Brian Eno's first four "vocal" albums -- 1973's Here Come the Warm Jets, 1974's Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), 1975's Another Green World, and 1977's Before and After Science -- are are getting deluxe vinyl reissues.  The albums are being remastered from "the best known sources" and half-speed mastered as double, 45RPM discs by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and are packaged in gatefold sleeves. All four reissues are being released August 4 and pre-orders are available now.

Check out a video trailer for the reissues, plus a short video promo on Abbey Road's half-speed mastering, and details on all four reissues (plus current Spotify streams), below.

If you'd be ok with non half-speed mastered albums you only have to flip over once, there's always Discogs.

In other news, Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers have made an app for Coldplay's new song "Hypnotised." The app recognizes when "Hypnotised" is being played and creates its own generative melodies based on the song. You can also alter those generative melodies by taping on the screen. (It's based on Eno's "Bloom" app). Say the band:

"Hello! Thank you for downloading this app. It has two purposes, really: if you’re reading this at one of our shows, you could play the app when we start the song Hypnotised and it will sound magical; or if you’re somewhere else, you could play the app with the song playing on another device. Love Chris, Jonny, Guy and Will"

You download the app for free for IOS and for iOS and Android.

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Here Come the Warm Jets

First released in January 1974, ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ was Brian Eno’s debut solo release following his departure from Roxy Music. The album draws on both his glam and prog roots but its experimental nature also made it quite unlike anything that’d ever come before. It was also to prove a huge influence on the best of the British punk and post-punk bands that followed it .
This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

Side 1
1. Needles In The Camel’s Eye (3.12)
2. The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch (3.06)
3. Baby’s On Fire (5.20)

Total running time side 1 (11.38)

Side 2
1. Cindy Tells Me (3.25)
2. Driving Me Backwards (5.12)

Total running time side 2 (8.37)

Side 3
1. On Some Far Away Beach (4.37)
2. Blank Frank (3.38)
3. Dead Finks Don’t Talk (4.19)

Total running time side 3 (12.34)

Side 4
1. Some Of Them Are Old (5.11)
2. Here Come The Warm Jets (4.05)

Total running time side 4 (9.16)

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Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Originally released by Island Records in November 1974, ‘Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)’ picks up stylistically where its trailblazing predecessor ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ left off earlier in that same year. Here, a more assured Eno is at the helm, enlisting the help of his friends The Winkies, former Roxy Music band members Phil Manzanera and Andy MacKay, Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine and Phil Collins of Genesis / Brand X.
This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Taking Tiger Mountain…’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

Side 1
1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More (3.18)
2. Back In Judy’s Jungle (5.16)
3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg (5.03)

Total running time side1 (13.37)

Side 2
1. Mother Whale Eyeless (5.45)
2. The Great Pretender (5.11)

Total running time side 2 (10.56)

Side 3
1. Third Uncle (4.48)
2. Put A Straw Under Baby (3.25)
3. The True Wheel (5.11)

Total running time side 3 (13.24)

Side 4
1. China My China (4.44)
2. Taking Tiger Mountain (5.32)

Total running time side 4 (10.16)

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Another Green World

From November 1975, ‘Another Green World’ represents the bridge between Brian’s ground-breaking pop career and his early experiments with ambient music. This time around he was ably assisted in the studio by Robert Fripp from King Crimson, Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X and, on viola, The Velvet Underground’s John Cale. The album features 5 vocal and 9 instrumental songs including the title track which will be known to many as the theme to the BBC arts programme, ‘Arena’.

This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Another Green World’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

Side 1
1. Sky Saw (3.30)
2. Over Fire Island (1.51)
3. St. Elmo’s Fire (3.02)
4. In Dark Trees (2.32)

Total running time side 1 (10.55)

Side 2
1. The Big Ship (3.02)
2. I’ll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoes) (3.50)
3. Another Green World (1.41)

Total running time side 2 (8.33)

Side 3
1. Sombre Reptiles (2.21)
2. Little Fishes (1.34)
3. Golden Hours (4.00)
4. Becalmed (3.37)

Total running time side 3 (11.32)

Side 4
1. Zawinul / Lava (3.00)
2. Everything Merges With The Night (3.54)
3. Spirits Drifting (2.37)

Total running time side 4 (9.31)

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Before and After Science

Originally released on the Polydor label in December 1977, ‘ Before and After Science’ continued to break new ground with sonic experimentation and bold forays into ambient music. Musical contributors include Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X, Jaki Liebezeit from Can, Moebius & Roedelius from Cluster / Harmonia and Robert Wyatt. It features 10 songs including the single ‘Kings Lead Hat’ , which is generally accepted to be Brian’s homage to then-emerging Talking Heads.

This new gatefold 2LP vinyl edition of ‘Before And After Science’ is presented over two 180GM discs which play at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High resolution mastering from the best known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Each album contains an Obi, Download Voucher and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate.

Side 1
1. No One Receiving (3.53)
2. Backwater (3.44)

Total running time side 1 (7.37)

Side 2
1. Kurt’s Rejoinder (2.55)
2. Energy Fools The Magician (2.05)
3. Kings Lead Hat (3.56)

Total running time side 2 (8.56)

Side 3
1. Here He Comes (5.39)
2. Julie With…… (6.20)

Total running time side 3 (11.59)

Side 4
1. By This River (3.03)
2. Through Hollow Lands (for Harold Budd) (3.57)
3. Spider And I (4.11)

Total running time side 4 (11.11)

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