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Brian Eno: Before and after Science (Polydor 2302 071)

Paul Rambali, Trouser Press, February 1978

IT APPEARS the grandiosely titled Before and After Science did not come easy to the erudite Mr. Eno. It was first scheduled some 10 months ago, but collaborations with Bowie and, more centrally, a discontentment with his famed work system have delayed its release until now. Eno said in a recent interview that having recorded about 120 tracks in the two years between this and Another Green World, and having broken three completion deadlines trying to finish it to his satisfaction, he finally gave up, crossed his fingers and put the bugger out.

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