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

Label:Editions EG – EGAMB 002
Series:Ambient (2) – 2
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1First Light6:58
A2Steal Away
Composed ByEugene Bowen
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

Companies, etc.


  • Composed ByBrian Eno (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)
  • Composed By, Piano [Acoustic], Electric PianoHarold Budd
  • Lacquer Cut ByRC*
  • Performer [Other Instruments And Treatments], ProducerBrian Eno


Special thanks for their help and co-operation to Bob and Danny Lanois at Grant Avenue Studio, Ontario, to Eugene Bowen at the Old Rugged Cross and to Roddy Hui.
© 1980 E.G. Records Ltd.
℗ 1980 E.G. Records Ltd.

All songs copyright © E.G. Music Ltd. 1979

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Side A (Label)): EGAMB 002 A
  • Other (Side B (Label)): EGAMB 002B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A (Variant 1)): EGAMB 002 A//2∇E420 1 1 1 U
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B (Variant 1)): EGAMB 002 B//3∇E420 1 1 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A (Variant 2)): EGAMB 002 A//2∇E420 1 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B (Variant 2)): EGAMB 002 B//3∇E420 1 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A (Variant 3)): EGAMB 002 A//2∇E420 1 1 9 [etched] RC
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B (Variant 3)): EGAMB 002 B//3∇E420 1 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A (Variant 4)): EGAMB 002 A//2∇E420 1 1 3 [etched] RC
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A (Variant 4)): EGAMB 002 B//3∇E420 1 1 7

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (LP, Album)Editions EGEGS 202US1980
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Ambient 2 (The Plateaux Of Mirror) (LP, Album)Polydor2335 205France1980
New Submission
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



  • brilliantrees's avatar
    This collection of beautiful sounds deserved to be remastered by Abbey Road half-speed, Mofi or Analogue Production. I'm desperate for a good-quality vinyl reissue.
    • martinmr's avatar
      This record is incredible. I’ve been listening to it regularly for the last 20 years or so. I have the original American and this 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
      • tony879's avatar
        Christ! I bought my NM OG first press about five years ago for £20 right here. Shocked to see prices now.
        Mine has a gold foil lettered ‘promo’ stamp o the back of the sleeve.
        A landmark and wonderful album in any genre.
        • freesociety7276's avatar
          one of the greatest records ever produced, rest in peace harold
          • Toadspotter's avatar
            Edited 3 years ago
            I couldn't disagree more with the below. To each his own I guess. You can listen and decide for yourself. This is one of my top 3 Lps out of a 1000 that I own. Great to meditate to at the end of the day and be reminded that just experiencing beautiful sound makes life good. RIP Harold Budd (Dec. 8, 2020). Budd's White Arcades has a similar piano approach and is a gem.
            • _Obscuremuse_'s avatar
              The best of the Ambient series, always sounds like a scenic drive near a mountain lake on a spring day to me. Crisp and echoey production, just gorgeous.


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