Harold Budd discography

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Harold Budd discography
Harold Budd.jpg
Harold Budd in Japan Photo: Masao Nakagami
Studio albums 13
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 6
EPs 1
Soundtrack albums 2
Collaborative albums 19
Guest appearances 2
Production 1

Harold Budd (born May 24, 1936) is an American ambient/avant-garde composer and poet. Born in Los Angeles, he was raised in the Mojave Desert. This page contains information related to his recordings.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1971 The Oak of the Golden Dreams / Coeur D'Orr
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Advance Recordings (FGR 16)
1978 The Pavilion of Dreams
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: E.G. (EGS 301)
1984 Abandoned Cities
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Cantil (384)
  • Reissued with The Serpent (In Quicksilver) by Opal Records (1989)
1986 Lovely Thunder
  • Released: December 1, 1986
  • Label: E.G. (EGED 46)
1988 The White Arcades
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Opal (9 25766-2)
  • Produced by Brian Eno
1991 By the Dawn's Early Light
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Opal (9 26649-2)
  • With Bill Nelson
  • Reissued in 1996 by All Saints Records
1994 She is a Phantom
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: New Albion (NA 066 CD)
1996 Luxa
  • Released: September 24, 1996
  • Label: All Saints (ASCD30)
2000 The Room
  • Released: August 15, 2000
  • Label: Atlantic (7567-83382-2)
2003 La Bella Vista
2005 Avalon Sutra / As Long as I Can Hold My Breath
  • Released: January 18, 2005
  • Label: Samadhi Sound (sound cd ss004)
  • Produced by Harold Budd
2007 Perhaps
  • Released: February 9, 2007
  • Label: Samadhi Sound (SOUND-DL 001)
2011 In The Mist
  • Released: September 27, 2011
  • Label: Darla (DRL248)
2012 Bandits of Stature
  • Released: November 27, 2012
  • Label: Darla (DRL262)
2013 Jane 1-11
  • Released: June 4, 2013
  • Label: Darla (DRL281)
2014 Jane 12-21
  • Released: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Darla

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1995 Agua
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Sine (SIN003)
  • Live at the Lanzarote Music Festival, December 1989

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1987 Myths 3: La Nouvelle Sérenité
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Sub Rosa (SUB 33003-5)
1988 Music for Films III
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Opal (9 25769-2)
  • Brian Eno's Music for Films series
  • Track No. 5 "Balthus Bemused by Color"
  • Reissued in 1992 by All Saints Records
1989 The Serpent (In Quicksilver) / Abandoned Cities
  • Released: September 19, 1989
  • Label: Opal (9 26025-2)
  • Reissued by All Saints Records (2005)
1997 Unlimited Ambient
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Gruppo Futura (-)
  • With Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni - track No. 5 "The Valley of Pamir"
  • With Daniel Lentz and Jessica Karraker - track No. 8 "Beyond This Veil", No. 10 "Interlude 6" and No. 15 "Begin Then Not Know (Reprise)"
1998 Fenceless Night: Selections for Cinema 1980-1998
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Polygram (PMP 018)
  • Promotional sampler containing a selection of Budd's work, including solo works and collaborations with Brian Eno, Hector Zazou, Cocteau Twins, Andy Partridge and Daniel Lanois
2006 Compounds and Elements
  • Released: February 21, 2006
  • Label: All Saints
  • All Saints Records sampler containing several Harold Budd songs

EPs[edit]

Year Title Notes
1981 The Serpent (in Quicksilver)
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Cantil (181)
  • Also released in 1982 by Les Disques Du Crepuscule, Belgium
  • Reissued with Abandoned Cities by Opal Records (1989)

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Notes
2005 Music for 'Fragments from the Inside'
  • Released: May 17, 2005
  • Label: Sub Rosa (SR 239)
Mysterious Skin - Music from the Film
  • Released: May 24, 2005
  • Label: Commotion (CR008)
2014 White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Released: September 23, 2014
  • Label: Lakeshore (LKS344142)

Collaborative albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1980 Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
  • Released: April, 1980
  • Label: E.G. (EGAMB 002)
  • With Brian Eno
1984 The Pearl
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: E.G. (EGED 37)
1986 The Moon and the Melodies
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: 4AD (CAD 611)
1991 Music for 3 Pianos EP
  • Released: January 1, 1991
  • Label: All Saints (ASCD14)
1994 Through the Hill
  • Released: July 8, 1994
  • Label: All Saints (ASCD21)
1995 Glyph
  • Released: December 12, 1995
  • Label: Made To Measure (MTM 37)
1996 Glyph Remixes EP
  • Released: June 17, 1996
  • Label: SSR (SSR 163)
  • With Hector Zazou
1998 Walk Into My Voice: American Beat Poetry
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Materiali Sonori (MASO CD 90085)
  • With Daniel Lentz & Jessica Karraker
2002 Jah Wobble's Solaris - Live In Concert
  • Released: July 27, 2002
  • Label: 30 Hertz Records (30HZCD18)
Three White Roses and a Budd EP
  • Released: August 27, 2002
  • Label: Twentythree Records (T 016)
2003 Translucence/Drift Music
  • Released: August 26, 2003
  • Label: Edsel (MEDCD 727)
2007 After the Night Falls
  • Released: July 16, 2007
  • Label: Darla (DRL182)
  • With Robin Guthrie
Before the Day Breaks
  • Released: July 16, 2007
  • Label: Darla (DRL183)
  • With Robin Guthrie
2008 A Song for Lost Blossoms
  • Released: October 7, 2008
  • Label: Darla (DRL198)
  • With Clive Wright
2009 Candylion
  • Released: May 26, 2009
  • Label: Darla (DRL221)
  • With Clive Wright
2010 Little Windows
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Darla (DRL 234)
  • With Clive Wright
2011 Bordeaux
  • Released: February 7, 2011
  • Label: Darla (DRL244)
  • With Robin Guthrie
Nighthawks, Translucence and Drift Music
  • Released: June 27, 2011
  • Label: Edsel (EDSX3011)
  • With John Foxx and Ruben Garcia
Winter Garden
  • With Eraldo Bernocchi and Robin Guthrie
2015 The Little Glass
  • Released December 3, 2015
  • Label: Akira Rabelais
  • With Akira Rabelais

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Notes
1975 Vista
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: Impulse (ASD 9304)
2009 No Line On The Horizon
  • Released: February 27, 2009
  • Label: Mercury (1796037)
  • With U2
  • Instrumentation on track No. 11 "Cedars of Lebanon"

Production[edit]

Year Artist Album Notes
1981 Gene Bowen Bourgeois Magnetic Production and instrumentation

Ephemera[edit]

  • The indie rock band Rothko has a song titled "Harold Budd" on their album In the Pulse of An Artery (which uses a sample from Budd's "Boy About 10" from his album By the Dawn's Early Light.)
  • Harold Budd and Eugene Bowen contributed the track "Wonder's Edge" to the Cold Blue label compilation.
  • The Harold Budd track "Balthus Bemused By Colour" from his album The White Arcades is included as part of the 70 Minutes of Madness DJ mix by Coldcut.
  • On saxophonist Marion Brown's 1975 album Vista, Harold Budd plays celeste and gong on the track Bismillahi 'Rrahmani 'Rrahim, a shorter version of the same composition on Budd's 1978 album The Pavilion of Dreams (which also includes Marion Brown as saxophone soloist).
  • In 1961, while in the military, Harold Budd briefly played drums in an Army band with legendary avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler.
  • The track "Subtext" from Budd's album 'Translucence' with John Foxx features in the film 'Inside I'm Dancing' (Momentum Pictures, June 2004)

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