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Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks - Extended Edition

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A whole disc of new music, plus Eno’s seminal original album re-mastered.

"Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The music was originally recorded in 1983 for the landmark feature-length documentary ‘For All Mankind’, which was directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter Al Reinert. The film features 35mm footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing with real-time commentary, as well as the Apollo astronauts sharing their recollections of the momentous events surrounding it. An extended edition of the album will be released on July 19th in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This very special anniversary release features the original album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell, as well as an accompanying album of 11 new instrumental compositions that reimagine the soundtrack to ‘For All Mankind’.

The music from the original album is highly recognizable, and tracks from it have been streamed in excess of 300 million times. Since its release, many of the songs from "Apollo" have found a life of their own, featuring in any number of films, television shows and commercials – most notably ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Traffic’, ‘28 Days Later, ‘Drive’ and ‘Love’. ‘An Ending (Ascent)’ was also used in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. The 11 new tracks on "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" find Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno working collectively for the first time since the original album in 1983. Lanois contributed 3 compositions; "Capsule", "Last Step From The Surface" and "Fine-grained", while Roger Eno’s are "Waking Up", "Under The Moon" and "Strange Quiet".

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: There aren't many things in this world that can compete with me for “The Best Things To Have Come Out On The 30th Of June 1983”, but 'Apollo...' is one of them. In classic Eno fashion, this is a well balanced juxtaposition of plaintive piano, expertly crafted walls of tectonic synth (both monolithic and near-weightless) and Eno's legendary skill at balancing the two. This extended edition is without a doubt, an essential item for fans or ambient explorers alike. Stunning.

TRACK LISTING

CD/LP 1

01. Under Stars ( 4:29 )
02. The Secret Place ( 3:31 )
03. Matta ( 4:20 )
04. Signals ( 2:47 )
05. An Ending (Ascent) ( 4:24 )
06. Under Stars II ( 3:23 )
07. Drift ( 3:05 )
08. Silver Morning ( 2:40 )
09. Deep Blue Day ( 3:58 )
10. Weightless ( 4:35 )
11. Always Returning ( 4:04 )
12. Stars ( 8:02 )

CD/LP 2

01. The End Of A Thin Cord ( 4:08 )
02. Capsule ( 3:13 )
03. At The Foot Of A Ladder ( 3:35 )
04. Waking Up ( 2:29 )
05. Clear Desert Night ( 3:11 )
06. Over The Canaries ( 4:41 )
07. Last Step From The Surface ( 3:58 )
08. Fine-grained ( 3:34 )
09. Under The Moon ( 3:10 )
10. Strange Quiet ( 4:09 )
11. Like I Was A Spectator ( 4:23 )

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