Wrong Way Up

By Brian EnoAvailable now
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“Brian Eno and John Cale’s 1990 collaboration is an album of contention, contrasts, cycles, and pop songs so layered and euphoric it ranks among the best albums either artist has ever made.” - Pitchfork

30th anniversary reissue of the historic coming together of two icons of leftfield music. Having both started their careers as creative forces in seminal bands (Eno’s unique synthesizer treatments in Roxy Music and Cale’s viola and bass contributions to the Velvet Underground), they’ve appeared as guest musicians on each other’s records as far back as 1974, the year in which they also made a historic live album with Nico and Kevin Ayers at the Rainbow Theatre in London. They remained friends, and the year prior to Wrong Way Up, Eno produced Cale’s Words For The Dying album. This paved the way for the pair to write and record an album together, notably the first time Eno had delivered a collection of song-based recordings since Before And After Science in 1977. The resulting album is a triumph for both artists, containing the singles “Spinning Away” and “Been There Done That”.

Limited edition CD comes in casebound packaging. Standard CD comes in digipak packaging. Two bonus tracks and booklet containing a 1990 interview with Eno about the making of the album.

Vinyl comes in printed inner sleeve with 1990 Eno interview and download card for full album plus two bonus tracks.


01. Lay My Love
02. One Word
03. In The Backroom
04. Empty Frame
05. Cordoba
06. Spinning Away
07. Footsteps
08. Been There Done That
09. Crime In The Desert
10. The River
11. Grandfather’s House
12. Palanquin

A1. Lay My Love
A2. One Word
A3. In The Backroom
A4. Empty Frame
A5. Cordoba
B1. Spinning Away
B2. Footsteps
B3. Been There Done That
B4. Crime In The Desert
B5. The River

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