Brian Eno announces reissue of Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks with 11 new tracks, shares “Like I Was a Spectator”: Stream

In celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing's 50th anniversary

Brian Eno Like I Was A Spectator Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks reissue new music
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    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put the first men on the moon. Less numerically evocative, it’s also the 36th anniversary of Brian Eno’s seminal 1983 album Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. More in celebration of the former than the latter, an expanded reissue of Apollo featuring a whole album of new music has been announced.

    Due July 19th via UMe, Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition will include a remaster of the original 12-track effort. The LP, which Eno wrote with his brother Roger and producer Daniel Lanois, remains one of the most enduring ambient records ever, with its songs appearing in numerous films throughout the years (Trainspotting, Drive, and 28 Days Later, to name a few). It was, however, originally created as the score to Al Reinert’s Apollo 11 documentary For All Mankind, a title which will be shared with the reissue’s additional collection of 11 new songs.

    (Read: 10 Brian Eno Songs That Made Films Better)

    A press release describes For All Mankind as “instrumental compositions that reimagine the soundtrack.” The new music finds the Eno brothers and Lanois collaborating as a trio for the first time since the original recording sessions. While most of the music is Brian Eno’s, Roger and Lanois each contributed three compositions: “Waking Up”, “Under the Moon”, and “Strange Quiet” came from Eno; and “Capsule”, “Last Step from the Surface”, and “Fine-grained” are credited to Lanois.


    As a taste of the fresh material, stream the single “Like I Was a Spectator” below.

    Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition Artwork:

    Brian Eno Daniel Lanois Roger Eno Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks extended edition cover artwork

    Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Remastered Tracklist:
    01. Under Stars
    02. The Secret Place
    03. Matta
    04. Signals
    05. An Ending (Ascent)
    06. Under Stars II
    07. Drift
    08. Silver Morning
    09. Deep Blue Day
    10. Weightless
    11. Always Returning
    12. Stars

    For All Mankind Tracklist:
    01. The End of a Thin Cord
    02. Capsule
    03. At the Foot of a Ladder
    04. Waking Up
    05. Clear Desert Night
    06. Over the Canaries
    07. Last Step from the Surface
    08. Fine-grained
    09. Under the Moon
    10. Strange Quiet
    11. Like I Was a Spectator

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