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Brian Eno - David ByrneMy Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

Label:EG – EGLP48, Polydor – 2302 100
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Tribal, Ambient, Avantgarde, Experimental, Funk

Tracklist

A1America Is Waiting
Arranged ByLaswell*, Eno*, Byrne*, Van Tieghem*, Wright*
BassBill Laswell
Bass [Click]Tim Wright (2)
Drums, PercussionDavid Van Tieghem
3:36
A2Mea Culpa
Bodhrán [Bodhran]Dennis Keeley
3:45
A3Regiment
Arranged ByEno*, Jones*, Frantz*, Byrne*, Fripp*
BassBusta Jones
DrumsChris Frantz
Drums, PercussionDavid Van Tieghem
3:56
A4Help Me Somebody
Congas, Percussion [Metals]Steve Scales
DrumsJohn Cooksey
4:18
A5The Jezebel Spirit
Bass Drum, Percussion [Can]Prairie Prince
Bata, Percussion [Sticks]Mingo Lewis
5:00
B1Qu'ran3:46
B2Moonlight In Glory
Congas, Agogô [Agong-gong]Jose Rossy
4:46
B3The Carrier
Bass Drum, Percussion [Can]Prairie Prince
Bata, Percussion [Sticks]Mingo Lewis
3:30
B4A Secret Life2:30
B5Come With Us2:38
B6Mountain Of Needles2:35
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Notes

This is the 1st UK edition with the track "Qu'ran" opening side 2; after an initial pressing it was withdrawn and subsequent releases replaced it with "Very, Very Hungry".

Sleeve text is in gold, no barcode, small Polydor/EG logos on back cover, labels have yellow text on black.

Tracks are numbered from 1 to 11 on the sleeve.

Title from a novel by Amos Tutuola.

Special thanks to David Jerden.

Voices:
A1. Unidentified indignant radio host, San Francisco, April 1980.
A2. Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979.
A3. Dunya, Lebanese mountain singer (From Music In The World Of Islam, 1: The Human Voice Tangent Records TGS 131.
A4. Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
A5. Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
B1. Algerian Muslims chanting Qu'ran. (Same source as 3).
B2. The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Islands, Georgia (From 'The Moving Star Hall Singers' Folkways FS 3841).
B3. Dunya Yusin. (See 3).
B4. Samira Tewfik, Egyptian popular singer. (From 'Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe' EMI Records).
B5. Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980.

Rooks on A4 courtesy April Potts, Eglingham Hall.

Studios:
RPM, New York. August 4 & 16, 1979.
Blue Rock, New York. September 5, 1979.
Eldorado, Los Angeles. During February & March 1980.
Different Fur, San Francisco. During April 1980.
Sigma, New York. During October 1980.

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

Special Thanks to Dave Jerden.

David Byrne appears courtesy of Sire Records.

Cover:
℗© 1981 E.G. Records Limited

Labels:
℗ 1981 EG Records Ltd
All titles copyright
© EG Music Ltd./Warner Bros. Music 1980

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched runout, all variants): SIDE A - E.B.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched runout, all variants): SIDE B - EB '
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side A machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 A//1▽E ST STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side B machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 B//1▽EST STERLING 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side A machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 A//1▽E ST STERLING 1 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side B machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 B//1▽EST STERLING 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side A machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 A//1▽EST 1 1 9 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side B machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 B//1▽EST 1 3 2 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side A machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 A//1▽E ST STERLING 1 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side B machine stamped runout): EGLP 48 B//1▽EST STERLING 1 3 1

Other Versions (5 of 102)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (LP, Album, Winchester)SireSRK 6093US1981
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My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (LP, Album)Polydor, Editions EG2302 100Netherlands1981
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My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (LP, Album)Polydor, EG2302 100France1981
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My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (LP, Album)SireXSR 6093Canada1981
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Cassette, Album)SireM5S 6093US1981

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earwax7
Enormous influence everything about this lp exudes magic ,,, recommended