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A Year With Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno's Diary by Brian Eno (signed hardback 25th anniversary reissue)


Author: Brian Eno

This hardback copy of A Year with Swollen Appendices has been signed by the author, the great Brian Eno. It's a beautiful reissue, created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of this collection of essays and diary entries.

This beautiful volume has been redesigned in the same size as the diary that eventually became this book. It features two ribbons, pink paper delineating the appendices (matching the original edition) and a two-tone paper-over-board cover, which pays homage to the original design.

A fascinating, candid and intimate insight into one of the most influential creative artists of our time, A Year with Swollen Appendices is an essential classic, reissued for a new generation of readers.

At the end of 1994, musician, producer and artist Brian Eno resolved to keep a diary. His plans to go to the cinema, theatre and galleries fell through quickly. What he did do – and write – however, was astonishing: ruminations on his collaborative work with artists including David Bowie, U2, James and Jah Wobble, interspersed with essays on topics from the generative and ambient music he pioneered to what he believed the role of an artist and their art to truly be, alongside razor-sharp commentary on his day-to-day tribulations and happenings around the world.

Brian Eno, musician, producer, visual artist and activist, first came to international prominence in the early seventies as a founding member of British band Roxy Music. His visionary production includes albums with Talking Heads, Devo, U2, Laurie Anderson and Coldplay, while his long list of collaborations include recordings with David Bowie, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl Hyde and James Blake, among many others. His visual experiments with light and video continue to parallel his musical career, with exhibitions all over the globe. To date he has released over thirty albums of his own music and exhibited extensively, as far afield as the Venice Biennale and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. He is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation, a trustee of ClientEarth and patron of Videre est Credere. His latest album, with brother Roger, Mixing Colours, was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 2020.

"As singular and as entertaining as anything the pop polymath has produced." Observer, The 50 Greatest Music Books Ever

'A Year with Swollen Appendices is by turns fascinating, engaging and wonderfully mundane. Our world has changed in profound ways, but Eno’s ideas are remarkably durable, his perspectives still feel fresh with possibility. This writing hasn’t lost any of its power to entertain, persuade and inspire.'' - Leah Kardos, The Wire

'“A cranium tour of one of the most creative minds of our age … [Eno] delivers razor-sharp commentary with devilish snarkiness and brutal honesty.”' - Colin Berry, Wired

Hardback, 480 pages.