David Sylvian ‎– Gone To Earth

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• The 1986 & 1987 double LP & all cassette editions have all 17 tracks. The 1988, 1991, and 1993 Japanese double CD editions do, as well.
• The 1986 & 1987 single CD editions have 13 tracks (4 were left off so it would fit on one disc).
• The 2003 & 2006 double CD editions have all 17 tracks, remastered at Metropolis Mastering, plus remixes of 3 tracks. The 2008 Japanese "Mini-LP" double CD is the same, but further remastered.

Tracklist

Taking The Veil 4:40
Laughter & Forgetting 2:40
Before The Bullfight 9:55
Gone To Earth 3:00
Wave 9:13
River Man 4:50
Silver Moon 6:05
The Healing Place 5:30
Answered Prayers 3:10
Where The Railroad Meets The Sea 2:55
The Wooden Cross 5:00
Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples 2:25
Camp Fire: Coyote Country 3:45
A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky 3:20
Home 4:35
Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees 3:00
Upon This Earth 6:30

Versions (54)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VDLI David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDLI UK 1986 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50205 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCass, Album) Virgin TC-VG 50205 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
123901 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin 123901 France 1986 Sell This Version
20VB-1114•15 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin 20VB-1114•15 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
VDLI 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDLI 1 Israel 1986 Sell This Version
302 803-420, 302 803 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 302 803-420, 302 803 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
VD2393 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin VD2393 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
VG-50204/5 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin VG-50204/5 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
XL-302803, XL 302803 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin XL-302803, XL 302803 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
VDLI David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin VDLI Italy 1986 Sell This Version
20VB-1114.5 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Promo) Virgin 20VB-1114.5 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
VG-50204/5 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, TP) Virgin VG-50204/5 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
CDVDL 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin CDVDL 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
0777 7 86003 2 9, V2-86003 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 0777 7 86003 2 9, V2-86003 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDVDL 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin CDVDL 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
0777 7 86003 2 9, V2-86003 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc. 0777 7 86003 2 9, V2-86003 US 1986 Sell This Version
502 803, 502 803-121 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 502 803, 502 803-121 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
TCVDL1, TCVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCVDL1, TCVDL-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
VD4 2393 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin VD4 2393 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
VDLK 71, VDLK•71 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin VDLK 71, VDLK•71 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
TCVDL1, TCVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCVDL1, TCVDL-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
VDLK 71, VDLK•71 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin VDLK 71, VDLK•71 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
302802 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(LP, TP) Virgin 302802 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
7 90577-1, 1-90577 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin 7 90577-1, 1-90577 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 90577-1, 1-90577, 90577-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 7 90577-1, 1-90577, 90577-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
32VD-1048, CDVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 32VD-1048, CDVDL-1 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
7 90577-2, 2-90577 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album, Lon) Virgin, Virgin 7 90577-2, 2-90577 US 1987 Sell This Version
32VD-1048, CDVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin 32VD-1048, CDVDL-1 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
7 90577-4, 90577-4 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 7 90577-4, 90577-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
90577 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin 90577 US 1987 Sell This Version
90577-4, 7 90577-4, 4-90577 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album, SR,) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 90577-4, 7 90577-4, 4-90577 US 1987 Sell This Version
90577 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(LP, TP) Virgin 90577 US 1987 Sell This Version
90577 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(LP, TP) Virgin 90577 US 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-25021~22 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album) Virgin Japan VJD-25021~22 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
VJCP-36019, VJD-25021~22 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin, Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-36019, VJD-25021~22 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-36019, VJD-25021~22 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin, Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-36019, VJD-25021~22 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-36046·47, CDVDL-1-1, CDVDL-1-2 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VJCP-36046·47, CDVDL-1-1, CDVDL-1-2 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CDVDL 1, 0 777 7 86003 2 9, 0 777 7 86003 29 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVDL 1, 0 777 7 86003 2 9, 0 777 7 86003 29 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
UK-004 David Sylvian Featuring Robert Fripp David Sylvian Featuring Robert Fripp - Gone To Earth(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova UK-004 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
VJCP-68608~9, 7243 5 91316 2 7 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, Copy Prot., RM, Dig) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68608~9, 7243 5 91316 2 7 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 91316 2 7 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, Copy Prot., RM, Dig) Virgin 7243 5 91316 2 7 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CDVDLX 1, 7243 5 91309 2 7 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RM, Dig) Virgin, Virgin CDVDLX 1, 7243 5 91309 2 7 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CDVDLX 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RM, Promo) Virgin CDVDLX 1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Sylvian) none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
0946 3 63073 2 9, CDVDLR 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin 0946 3 63073 2 9, CDVDLR 1 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
VJCP-68877•78, VDLI David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68877•78, VDLI Japan 2008 Sell This Version
0946 3 63073 2 9, CDVDLR 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Virgin, Virgin 0946 3 63073 2 9, CDVDLR 1 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
TYCP-80006/7, VDLI David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin, Virgin TYCP-80006/7, VDLI Japan 2013 Sell This Version
7243 5 91316 2 7 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM, Jew) Virgin 7243 5 91316 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3 63073 2 9, CDVDLR 1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Virgin, Virgin 0946 3 63073 2 9, CDVDLR 1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDVDL 1, 0 777 7 86003 2 9, 0777 7 86003 29 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVDL 1, 0 777 7 86003 2 9, 0777 7 86003 29 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VMC1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(Cass, Album) Virgin VMC1 South East Asia Unknown Sell This Version

