Brian Eno – Half-Speed Mastered Reissues Out Today

Last year Abbey Road Studios brought us the phenomenal half-speed mastered Amy Winehouse “Back to Black”. Today they have released 4 key Brian Eno albums which have been given the half-speed mastered and 45RPM treatment, they undoubtedly sound amazing. Want to learn about the half-speed mastering process, check out this page: All You Need To Know About Half Speed Masters

For a list of recent restocks just scroll down this post. Here’s the 411 on the Eno reissues.

Eno Half Speed Reissues

Taking Tiger MountainTaking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Originally released by Island Records in November 1974, ‘Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)’ picks up stylistically where its trailblazing predecessor ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ left off earlier in that same year. Here, a more assured Eno is at the helm, enlisting the help of his friends The Winkies, former Roxy Music band members Phil Manzanera and Andy MacKay, Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine and Phil Collins of Genesis / Brand X.

This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Taking Tiger Mountain…’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.


Another Green WorldAnother Green World

From November 1975, ‘Another Green World’ represents the bridge between Brian’s ground-breaking pop career and his early experiments with ambient music. This time around he was ably assisted in the studio by Robert Fripp from King Crimson, Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X and, on viola, The Velvet Underground’s John Cale. The album features 5 vocal and 9 instrumental songs including the title track which will be known to many as the theme to the BBC arts programme, ‘Arena’.

This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Another Green World’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.


Before And After ScienceBefore And After Science

Originally released on the Polydor label in December 1977, ‘ Before and After Science’ continued to break new ground with sonic experimentation and bold forays into ambient music. Musical contributors include Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X, Jaki Liebezeit from Can, Moebius & Roedelius from Cluster / Harmonia and Robert Wyatt. It features 10 songs including the single ‘Kings Lead Hat’, which is generally accepted to be Brian’s homage to then-emerging Talking Heads.

This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Before And After Science’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.


Here Come The Warm JetsHere Come The Warm Jets

Released in January 1974, ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ was Brian Eno’s debut solo release following his departure from Roxy Music. The album draws on both his glam and prog roots but its experimental nature also made it quite unlike anything that’d ever come before. It was also to prove a huge influence on the best of the British punk and post-punk bands that followed it.

This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

 


Just a few restocks and additions this week. Keep checking back to find out about all the latest arrivals at Backbeat.

Alice In Chains – MTV Unplugged
Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
Beastie Boys – Check Your Head
Beastie Boys – Solid Gold Hits
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Johnny Cash – American Iv: Man Comes Around
Counting Crows – August And Everything After
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses
Depeche Mode – Violator
Green Day – American Idiot
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit – Nashville Sound
Pearl Jam – Ten (RM W/Ten Redux – Remixes)
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (RM)
Pearl Jam – Vs. (RM)
Tom Petty – Greatest Hits
Pink Floyd – Animals
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
Pretty In Pink – Soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
Rheostatics – Music Inspired By The Group Of Seven
Sid & Nancy: Love Kills – Soundtrack
Stranger Things Volume 2 – Soundtrack
Timber Timbre – Sincerely Future Pollution
Tragically Hip – Day For Night
Tragically Hip – Fully Completely (DLX Ed)
Tragically Hip – Up To Here
Velvet Underground – Loaded

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