Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)

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Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)

Post by Pierre » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:21 pm

A 2000 book by an author named Mark Prendergast. The least I can say is that he has a very strange definition of "ambient music"! The book features a list in appendix called "20th Century Ambience: The 100 Essential Recordings".

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/groonrik ... dergast/2/

Here's the list. I've put in red the ineligible stuff and in orange the borderline cases. The list is unranked, it just follows the book's structure:

Bamberger Symphoniker & Karl Anton Rickenbacher | Symphonic Movements | 1989 [composed by Gustav Mahler, ineligible]
Reinbert de Leeuw | Satie – The Early Piano Works | 1980 [composed by Erik Satie, ineligible]
Walter Gieseking | Debussy – The Complete Works for Piano | 1995-1996 [composed by Claude Debussy, ineligible]
Orchestre de Paris & Jean Martinon | Ravel – Orchestral Works [composed by Maurice Ravel, ineligible]
Sir Thomas Beecham & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Beecham Conducts Delius | 1995 [composed by Frederick Delius, ineligible]
Timo Korhonen & Pia Freund | Heitor Villa-Lobos – Complete Works for Guitar, Vol. 2 | 1995 [composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos, ineligible]
Chamber Music Northwest | Quartet for the End of Time / Contrasts | 1986 [composed by Olivier Messiaen & Béla Bartók, ineligible]

Paul Bowles | Black Star at the Point of Darkness | 1991
Stephen Drury | John Cage – In a Landscape | 1994 [composed by John Cage, ineligible]
Karlheinz Stockhausen | Elektronische Musik 1952-60 | 1991 [compilation]

Miles Davis | Sketches of Spain | 1960
Various Artists | Music from the Motion Picture Sound Track 2001: A Space Odyssey | 1968 [compilation]
Wendy Carlos | Switched-On Bach 2000 | 1992
La Monte Young | The Well-Tuned Piano 81 X 25 6:17:50 - 11:18:59 PM NYC | 1987
Terry Riley | A Rainbow in Curved Air | 1969
Steve Reich | Music for 18 Musicians | 1978
Brian Eno | Discreet Music | 1975
Philip Glass | Glassworks | 1982
Keith Jarrett | The Köln Concert | 1975
Harold Budd | The Pavilion of Dreams | 1978
Jon Hassell | Aka/Darbari/Java – Magic Realism | 1983
Michael Nyman | The Draughtsman's Contract | 1982
Edo de Waart & San Francisco Symphony | John Adams – The Chairman Dances | 1987 [composed by John Adams, ineligible]
Various Artists | Arvo Pärt – Tabula Rasa | 1984 [composed by Arvo Pärt, ineligible]
David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfonietta | Henryk Górecki – Symphony No. 3 | 1992 [composed by Henryk Górecki, ineligible]

Gavin Bryars | The Sinking of the Titanic | 1975
The Beatles | Magical Mystery Tour | 1967
Bob Dylan | Pat Garret & Billy the Kid | 1973
The Beach Boys | Smiley Smile | 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Electric Ladyland | 1968
Ravi Shankar | Improvisations | 1962
The Velvet Underground & Nico | The Velvet Underground & Nico | 1967
Simon and Garfunkel | Bridge Over Troubled Water | 1970
Master Musicians of Jajouka | Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka | 1971
Van Morrison | Astral Weeks | 1968
Marvin Gaye | What's Going On | 1971
David Bowie | Low | 1977
The Byrds | The Notorious Byrd Brothers | 1968
Love | Forever Changes | 1967
Neil Young | Decade | 1977 [compilation]
Tim Buckley | Happy Sad | 1969
The Grateful Dead | Live/Dead | 1969
Quicksilver Messenger Service | Happy Trails | 1969
Fairport Convention | What We Did on Our Holidays | 1969
John Martyn | Solid Air | 1973
Clannad | Magical Ring | 1983
Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here | 1975
Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV | 1971
Mike Oldfield | Tubular Bells | 1973
Can | Future Days | 1973
Tangerine Dream | Stratosfear | 1976
Popol Vuh | Aguirre | 1975
Manuel Göttsching | E2-E4 | 1984
Kraftwerk | Trans Europa Express | 1977
Klaus Schulze | Mirage | 1977
Jean Michel Jarre | Oxygène | 1976
Vangelis | Blade Runner | 1994
Joy Division | Closer | 1980
The Durutti Column | The Return of the Durutti Column | 1980
New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | 1983
This Mortal Coil | It'll End in Tears | 1984
Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation | 1988
Spacemen 3 | The Perfect Prescription | 1987
Ennio Morricone | Film Music | 1993 [compilation]
Todd Rundgren | Todd | 1974
John McLaughlin [as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin] | My Goal's Beyond | 1971
Robert Fripp & Brian Eno | Evening Star | 1975
Peter Gabriel | So | 1986
Bill Nelson | Chance Encounters in the Garden of Light | 1987
Laurie Anderson | Big Science | 1982
Ryuichi Sakamato | Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Sheltering Sky | 1990 [borderline case, as only part of the music is by Sakamoto]
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay | Plight & Premonition | 1988
Michael Brook, Daniel Lanois & Brian Eno | Hybrid | 1985
U2 | The Joshua Tree | 1987
Donna Summer | The Dance Collection: A Compilation of 12 Inch Singles | 1987 [compilation]
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force | Planet Rock: The Album | 1986
Various Artists | Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1 | 1994
Various Artists | Classic Acid Mastercuts Volume 1 | 1996
Various Artists | Classic Balearic Mastercuts Volume 1 | 1996 [I think it's eligible, as they appear to be different mixes than those on albums for the most part. TBC]
The KLF | Chill Out | 1990
The Stone Roses | The Stone Roses | 1989
Primal Scream | Screamadelica | 1991
Enigma | MCMXC a.D. | 1990
The Orb | The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld | 1991
The Irresistible Force | Flying High | 1992
The Future Sound of London | Lifeforms | 1994
Aphex Twin | Selected Ambient Works Volume II | 1994
Pete Namlook [as Air] | Air | 1993
Miles Davis | Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 | 1998 [actually a remix album]
William Orbit | Pieces in a Modern Style | 1995 [classical music, ineligible]
Massive Attack | Protection | 1994
DJ Shadow | Endtroducing..... | 1996
Goldie | Timeless | 1995
Talvin Singh | OK | 1998
The Upsetters [ Lee "Scratch" Perry] | Super Ape | 1976
Augustus Pablo | Original Rockers | 1979
Paul Oakenfold | Global Underground 007: New York | 1998
Paul van Dyk | Vorsprung Dyk Technik (Remixes 92-98) | 1998 [probably not eligible, though may need to be checked]
The Chemical Brothers | Surrender | 1999
Air | Premiers symptômes | 1997
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Re: Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)

Post by Jap123 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:45 pm

Only one Eno album?

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Re: Mark Prendergast - The Ambient Century: 20th Century Ambience 100 Essential Recordings (2000)

Post by Pierre » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:44 pm

Jap123 wrote:Only one Eno album?
Technically three. Doesn't seem like many artists have more than one entry anyway.

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