Welcome to Breakdown, an unofficial resource and discussion list about the innovative guitarist/producer Michael Brook. This site is infrequently updated, but contains a great deal of background info which will remain online. For up-to-date news and information, visit Michael Brook's official site and MySpace page.

Discographies full details on every record featuring Brook

Chronological Discography
The advantage of this format is useful: it provides perspective over what Michael Brook has been up to over the course of his career in recorded music. The downside of this format is minor contributions to forgotten records are ranked as equals alongside more important ones. International visitors please note, release dates quoted here are generally from the US, and may differ from country to country. You also have the option, if you so desire, to view the Breakdown discography ordered by type of record instead.


Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox

Flivva: The Name is Schreibman / Sympathetic Ear

various artists: The Last Pogo

Brian Eno & Jon Hassell: Possible Musics

Jon Hassell: Dream Theory in Malaya (Fourth World Vol. II)
various artists: Music and Rhythm, November

Brian Eno: Ambient 4: On Land

Jon Hassell: Aka-Dabari-Java (Magic Realism)

Brian Eno: Thursday Afternoon
Roger Eno: Voices
Michael Brook with Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois: Hybrid

The Edge with Michael Brook: Captive
The Edge with Sinead O'Connor: Heroine (single)
Jon Hassell: Power Spot

Jon Hassell: The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound
Pieter Nooten / Michael Brook: Sleeps With the Fishes

Roger Eno: Between Tides, 1 June
various artists: Music for Films III, 30 August
various artists: Opal: Assembly
Teresa De Sio: Sindarella Suite

various artists: Lanzarote Music Festival (video bootleg)
various artists: Angels in the Architecture, 31 August

Youssou N'Dour: Set

various artists: A Door In The Air: The Echoes Living Room Concerts
Xymox: Phoenix
Balloon: Gravity
Balloon: Now That the Thrill is Gone (single)
Balloon: Tightrope Walker (single)
This Mortal Coil: Blood
Rain Tree Crow: Rain Tree Crow, 16 April
Rain Tree Crow: Blackwater
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Mustt Mustt, 30 April
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Mustt Mustt (single)

various artists: Lilliput
various artists: ...and Dog Bones, Too
various artists: Rough Trade: Music for the 90s Vol. 4
Haruomi Hosono: In the '90s
Cheb Khaled: Khaled, 23 June
Michael Brook: Cobalt Blue, 30 June
Michael Brook: Live at the Aquarium, 21 September
Michael Brook: Live at the Aquarium (Russian pirate)

Peter Gabriel: Xplora1: Peter Gabriel's Secret World
various artists: The 13 Year Itch
various artists: HMV Video Sampler
This Mortal Coil: Original Versions, 30 March
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Shahbaaz, 5 April
Bryan Ferry: Taxi, 14 April
Jane Siberry: When I Was a Boy, 13 July
Laraaji: Flow Goes the Universe, 10 August
Djivan Gasparayan: Moon Shines at Night, 21 September
Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries, 28 September
The Pogues: Waiting for Herb, 19 October
David Sylvian and Robert Fripp: The Road to Graceland, 21 October
Jane Siberry: Temple, 22 October
Robert Fripp & David Sylvian: A New Dream, 26 October
Robert Fripp & David Sylvian: Tokyo 1993, 26 October
David Sylvian: The Live Chronicles, Vol. 3: To Fall Without Landing, 26 October
Robert Fripp & David Sylvian: Kings - Second Chapter, 12 November

various artists: Real World Presents 1994
Baaba Maal: Firin' in Fouta
Sylvian|Fripp: Damage
Alain Bashung: Chatterton
Global Communication: Maiden Voyage
Jane Siberry: It Can't Rain All the Time
various artists: A Brief History of Ambient Volume 1: 152 Minutes 33 Seconds, 22 February
Khaled: N'ssi N'ssi, 28 February
Brian Eno: Box I: Instrumental, 22 March
John Cale / Bob Neuwirth: Last Day on Earth, 12 April
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Last Prophet, 12 April
various artists: A Brief History of Ambient Volume 2: Imaginary Landscapes, 23 August
U. Srinivas: Rama Sreerama, 24 August
various artists: All Virgos Are Mad, cd, 27 September
various artists: All Virgos Are Mad, video, 27 September

