On some faraway beach is the first serious critical examination of the life and times of brian enodavid sheppard has interviewed key collaborators like david byrne robert wyatt john cale bryan ferry and gavin bryars. Ive just finished reading an ace biography of brian eno on some faraway beach the life and times of brian eno david sheppard which was brilliant not so much in terms of how it was written it was fairly done rather for the wealth of inspiration it could be mined for especially as it documents his post roxy music output. On some faraway beach the life and times of brian eno few record collections remain untouched by brian eno s aesthetic dna from ambient soundscapes and world music . In addition to its portrayal of enos creative and intellectual life before roxy music on some faraway beachs strongest segments are its coverage of his work with talking heads and byrne its dissections of his 70s solo albums and its discussion of the bowie cluster and robert fripp collaborations in fact sheppard devotes more than three . Tellingly enos work with roxy music david bowie talking heads devo u2 and coldplay has coincided with those artists producing their most critically revered work this is the first serious critical examination of the life and times of brian eno
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