Brian Eno's 1977 album Before and After Science
marks the end of an era. In the four years before it came out, starting in January of 1974, Eno released no fewer than three solo pop albums, and this, his fourth, was to be his last for almost thirty years. By the time he returned to song-oriented vocal pop under his own name -- with 2005's Another Day on Earth
-- Eno had enjoyed several discrete careers' worth of success as the inventor of ambient music, as one of rock's most sought-after and celebrated producers, and, in perhaps his most well-known work, as the creator of the iconic Microsoft start-up sound that originated with Windows 95.
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