My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Enhanced) Enhanced, Original recording remastered, Import
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The album itself has not aged, a remarkable feat. In fact the integration of vocal samples has hardly been bettered since.
Without wanting to get on the Eno-worship bandwaggon, it's interesting to note how subsequent world events have coloured this new hearing - the distinctly ethnic samples sound more chilling than ever (in this musical context).
What of the 'new' tracks? Well worth it, and an upbeat end that thankfully doesn't grate after the original closer 'Mountain of Needles'. Some great textures; a winsome alternative to 'Jezebel Spirit'; a beautiful guitar-only closer. The only dubious inclusion is a 39 second section of backing vocal from an earlier track - it's plain enough on the original and reminds me distinctly of ex-Goodie Bill Oddie (listen if you don't believe me!).
The thick booklet is most informative, and has lots of nice pics. But somehow they managed to miss off listing the sources of all those vocals - a remarkable oversight.
On the whole, a lovely repackaging of a supremely entertaining album.
The territory Byrne & Eno developed during 'Fear of Music' was the impetus for this album - two tracks on FOM 'I Zimbra' & 'Drugs' were key. The former veered off into ethnic directions (the 'Fourth World Music' coined by Jon Hassell) and world music rhythms; while the latter took some zoo-samples and layered a song around these. Eno & Byrne began work on 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' shortly after FOM - most of the album was recorded in 1980, though released in 1981 on EG records after 'Remain in Light.' There are guests - Talking Head Chris Frantz (on 'Regiment'), Bill Laswell ('America is Waiting') & live Head band member Steve Scales ('Help Me, Somebody'). For the most part Byrne and Eno play everything here and dispense with vocals - choosing to use samples from public radio of preachers set to the zeitgeist of the Iranian revolution, the invasion of Afghanistan by Russia, the fall out of Cambodia, the rise of Reagan & the Iranian hostage crisis.Read more ›
This is quality with a splash of extra for an updated release.
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