beachThis week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to David Sheppard, musician, music journalist and author of On Some
Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno
. Sheppard’s new book traces the upbringing and career of Eno, who rose to fame as an
androgynous, otherworldly synthesizer player in the 1970s avant-rock band Roxy Music. After leaving the group, Eno’s stock as rock music’s
leading intellectual and taker of chances rose as he released daring solo albums like Here Come the Warm Jets and Another Green
; worked alongside David Bowie to craft the albums Low, “Heroes” and Lodger; invented the genre of “ambient” music with such records as Music for Airports and Discreet Music; made U2 the band they are today by producing their albums The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby and branched into the realms of visual, video and as yet uncategorized art in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

The Marketplace of Ideas every Thursday at noon.