Brian Eno - David Byrne ‎– My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

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A1 America Is Waiting
Arranged By – Brian Eno, David Byrne, David Van Tieghem, Tim Wright (2)Arranged By, Bass – Bill LaswellBass [Click] – Tim Wright (2)Drums, Percussion – David Van Tieghem
3:36
A2 Mea Culpa
Drums [Bodhran] – Dennis Keeley
3:35
A3 Regiment
Arranged By – Brian Eno, Busta Jones, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Robert FrippBass – Busta JonesDrums – Chris Frantz, David Van TieghemOther [Vocal Sample Source] – Dunya YusinPercussion – David Van Tieghem
3:56
A4 Help Me Somebody
Congas, Percussion [Metals] – Steve ScalesDrums – John CookseyOther [Vocal Sample Source] – Reverend Paul Morton
4:18
A5 The Jezebel Spirit
Drums [Bass Drum], Percussion [Can] – Prairie PrinceDrums [Bata], Percussion [Sticks] – Mingo Lewis
4:55
B1 Qu'Ran
Drums – John Cooksey
3:46
B2 Moonlight In Glory
Congas, Percussion [Agong-gong] – Jose RossyOther [Vocal Sample Source] – The Moving Star Hall Singers
4:19
B3 The Carrier
Drums [Bass Drum], Percussion [Can] – Prairie PrinceDrums [Bata], Percussion [Sticks] – Mingo LewisOther [Vocal Sample Source] – Dunya Yusin
3:30
B4 A Secret Life
Other [Vocal Sample Source] – Samira Tewfik*
2:30
B5 Come With Us 2:38
B6 Mountain Of Needles 2:35

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℗ & © 1981 Sire Records Company
Made in U.S.A.

Title from a novel by Amos Tutuola.

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 Yusin, Lebanese mountain singer (from 'The Human Voice in the World of Islam' 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 A3).
B2. The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Islands, Georgia (from 'The Moving Star Hall Singers' Folkways FS 3841).
B3. Dunya Yusin (see A3).
B4. Samira Tewfik, Egyptian popular singer (from 'Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe' EMI Records).
B5. Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980.

On later editions of this album the track "Qu'ran" was omitted for religious reasons.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 run out): SRK·1·6093-RE-1-WW1 ─◁ STERLING gc
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 run out): SRK·2·6093 WW1 ─◁ STERLING gc

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PRO 301705 Brian Eno & David Byrne Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts(CD, Album, RM, Promo) Nonesuch PRO 301705 US 2006 Sell This Version
2302 100 Brian Eno & David Byrne Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts(LP, Album) EG, Polydor 2302 100 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
XM5S-6093 Brian Eno - David Byrne Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts(Cass, Album, Dol) Sire XM5S-6093 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
EGMC 48, EGMC48 Brian Eno - David Byrne Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts(Cass, Album, RE, Whi) EG, EG EGMC 48, EGMC48 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CD 6093 Brian Eno - David Byrne Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts(CD, Album, RE, RP) Sire CD 6093 Canada 1994 Sell This Version

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sudeep.menon

sudeep.menon

June 21, 2017
edited 5 days ago

Great record. Top notch music. Its a pity Quran was omitted in later versions as that's such a fine track. Great sounding Sterling mastered record which can still be picked up NM below $25.
rorsc4ach

rorsc4ach

January 20, 2016

top 5 albums of all time for me, just a supremely good record in every respect. one of my most treasured lps
bikefridaywalter

bikefridaywalter

February 9, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

The best thing Byrne's ever done, in my opinion. Talking Heads and his solo stuff is great but this is very much ahead of its time. For Eno, this is certainly one of his best, but he's has so many fabulous albums, I'd be hard pressed to say this was the best thing he ever did. Regardless, this is an amazingly interesting experimental theme album and the experiment was a definite succcess. To this day, this still sounds fresh.
colin

colin

March 23, 2002

This is a blinding album, frequently listed in all time top 100's. It's use of samples (exorcisims, tribal chanting, religeous ceremonies) was ground breaking and another example of why many regard Eno of the Godfather of modern electronic music. The track Qu'Ran had to be removed from later pressings due to objections and was replaced by Very Very Hungry which originally featured on a 12" release of the Jezebelle Spirit.