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Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Album

Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Album

  • Performer: Brian Eno - David Byrne
  • Genre: Electron / Rock / Funk
  • Title: My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
  • Released: Feb 1981
  • Style: Avantgarde, Experimental, Funk
  • Label: Sire
  • Catalog: SRK 6093
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1578 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2438 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 983


Arranged By – Brian Eno, Busta Jones, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Robert FrippBass – Busta JonesDrums – Chris Frantz, David Van TieghemOther [Vocal Sample Source] – Dunya YusinPercussion – David Van Tieghem
2Come With Us2:38
3Mountain Of Needles2:35
4The Carrier
Drums [Bass Drum], Percussion [Can] – Prairie PrinceDrums [Bata], Percussion [Sticks] – Mingo LewisOther [Vocal Sample Source] – Dunya Yusin
5A Secret Life
Other [Vocal Sample Source] – Samira Tewfik
6America Is Waiting
Arranged By – Brian Eno, David Byrne, David Van Tieghem, Tim Wright Arranged By, Bass – Bill LaswellBass [Click] – Tim Wright Drums, Percussion – David Van Tieghem
7Help Me Somebody
Congas, Percussion [Metals] – Steve ScalesDrums – John CookseyOther [Vocal Sample Source] – Reverend Paul Morton
8The Jezebel Spirit
Drums [Bass Drum], Percussion [Can] – Prairie PrinceDrums [Bata], Percussion [Sticks] – Mingo Lewis
9Moonlight In Glory
Congas, Percussion [Agong-gong] – Jose RossyOther [Vocal Sample Source] – The Moving Star Hall Singers
Drums – John Cooksey
11Mea Culpa
Drums [Bodhran] – Dennis Keeley


  • CoverBrian Eno
  • EngineerDave Jerden, Eddie Korvin, John Potoker, Neal Teeman, Stacy Baird
  • Engineer [Assistant]Don Mack, George Sloane, Howard Johnston, Hugh Dwyer, Michael Ewasko
  • Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Other [Found Objects], ProducerBrian Eno, David Byrne
  • Mastered ByGreg Calbi
  • TypographyPeter Saville


℗ & © 1981 Sire Records Company
Made in U.S.A.

Title from a novel by Amos Tutuola.

A1. Unidentified indignant radio host, San Francisco, April 1980.
A2. Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979.
A3. Dunya Yusin, Lebanese mountain singer (from 'The Human Voice in the World of Islam' Tangent Records TGS 131).
A4. Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
A5. Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
B1. Algerian Muslims chanting Qu'ran (same source as A3).
B2. The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Islands, Georgia (from 'The Moving Star Hall Singers' Folkways FS 3841).
B3. Dunya Yusin (see A3).
B4. Samira Tewfik, Egyptian popular singer (from 'Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe' EMI Records).
B5. Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980.

On later editions of this album the track "Qu'ran" was omitted for religious reasons.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 run out): SRK·1·6093-RE-1-WW1 ─◁ STERLING gc
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 run out): SRK·2·6093 WW1 ─◁ STERLING gc


  • Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
  • Marketed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Recorded At – RPM Studios
  • Recorded At – Blue Rock Studio
  • Recorded At – Eldorado Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Different Fur Studios
  • Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios, New York
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester