David Sylvian ‎– Gone To Earth

Virgin ‎– 7 90577-1, Virgin ‎– 1-90577
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve

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A1 Taking The Veil
Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerBass – Ian MaidmanDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar [Guitars] – Robert FrippVocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Electronics [Radio] – David Sylvian
A2 Laughter & Forgetting
Flugelhorn – Kenny WheelerPiano – John Taylor (2)Vocals, Electronics [Atmospherics] – David Sylvian
A3 Before The Bullfight
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Solo Electric] – Bill NelsonDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectronics [Atmospherics] – Richard BarbieriFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerVocals, Keyboards, Guitar [Guitars] – David Sylvian
A4 Gone To Earth
Guitar [Guitars], Electronics [Frippertronics], Written-By – Robert FrippVocals, Guitar – David Sylvian
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 Nelson, David SylvianGuitar [Solo], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippSoprano Saxophone – Mel CollinsSteel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – B.J. Cole*Vocals, Keyboards – David Sylvian
C1 The Healing Place
Guitar [Solo] – Bill Nelson
C2 Answered Prayers
Acoustic Guitar, Written-By – Bill Nelson
C3 Where The Railroad Meets The Sea
Piano – Steve Nye
C4 The Wooden Cross
C5 Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – B.J. Cole*
D1 Camp Fire : Coyote Country
Guitar [Solo], Written-By – Robert Fripp
D2 A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky
D3 Home
D4 Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees
Guitar [Solo] – Bill Nelson
D5 Upon This Earth
Guitar [Solo], Written-By – Robert Fripp

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This is an Allied Record Company pressing.
A Specialty Records Corporation pressing "Gone To Earth" also exists.

Cat# on spine: 7 90577-1
Cat# on labels: 1-90577

Recorded In London & Oxfordshire 1985-86
For Klangfarben Productions
℗ 1987 Virgin Records America, Inc. © 1987 Virgin Records America, Inc.

Special Thanks To Yuka Fujii

All Instruments by David Sylvian except where stated
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

  • Barcode: 075679057716
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 1): ST-VR-876299-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 2): ST-VR-876300-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 3): ST-VR-876301-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 4): ST-VR-876302-AR

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
CDVDL 1, 0 777 7 86003 2 9, 0 777 7 86003 29, 0777 David Sylvian Gone To Earth(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDVDL 1, 0 777 7 86003 2 9, 0 777 7 86003 29, 0777 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version