Everything That Happens Happened Today

It’s been 27 years since Brian Eno and David Byrne recorded My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. Today, they released another collaboration, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.

It’s a Monday, in case you didn’t notice. But that’s not the only thing that’s different about this album release.

For now, the album is only available on the website.

Digital download is $8.99. Digital download plus CD is $11.99. Digital download with deluxe package with bonus songs, short film, book, and screensaver is a whopping $69.99. Regular and deluxe editions will be available “by November 30, 2008”.

The digital download is in 320 kbps MP3 format, but you can optionally get FLAC files as well at no additional cost. There is $3 shipping on the standard CD and $10 on the deluxe package.

It was a distance collaboration, with Eno creating the music, and Byrne contributing lyrics and singing. It’s different from anything either have done lately, and certainly different from their previous collaborations.

The FLAC option is a bit of a good news/bad news situation. The cool thing is they’re 24 bit files, so they’re technically better than CD quality. The bad news is, if you wanted to use them to reconstruct a CD (not from the MP3 files), you need to do some work, converting them to 16 bit. Which is not difficult to do, and there are free tools to do the work, but not everyone has them or knows what to do with them.

No Creative Commons, but these are a couple of old school guys who own record labels, so we can’t expect too much, even though David Byrne writes in his blog (though he calls it a journal) about current trends in the music industry.


  1. Persetets
    Posted 10 October 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    :) reflects the couple’s low-key approach to their royal connections.

  2. Posted 6 February 2009 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Fantastic post!!! Cheers!

  3. Posted 10 September 2009 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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