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    Posted: July 30 2010 at 21:19
Picked up both CDs through local library. I have liked My life since it came out. I liked the sampling that went with the songs on the first side. I am liking the latter as well.. It is quite different. From what I have read they recorded the album separately(at their homes) and then had it mixed in NY.

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a genre-defining masterpiece.

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is middle-aged adult contemporary garbage.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2010 at 21:59
I have Life in the Bush but haven't found it interesting enough to listen more than a couple minutes into it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WalterDigsTunes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2010 at 22:03
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a genre-defining masterpiece.

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is middle-aged adult contemporary garbage.


Bingo!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2010 at 06:00
I think it's a bit harsh to call Everything garbage.  It just doesn't look so good compared to the Bush.  Interesting thing about Bush Of Ghosts - the original album had a song called Qu'ran which was omitted from the expanded version.

This thread needs some cover art Big smile

By the way, if you enjoyed their latest you might find this one interesting, too:




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My Life ... is extremely great album mixing African rhythms and Eno ambient ideas. Masterpiece!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2010 at 12:44
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

I think it's a bit harsh to call Everything garbage.  It just doesn't look so good compared to the Bush.  Interesting thing about Bush Of Ghosts - the original album had a song called Qu'ran which was omitted from the expanded version.

This thread needs some cover art Big smile

By the way, if you enjoyed their latest you might find this one interesting, too:




As the story goes they removed that piece in 1982. In the 1982 second edition, the track "Qu'ran"—which features samples of Qur'anic recital—was removed at the request of the Islamic Council of Great Britain.
I wonder if there was any threats related to this and how much is the original 1981 version worth?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jammun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2010 at 02:09
^^ Looks like the LP with Qu'ran is up for bid at $88 on ebay.  I have the LP.  It is a remarkable listen.  Help Me Somebody!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2010 at 06:16
I've got the first CD release which matches the content of the vinyl version.  My original vinyl succumbed to the flood and the salvaged copy is with my boss.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2010 at 11:00
I haven't listened to ETHWHT much besides "Strange Overtones."

Still, I was never too keen on The Bush of Ghosts. I kind of felt Eno did better by himself and Byrne did better with Talking Heads.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2010 at 06:37
Originally posted by jammun jammun wrote:

^^ Looks like the LP with Qu'ran is up for bid at $88 on ebay.  I have the LP.  It is a remarkable listen.  Help Me Somebody!
 
$88!!! I've had it hanging on my toilet wall for the last few weeks!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2010 at 06:59
Bush of Ghosts!

Great - and rather strange album. I still delight in playing 'Regiment' to people. They want to hate it, but just can't.
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