Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois ‎– The Pearl

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Tracklist

A1 Late October 4:42
A2 A Stream With Bright Fish 3:55
A3 The Silver Ball 3:23
A4 Against The Sky 4:46
A5 Lost In The Humming Air 4:02
B1 Dark-Eyed Sister 4:39
B2 Their Memories 3:52
B3 The Pearl 3:08
B4 Foreshadowed 3:47
B5 An Echo Of Night 2:26
B6 Still Return 4:19

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Recorded at Bob and Dan Lanois' Studio, in Canada.
Marketed by JEM Records, Inc.

© 1984 OPAL ltd.
℗ 1984 EG RECORDS ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: EGED37A HUB STERLING ⚾
  • Matrix / Runout: EGED-37-B HUB STERLING
  • Pressing Plant ID: HUB

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
823 162-1, POL 365 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 823 162-1, POL 365 France 1984 Sell This Version
50999 6 84538 2 4, ENOCDX 13 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 50999 6 84538 2 4, ENOCDX 13 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
EGED 37, 828 162-1 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor EGED 37, 828 162-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
50999 6 84538 2 4, ENOCDX 13 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(CD, Album, RE, RM, Opt) Astralwerks, EMI, EMI 50999 6 84538 2 4, ENOCDX 13 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
EEGCD 37 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 37 Japan 1989 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 25, 2020

This album by Brian Eno and Harold Budd reminds me more of being back in Vietnam than any piece of music I’ve ever heard.  I feel enticingly wrapped in giant green leafed plants that give off a palatable heat, where sunlight shifts and splinters into a thousand different variations and hues, where the shades of green are so varied that it’s impossible to take any of them for granted, where the ground is so moist and full of life that you can actually squeeze the moisture out between your fingers, and where, if you listen quietly, for even the shortest amount of time, there is a rhythm and harmony that both floats in and vibrates all around you.  These are fragile moments, moments that go almost unconsidered until you realize that they’ve passed ... but if you lay still, and let your mind float down stream, all of the splendor will wash over you again, like a warm summer rain, in a matter of seconds.

The Pearl is beyond electronic or classical music, and because it is so ethereal, can certainly not be classified with the genre of soundscapes.  Yes the layering is rich and thick with texture.  But these textures are so precariously balanced with nature, that it often feels as if these two men have set up their instruments and equipment to capture and play along with the ever changing faces of nature ... in her most remote and unexplored regions.

Instinctively I want to check my weapon, to make sure all is in order, that I have not lolled myself into a hypnotic sense of complacency, because sadly, beyond the beauty found here lies the real world.  

Ahhh ... aren’t memories funny things?

Review by Jenell Kesler
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

May 14, 2013
edited over 7 years ago

Harold Budd plays piano here, but the album is dominated Eno's production. It is very much in the spirit of his "Ambient" series. Quiet, slow soundscapes create a rich atmosphere of melancholy. I only wish some of the tracks were longer. Essential work if you're into this type of music.