Originally recorded in 1983 for a landmark feature-length documentary, For All Mankind, directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter, Al Reinert, Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The film featured 35mm footage of the Apollo moon landing with real-time commentary as well as the Apollo astronauts sharing their recollections of the momentous events surrounding it.
July 19th 2019 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and in celebration Eno releases a very special anniversary edition – Apollo: Soundtracks & Atmospheres [Extended Edition] featuring the original album remastered by Abbey Road’s Miles Showell as well as an accompanying album comprising of 11 new instrumental compositions reimagining the soundtrack to For All Mankind.
The music from the original album is highly recognisable and tracks from it have been streamed in excess of 300 million times. Since its release many of the songs from Apollo have found a life of their own, making their way into any number of films, television shows and commercials, most notably Trainspotting, Traffic, 28 Days Later, Drive and Love. “An Ending (Ascent)” was also used in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois produced the original Apollo album which was recorded at Daniel and his brother Bob’s studio in Hamilton, Ontario. Lanois also collaborated with Eno on several other projects, most famously producing several albums for U2 including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and No Line On The Horizon. Apollo was the first recording experience for Roger Eno who also went on to collaborate on a number of other films with and without his brother and was the springboard to a long solo career of his own. The 11 new tracks on Apollo [Extended Edition] find Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno working collectively for the first time since the original album in 1983. Lanois contributed 3 compositions – Capsule, Last Step From The Surface and Fine-grained while Roger Eno’s are Waking Up, Under The Moon and Strange Quiet.
DISC ONE: APOLLO: ATMOSPHERES & SOUNDTRACKS – Remastered
Under Stars ( 4:29 )
The Secret Place ( 3:31 )
Matta ( 4:20 )
Signals ( 2:47 )
An Ending (Ascent) ( 4:24 )
Under Stars II ( 3:23 )
Drift ( 3:05 )
Silver Morning ( 2:40 )
Deep Blue Day ( 3:58 )
Weightless ( 4:35 )
Always Returning ( 4:04 )
Stars ( 8:02 )
DISC 2: FOR ALL MANKIND
The End Of A Thin Cord ( 4:08 )
Capsule ( 3:13 )
At The Foot Of A Ladder ( 3:35 )
Waking Up ( 2:29 )
Clear Desert Night ( 3:11 )
Over The Canaries ( 4:41 )
Last Step From The Surface ( 3:58 )
Fine-grained ( 3:34 )
Under The Moon ( 3:10 )
Strange Quiet ( 4:09 )
Like I Was A Spectator ( 4:23 )
Available as 2CD, 2CD Hardback Book Edition, and 2LP Edition
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