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

Album US 1981 on Sire label
Electronic, Rock and R&B/Soul (Avant-garde, Experimental, Funk)

℗ & © 1981 Sire Records Company Made in U.S.A. Title from a novel by Amos Tutuola. Voices: 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.

PortraitBrian Eno syn, *1948 GB
cover, guitar, bass, synthesizer, drums, percussion, producer, other, found objects, album by, arranged by
PortraitDavid Byrne voc, g, *1952 US
guitar, bass, synthesizer, drums, percussion, producer, other, found objects, album by, arranged by
PortraitPeter Saville *1955 GB
PortraitDavid Van Tieghem perc, *1955 US
arranged by, drums, percussion
PortraitTim Wright b, g,
arranged by, bass, click
PortraitBill Laswell b, *1955 US
arranged by, bass
Dennis Keeley
bodhrán, bodhran
PortraitBusta Jones b, voc, *1951 US
arranged by, bass
PortraitChris Frantz dr, *1951 US
arranged by, drums
PortraitRobert Fripp g, *1946 GB
arranged by
Dunya Yunis voc,
voice, vocal sample source
PortraitSteve Scales perc, US
congas, percussion, metals
PortraitJohn Cooksey dr, key,
Reverend Paul Morton
voice, vocal sample source
PortraitPrairie Prince dr, *1950 US
bass drum, percussion, can
PortraitMingo Lewis perc, *1940 US
bata, percussion, sticks
Jose Rossy perc, US
congas, agogô, agong-gong
PortraitThe Moving Star Hall Singers
voice, vocal sample source
Portraitسميرة توفيق voc, *1935 LB
voice, vocal sample source
Dave Jerden engineer
Eddie Korvin engineer
John Potoker engineer
Neal Teeman engineer
Stacy Baird engineer
Don Mack engineer, assistant
George Sloane engineer, assistant
Howard Johnston engineer, assistant
Hugo Dwyer engineer, assistant
Michael Ewasko engineer, assistant
Greg Calbi mastered by
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1America Is WaitingBrian Eno - David Byrne3:36
2Mea CulpaBrian Eno - David Byrne3:35
3RegimentBrian Eno - David Byrne3:56
4Help Me SomebodyBrian Eno - David Byrne4:18
5The Jezebel SpiritBrian Eno - David Byrne4:55
6Qu'RanBrian Eno - David Byrne3:46
7Moonlight In GloryBrian Eno - David Byrne4:19
8The CarrierBrian Eno - David Byrne3:30
9A Secret LifeBrian Eno - David Byrne2:30
10Come With UsBrian Eno - David Byrne2:38
11Mountain Of NeedlesBrian Eno - David Byrne2:35

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