Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports Half-Speed Mastered 180g 45rpm 2LP
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Deluxe 180g 45rpm Double LP!
Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios!
Eno's landmark Ambient album from 1978 has been Half Speed Mastered by Miles
Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London, and is now presented in a gatefold sleeve
on 2 180 gram discs which have been cut at 45rpm for a superior listening
experience. Complete with an Obi and Abbey Road Certificate of Authenticity and
contains a Download Voucher.
Though not the earliest entry in the genre (which Eno makes no claim to have
invented), Ambient 1 (Music For Airports) was the first album ever to be
explicitly labelled "ambient music". Eno had previously created similarly quiet,
unobtrusive music on albums Evening Star, Discreet Music, and Harold Budd's The
Pavilion of Dreams (which he produced), but this was the first album to give it
precedence as a cohesive concept. Eno conceived the idea for Music For Airports
while spending several hours waiting at Cologne Bonn Airport, becoming annoyed
by the uninspired sound and the atmosphere it created. The recording was
designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent of
defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal, by avoiding the
derivative and familiar elements of typical "canned music".
The album features contributions from Robert Wyatt and Rhett Davies. Ambient 1
(Music For Airports) was followed by Harold Budd and Brian Eno's Ambient 2 (The
Plateaux of Mirror) and Ambient 3 (Day Of Radiance) by Laraaji, which was also
produced by Eno.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell
• Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
• Gatefold jacket with obi strip
• Includes Abbey Road Certificate of Authenticity
• Limited time download voucher
• Made in Great Britain