Brian Eno ‎– Music For Films

EG ‎– EGM 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo


Originally released as a limited-edition (five hundred copies) LP in 1976 which was sent to a selection of filmmakers for possible inclusion in their work.

The album has manifested in several forms, featuring different track-listings and track-times.

1 : Promotional LP, 1976 (the Director's Edition), issued in a limited number of 500 copies. There are two versions:
A test pressing with 25 tracks (where the titles are not given).
Official release with 27 tracks. Many of those tracks were taken from Another Green World or appeared later on the official 1978 issue. Essentially all of the 'unreleased' tracks are available on the Music for Fans, Vol. 1 bootleg and – rather more officially – on the Eno Instrumental Box Set.
2 : Original 1978 release. The LP packaging featured a matte finish on the outside with a glossy finish on the inside, opposite of standard LP covers at the time.
3 : Editions EG reissue. The tracks were rearranged into what Eno felt was a more satisfactory sequence. This is now the "standard" issue. (Note : the cassette version of the Editions EG reissue used the track order from the original 1978 version, though the packaging listed the tracks in the rearranged order.)

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 63646 2 2, ENOCD9 Brian Eno Music For Films(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin, Astralwerks, Astralwerks 7243 5 63646 2 2, ENOCD9 UK, Europe & US 2005 Sell This Version
EGS 105 Brian Eno Music For Films(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGS 105 US 1982 Sell This Version
2310 623 Brian Eno Music For Films(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 623 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
EEGCD5 Brian Eno Music For Films(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD5 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EGSC-105 Brian Eno Music For Films(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Editions EG EGSC-105 US Unknown Sell This Version



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March 31, 2018
One can ear in "Music For Films" some of the instruments, effects and atmospheres that were used and created in "Low" or "Heroes", well, principally in "Low", which was recorded around the same time. Still, "Music For Films" is less finite.