Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 12" Vinyl 11 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), E.G. Records Ltd. 2302 100, EGLP 48
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 12" Vinyl 11 Sire Records SRK 6093 [none]
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 12" Vinyl 11 Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd. (use as manufacturer and/or distributor only), Sire Records 25PP-13 [none]
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 11 E’G Records EGCD 48 5012985304825
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 12 Sire Records SRK 6093
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 11 E’G Records EGCD 48 077778647324
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 12 Sire Records CD 6093 075992743228
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 12 Sire Records 6093-2 075992743228
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 11 Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 45374-2 093624537427
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 12 Sire Records WPCR-1182 [none]
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Enhanced CD 18 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) BEDBX 1 0094633134126
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Enhanced CD 19 Nonesuch (imprint of Nonesuch Records Inc.) 79894-2 075597989427
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 11 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries), E’G Records 0777 786473 2 4, 257 963, EGCD 48 5012985304825
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 11 Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) 9 45374-2 [none]
Bootleg
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts CD 13 Klondyke Records KR 21

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When My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts was released in February 1981, it was the last in David Byrne and Brian Eno's 'African trilogy'. Its influence remains simply enormous: echoes of this record can be heard throughout modern music, from the obvious sound collages of Public Enemy and DJ Shadow to, even, the clever and dense production references of pop acts such as Girls Aloud.

"The Jezebel Spirit", "Help Me Somebody" and "Regiment" remain the triumvirate of tracks on which this reputation rests, typifying this groundbreaking montage of beats, scratches, itches and glitches. You would still be hard pushed to find a denser, knottier funk with disembodied voices weaving in and out. Given the painstaking process of assemblage involved and the cerebral nature of the subject matter, it remains a very warm and inclusive record, largely due to the fact that cream of avant pop assembled and created a sweetly bubbling musical stew to support all the theory.

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts is the record that gave the world 'found voices' and signposted the way for producers to become 'curators'. No matter how many subsequent sins have been created in curating found voices for art's sake, this record in its lavish 25th Anniversary finery with seven bonus tracks remains the definitive article.