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on 24 December 2012
I like this U2 producer ex-Roxy Music synthesizer man Brian Eno and David Sheppard must enjoyed writing about this got to have On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno
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on 17 June 2015
Super informative book, especially if you're an Eno nerd! Language is a bit exagerated, but the subject is also an eccentric.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent biography of a many-faceted subject. It is written with intelligence and an eloquence unusual in a biography. Even those who are not particularly interested in Eno's own musical output will find plenty of social and historical interest here. His childhood and early life are dealt with evocatively and his art school days are written on at length, as this was the period when he developed the important notion that chance and accident are crucial to creativity. Eno is arguably one of the most inventive, influential music producers of our time and, as such, his input into the albums (and careers) of such artists as Bowie, U2, Colplay, David Byrne and Talking Heads is written about with fascinating detail. A small quibble is that the book is littered with typographical errors, but that is a small price to pay for such an engrossing reading experience.
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on 20 November 2010
Such a great read, an eye opener. For many years I have been a fan of his music, plus Talking Heads, Roxy ets. This book brings it all together. But the book also brings you down to earth, Eno is a regular guy, with faults like all of us. The drive he has, has sometimes turned in to qualities we all dislike.

I re-listened to many of Eno's albums and Taking Heads ones too. It was a great to do this.
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on 1 October 2008
Whilst a great read and an insight into the methods of the erstwhile Roxy sound distorter, it didn't tell me anything about him as a person. I found myself four fifths through the book about the erstwhile Bowie collaborator and we were still in 1979. It reads like a very long (very knowledgeable and well written) record review of the erstwhile Plastic Eno Band man, but Sheppard uses the word erstwhile far too often for my liking.
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