Brian Eno - Reissues album reviews
The life of Brian, part one – in the wrong format, with Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World, and Before And After Science
The fanfare accompanying these four, limited edition, gatefold double LPs extols the virtues of their being remastered at half-speed and playing at 45rpm, sounding better than any previously available version. Sadly Prog wasn’t supplied with physical copies but digi files identical to the 2005 CD reissues. Accordingly, no judgement as to whether these pricey 180gm vinyl reissues represent any significant sonic improvements or are the equivalent of snake oil aimed at audiophiles can be made. However, their presence at least allows us to celebrate a crucial period in Eno’s career.
An astonishing, arguably unsurpassed period of creativity.