Brian Eno ‎– Music For Films

EG ‎– EGM 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo


A1 Becalmed
A2 Deep Waters
A3 'There Is Nobody'
A4 Spain
A5 Untitled
A6 The Last Door
A7 Chemin De Fer
A8 Dark Waters
A9 Sparrowfall (1)
A10 Sparrowfall (2)
A11 Sparrowfall (3)
A12 Evening Star
A13 Another Green World
B1 In Dark Trees
B2 Fuseli
B3 Melancholy Waltz
B4 Northern Lights
B5 From The Coast
B6 Shell
B7 Little Fishes
B8 Empty Landscape
B9 Reactor
B10 The Secret
B11 Don't Look Back
B12 Marseilles
B13 Final Sunset
B14 Juliet


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.)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2310 623 Brian Eno Music For Films(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 623 UK 1978 Sell This Version
50999 6 84535 2 7, ENOCDX 9 Brian Eno Music For Films(CD, Album, RE, RM, DSD) EMI, Astralwerks, Virgin 50999 6 84535 2 7, ENOCDX 9 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2344 123 Brian Eno Music For Films(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 123 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
EGED 5 Brian Eno Music For Films(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGED 5 UK Unknown Sell This Version
50999 684535 2 7, ENOCDX 9 Brian Eno Music For Films(CD, Album, RE, RM, DSD) Virgin, Virgin, Astralwerks, Astralwerks, EMI, EMI 50999 684535 2 7, ENOCDX 9 Europe 2009 Sell This Version


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June 10, 2020

Quite an interesting record! Never knew it existed until Burning Shed put some copies of this for sale!

Very interesting how it contains some known tracks but which were under different names. Highly recommend for any Eno collector!


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.