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TimaMachine

TimaMachine

December 9, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Gone To Earth, 2xCD, Album, RM, Dig, CDVDLX 1, 7243 5 91309 2 7

"The Healing Place" ---> the best of the instrumental tracks on here and the one track I keep going back to often. One of those rare ambient pieces that you can put on repeat for hours long. Just perfect.
djkieran

djkieran

March 22, 2014
referencing Gone To Earth, 2xLP, Album, VDLI
An extraordinary tour-de-force, this deeply emotional and poetic collection is truly a work of synergistic art. It has a hushed feeling of a sacred appreciation, a deeply centred conviction and a profoundly moving effect.
Words and music have never been expressed quite like this. That sounds superlative in a world of undeserved superlatives, I know - but in my opinion, this truly merits it.
alainsane

alainsane

August 28, 2012
referencing Gone To Earth, CD, Album, CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1
Sure this is a gold finish and not CD bronzing? Just curious. Looks like the same color as a lot of my PDO pressed Go! Records CD singles by The Beautiful South.
mjb

mjb

May 29, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Gone To Earth, 2xLP, Album, VDLI

This is what I wrote about it in 2001, after having heard maybe 4 other things he did: This is David Sylvian's paramount achievement, an exquisitely produced double album containing 7 hushed baritone vocals and 11 guitar-based ambient instrumentals, all done in a moody, romantic, Eno/Budd/Lanois style. Atmospherics reign supreme on all instrumentation, hardly a surprise considering much of the album was recorded with frequent Sylvian collaborator Robert Fripp. The CD release shamefully left out some of the instrumentals. This may not be everyone's cup of tea, though, as it leans pretty heavily to the adult alternative smooth-rock side. I don't know, though. I like it.
rharris07

rharris07

November 2, 2010
referencing Gone To Earth, CD, Album, CDVDL 1
I've never really listened to the first disc of this album, but the second which contains the ambient guitar recordings is simply one of the greatest pieces of work I've ever heard. It is beautiful and extremely rare to find such quality in atmospherical/ambient guitar recordings. It is pure magic. It could easily be compared to Eno's ambient guitar recording masterpieces.

This instrumental 2nd disc can easily take you away from where ever you may be, and transport you to a timeless desert, void of stress and noise.