David Sylvian ‎– Weatherbox

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Virgin ‎– DSCD1
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Tree: Brilliant Trees
1-1 Pulling Punches
Bass – Wayne Braithwaite*Drums, Synthesizer – Steve JansenElectronics [Dictaphone], French Horn – Holger CzukayGuitar – Ronny Drayton*Piano, Synthesizer – David SylvianSynthesizer – Richard BarbieriTrumpet – Mark Isham
5:01
1-2 Ink In The Well
Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerDouble Bass – Danny ThompsonDrums – Steve JansenFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerSynthesizer – David Sylvian
4:29
1-3 Nostalgia
Drums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectronics [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerGuitar, Synthesizer, Tape – David SylvianPiano – Steve Nye
5:39
1-4 Red Guitar
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Phil PalmerBass – Wayne Braithwaite*Drums, Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar – Ronny Drayton*Piano – Ryuichi SakamotoPiano [Additional] – Steve NyeSynthesizer – David SylvianTrumpet – Mark Isham
5:07
1-5 Weathered Wall
Drums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectronics [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukaySynthesizer – David Sylvian, Richard BarbieriSynthesizer, Piano – Ryuichi SakamotoTrumpet – Jon Hassell
5:40
1-6 Backwaters
Electronics [Dictaphone], Voice – Holger CzukayPercussion – Steve JansenPiano, Piano [Treated], Synthesizer, Tape, Percussion – David Sylvian
4:49
1-7 Brilliant Trees
Electronics [Dictaphone], Guitar – Holger CzukayPercussion – David Sylvian, Steve JansenSynthesizer – Ryuichi SakamotoTrumpet – Jon Hassell
8:35
Stone: Alchemy
Words With The Shaman (Songs From The Treetops)
2-1 Pt. 1 Ancient Evening
Bass [Fretless] – Percy JonesDrums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio] – Holger CzukayKeyboards, Guitar, Tape – David SylvianTrumpet – Jon Hassell
5:14
2-2 Pt. 2 Incantation
Bass [Fretless] – Percy JonesDrums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio] – Holger CzukayKeyboards, Guitar, Tape – David SylvianTrumpet – Jon Hassell
3:28
2-3 Pt. 3 Awakening
Bass [Fretless] – Percy JonesDrums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio] – Holger CzukayKeyboards, Guitar, Tape – David SylvianTrumpet – Jon Hassell
5:16
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2-4 The Stigma Of Childhood (Kin)
Performer, Written-By – David Sylvian
8:28
2-5 A Brief Conversation Ending In Divorce
Computer [Programming], Engineer – Stuart BruceGuitar, Synthesizer, Keyboards [Programming], Composed By – David SylvianMastered By [Original] – Tony CousinsPiano – John Taylor (2)Remastered By – Ian Gillespie
3:28
2-6 Steel Cathedrals
Electronics [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayEngineer – Nigel Walker, Seigen OnoFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerGuitar [Abstractions] – Masami TsuchiyaGuitar, Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippKeyboards, Tape, Percussion [Digital] – David SylvianMixed By – Walker*Percussion – Steve JansenPiano, Strings – Ryuichi Sakamoto
18:52
Earth: Gone To Earth
3-1 Taking The Veil
Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerBass – Ian MaidmanDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar – Robert FrippVocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Electronics [Radio] – David Sylvian
4:40
3-2 Laughter And Forgetting
Flugelhorn – Kenny WheelerKeyboards – John Taylor (2)Vocals, Electronics [Atmospherics] – David Sylvian
2:40
3-3 Before The Bullfight
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar [Solo] – Bill NelsonDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectronics [Atmospherics] – Richard BarbieriFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerVocals, Keyboards, Guitar – David Sylvian
9:45
3-4 Gone To Earth
Guitar, Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippVocals, Guitar – David Sylvian
3:01
3-5 Wave
Drums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectronics [Atmospherics] – Richard BarbieriFlugelhorn – Harry BeckettGuitar – Bill NelsonGuitar [Solo], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippVocals, Keyboards – David Sylvian
9:13
3-6 River Man
Bass [Harmonics] – Ian MaidmanGuitar [Sky Saw], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippPercussion, Bass [Sampled] – Steve JansenSoprano Saxophone – Mel CollinsVocals, Keyboards, Guitar – David Sylvian
4:53
3-7 Silver Moon
Bass – Ian MaidmanDrums – Steve JansenGuitar [Solo], Electronics [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippSoprano Saxophone – Mel CollinsSteel Guitar [Pedal] – B.J. Cole*Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar – David Sylvian
6:07
Water: Gone To Earth Instrumental
4-1 The Healing Place
Guitar [Solo] – Bill Nelson
5:27
4-2 Answered Prayers
Acoustic Guitar – Bill Nelson
3:09
4-3 Where The Railroad Meets The Sea
Piano – Steve Nye
2:51
4-4 The Wooden Cross 4:59
4-5 Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
Guitar [Pedal Steel] – B.J. Cole*
2:21
4-6 Camp Fire: Coyote Country
Guitar [Solo] – Robert Fripp
3:50
4-7 A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky 3:15
4-8 Home 4:30
4-9 Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees
Guitar [Solo] – Bill Nelson
2:59
4-10 Upon This Earth
Guitar [Solo] – Robert Fripp
6:24
Light: Secrets Of The Beehive
5-1 September
Arranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi SakamotoPiano, Vocals – David Sylvian
1:17
5-2 The Boy With The Gun
Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals – David SylvianDouble Bass – Danny ThompsonElectric Guitar – David TornOrgan, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi SakamotoPercussion – Danny Cummings
5:18
5-3 Maria
Guitar [Loop] – David TornPiano [Treated], Organ, Arranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi SakamotoSynthesizer, Tape, Vocals – David Sylvian
2:50
5-4 Orpheus
Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals – David SylvianArranged By [Orchestra] – Brian GascoigneDouble Bass – Danny ThompsonDrums – Steve JansenFlugelhorn – Mark IshamPiano, Synthesizer – Ryuichi SakamotoSlide Guitar – Phil Palmer
4:48
5-5 The Devil's Own
Piano [Treated], Synthesizer, Tape, Vocals – David SylvianPiano, Organ, Arranged By [Woodwind] – Ryuichi Sakamoto
3:11
5-6 When Poets Dreamed Of Angels
Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerAcoustic Guitar, Vocals – David SylvianArranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi SakamotoPercussion – Danny CummingsTrumpet – Mark Isham
4:45
5-7 Mother And Child
Acoustic Guitar – David TornDouble Bass – Danny ThompsonPercussion – Danny CummingsPiano, Organ – Ryuichi SakamotoVocals – David Sylvian
3:12
5-8 Let The Happiness In
Arranged By [String] – Brian GascoignePercussion – Danny Cummings, Steve JansenSynthesizer, Organ, Arranged By [Brass] – Ryuichi SakamotoSynthesizer, Organ, Vocals – David SylvianTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Mark Isham
5:33
5-9 Waterfront
Piano, Arranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi SakamotoVocals – David Sylvian
3:22

