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Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young
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Brian Eno

Brian Eno

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First broadcast: Sun 27 Jan 1991

Musician, Experimental artist

A variety of labels can be stuck on this week's Desert Island Discs castaway - from rock musician to experimental artist, from visual sculptor to composer and intellectual guru of the rock world. He is Brian Eno, and he started his career by making music playing with tape recorders, then went on to play with bands who rehearsed far more often than they performed, graduating through to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, and ending up with the hugely successful group Roxy Music.

Since his Roxy Music days, he has gone on to musical collaboration with David Bowie and production of the group U2. Brian Eno will be talking to Sue Lawley about his musical and artistic activities in the mainstream, as well as on the fringes of, international cultural life.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Nikolai Ivanovitch Kompaneiski

5.

Nikolai Ivanovitch Kompaneiski

Herouvimska Pessen

Choir: The Bulgarian State Choir

Dorothy Love Coates

8.

Castaway's favourite

Dorothy Love Coates

Lord Don't Forget About Me

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Book

Contingency, Irony & Solidarity by Richard Rorty

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Luxury item

Radio telescope

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