My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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All Music Guide - John Bush
A pioneering work for countless styles connected to electronics, ambience, and Third World music, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts expands on the fourth-world concepts of Hassell/Eno work with a whirlwind 45 minutes of worldbeat/funk-rock with the combined talents of several percussionists and bassists, including Bill Laswell, Tim Wright, David van Tieghem, and Talking Heads' Chris Frantz that's also heavy on the samples -- from radio talk-show hosts, Lebanese mountain singers, preachers, exorcism ceremonies, Muslim chanting, and Egyptian pop, among others. It's also light years away from the respectful, preservationist angles of previous generations' field recorders and folk ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
A pioneering work for countless styles connected to electronics, ambience, and Third World music, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts expands on the fourth-world concepts of Hassell/Eno work with a whirlwind 45 minutes of worldbeat/funk-rock with the combined talents of several percussionists and bassists, including Bill Laswell, Tim Wright, David van Tieghem, and Talking Heads' Chris Frantz that's also heavy on the samples -- from radio talk-show hosts, Lebanese mountain singers, preachers, exorcism ceremonies, Muslim chanting, and Egyptian pop, among others. It's also light years away from the respectful, preservationist angles of previous generations' field recorders and folk song gatherers. The songs on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts present myriad elements from around the world in the same jumbled stew, without regard for race, creed, or color. As such, it's a tremendously prescient record for the future development of music during the 1980s and '90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • UPC: 093624537427
  • Catalog Number: 45374

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 America Is Waiting - Brian Eno (3:37)
  2. 2 Mea Culpa - Brian Eno (3:43)
  3. 3 Regiment - Brian Eno (3:57)
  4. 4 Help Me Somebody - Brian Eno (4:19)
  5. 5 The Jezebel Spirit - Brian Eno (4:57)
  6. 6 Very, Very Hungry - Brian Eno (3:21)
  7. 7 Moonlight in Glory - Brian Eno (4:22)
  8. 8 The Carrier - Brian Eno (3:35)
  9. 9 A Secret Life - Brian Eno (2:30)
  10. 10 Come with Us - Brian Eno (2:42)
  11. 11 Mountain of Needles - Brian Eno (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Byrne Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Snare Drums, Track Performer
Bill Laswell Bass
Busta Cherry Jones Bass
John Cooksey Drums, Snare Drums
Brian Eno Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Snare Drums, Track Performer
Chris Frantz Drums, Snare Drums
Dennis Keeley Bodhran
Mingo Lewis Percussion, Stick, Bata
Prairie Prince Drums, Bass Drums
Jesse Rossy Guitar
Jose Rossy Conga, Bass Drums, Gong, Agong-Gon
Steve Scales Conga, Metal Objects
David Van Tieghem Percussion, Drums, Snare Drums
Tim Wright Bass
Dunya Yusin Vocals, Voices
Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr. Voices
Moving Hall Star Singers Voices
Samira Tawfik Vocals, Voices
Technical Credits
Guy Carawan Producer
David Byrne Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bill Laswell Arranger
Busta Cherry Jones Arranger, Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Hugo Dwyer Engineer
Brian Eno Arranger, Composer, Producer, Artwork, Cover Art
Chris Frantz Arranger
Robert Fripp Arranger
Dave Jerden Engineer
Howard Johnston Engineer
Dennis Keeley Contributor
Eddie Korvin Engineer
Don Mack Engineer
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Prairie Prince Contributor
Steve Scales Contributor
David Van Tieghem Arranger
Tim Wright Arranger
Neal Teeman Engineer
George Sloan Engineer
Stacy Baird Engineer
Peter Saville Arranger, Cover Art
Mike Ewasko Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Masterpiece

    This is the quintessential experimental album of the 80's. To this day, it evokes an originality unequaled. I understand that Mr. Byrne walked out about halfway through the completion of this album, but by then it seems to have taken on as life of its own. With collaborators such as Bill Laswell and Robert Fripp, perhaps he felt that his job was done. Whatever. This album certainly shows the genius of both headliners, and paves the way for Brian Eno to become one of the most sought after producers in popular/avant garde music to this day. I'm sure that the members of U2 heard this record before choosing to work with Mr. Eno, and that it was instrumental in their decision. For those more into esoteric sounds, it definitely contains at least a nod to John Cage. Laurie Anderson's ''Home Of The Brave'' et al. are also sisters to this work. Where are these experimenters today?

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