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Brian Eno: 1971-1977 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (2012)

This documentary film - the first ever about Eno - explores his life, career and music between the years 1971 & 1977, the period that some view as his golden age. Featuring numerous ... See full summary »
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Brian Eno ... Self (archive footage)
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This documentary film - the first ever about Eno - explores his life, career and music between the years 1971 & 1977, the period that some view as his golden age. Featuring numerous exclusive interviews, contributions from a range of musicians, writers, collaborators and friends - plus performance and studio film and an abundance of the most exceptional music ever created. Written by Anonymous

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Superb documentary on a musical genius
18 August 2012 | by WarpedRecordSee all my reviews

I am but a casual Eno fan — or at least I was until I watched this exhaustive and passionate documentary on his electronic excellence. It runs more than 2 1/2 hours, and it's worth every minute of it.

The music and footage are remarkable, tracing his career from Roxy Music to his solo accomplishments and collaborations with musical heavyweights such as David Bowie, Phil Manzanera and Chris Spedding.

The film relies quite a bit on musical scholars at the expense of using Eno's voice, but the talking heads are extremely well spoken and enlightening. For those curious about experimental, avant-garde and ambient music but who need a little nudge to appreciate it, this documentary is invaluable.

Highly recommended, and just a notch short of perfection for the absence of fresh Eno interviews. 9/10 stars.


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