30th anniversary reissue of the historic coming together of two icons of music. Having both started their careers as creative forces in seminal bands (Roxy Music and Velvet Underground), they’ve appeared as guest musicians on each other’s records as far back as 1974. They remained friends, and the year prior to Wrong Way Up, Brian Eno produced John 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.
It proved to be an inspired collaboration, with the two avant-garde luminaries pushing each other towards more accessible songcraft while still maintaining the bold arrangements and compositional dexterity that each had become so celebrated for.
"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" 8.7 Pitchfork
LP Format - Full Colour Printed Inner Sleeve With Eno Interview About the Making of the Album. Download Card for Full Album Plus Two Bonus Tracks
CD Format - Booklet With Eno Interview About the Making of the Album. Two Bonus Tracks
Deluxe CD - Limited Edition. Casebound Packaging. Booklet With Eno Interview About the Making of the Album.Two Bonus Tracks
01. Lay My Love
02. One Word
03. In the Backroom
04. Empty Frame
06. Spinning Away
08. Been There Done That
09. Crime in the Desert
10. The River
11. Grandfather’s House
Grandfather’s House and Palanquin are non-album tracks originally released on the B-side of the single Spinning Away.