cheaper cd reissue in a standard jewel case. this is a reissue of brian eno's wonderfully sublime collaboration album with the talented ambient classical composer harold budd. 'the pearl' is a sublime, tranquil recording that features 11 haunting ambient tone poems for treated piano. they are crafted from simple chords, arpeggios, or melodies that are frequently trailed by delicate electronic whispers to produce dreamy results. even though budd and eno chose to compose and record in a minimalist style, their gorgeous, moody music evokes so much more, for the reverberating spaces between the notes are just as important as the notes themselves.