Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Cream of The Crop
Jay Murphy | Landover Hills, Maryland United States | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This box set has it all, my friends. It's a wonderful overview of Eno's instrumental work from the mid-seventies through the mid-nineties. Featuring collaborations with artists as diverse as David Bowie,Jon Hassell,Harold Budd,and Robert Fripp,it's an essential album for collectors and an excellent primer for Eno novices. The ambient genre is heard in all of it's permutations here- from funky-amb songs like "Energy Fools The Magician" to the beautifully strange vocalese (by Bowie) of "Warszawa" to the long,dreamy trance tracks such as "Thursday Afternoon" and "Discreet Music" on Disc 3 that close the album. Love ambient but have a short attention span? The edited versions of "An Index of Metals","Ikebukuro", and "Neroli" are just what the doctor ordered! I must confess that I'm a huge fan of Eno's so my enthusiasm must be taken into consideration. He's one of my biggest influences as a musician/songwriter and was an inspiration for my latest album,"Guardians of the Underworld".
Acquire "Eno Box 1" and you will not be disappointed."
Purchase this box set while you can.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just purchased this box set and I wish I had purchased it when it first came out. As an avid ENO fan I was aware that this had some material that you can not find elswhere, on any of Eno's other releases. That alone is worth the price of admission. Run out and buy this box set before you have to mortgage the house to get it. Essential Eno for the hardcore fan."
Watch out for glue
Ojo | Carrollton, TX | 06/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic box set, and I echo the comments of the readers who have gone into more detail about the actual musical contents. What I want to alert folks to is that this box set, like a number of them manufactured at a certain point, used a particular adhesive in the construction of the box and digipacks which "runs" over time (regardless of heat). I discovered this to my dismay when I opened my coveted Instrumental Box recently to find the digipacks literally glued to the interior of the box! So, if you're buying any of these used, be sure to ask if there's any glue damage, and if possible, ask for photos of the digipacks opened up etc."