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The improved sonics are the chief reason to pick this up. The detail is better, clarity is better (even on a cheap stereo) and the warmth and atmosphere of the original recording becomes evident from the first guitar chord. The packaging is another matter entirely. I like the digipak design but do wish that there were some comments from Eno and his band mates about the making of this classic album. The reproduction of the original artwork seems pretty darn close to the original vinyl version for the most part.
From the stuttering Robert Fripp guitar solo for "Baby's On Fire" to the odd chord progression of "Driving Me Backwards", every track manages to capture your attention. This is Eno's candy store and he's displaying all his sweet wares for the first time. Later albums would focus on other elements but here his talent burst forth in full flower.
Another minor complaint--where is "Seven Deadly Finns" and the material from Eno's only charting EP? It would have made a perfect addition to this album (even if it was released as a two disc set keeping the original albums intact and separate). It's a pity. Still, the DSD technique for transferring these priceless recordings captures the vibrant sound and impact of the original recordings without the sterile atmosphere of CD. Well worth picking up.
When my older sister showed up with this album, she was still just a kid but she knew music (I'm still amazed to this day the albums she brought home in the early 70's it's a staggering list of classics) anyway my point is I couldn't have been maybe 11 but here she was jamming away to Eno's "Here come the warm jets" in many ways I grew up with this album and to this day certain moments of this album still have the power to hold me perfectly paralyzed in amazement and joy. The creativity displayed here will never be repeated, it can't be, it was a byproduct of a long since gone era. If you consider yourself a fan of early 70's music this CD cannot be excluded from any list of importance. I defy you to find me a record from 1973 that can be played to a new listener that gets the same reactions this CD gets; people are stunned by the quirky creativity and brilliance simply tossed around from track to track like it was nothing special. Usually when a musician comes across something especially unique he makes damn sure everybody notices but on this album song after song is just loaded with genius and oddity and each track just seems to top the next. A very special moment in time is represented here (A+)
The lyrics are arch, adroit, and oblique. The songs' propulsively minimal skeletons support dense, compelling, and odd sonic textures that range from the airily ironic pop of Cindy Tells Me to the dessicated ululations of Driving Me Backwards.
The work is not without its blemishes. One may question a few of Eno's more self-indulgent compositional choices, like noisy drones or cacaphonous synth blurts that occasionally occlude more important elements -- viz. the lyric in the last verse of Some Of Them Are Old. But the warts never overshadow the stunning richness and creativity of the songs.
What strikes me most about this solo debut today is how, despite its well-studied strangeness, it remains great fun to listen to. Eno's enthusiasm, like that of a 3-year-old with her first box of 64 crayons, is infectious, and we cannot help but be entranced, even if his skies are salmon and he frequently colors outside the lines.
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This album is one of my all time favorites! Not a single weak track! Quite possibly the best album of the entire 70's! Totally buy a copy and listen to it!Published 1 month ago by Asa Anderson
Eno's first solo album was astonishing when released and remains fresh and vividly original more than forty years later. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lynette McClenaghan
A great album by a legend of rock n' roll. Totally avant-garde in every facet. Way ahead of the curve as usual. His music never fails to delight.
All hail Brian Eno !
It is simply astounding that this album isn't known by more people. I listened to it after reading a positive review for it elsewhere (and knowing of his work with David Bowie,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by MorseMoose
When I purchased this phenomenal disc about a month and a half ago, I was absolutely (and still), blown away by the absolute innovative genius, tonal texture and general ambient... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Thirty-Ought Six
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