Brian Eno’s Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks to get extended edition reissue next month

Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks to get extended edition reissue next month

Anyone in the mood for a moon landing do-over? Something tells me that a 21st century version of NASA’s Apollo missions might place on emphasis on visual documentation in hi-def, because god knows relegated sects of American society have read a ridiculous amount into the grainy television footage from back in the day. Some say that a barely visible campsite is possible evidence of Marvin the Martian having taken up refugee status, while the less conspiracy-minded among us are content simply to experience (or re-experience) the awe that’s essentially inherent in humanity’s first lunar venture.

The Brian Eno (with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno) release Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks did its part in capturing the awe back in 1983. It’s certainly one of Eno’s most noteworthy ambient albums. LET’S HAVE A DELUXE REISSUE, ALREADY.

The upcoming reissue of Apollo is set to come out July 19 more or less in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Not only does the reissue feature all of the expected tidbits, like a remaster and an availability on the most relevant formats (sorry, cassette heads); but it also contains 11 brand new tracks meant to “reimagine the soundtrack to For All Mankind,” the documentary for which the original Apollo album was created. Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno returned to compose three tracks each, while Brian presumably composed the remaining five.

“Capsule,” “Last Step From The Surface,” and “Fine-grained” can be attributed to Lenois, while Roger Eno gets credit for “Waking Up,” “Under The Moon,” and “Strange Quiet.”

Pre-order your extended reissue now, and countdown to blast-off.

Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks tracklisting:

01. Under Stars
02. The Secret Place
03. Matta
04. Signals
05. An Ending (Ascent)
06. Under Stars II
07. Drift
08. Silver Morning
09. Deep Blue Day
10. Weightless
11. Always Returning
12. Stars
13. The End Of A Thin Cord
14. Capsule
15. At The Foot Of A Ladder
16. Waking Up
17. Clear Desert Night
18. Over The Canaries
19. Last Step From The Surface
20. Fine-grained
21. Under The Moon
22. Strange Quiet
23. Like I Was A Spectator

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