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    My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Mistry Solved!

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-ghost-to-rest

    Interesting article about the making of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and the story of one of the singers on that album Dunya Younes. I have always loved this album and it has held up well over 40 years after being released (at least for me), but I have always been curious about where the vocal contributions came from and now we finally have an answer for the two tracks she appears on! I'm super happy they straightened out the legal issues so now we can get back to enjoying the album over streaming services. Enjoy!

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    Originally posted by kkleinschmidt View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-ghost-to-rest

    Interesting article about the making of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and the story of one of the singers on that album Dunya Younes. I have always loved this album and it has held up well over 40 years after being released (at least for me), but I have always been curious about where the vocal contributions came from and now we finally have an answer for the two tracks she appears on! I'm super happy they straightened out the legal issues so now we can get back to enjoying the album over streaming services. Enjoy!
    Very interesting. I love that record. Thanks for sharing !

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      #3
      I was reading that earlier this evening. Wonderful album!
      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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        #4
        Doing some more reading on this and turns out Robert Fripp and Chris Frantz are both playing on Regiment, so it's time to give that one a listen again.

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          #5
          One of the tracks mentioned is The Regiment, I remember reading a quote from Robert Fripp saying this was the best Fripp Guitar solo he never played.

          There is a fripp loop faintly in the background but I'm guessing the solo's were by Eno on synthesisors.
          Last edited by GeofMcM; 08-11-2022, 02:05 PM.

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            #6
            I didn't even know Fripp was on there and I've enjoyed this album for decades. A high point in the careers of both Eno and David Byrne, one of my faves from either artist. Goes quite well with Remain In Light, Byrne's Catharine Wheel and Eno's rarities EP (More Volts, etc.). You could slap all those together as a box set.

            Great story, glad to see the original singer get her credit. The track Regiment - talk about funky! Great album, listen to it if you haven't already.

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              #7
              I love Bush of Ghosts, but do remember Jon Hassell was always pissed off he got excluded from the project, which was pretty much based on his ideas of a mix of world musics.

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                #8
                Jon Hassell - yes, he was doing similar stuff before it was a thing. Fourth World music, he called it - a fusion of what we know now as 'world music' and electronics. His trumpet sounded nothing like a trumpet. A second Eno/Hassell album should have been released and it would have been like Bush Of Ghosts. Was he really excluded? I know he's on Remain In Light. Jon Hasssell died not too long ago, sadly. I like a lot of his stuff. Love Power Spot.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Soundwaveseeker View Post
                  Jon Hassell - yes, he was doing similar stuff before it was a thing. Fourth World music, he called it - a fusion of what we know now as 'world music' and electronics. His trumpet sounded nothing like a trumpet. A second Eno/Hassell album should have been released and it would have been like Bush Of Ghosts. Was he really excluded? I know he's on Remain In Light. Jon Hasssell died not too long ago, sadly. I like a lot of his stuff. Love Power Spot.
                  I think he and Eno made up, but apparently Life In The Bush of Ghosts was originally going to be a trio project. I love Hassell's albums, and his work with David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel and Techno Animal. Remain in Light, too. There's quite a good website here – https://jonhassell.com/ - although a lot of what was up there was taken down and repackaged as a book last year or the year before.

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