David Sylvian ‎– Dead Bees On A Cake

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I Surrender 9:24
Dobro #1 1:29
Midnight Sun 4:01
Thalhiem 6:09
God Man 4:02
Alphabet Angel 2:07
Krishna Blue 8:12
The Shining Of Things 3:10
Café Europa 7:01
Pollen Path 3:25
All Of My Mother's Names (Summers With Amma) 6:10
Wanderlust 6:45
Praise (Pratah Smarami) 4:02
Darkest Dreaming 4:01

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin 7243 8 47071 2 5 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
VJCP-68012, V2-46914 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68012, V2-46914 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5, 7243 847071 25 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, EMI CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5, 7243 847071 25 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album) Virgin Records America 7243 8 47071 2 5 US 1999 Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
VJCP-68012 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin VJCP-68012 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
JPCD 9903 03 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Sylvian) JPCD 9903 03 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
JPCD 9903 03 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD 9903 03 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin none US 1999 Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV2876 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TCV2876, 7243 8 47071 4 9, TCV 2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin TCV2876, 7243 8 47071 4 9, TCV 2876 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
724384707149, 7243 8 47071 4 9, TCV 2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(Cass, Album) Gala Records (5), Virgin, Virgin 724384707149, 7243 8 47071 4 9, TCV 2876 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin none US 1999 Sell This Version
MDV2876, 7243 8 47071 8 7 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(MD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MDV2876, 7243 8 47071 8 7 UK 1999 Sell This Version
671 524-6 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Exp) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 671 524-6 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
671 524-3 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(2xLP, Album, M/Print, RE, Exp) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 671 524-3 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
671 524-3 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(2xLP, Album, RE, Exp) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 671 524-3 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
6715247, 6715248 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(2xLP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl, 140) Not On Label, Not On Label 6715247, 6715248 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
6715244, 6715245 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(2xLP, Album, RE, W/Lbl, 140) Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records, UMC, UMC 6715244, 6715245 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(14xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Virgin none Europe Unknown
JPCD 9903 03 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) G. & P. Music JPCD 9903 03 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDV2876 David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(CDr, Advance, Album, Promo, Smplr) Virgin, EMI CDV2876 Unknown Sell This Version
none David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Dol) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Vivalafica

Vivalafica

November 22, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, CD, Album, CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5
After "Secrets Of The Beehive" this came as a HUGE disappointment...besides "I Surrender" the rest is so boring, repetitive and irritating drum beats, gone is the melody, gone are those emotions that he could bring when he was inspired, this record sounds like the fall of a genius...and now in fact, he's writing non-music and releasing disturbing records that "intellectual" listeners are judging as genius when in reality there's an artist that used to be my hero and now (in my opinion) has absolutely nothing to say.
The spark is gone my dear David, unfortunately not gone to earth....
Hauntology

Hauntology

November 14, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, RE, Exp, 671 524-3
This plays fantastic. Really, really nice. Crisp and smooth.
The artwork, both outer and inner is a thing of beauty too. Very well packaged.
I hadn't listened to it in years when I bought it initially on CD but about a year ago discovered I had a new-found love for it.
I recently picked this 2xLP version up for £10 on eBay in near-mint condition (I guess no-one else was bidding that day).
An absolute steal.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

September 26, 2019
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, RE, Exp, 671 524-3

This edition I picked up at HMV as a means to finally get into this album, as I found it a struggle. It's a nice flat, quiet pressing and sounds excellent. I think the new artwork does it justice better than the original and now I love it. Highly recommended.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

September 20, 2019
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, CD, Album, CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5
The new 2018 revision released on vinyl desperately needs a CD release. Would love a copy instead of having to rely on the lossless download. Sort it out UMC/Virgin!
Sorry_Mom

Sorry_Mom

April 14, 2019
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, RE, Exp, 671 524-3

This edition with the extra tracks feels more complete to that time period. I always liked Scent of Magnolia so was very happy to see it here on vinyl. Some of the tracks I didn’t care for on the 1999 version have found a new place for me now. Maybe that’s just the vinyl speaking. And, this pressing sounds crisp and clean. Great pressing!
dpfrag

dpfrag

January 6, 2019
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, RE, Exp, 671 524-3

Nice sounding pressing, I haven't heard the RSD white vinyl version but apparently that had some pressing problems. As far as I can hear they haven't made their way on to the black version thankfully.
AloneWithStrangers

AloneWithStrangers

November 4, 2018
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, M/Print, RE, Exp, 671 524-3
A genuinely funny misprint! Would love a copy for the collection.
cdfreak1

cdfreak1

August 4, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Exp, 671 524-6
As promised: a double black vinyl pressing (with even different artwork than the white vinyl RSD release!) was just announced via Pledge Music for late October 2018 release. Let’s hope for better QC on this pressing.. too many similar sounding complaints on the RSD version to dismiss or ignore.
nosongstomorrow

nosongstomorrow

July 21, 2018
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Exp, 671 524-6
I just received my copy of this wonderful record from David Sylvian. I must admit trepidation after reading some of the reviews on this site. From the moment Kenny Wheelers flugelhorn started on I Surrender, I was hooked. First of all, there is no poor pressing from what I am hearing. I am hearing an open soundstage, detail in the dynamics and wonderful separation of musicians from each other. My gear consists of a 1976 Linn LP12 that has been upgraded on every front to current day Linn gear. Tone arm is Linn Ekos, with a Lyra Delos cartridge and a Audio Research tube phono pre amp. It is my belief that perhaps it is not the pressings issue at all.....

A wonderful record and recording... am glad to add to my collection.
skint007

skint007

May 11, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Dead Bees On A Cake, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Exp, 671 524-6
Not bad, not bad at all, i was expecting the worst by reading the reviews,...I took a chance and bought the last copy at my local record store in Montreal, maybe i was lucky, but i'm very happy with this pressing, it sounds really good..Of course there is the usual " crackle" here and there, but nothing to take you away from the joy of listening to this beautiful album. i did not give it an intense cleaning before listening, just a brush. It is not a bad pressing, it's just a little bit dirty,...I suspect that with a good cleaning, all will be perfect.