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Studio Album, released in 2014

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Satellites (5:33)
2. Daddy's Car (4:50)
3. A Man Wakes Up (4:17)
4. Witness (5:06)
5. Strip it Down (4:43)
6. Mother Of A Dog (5:37)
7. Who Rings The Bell (5:05)
8. When I Built This World (5:44)
9. To Us All (3:28)

Total Time 44:23

Bonus disc from 2014 Limited Edition:
1. Big Band Song (3:08)
2. Brazil 3 (1:48)
3. Celebration (5:38)
4. Titian Bekhn (4:46)

Total time 15:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Brian Eno / keyboards (piano, synth), guitar (7-9), bass (1,5-8), synth brass (2,8), drum progamming (1,4,6-8), lead (1,5,8) & backing vocals, co-producer
- Karl Hyde (Underworld) / acoustic (5,7,9) & electric guitars, piano (4,8), synth brass (8), harmonica (6,2.2), tambourine (7,8), talking drum (8), lead (2-4,6-8,2.4) & backing (1) vocals

- Kasia Daszykowska / vocals (4)
- Darla Eno / vocals (1,5,7)
- Tessa Angus / backing vocals (3,7)
- Marianna Champion / lead (3) & backing (2,7) vocals
- Fred Gibson / piano (1,3,5,7,8) , synth (3,5), sampler (2.1), guitar (3,5,6), bass (1,3,4,8), drums (1,2,4,5,8,9,2.1), synth brass (2,8), backing vocals (1,2,7), co-producer
- Don E. / bass synth (2), clavinet (4)
- Georgia Gibson / alto, tenor & baritone saxes (1)
- Andy Mackay (Roxy Music) / alto sax (1,)
- Nell Catchpole / violin (5,8), viola (5,6)
- John Reynolds / drums (1-4,7)
- Chris Vatalaro / drums (2,8)
- Will Champion (Coldplay) / electronic drums (4)

Releases information

Artwork: Brian Eno with Karl Hyde (photo) and Nick Robertson (design)

2xLP Warp Records ‎- WARPLP249 (2014, UK)

CD Warp Records ‎- WARPCD249 (2014, UK)
2xCD Warp Records ‎- WARPCD249X (2014, UK) Bonus CD with 4 tracks

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(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
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Review by admireArt
4 stars A futuristic retrospective.

Inevitably Brian Eno and Karl Hyde (half of "Underworld", a progressive dance/trance duo, not included here in PA, because you can dance to it, I suppose), recorded an album together. Inevitably due to the later spontaneous collaborations, both musicians have had in the past 3 years (give n' take). All of these encounters were brief and reduced to the use of Eno's studio in a recording of an Underworld's track and a recorded song between the 3 musicians (Rick Smith the other half of UW). The song in question appears in UW's "Athens" a tribute album to their influences and mentors.

Ok enough with the history lesson. "SOMEDAY WORLD" this 2014 project, has a distintive, up-front and shameless vision of the 70-80's synth-pop territories (from Devo, to Ultravox, to O.M.D. to Gary Numan to Shankar & Caroline, and the whole scope in between).

It blends the playful spirit of Eno's early, elegantly "silly-like" melodies , (without the early, raw experimentation), with Hyde's deeper yet still plenty of fun song writing. The outcome is a very well balanced exchange of styles, influences and personal findings. The virtues of each musician are enhanced by the other's talents, a perfect match!

Unpretentious all in all, it relies mostly on its mutual, exceptional and fresh song writing approach and results, and its perfect-pitch studio-engineering. (Both are extraordinary sound engineers in their respective fields).

So there is a bit of Eno and a bit of Hyde respectfully disposed. A bit of "Here Come the Warm Jets" & "Before and After Science" like songs & the later vocal songs of "Another Day on Earth", with Hyde's solo project "Edgeland" like songs, and a subtle touch of UW's ELECTRONIC-dance/trance legacy.

To close things down, not for all prog audiophiles (as P/E usually is), it is more for those who enjoy one of this sub-genre's masterminds. And a must if you also follow UW.

****4 Progressive/Electronic, PA stars.

Review by tszirmay
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Well, all good things must come to an end, and after a serious 2 year tear of purchasing 4-5 star recordings , my lucky streak has screeched to a sudden and noisy halt, much to my chagrin! Long-time hero Brian Eno has always held my admiration, ever since he spiced things up with nascent Roxy Music and going on to fame and fortune as producer and artist. I had fallen off the cart after 1995's "Spinner", a lackluster collaboration with PIL's Jah Wobble and relied on his early stuff to keep me happy. Seeing a collaboration with Underworld's Karl Hyde seemed to have some merit and I was expecting a crafty and shimmering set of electronic genius. I am crestfallen in reporting that there are only 3 tracks worthy of adulation out of a total of 9 and I find myself somewhat disappointed, especially when taking into consideration the recent discographic brilliance of my other electro heroes John Foxx and Midge Ure, both releasing spectacular works in the last 2 years.

Eno handles the synths and computers but rarely comes up with anything exciting, Hyde provides rather scrawny vocals and silly putty guitar, the only positive being Coldplay's Will Champion doing a fab job on drums. The opener "Satellites" is what hooked me into ordering this CD, a thoroughly palpitating opener that has a serious amount of intelligence in its musical adventurism, for a second I was hopeful. Sadly the next four short tracks are dreary, wimpy, simplistic and devoid of any genius. "Mother of a Dog" appears through the mist of mediocrity and gets the juices flowing again with a clever electronic-pop thingy which, incredibly is followed by another good one in "Who Rings the Bell". Regret rears its forlorn head with the final two cuts that offer nothing special or attractive. I guess giving this multiple listens will not improve my disappointment and after doing so, my position is even more concrete. Nice cover art, but this one is going into the massive collection bookcase with little chance of reappearing in my lifetime. "Someday World" indeed, should have called it "Under Whelm World" instead.

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