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On Some Faraway Beach Paperback – May 12 2015

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; UK ed. edition (May 12 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409157628
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409157625
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An accomplished and sprawling biography reflects Eno's scattershot approach to life - all over the place but fascinating just the same.―BIG ISSUE (Scotland)

[An] honourable, authorised attempt to do justice to a mind-bogglingly restless and prolific subject.―SUNDAY TIMES

This exeptionally well-written biography duly celebrated [Eno's] great achievements with Roxy, Bowie, Talking Heads and his own solo work in compelling detail.―UNCUT

The 450-page biography (written with the help of the famous piss-taster himself) fairly zips along―OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY

Sheppard has corralled the many strands of Eno's hectic creative life into a coherent and highly readable account. On Some Faraway Beach will take some beating as a chronicle of one of popular music's few truly original practitioners.―TOTAL MUSIC MAGAZINE

On Some Faraway Beach provides an extensive introduction to a lifetime of constructive, and very English, pottering.―SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Music Book of the Fortnight 'Few enigmas are as hard to unravel as Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, but the Q contributor has done a bang-up job with this 450-page tome'―HOT PRESS (Ireland)

How do you pin down enigma like Brian Eno? Music journalist David Sheppard makes a valiant stab at it in this lively biography―YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

David Sheppard's meticulously researched biography...[with] the kind of footnote that make this doorstopper such an engaging read―INDEPENDENT

David Sheppard's authorised biography dispels some of the myths surrounding Brian Eno and provides a compelling case for his importance as artist and thinker.―WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY

About the Author

David Sheppard is a well-respected music journalist. He's written for numerous publications, including MOJO, Q, UNCUT and the OBSERVER. He's the author of two previous biographies of Leonard Cohen and Elvis Costello.

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