Harold Budd / Brian EnoAmbient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror)

Label:Editions EG – EGS 202
Series:Ambient (2) – 2
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1First Light6:58
A2Steal Away1:25
A3The Plateaux Of Mirror4:09
A4Above Chiangmai2:44
A5An Arc Of Doves6:22
B1Not Yet Remembered3:48
B2The Chill Air2:09
B3Among Fields Of Crystal3:24
B4Wind In Lonely Fences3:50
B5Failing Light4:32

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℗ 1980 E.G. Records Ltd.
© 1980 E.G. Music Ltd.
Made in U.S.A.

Rear cover:
℗ 1980 E.G. Records Ltd. © 1980 E.G. Records Ltd.
Marketed by JEM Records.
Printed in U.S.A.

Runouts are etched, except for STERLING (which is stamped).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts, etched): HuB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): EGS-202-A HuB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): EGS-202-B HuB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): P̶V̶C̶ ̶7̶9̶1̶8̶ ̶A̶ EGS-202-A HuB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): P̶V̶C̶ ̶7̶9̶1̶8̶ ̶B̶ EGS-202-B HuB STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (LP, Album)Polydor2335 205France1980
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Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (LP, Album)Editions EGEGAMB 002UK1980
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The Plateaux Of Mirror = 鏡面界 (LP, Album)Editions EG, Editions EGMPF 1321, MPF1321Japan1980
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Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor2335 205Italy1980
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Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror (LP, Album, Limited Edition)Editions EG2311 165Germany1980



  • martinmr's avatar
    This record is incredible. I’ve been listening to it regularly for the last 20 years or so. I have this original American as well as the original British press. As a side note, I used to see Harold Budd almost every week without knowing who he was - I worked at a library in his neighborhood and he’d stop by to usually check out art and architecture magazines. I happened to see a picture of him with the Cocteau Twins towards the end of my time at the library and thought, “Holy shit! That’s Mr. Budd!” I never got the chance to interact with him knowing who he was as an artist/musician. He’ll always be Mr. Budd to me. RIP
    • Adam_A's avatar
      It's my least favourite of the ambient series, but that isn't to say it isn't a solid album that very much fits into the series overall. It certainly is worth multiple listens and something new is revealed with each listen. But I do at times find the piano kind of takes me out of Eno's original goal of having his ambient music be less interfering with the environment and more augmentative. In fact, Ambient #2 might be the most "foreground" Ambient album out of a series that is meant more for background music.
      • nohatsnohoofs's avatar
        Does anyone know if this is getting a repress? If so, when? Strange how they just re-issued ambient 1 and 4
        • matthewdake's avatar
          This pressing has occasional rampant non-fill issues. Buyer beware, demand a play test.
          • Veratrum.nigrum's avatar
            Edited 13 years ago
            This is probably one of the most beautiful musics ever produced by man. It is cold and warm at the same time. It is both spring and autumn as well as endless deserts and endless waters. Track 2 was played on Swedish TV shortly after the horrible "Estonia"-catastrophy and, well, SVT couldn't have chosen a more suitable soundtrack. I recommend this album with all my heart and soul. This is music for births and deaths. My vinyl copy is getting somewhat outworn, though, but it doesn't really matter, because this music is too strong to be outworn...


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