various artists: Real World Presents 1995
various artists: Real World Sampler 1995
Millenium: A Civilised Word
Robert Wyatt / Jo Bogaert / Blissphemy: Millennium - A Civilised Word
Jon Hassell: Sulla Strada
Sylvian|Fripp: Live in Japan
Michael Brook: Shona
Michael Brook: Shona / Captive (Russian pirate)
Peter Murphy: A Retrospective
The Wolfgang Press: Remixes Number Two
The Wolfgang Press: Going South, 9 January
The Wolfgang Press: Funky Little Demons, 24 January
various artists: A Brief History of Ambient Volume 3: The Music Of Changes, 10 January
Peter Murphy: Cascade, 11 April
Roger Eno: Lost in Translation, 25 April
Jane Siberry: Maria, 29 August
U. Srinivas with Michael Brook: Dream, 29 August
various artists: Spiritual High, 31 October
various artists: Heat, 19 December

various artists: Real World Celebrates Greenpeace
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook: Night Song, 20 February
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook: Crest
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Remixed by Massive Attack
various artists: Dead Man Walking, March
various artists: Real World Notes 2, Spring
Mary Margaret O'Hara: Miss America, 23 July
Tenores Di Bitti: S'Amore E' Mama, 24 August
Purna Das Baul: Songs of Love & Ecstasy, 27 August
various artists: Real World Notes 3, Winter

various artists: Ambient Journies
Paul Tingen: May the Road Rise to Meet You
Michael Brook: Albino Alligator, 11 February
Ziskakan: Soley Glase, 11 February
various artists: Shoe Pie
Julia Fordham: East West (single), 6 June
Julia Fordham: East West, 12 August
Iarla Ó Lionáird: The Seven Steps to Mercy, 21 October
Paban Das Baul: Inner Knowledge, 4 November
various artists: Celtic Moods, 11 November
Sinéad O'Connor: So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor, 18 November
various artists: Joyride, 18 November
various artists: Real World Notes 5, Winter

Russell Mills: Undark One: The Strange Familiar, 20 January
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook remixed: Star Rise, 27 January
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook: Star Rise (single)
various artists: New Visions: World Rhythms, 21 April
various artists: Bliss, 5 May
DAAU: We Need New Animals, 26 May
various artists: Real World Notes 6, July
Mandalay: Beautiful, 14 July
Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook: Black Rock, 7 September (UK)
Maldita Vecindad Y los Hijos del Quinto Patio: Mostros, 29 September

various artists: A Window on the Real World
Nonny de la Pena: The Jaundiced Eye (video/dvd)
various artists: Strange Planet
Michael Brook: Affliction, 19 January
Julia Fordham: Julia Fordham Collection, 23 March
various artists: Go, 23 March
various artists: Music for the Spiritual Tourist, 10 August
Russell Mills / Undark: Pearl & Umbra, September (UK)
various artists: Breakdown, November (Canada)
various artstis: Music for Vampires, 1 December (Canada)

various artists: Real World Notes 11, winter
Peter Murphy: Wild Birds, 22 February
various artists: Voices of the Real World, March
various artists: Real World Notes 12, summer
Hans Zimmer: Mission Impossible 2, 13 June
various artists: Orphée, August
various artists: Ground Zero, 12 September
Pale 3: Der Krieger + Die Kaiserin

Prince Diabate: New Life
various artists: Echoes Living Room Concerts 6
various artists: Real World Notes 13, winter
various artists: Traffic, 9 January
various artists: Planet Chant, 6 February
Claude Chalhoub: Claude Chalhoub, July
Sylvian & Fripp: Damage (second edition), September
various artists: Back to Mine, October
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: A Voice from Heaven (video/dvd), 16 October
various artists: Spirit of Africa, 23 October

Hans Zimmer: Black Hawk Down, 15 January
Jane Siberry: Love is Everything: The Jane Siberry Anthology, 16 April
Peter Murphy: Dust, 23 April
Zawose & Brook: Assembly, 21 May (US)
David Sylvian: Camphor, 18 June (US)
Michael Brook: India: Kingdom of the Tiger, 1 October
various artists: Real World Notes 15, December

various artists: Deadwood, 8 February

Date Unknown
various artists: Real World Music: Starbucks Celebrates the World of Music, Arts & Dance
Michael Brook: Time Walk