Brian Eno ‎– Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)

Genre:
Style:
Year:
Notes:
Most LP pressings only contain a 6 minute shortened version of 2/2 instead of the original length of 9.38 min.
While most copies bear 1978 ℗ & © dates, all available evidence suggests it was not released until 1979 (March '79 in the UK, and later in other regions).

Tracklist

1/1 16:30
2/1 8:20
1/2 11:30
2/2 6:00

Versions (74)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMB 001, 2310647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) EG, Polydor AMB 001, 2310647 UK 1979 Sell This Version
3100 489 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) Polydor 3100 489 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
AMBC 001, 3100 489 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) EG, Polydor AMBC 001, 3100 489 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PVCC-7908 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC-7908 US 1979 Sell This Version
23 10 647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 23 10 647 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
2310 647, AMB 001 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor, EG 2310 647, AMB 001 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
9167-9835, (AMB 001) Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Passport Records, Passport Records 9167-9835, (AMB 001) Canada 1979 Sell This Version
PB 2006 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Passport Records PB 2006 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
PVC 7908 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) PVC Records, EG PVC 7908 US 1979 Sell This Version
MPF 1229 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor, EG MPF 1229 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
2310 647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 647 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
2344 132 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 132 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
2310 647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 647 Australasia 1979 Sell This Version
2310647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2310647 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
PVC 7908 (AMB 001) Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, TP) PVC Records PVC 7908 (AMB 001) US 1979 Sell This Version
EGS 201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGS 201 US 1982 Sell This Version
EGED 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGED 17 UK 1982 Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 US 1987 Sell This Version
714.8005 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin 714.8005 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
EGED 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG, Virgin EGED 17 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1408005, 140.8005 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 1408005, 140.8005 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-28038 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin Japan, Editions EG VJD-28038 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
VJD-28038 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, Editions EG VJD-28038 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 UK 1988 Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 UK 1990 Sell This Version
EEGCD 17, EEGCD17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG, Editions EG, Virgin EEGCD 17, EEGCD17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 US 1994 Sell This Version
EEGCD 17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RP) Editions EG, Virgin EEGCD 17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
NM022 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Ediciones Del Prado, Virgin NM022 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
724386649522 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Virgin America Records Ltd. 724386649522 US 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 66495 2 2, ENOCD6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Astralwerks, Astralwerks 7243 8 66495 2 2, ENOCD6 UK, Europe & US 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 66496 2 1 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 7243 8 66496 2 1 UK, Europe & US 2004 Sell This Version
VJCP-68703 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) Virgin VJCP-68703 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
none Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Astralwerks (2) none US 2004 Sell This Version
none Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CDr, Album, RM, Unofficial) Iberica Logos Music none Russia 2005 Sell This Version
7243 8 66495 2 2, ENOCD 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Astralwerks, Astralwerks 7243 8 66495 2 2, ENOCD 6 UK, Europe & US 2007 Sell This Version
TOCP-54179 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album) EMI TOCP-54179 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
No Cat. No. Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, Promo) EMI No Cat. No. UK 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-54179 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Virgin TOCP-54179 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, GZ ) EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin 50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, GZ ) EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin 50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
VJCP-98051 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin VJCP-98051 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-25469 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UICY-25469 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) EMI Marketing none UK 2016
EGS 201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Brian Eno) EGS 201 2016 Sell This Version
EGS 201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Brian Eno) EGS 201 2016 Sell This Version
EGS 201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cle) Editions EG (2) EGS 201 UK 2016 Sell This Version
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Opt) EMI, Virgin Music, Astralwerks, EMI, Virgin Music, Astralwerks 50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
ENO2LP6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Hal) Virgin EMI Records ENO2LP6 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
ENO2LP6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CDr, Album, Num, Promo, RE, RM, Wat) Virgin EMI Records ENO2LP6 2018 Sell This Version
ENOLP6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin EMI Records ENOLP6 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
0724386649522 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Astralwerks, EMI 0724386649522 US Unknown Sell This Version
0724386649522 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Astralwerks, EMI 0724386649522 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGEDC 17 Brian Eno Ambient #1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Editions EG EGEDC 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGEDC 17 Brian Eno Ambient #1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, RE, Chr) Editions EG EGEDC 17 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(4xFile, AAC, Album, RE, RM, 256) Virgin none Unknown
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG, Virgin EEGCD 17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG, Virgin EEGCD 17, 0777 7 87185 2 9 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 87185 2 9, V2 87185 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin Music Canada 0777 7 87185 2 9, V2 87185 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Arv) EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin, EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin 50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) EMI, Virgin Music, Astralwerks, EMI, Virgin Music, Astralwerks 50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8-175, none Brain Eno* Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova, Virgin (2) 8-175, none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EGSC-201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) EG EGSC-201 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGEDC-17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, Dol) Editions EG EGEDC-17 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EGSC-201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, Ora) EG EGSC-201 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGEDC 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) Editions EG EGEDC 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGEDC 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, RE, Whi) Editions EG EGEDC 17 US Unknown Sell This Version
2310 647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) EG, Polydor 2310 647 France Unknown Sell This Version
2310 647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2310 647 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
EGED 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGED 17 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 63 Reviews

Add Review

stef-van-deursen

stef-van-deursen

June 5, 2021
edited 16 days ago
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Hal, ENO2LP6

Biggest letdown in a while for me. Side A had some slight surface noise and some pops, but just doable. Side B sounded fairly quiet with no surface noise and barely any audible pops. Right now I'm happy, because the actual music sounds fantastic. Rich, dynamic yet restrained and what you would want from an ambient record. A big, full sound. Side C comes along and is probably one of the worst sounding pressing I have ever heard. Very loud and audible cracking through the right speaker throughout the entire track. Didn't even bother with side D.

