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Brian Eno

The Secret History

read by Alan Cross

HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Rock, History & Criticism
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    Publish Date
    Jun 2012

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Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music. Here he provides a history of musician and producer Brian Eno's decades-long career. This look at Eno's influence -- "Musician, Producer; Artist, Philosopher; Oblique Strategies" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name.

About the author

Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, writer, blogger and speaker. In his 30 years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters.  He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music. He’s also written four reference books on alt-rock, recorded four audiobooks, written liner notes for dozens of CDs and contributed to magazines and other publications in Canada and the US.  He’s also a sought-after college and university lecturer, writes a weekly national music column for Metro and travels to music festivals all over the world. His new radio show is The Secret History of Rock, which runs across Canada and in the US.  Alan has been deeply involved exploring the present and future relationships between music, technology and social networking.

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