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Here Come the Warm Jets

Here Come the Warm Jets is the debut solo album by Brian Eno. Produced by Eno, it was released on Island Records in 1974. The musical style of Here Come the Warm Jets is a hybrid of glam rock and art rock, similar to Eno's previous album work with Roxy Music but with songs that are more quirky and experimental. The album features various guest musicians, including Robert Fripp of King Crimson and members of Roxy Music, HawkwindMatching Mole, and The Pink Fairies. In developing the album's words and music, Eno used unusual methods such as dancing for his band members and having them play accordingly, and singing nonsense words to himself that would form the basis of subsequent lyrics.

Here Come the Warm Jets peaked at number 26 on the United Kingdom album charts and number 151 on the U.S. Billboard charts, receiving a number of positive reviews. It was re-issued on compact disc in 1990 on Island Records and in 2004 on Virgin Records, and continued to elicit praise. Critic Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that the album "still sounds exciting, forward-looking, and densely detailed, revealing more intricacies with every play".

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by Brian Eno, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Needles in the Camel's Eye" (Eno, Phil Manzanera) 3:11
2. "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch"   3:04
3. "Baby's on Fire"   5:19
4. "Cindy Tells Me" (Eno, Manzanera) 3:25
5. "Driving Me Backwards"   5:12
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "On Some Faraway Beach"   4:36
2. "Blank Frank" (Eno, Robert Fripp) 3:37
3. "Dead Finks Don't Talk" (arr. Paul Thompson, Busta Jones, Nick Judd, Eno) 4:19
4. "Some of Them Are Old"   5:11
5. "Here Come the Warm Jets"   4:04



  • Brian Eno – producer, mixer
  • Chris Thomas – mixer
  • Derek Chandler – recording engineer
  • Denny Bridges, Phil Chapman, Paul Hardiman – mixing engineers
  • Arun Chakraverty – mastering

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