Before and After Science is the fifth studio album by British musician Brian Eno. Produced by Eno and Rhett Davies, it was originally released by Polydor Records in December 1977 in the UK and by US Island soon after. Guest musicians from the United Kingdom and Germany helped with the album, including members of Roxy Music, Free, Fairport Convention, Can and Cluster. Over one hundred tracks were written with only ten making the album's final cut. The musical styles of the album range from energetic and jagged to more languid and pastoral.
The album marks Eno's last foray into rock music for the 1970s as a solo artist, with all his remaining albums of the decade showcasing more of Eno's avant-garde and ambient music, which was hinted at on the second half of Before and After Science. The album was Eno's second to chart in the United States. The song "King's Lead Hat", the title of which is an anagram for Talking Heads, was remixed and released as a single, although it didn't chart in the United Kingdom. Critical response to the album has remained positive, with several critics calling it one of Eno's best works.
Label: Astralwerks 2557951660
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Art Rock, Avantgarde, Ambient
A1 No One Receiving
A3 Kurt's Rejoinder
A4 Energy Fools The Magician
A5 King's Lead Hat
B1 Here He Comes
B2 Julie With...
B3 By This River
B4 Through Hollow Lands (For Harold Budd)
B5 Spider And I