A Year with Swollen Appendices

A Year with Swollen Appendices : The Diary of Brian Eno

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"I've never succeeded in keeping a diary past the 6th of January before (so I know a lot about the early Januaries of my life), but at the end of 1994 I made a resolution to keep one for 1995. When I started I had no intention at all of publishing it. It wasn't until mid-October that I started to think that, with its mishmash of ideas, observations, admirations, speculations and grumbles, I might be able to make it a book. The diary also covers four recording projects caught at different times in their evolution. The project with James (whose "Laid" and "Wah Wah" albums I'd produced two years earlier); the David Bowie project which became "Outside the Passengers" record; a collaboration between members of U2 and myself with occasional visitors. And "Spinner', which was based on a soundtrack I'd made for Derek Jarman's last film. Of course, a lot of these entries were written after a day's work, and workdays can be good or bad. The good ones produce a glow of congratulation, the bad ones a frenzy of recrimination. As a result some of my best friends - those people with whom I work most closely - occasionally come in for my grumblings. I assume they'll ignore them as usual".
(Brian Eno).
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 164 x 26mm | 399.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0571179959
  • 9780571179954
  • 2,352,610

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"A fascinating story...An immediate bestseller." -- "San Jose Mercury News"
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