More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection

More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection

Infobox Album
Name = More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection
Type = Compilation album
Artist = Brian Eno


Released = 1986
Recorded = 1973 - 1977
Genre = Rock, Ambient
Length =
Label = EG Records
Producer =
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wyd9kezt7q7z link] |
Chronology = Brian Eno
Last album = "Old Land" (1985)
This album = ""'More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection" (1986)
Next album = "Music for Films III" (1988)

"More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection" is a 1986 compilation album of music by the British ambient musician Brian Eno. The "More Blank Than Frank" was the title given to the vinyl LP release, and "Desert Island Selection" was the name used for the CD version. Both were issued at the same time, though they differ somewhat in the ordering and in the songs that were used.

The album was a compilation of many of Eno's earlier solo works, ranging from 1973's "Here Come the Warm Jets" to 1978's "Music for Airports". The LP release contained a wider range of tunes, including a couple of darker and rock-ier songs ("The Great Pretender" and "King's Lead Hat") from his early years. The CD release in comparison contained a significantly lopsided version of Eno's earlier works, eschewing the harder, rock-ier numbers entirely for softer, "proto-ambient" pieces, concluding with a six minute edit of his first, fully realized ambient piece "1/1", derived from Music for Airports. At the time of release in 1986 the CD version was significant in that it was the only CD version then available of any of Eno's earlier works.

The LP/CD release was accompanied by the release of the book "More Dark Than Shark", by Russell Mills, which used the lyrics of Eno's songs as the inspiration for the set of lithographs contained within the book.

Track listing

"Desert Island Selection" CD release

#"Here He Comes" – 5:37
#"Everything Merges With the Night" – 4:02
#"I'll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoes)" – 3:38
#"On Some Faraway Beach" – 3:38
#"Spirits Drifting" – 2:39
#"Back in Judy's Jungle" – 5:16
#"St. Elmo's Fire" – 2:59
#"No One Receiving" – 3:51
#"Julie With..." – 5:51
#"Taking Tiger Mountain" – 5:23
#"1/1" – 6:08

"More Blank Than Frank" LP release

#"Here He Comes"
#"Everything Merges With The Night"
#"I'll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoes)"
#"On Some Faraway Beach"
#"Taking Tiger Mountain"
#"Backwater"
#"St. Elmo's Fire"
#"No One Receiving"
#"The Great Pretender"
#"King's Lead Hat"

External links

*Discogs release|id=691149


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