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4.0 out of 5 stars another green loveliness
This, I assume, is a sister album to Eno and Fripp's 'Evening Star',and a continuation of their collaboration begun on 1975's 'No Pussyfooting'.
In my opinion,we have two of music's most gifted and original people here,and an album with the two of them is always going to be interesting.This doesn't disappoint,lovely ambient...
Published on 14 Dec 2005 by spikerupert

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3.0 out of 5 stars A change of heart
I was about to assign this particular work to the category: Close but no cigar. I have quite a collection of Fripp and Eno work in CD and LP format, either as individuals or in their ambient collaborations, and therefore can compare the various merits (my own opinion of course) of their work. Previously I had not found any fault in any of their previous undertakings...
Published on 22 July 2009 by Mr. P. Ward


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4.0 out of 5 stars another green loveliness, 14 Dec 2005
This review is from: Equatorial Stars, The (Audio CD)
This, I assume, is a sister album to Eno and Fripp's 'Evening Star',and a continuation of their collaboration begun on 1975's 'No Pussyfooting'.
In my opinion,we have two of music's most gifted and original people here,and an album with the two of them is always going to be interesting.This doesn't disappoint,lovely ambient textures with Fripp's amazing sounding guitar seemingly endlessly sustained over the top,modulating weirdly from time to time,but always hypnotic.
Percussion and rhythm do creep into the music a little later in the album,but generally it is a mellow affair,perfect for chilling out with a loved one or what you will.
If you like either of these guys, or ambient sounds in general, you should get this cd and also check out the others mentioned above. Also recommended is Eno's 'Another Green World',which has some of Fripp's best playing I think.This may be the poorest of the three duo albums by these artists,but that just means in my book it gets only 4 stars and not 5!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A change of heart, 22 July 2009
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Mr. P. Ward "bluesbreaker" (cumbria, uk) - See all my reviews
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I was about to assign this particular work to the category: Close but no cigar. I have quite a collection of Fripp and Eno work in CD and LP format, either as individuals or in their ambient collaborations, and therefore can compare the various merits (my own opinion of course) of their work. Previously I had not found any fault in any of their previous undertakings. Obviously some works appeal more so than others but overall I have always enjoyed their work. My initial response to The Equatorial Stars was that even Fripp and Eno must have at least one donkey in their catalogue and this was it. That was until I turned the volume way down, listening to it almost subliminally. What an amazing difference it makes. Maybe this was their intention but with no direction on the cover notes (as with Eno's Ambient series) it was by lucky chance that I happen to listen to it at a much lower volume than my initial hearing of the piece. It is still not one of their better works but certainly worth a second listening, just reduce the volume.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For fans only, 9 Feb 2009
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If you liked Evening Star and No Pussyfooting then you'll like this. Not quite the soundscape of the previous two in the trilogy; evening star in particular, but a welcome addition to the collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars equatorial stars, 19 Feb 2014
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it's not a bad album but if you've got a fripp and eno album already this one doesn't bring anything new
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Equatorial Stars, 18 Feb 2014
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Delivery very quick,packaging good.
I have the previous two Fripp n Eno records on vinyl and still enjoy them after all these years. This is no less enjoyable. To be honest with this type of music that sums it up. If you find it enjoyable you will always, regardless of trends fads or fashions. It is no advantage to analyse it or give a critique in depth on how it compares with the others or one part with another. It is more complex than the others, but that view is of no value, as complexity doesn't necessarily affect wether it is enjoyable or not. It is a beautiful sound, and an enjoyable experience.
Although I prefer the sound on vinyl, marginally, I look forward to hearing this away from my hi fi as well.
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