"Davidoff" (1995)

Demo Song

Background Information

Brian Eno published his diary from 1995, called A Year with Swollen Appendices. It was published as a book in 1996 by Faber and Faber in the UK. That was the year that Eno worked with U2 on Original Soundtracks 1, and the book makes mention of a number of demos and working titles throughout. “Davidoff” is one of the songs included in the book.

Eno’s first mention of this song was “Also made ambient mixes of ‘Davidoff’ and ‘No Wave Pulse’.”

On July 6 Eno mentions “Davidoff” again, “Worked and failed on ‘Davidoff’ – just ambient slurry, I put on some vocals and a bass, but in the end abandoned ship. It’s emotionally empty.”

“Davidoff” is also mentioned in a list of songs that the band was working on in studio in an article in Issue 23 of Propaganda Magazine, titled “All Passengers Present and Correct”.

The song “Viva Davidoff” is likely the result of this track, it featured as a B-Side on the single, “Miss Sarajevo”.

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