The Pearl (album)

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The Pearl
Studio album by Harold Budd and Brian Eno
Released 1984
Genre Ambient
Length 41:58
Label Editions EG
Producer Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
Harold Budd chronology
Abandoned Cities
(1982)
The Pearl
(1984)
Lovely Thunder
(1986)
Brian Eno chronology
Music For Films Volume 2
(1984)
The Pearl
(1984)
Thursday Afternoon
(1985)
Harold Budd and Brian Eno chronology
Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
(1980)
The Pearl
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A−) [2]

The Pearl is an album by ambient musicians Harold Budd and Brian Eno, which was released in 1984. This album is similar to Budd and Eno’s previous collaboration Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, consisting mostly of subtly treated piano textures, but this time with more pronounced electronic treatments and nature recordings. This album was produced with Daniel Lanois, who is also credited on the front cover.

The track "Against The Sky" was sampled in "Cedars Of Lebanon" from U2's album "No Line On The Horizon".

Critical reaction[edit]

The album was well received by critics. Ned Raggett, writing for Allmusic, stated:

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Late October" – 4:38
  2. "A Stream with Bright Fish" – 3:54
  3. "The Silver Ball" – 3:26
  4. "Against the Sky" – 4:46
  5. "Lost in the Humming Air" – 4:49
  6. "Dark-Eyed Sister" – 4:36
  7. "Their Memories" – 2:54
  8. "The Pearl" – 3:07
  9. "Foreshadowed" – 3:54
  10. "An Echo of Night" – 2:22
  11. "Still Return" – 4:11

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