Brian Eno ‎– Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)

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Most LP pressings only contain a 6 minute shortened version of 2/2 instead of the original length of 9.38 min.

Tracklist

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

Versions (71)

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
PVCC-7908 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) PVC Records PVCC-7908 US 1978 Sell This Version
3100 489 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) Polydor 3100 489 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
EGSC-201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) EG EGSC-201 US 1978 Sell This Version
2310647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2310647 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
AMB 001, 2310647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) EG, Polydor AMB 001, 2310647 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
AMB 001, 2310647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) EG, Polydor AMB 001, 2310647 US 1978 Sell This Version
2344 132 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 132 Germany 1978 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 1978 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
PB 2006 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Passport Records PB 2006 Canada 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 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 647 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
2310 647 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 647 Australasia 1979 Sell This Version
PVC 7908 (AMB 001) Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) PVC Records PVC 7908 (AMB 001) 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
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
EGED 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGED 17 UK 1982 Sell This Version
EGS 201 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGS 201 US 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
1408005, 140.8005 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 1408005, 140.8005 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
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 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
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
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, 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
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) 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) 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
ENO2LP6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 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, RM, RP, 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
EGEDC 17 Brian Eno Ambient #1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Editions EG EGEDC 17 US 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 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, 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
50999 6 84523 2 2, ENOCDX 6 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, Virgin Music, Astralwerks, EMI, Virgin Music, Astralwerks 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, S/Edition) EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin, EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin 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
EGEDC 17 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(Cass, Album) Editions EG EGEDC 17 UK 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, AMB 001 Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports)(LP, Album) Polydor, EG 2310 647, AMB 001 Norway 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

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hirnfried

hirnfried

July 4, 2020
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 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.
XETSOF

XETSOF

May 26, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, RM, RP, 180, ENOLP6

Great remaster and packaging, though the pressing is on the noisy side. You may need to buy a few copies until you hit the right one. This is a constant issue with records pressed at GZ Media. They are generally very poorly pressed, due to use of a low-grade vinyl compound.
chetchatsalot

chetchatsalot

May 9, 2020
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, RM, RP, 180, ENOLP6
Beautiful copy. Flat and quiet. Included original inner, but no download card.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

March 27, 2020
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, AMB 001, 2310647
Does the track 2/2 actually last 6 minutes on the original edition? According to Wikipedia, the extended 9:38 version first appeared on the CD and Working Backwards box set, but never seen the short version.
burryscurry1

burryscurry1

August 31, 2019
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Hal, ENO2LP6
Dare I say this... A perfect pressing. Nothing but music. Huge step up from EG copy or CD. Worth every penny.Download included. Lovely package. Buy with confidence.
wrharris2012

wrharris2012

August 16, 2019
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Hal, ENO2LP6
Beautiful pressing. I only wish all vinyl sounded this good...
Kohitsuji

Kohitsuji

July 31, 2019
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, RM, RP, 180, ENOLP6
Pretty notable dish warp, but I'm not too beat up about it; doesn't seem to affect the sound any. Maybe I'm just a goon and lost it but can't find the DL voucher anywhere; still not too beat up about it.
penguindf12

penguindf12

July 18, 2019
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Hal, ENO2LP6
Since it's 45 RPM I like to spin it at 33 1/3 and enjoy my own homemade vaporwave edition
whitespyder

whitespyder

June 26, 2019
referencing Ambient 1 (Music For Airports), LP, Album, RM, RP, 180, ENOLP6

I must say, i'm surprised: i bought this one to see if i'd get lucky and this pressing is far from being bad.
Record is flat. Quite heavy. The original inner is there. It plays mostly without any surfce noise (maybe a little hiss on 1/1).

Honetly it could be almost perfect if it wasn't for cyclical pops during the last minute on 2/1. I guess GZ won't ever make something perfect...
If you're on a budget, try this one first before the 45rpm version, it might play well!