying new science to art. "Another Day On Earth" is best approached with these concepts in mind. Despite the tuneful abundance of such uncompounded pleasures like "How Many Worlds" (hippie schtick with strings and acoustic guitar) or the sticky funk of "Just Another Day" (which, ironically, sounds like a very professional A Certain Ratio) there's plenty of experimental finesse to flex one's festering grey matter. "Bone Bomb" is poetry addressing famine, AIDS, anorexia or maybe just mortality. "Going Unconscious" sounds like it was conceived under the drift of hypnosis. The cavernous echoes and distant water drips of "A Long Way Down" is strictly ambient, albeit for experienced potholers only. "Another Day On Earth" is another distinguished album from someone who really has earned the right to reside in a parallel universe. --Kevin Maidment

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Another Day On Earth is the long-awaited new album by Brian Eno, his first solo song-based work in decades. This album is a unique combination of words and soundscapes by one of contemporary culture's most iconic figures. Artists as seminal yet varied as John Cale, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, U2 and Peter Gabriel have chosen to collaborate with Eno, and he is one of the most sought after figures working across the spectrum of modern music. Eno's early dedication to the musical avant garde was always steeped in wit and a passionate regard for the classic history of purely popular music from American doo-wop through the volatile lullabies of The Velvet Underground to the eerie soundscapes of Can. Eno's role as a founding member of the avant-pop group Roxy Music can still be regarded as one of the most accomplished debuts in the history of modern rock. Following Roxy Music, Eno embarked on a typically eclectic yet interconnected set of projects. His instrumental music, and most significantly the creation of ambient music, continues to have enormous influence over contemporary music-making. Two notable solo albums, "Here Come The Warm Jets" and "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)," matched Eno's exuberant surrealism as a lyricist to his warmly melodic vocal style, a combination that has re-surfaced and is beautifully refined on "Another Day On Earth."

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eno's Chillout Zone 11 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
Eno's first "vocal" album for 20 odd years isn't the quirky, manic pop of the 70s but rather a continuation of the chillout ambient sound of Drawn From Life with treated vocals. In fact it's melodic and dare I say it commercial, and the track "And Then So Clear" wouldn't sound out of place on one of those Chillout compilations alongside Dido et al. This isn't a criticism however because this album is a grower and once it seeps into the consciousness it's irresistible and certainly a worthy "follow up" to Before And After Science. So many great tracks on here, the Bowie-esque opener "This" and the aforementioned "And Then So Clear", a wonderful melody and dare I say it a possible hit single. "Passing Over" nods to Kraftwerk and Krautrock, while the folk inflections of "How Many Worlds" reflects Eno's political and social concerns particularly with his involvement in the Warchild charity and Make Poverty History campaign. It's an album that's less insular than his 70s work, more interested in wordly concerns than the trademark abstractions of previous albums. So not a groundbreaking album but one which gets better with every listen. Certainly one of the highlights of the year, and worth the 27 year wait!
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the real masterpieces 2005! 17 Jun 2005
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Format:Audio CD
Magic, wonder, surprise, beauty, darkness, twists and turns, deeply touching melodies, rich and profound textures, miles away from any mainstream, but accessible in all its beauty! A touch of melancolia, songs about living and dying, twilight zones, dark romance - and, on a planet full of madness, such an album comes as a relief, as consolation, as something worth to spend many days on earth with! Eno's four solo song albums from the 70's ("Here Come The Warm Jets"; "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)", "Another Green World" and "Before and After Science") are now regarded classics, "Another Day On Earth" will be a classic in ten years from now. I hope Mr. Eno will continue singing - it's a singular, and , in a very english way, soulful voice!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eno's voice returns 12 July 2005
By Christopher Hunter VINE VOICE
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This is an interesting record. On first listening it comes across as quite a traditional record which does not challenge the listener as such. There are straight forward songs, last heard on 'Before and After Science' as well as more ambient orientated pieces.
Repeated listening throws up a lot more on offer, in that there are distinct references to 'Thursday Afternoon', 'Music for Films' and 'Another Green World' as well as a nod to other musical movement over the last 10 years or so. The music doesn't quite go where you expect, which is very enoesque. Some of the tracks such as 'this' and 'botomliners' take up where Eno's collaboration with John Cale 'Wrong Way Up' left off, where it featured multi-layered vocal tracks.
The record does have a number of very beautiful melodies but there is also a sense of menace on a couple of tracks such as 'passing over' and 'going unconcious'.
All in all this is an excellent record. There is plenty for those who enjoy the tweaks and deconstruction of classic Eno, as well as some truly relaxing and melodic electro-ambient pieces.
Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just Another Day. 4 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
One of my favourite Eno albums. Great melodies, sweeping soundscapes and beautiful imagery. There isn't a bad track or any inconsequential fillers on the entire album. A great listening experience, get it now!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Damned with faint praise 21 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
I'll be really honest - I'm disappointed with this. I suppose it's unfair to expect a third album of the calibre of Antoher Green world or Before & After Science but I suppose that's exactly what I was hoping for, and this isn't it.

I like Eno's singing voice but it appears he doen't. At least three tracks here feature that bloody awful vocoder thing that Cher used years ago, and it spoils the tracks completely.

The dynamics I anticipated aren't here; the "open spaces" are filled more often and the songs are just not up to the standard I anticipated - I've lived with this album for a while before reviewing because of the way I felt.

It's okay but really nothing special.
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