Ambient, Vol. 2: Imaginary Landscapes

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The second volume in Virgin's priceless Ambient series is a bit of a retread from the first, alternating classics from Virgin's rich back catalog with the new school of ambient electronica of which, the label's store is much harder to come by. The result is an Orb remix of the Grid instead of a normal Orb track; the only other contemporary acts are the Future Sound of London project Amorphous Androgynous, William Orbit's Bass-O-Matic, Tony Thorpe's Voyager, and such intriguing but obviously label-centric acts as Verve and U2's The Edge. As far as classic ambient tracks go, Virgin is tops -- Eno, Sakamoto, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Phil Manzanera, Klaus Schulze -- though ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
The second volume in Virgin's priceless Ambient series is a bit of a retread from the first, alternating classics from Virgin's rich back catalog with the new school of ambient electronica of which, the label's store is much harder to come by. The result is an Orb remix of the Grid instead of a normal Orb track; the only other contemporary acts are the Future Sound of London project Amorphous Androgynous, William Orbit's Bass-O-Matic, Tony Thorpe's Voyager, and such intriguing but obviously label-centric acts as Verve and U2's The Edge. As far as classic ambient tracks go, Virgin is tops -- Eno, Sakamoto, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Phil Manzanera, Klaus Schulze -- though the lack of more up-to-date acts can be frustrating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/1994
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724383974023
  • Catalog Number: 39740

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Call to Prayer (3:52)
  2. 2 Tal Coat (5:06)
  3. 3 In Mind (5:26)
  4. 4 Rubycon, Pt. 2 (6:32)
  5. 5 The Healing Place (5:16)
  6. 6 Crystal Clear (6:12)
  7. 7 Nuages (2:08)
  8. 8 Wind on Water (5:15)
  9. 9 Wildlife (8:11)
  10. 10 When Things Dream (2:39)
  11. 11 Magick Mother Invocation (1:33)
  12. 12 Bringing Down the Light (8:14)
  13. 13 Not Another (3:12)
  14. 14 One Flower (1:31)
  15. 15 Black Jesus (6:34)
  16. 16 Mountain of Needles (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 You Are Here (1:46)
  2. 2 Bendel Dub (3:05)
  3. 3 Slow Kaliuki (0:29)
  4. 4 Euterpe Gratitude Piece (9:21)
  5. 5 Water Music (1:16)
  6. 6 New Moon at Red Deer Wallow (5:01)
  7. 7 Attack of the 50 Foot Drum Demon (4:14)
  8. 8 Mekong - Jam Nation (5:09)
  9. 9 Endless Life (5:15)
  10. 10 Nachtmusik Schattenhaft (6:31)
  11. 11 Arrival (7:14)
  12. 12 Specific Gravity of Smile (9:29)
  13. 13 Orovela (4:54)
  14. 14 Dance #3 (3:02)
  15. 15 Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel) (6:37)
  16. 16 Island (6:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laraaji Track Performer
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Track Performer
Klaus Schulze Track Performer
Tangerine Dream Group, Track Performer
Prince Far I Track Performer
Guo Brothers & Shung Tian Track Performer
Baaba Maal Track Performer
David Byrne Track Performer
Gong Group
Phil Manzanera Track Performer
The Orb Group
Daevid Allen Track Performer
Bassomatic Track Performer
Rain Tree Crow Track Performer
God Track Performer
The Verve Track Performer
The Edge Group, Track Performer
Tsinandali Choir Track Performer
Amorphous Androgynous Track Performer
The Grid Track Performer
Richard Barbieri Track Performer
Edgar Froese Track Performer
Brian Eno Track Performer
Robert Fripp Track Performer
Jah Wobble Track Performer
Steve Jansen Track Performer
Orbit Group
Ryuichi Sakamoto Track Performer
David Sylvian Track Performer
Voyager Track Performer
Jam Nation Track Performer
Technical Credits
Klaus Schulze Producer
Tangerine Dream Producer
David Byrne Producer
Gong Producer
Phil Manzanera Producer
The Orb Producer
Daevid Allen Producer
Gabriel Producer
The Verve Composer
The Edge Producer
Richard Barbieri Producer
Barry Clempson Producer
Holger Czukay Producer
Edgar Froese Producer
Brian Eno Producer
Robert Fripp Producer
Jah Wobble Producer
Steve Jansen Producer
Simon Jeffes Producer
Jones Producer
Orbit Producer
Dmitri Pokrovsky Arranger, Producer
Mark Rutherford Producer
Ryuichi Sakamoto Arranger, Producer
David Sylvian Producer
Tony Thorpe Producer
Williams Producer
Adams Producer
Simon Heyworth Producer
Nye Producer
Simon Hopkins Sleeve Notes
Buggy G. Riphead Art Direction
Gerard Talbot Contributor, Liner Notes
Dave Watts Contributor
John Gosling Producer
Brennan Producer
Philip Pin Producer
Kevin Martin Producer
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