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Rolling Stone SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - by Daniel Kreps
BRIAN ENO COLLECTS SOUNDTRACK WORK FOR NEW COMP 'FILM MUSIC 1976-2020'
Decades-spanning collection features seven unreleased songs, collaborations with directors like David Lynch, Michael Mann and Michelangelo Antonioni
Brian Eno has collected highlights from his soundtrack work over the past forty years - some familiar, some hard-to-find - for the producer and ambient music pioneer's new collection Film Music 1976-2020.
The compilation is a sequel of sorts to Eno's 1978 EP Music For Films - as well as its follow-up installments in 1983 and 1988 - and bridges his film work from 1976's Sebastiane (Final Sunset) through 2020's Stewart Brand documentary We Are As Gods.
While some of the Film Music 1976-2020 selections are well-known (Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks' Deep Blue Day and An Ending (Ascent)), others have remained unreleased for decades outside of the film itself. Among the compilation's seven newly available tracks are Ship In A Bottle from Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, Reasonable Question from We Are As Gods and Undersea Steps from the nature doc Hammerhead.
Eno's collaborations with filmmakers like David Lynch (Dune's Prophecy Theme), Michelangelo Antonioni (Beyond The Clouds' Beach Sequence), Derek Jarman (Jubilee's Dover Beach), Michael Mann (Heat's Late Evening in Jersey) and Jonathan Demme (a cover of You Don't Miss Your Water from Married To The Mob) are also included.
Film Music 1976-2020 is available to preorder now ahead of the collection's digital release on November 13 and physical release on January 22, 2021. In recent months, the producer reunited with his brother Roger Eno for their Mixing Colours LP, while Brian also released his 2018 Rams score on vinyl for the first time as part of the first of 2020's Record Store Days.
TRACKLIST: Top Boy (Theme) from Top Boy - Series 1, directed by Yann Demange, 2011 / Ship In A Bottle from The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson, 2009 / Blood Red from Francis Bacon's Arena, directed by Adam Low, 2005 / Under from Cool World, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 1992 / Decline And Fall from O Nome Da Morte, directed by Henrique Goldman, 2017 / Prophecy Theme from Dune, directed by David Lynch, 1984 / Reasonable Question from We Are As Gods, directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, 2020 / Late Evening In Jersey from Heat, directed by Michael Mann, 1995 / Beach Sequence from Beyond The Clouds, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1995 / You Don't Miss Your Water from Married To The Mob, directed by Jonathan Demme, 1988 / Deep Blue Day from Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, 1996 / The Sombre from Top Boy - Series 2, directed by Jonathan van Tulleken, 2013 / Dover Beach from Jubilee, directed by Derek Jarman, 1978 / Design as Reduction from Rams, directed by Gary Hustwit, 2018 / Undersea Steps from Hammerhead, directed by George Chan, 2004 / Final Sunset from Sebastiane, directed by Derek Jarman, 1976 / An Ending (Ascent) from For All Mankind, directed by Al Reinert, 1989