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"Words With The Shaman" recorded in London 1985.
"The Stigma Of Childhood (Kin)" is an excerpt from the score of "Kin", a show devised by Gaby Agis and Kate Blacker, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, 8th September 1987.
"A Brief Conversation Ending In Divorce" recorded in London, June 1989. Originally cut at the Townhouse, re-mastered at Tape.
"Steel Cathedrals" is the soundtrack to the short film by David Sylvian and Yasuyuki Yamaguchi, recorded in Tokyo & London 1984/85.
"Gone To Earth" & "Gone To Earth Instrumental" recorded in London and Oxfordshire 1985/86.
"Secrets Of The Beehive" recorded in London and Bath; Chateau Miraval, Le Val; Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum.

Box includes a 60 page embossed booklet, a fold-out catalogue poster and individual custom printed Jewel Cases.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 0112981 000134
  • Barcode (Scanned): 50112981000134
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): DSCD 1/1 ⋅ MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): DSCD 1/2 ⋅ MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): DSCD 1/3 ⋅ MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): DSCD 1/4 : MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 5): DSCD 1/5 ⋅ MASTERED BY NIMBUS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VJD-251~5 David Sylvian Weatherbox(5xCD + Box, Comp, Ltd) Virgin VJD-251~5 Japan 1989 Sell This Version

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ttooyyss

June 25, 2010
edited over 6 years ago

Pros and cons on Weatherbox: 1.- Superb, incredibly detailed artwork.
2.- 1 Track from the original Alchemy is MISSING: the Preparations for a journey. There are 2 new tracks from the B-side of Pop song maxi single but these 2 tracks are not quite match here. So if you want the complete Alchemy, you have to buy the original CD-release. AVOID the remaster-series while they are awful in soundquality: boosted, overcompressed and lack of the original transient details. Shit.
2.- Brilliant trees pressing is even more precise here compared to the original UK-virgin CD release. I think this Weatherbox-release is the best man can have qualitywise. BUUUT:
3.- Soundquality of Secrets of the beehive is VERY bad here in the Weatherbox. Very different "mastering". Like a cheap cassette-recording. The original '87 UK Virgin CD-release is brilliant, a very natural, superpresice high-end studio recording lacking of any boosts, excesses. I don't understand how can a soundengineer and the other personnel do such VERY bad work? It's the same to the Approaching silence. The EU version is shit and mastered from a very bad tape, the Shakti-release is bright and precise. No tape used. Everyone is stupid... You better off with purchasing this CD also separately. It worths every penny, while I consider it one of the best albums ever.