Rain Tree Crow ‎– Rain Tree Crow

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1 Big Wheels In Shanty Town
Arranged By [The Phantom Horns] – David Sylvian, Mick KarnBass [Pulse Bass, ' Wah Wah' Bass], Brass – Mick KarnDrums, Percussion, Electric Organ [Hammond Organ] – Steve JansenElectric Organ [Hammond Organ], Guitar [Guitars], Electronics [Shortwave Radio], Electric Piano, Vocals – David SylvianGuitar [Additional Guitar] – Bill NelsonHorns – The Phantom Horns*Synthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard BarbieriVocals – Djanka Diabate, Djene Doumbouya
2 Every Colour You Are
Bass, Saxophone ['wah Wah' Saxophone] – Mick KarnDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar [Guitars], Electric Piano, Electronics [Shortwave Radio], Effects [Treatments], Vocals – David SylvianSlide Guitar – Phil PalmerSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
3 Rain Tree Crow
Percussion – Steve JansenPercussion [Additional Percussion], Vocals – David SylvianPipe [Pipes] – Mick KarnSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
4 Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerBass, Tabla – Mick KarnCongas [Bass Conga] – Michael BrookDrum [Ceramic Drums], Percussion – Steve JansenOrchestrated By [Orchestration] – Brian GascoigneSlide Guitar, Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Drum [Indian Drum] – David SylvianSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
5 Pocket Full Of Change
Bass, Brass – Mick KarnDrums, Percussion, Organ [Additional Organ] – Steve JansenGuitar [Guitar Treatments] – Michael BrookOrgan, Guitar, Vocals – David SylvianSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
6 Boat's For Burning
Guitar, Vocals [Vocal] – David SylvianSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard BarbieriTambourine – Steve Jansen
7 New Moon At Red Deer Wallow
Bass Clarinet – Mick KarnDrum [Moroccan Clay Drums], Drums [Fan Drums], Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar [Guitars], Bass – David SylvianSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
8 Blackwater
Bass – Mick KarnDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenGuitar – Bill NelsonGuitar [Guitars], Synthesizer [Additional Synthesizer], Vocals [Vocal] – David SylvianSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
9 A Reassuringly Dull Sunday
Percussion – Michael BrookPercussion, Bass Clarinet – Mick KarnPercussion, Marimba – Steve JansenPercussion, Organ [Tuned Organ], Synthesizer – David SylvianSynthesizer [Synthesizers], Piano – Richard Barbieri
10 Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
Bass, Saxophone ['wah Wah' Saxophone] – Mick KarnDrums, Percussion – Steve JansenElectric Organ, Electric Piano, Effects [Treatments], Guitar [Guitars], Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Vocals – David SylvianGuitar [' Blue ' Guitar] – Bill NelsonGuitar [Infinite Guitar] – Michael BrookSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
11 Scratchings On The Bible Belt
Bass Clarinet – Mick KarnElectronics [Treatments] – Michael BrookGuitar [Guitars], Banjo, Marimba, Harmonium – David SylvianPiano [Treated Piano], Percussion, Marimba – Steve JansenSynthesizer [Synthesizers], Noises [Water Wheel] – Richard Barbieri
12 Cries And Whispers
Bass – Mick KarnGuitar [Guitars], Electronics [Treatments], Vocals [Vocal] – David SylvianPercussion – Steve JansenSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard Barbieri
13 I Drink To Forget
Noises [Wine Glasses] – Mick Karn, Steve JansenOrgan, Synthesizer [Synthesizers] – Richard BarbieriPiano [Prepared Piano], Guitar, Electronics [Shortwave] – David Sylvian

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Digitally remastered from the original 1991 release.
Issued as a six-panel Digipak with a 3x2 panel foldout poster.
Track 13 is a bonus track not found on the original release.

The UK releases, catalogue # CDVX 2659 are not Copy Controlled' and can be distinguished by the spines of the Digipak have 'Music from EMI' printed. Furthermore, they omit the 'Copy Controlled' sticker from the cover & CD.

℗ & © Digitally Remastered 2003 Virgin Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 2003 Virgin Records Ltd. The Copy Control Logo is a Trade Mark of the IFPI and is used under licence. 7243 5 91026 2 7

Place of manufacture as stated on label. Marketed and distributed by EMI. Printed in the EU.

On CD: Made in EU
On Digipak: Printed in EU

Published by Opium (Arts) Ltd / 10 Music Ltd.

The majority of the material on this album was written as a result of group improvisations. There were no pre-rehearsals; the improvisation took place in the recording studio and much of the finished work contains original elements of those initial performances.

Recorded between September 1989 and April 1990 at Miraval Studios, Le Val, France; Condulmer Studio, Zerman di Mogliano, Italy; Marcus Studios, London; Air Studios, London; The Wool Hall, Bath; Ropewalk Studio, Dublin; Mega Studios, Paris, France; Eel Pie Studios, London.

Tracks 1, 4, 5, 8 to 10, 12 & 13 mixed at Olympic Studios, London.
Tracks 6, 7 & 11 mixed at Eel Pie Studios, London.

Cut at The Townhouse.
Remastered at Metropolis Mastering, London.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24359 10262 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724359102627
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LO46
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 151E
  • Matrix / Runout: 1-1-2-NL EMI UDEN 5910262 @ 1
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Other: UK
  • Other: F

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2659 Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2659 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FJ 9910007 Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova FJ 9910007 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
V/TCV 2569 Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow(Cass, Album, TP) Virgin, The Town House V/TCV 2569 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. none US 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-30087 Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, Sli) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-30087 Japan 1991 Sell This Version