David Sylvian ‎– Gone To Earth

Virgin ‎– VDLI
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Taking The Veil
Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerBass Guitar – Ian MaidmanDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar [Guitars] – Robert FrippVocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Electronics [Radio] – David Sylvian
A2 Laughter & Forgetting
Flugelhorn – Kenny WheelerPiano – John Taylor (2)Vocals, Effects [Atmospherics] – David Sylvian
A3 Before The Bullfight
Drums, Percussion – Steve JansenEffects [Atmospherics] – Richard BarbieriElectric Guitar [Solo], Acoustic Guitar – Bill NelsonFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerVocals, Keyboards, Guitar [Guitars] – David Sylvian
A4 Gone To Earth
Guitar [Guitars], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippVocals, Guitar – David SylvianWritten-By – Sylvian*, Fripp*
B1 Wave
Drums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectronics [Atmospherics] – Richard BarbieriFlugelhorn – Harry BeckettGuitar – Bill NelsonGuitar [Solo Guitars], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippVocals, Keyboards – David Sylvian
B2 River Man
Bass [Bass Harmonics] – Ian MaidmanGuitar [Sky-saw], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippPercussion, Bass [Sampled Bass] – Steve JansenSoprano Saxophone – Mel CollinsVocals, Keyboards, Guitar [Guitars] – David Sylvian
B3 Silver Moon
Bass – Ian MaidmanDrums – Steve JansenGuitar [Guitars] – Bill NelsonGuitar [Solo], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippSoprano Saxophone – Mel CollinsSteel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – B.J. Cole*Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar [Guitars] – David Sylvian
C1 The Healing Place
Guitar [Solo Guitar] – Bill Nelson
C2 Answered Prayers
Acoustic Guitar – Bill NelsonWritten-By – Nelson*, Sylvian*
C3 Where The Railroad Meets The Sea
Piano – Steve Nye
C4 The Wooden Cross 5:00
C5 Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – B.J. Cole*
D1 Camp Fire: Coyote Country
Guitar [Solo Guitar] – Robert FrippWritten-By – Sylvian*, Fripp*
D2 A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky 3:20
D3 Home 4:35
D4 Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees
Guitar [Solo Guitar] – Bill Nelson
D5 Upon This Earth
Guitar [Solo Guitar] – Robert FrippWritten-By – Sylvian*, Fripp*

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Comparable to David Sylvian - Gone To Earth, however there is a difference is the label artwork for sides C and D.

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

℗ & © Virgin Records Ltd. 1986
Manufactured in the UK

Recorded In London & Oxfordshire 1985-86
For Klangfarben Productions

Special Thanks To Yuka Fujii

The voice of J.G. Bennett by kind permission of Mrs. E. Bennett
The voice of Joseph Beuys by kind permission of Audio Arts

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Stamped): VDL 1 A-6U-1-2- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Stamped): VDL 1 B-2U-1-1-5 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Stamped): VDL 1 C-7U-1-2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Stamped): VDL 1 D-5U-1-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A & C, Etched): TOWNHOUSE
  • Barcode: 5 012981 239015

Other Versions (5 of 58) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VDLI David Sylvian Gone To Earth(2xLP, Album) Virgin VDLI 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
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
CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVDL 1, CDVDL-1 UK 1986 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