Cleaned it twice on an Okki Nokki. Didn't make any difference. I'm returning it.
kevinsingel

kevinsingel

May 15, 2021
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, AMB 001, 2310647
Reference to all eno 45 rpm ambient remasters. Its ambient music. You veg out or drift away to it. But i sure as hell don't want to ger up every 15 minutes to flip the record. What is the point? I say that in a gentle poking humor kind of way
Earsore

Earsore

April 26, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, ENOLP6

This is everything you don't want out of an ambient reissue. The music itself is fantastic and groundbreaking, I have nothing bad to say about it at all. But the pressing is just so bad. When it wants to be quiet the music sounds gorgeous, but unfortunately, you will rarely get moments like that.
Loud crackles/popping on 1/1, skipping not just on that track but 1/2 as well. First time I played this fresh out the package it played a good half a minute of silence in the middle of track 1/2. After cleaning it began skipping on what I assume was the same spot and got stuck in a loop. There are too many moments where the ambience is abruptly interrupted or distracted with the surface noise. It's ridiculous and unacceptable for a release of this nature. Especially when it's supposedly supposed to be heavy-duty. This is a terrible reissue and I regret not paying attention to where it was pressed before buying it.

Music: 9/10
Pressing: 3/10
cartrox

cartrox

April 18, 2021
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cle, EGS 201
Let me know if you'd like a copy of this! Happy to provide pics of the record :)
Bloodbuzz459

Bloodbuzz459

January 8, 2021
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Hal, ENO2LP6

Had mine since release and only just got round to playing it - really surprised at how quiet it is. To be honest I was put off for so long as I thought it was highly unlikely it would not be tainted with surface noise.
CriniTM

CriniTM

December 19, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Hal, ENO2LP6
Got mine a month ago and just decided to play it for the first time on a special occasion. It's way too noisy! I've been streaming this record for a long time and hearing it now on this "special" 45 half speed is just painful
hellostrangersounds

hellostrangersounds

October 18, 2020
edited 8 months ago
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, AMB 001, 2310647
does this edition actually exist or is it the same as the PVC issue, just miscategorized? scant details on this listing--no matrix info and no picture of the rear cover...
Adam_A

Adam_A

August 15, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, 9167-9835, (AMB 001)

If you had played me Eno's first few albums and then this one and told me they were by the same artist, I wouldn't have believed you. If there's any one detraction against Eno's ambient music, it's that you have to listen to it in the right place at the right time. This is wholly not music for every situation! But when it's late at night, and there's nothing around to bug you, you won't find a better album to transport you to some chill alternate Blade Runner universe where everything is actually going to be okay and you can feel hopeful about everything that's to come.
hirnfried

hirnfried

July 4, 2020
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Hal, ENO2LP6
Got two copies at 45 RPM. Both noise and full of distortions on face 1 and 4. Dont buy the european 45 RPM version.
fake_blues

fake_blues

June 3, 2020
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, AMB 001, 2310647
Maybe someone with a bit of knowledge on stereo set ups can help me here.

I found a copy of the EG '82 pressing for peanuts but on playback was disappointed with the surface noise on 1.1 (enough crackle to detract from the music)

https://www.discogs.com/Brian-Eno-Ambient-1-Music-For-Airports/release/4682282

I'm definitely no audiophile & normally i'll leave my stereo at a setting that works well for most of my records, which is treble whacked up a couple of notches and bass a couple more. Anyway rather than sulk about my copy i decided to just try and mess around a little with settings. I turned the treble way back down the other way which pretty much eliminated any crackle. Now anytime i've done that in the past i've found I lost too much detail and brightness. With Music for Airports and track 1.1 in particular doing this i thought detracted very little from the sound quality. The track is piano led and really the only slight thing i could notice after switching between the vinyl and digital was a slight loss of brightness on the occasional rising synths. If anything i really liked the effect, which i guess if i could describe it was like laying a really thin layer of cloth over the speakers or listening in a church or cathedral. It's actually really beautiful.

On the remaining three tracks i neutralized the treble (bang in the middle) benefiting the more synth/organ based sounds coming from the speakers.

Anyway i recommend trying it for anyone with a noisy copy. For such a quiet detailed album of 40 plus years old there might be a few out there.

Does anybody else have experience with altering their stereo settings with ambient records? I guess if i want the full 'Bright' playback i can always switch back to my digital files (or upgrade to the recent halfspeed master?) but my gut feeling is i'll stick with this as i really enjoy the sound.

One final thought. Throughout this whole COVID-19 nightmare i've really struggled to maintain any focus on music and reading, the things i love most. This album Music For Airports has really brought my wandering mind some inner peace and for that reason i'll always be thankful for this music.