David SylvianSilver Moon

Label:Virgin – VS895-12
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
Style:Ambient, Art Rock


ASilver Moon
BassIan Maidman
DrumsSteve Jansen
Guitar [Guitars]Bill Nelson
Guitar [Solo Guitar], Loops [Frippertronics]Robert Fripp
Pedal Steel GuitarB. J. Cole*
Soprano SaxophoneMel Collins
Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar [Guitars]David Sylvian
B1Gone To Earth
Guitar [Guitars], Loops [Frippertronics]Robert Fripp
Vocals, GuitarDavid Sylvian
Written-BySylvian / Fripp*
B2Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
Pedal Steel GuitarB. J. Cole*

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Produced by Steve Nye for Klangfarben Productions.

Robert Fripp appears courtesy of E.G. Records Ltd.
Bill Nelson appears courtesy of Portrait Records.

"Silver Moon" & "Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples" (published by) Opium (Arts) Ltd.
"Gone To Earth" (published by) Opium (Arts) Ltd. / E. G. Music.

℗ & © Virgin Records Ltd. 1986

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012980 089567
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): VS 89512 A-1U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): VS 89512 B-1U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): VS 89512 A-1U-1-2-X1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): VS 89512 B-1U-1-1-1 D

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Silver Moon (12", 45 RPM, Single)Virgin608 540Germany1986
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Silver Moon (7", Single, 45 RPM)VirginVS895UK1986
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Silver Moon (7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Stereo, Fold-out Sleeve)Virgin, VirginVSP 895, VSP895UK1986
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Silver Moon (12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)VirginVINX 144Italy1986
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Silver Moon (12", 45 RPM, Single, Promo)VirginVS 895-12 DJUK1986



  • synthsaint's avatar
    In ca. 1990 there was the Virgin's (Megastore) day in London. There was a small stand with David Sylvian related 3"single CDs. All in exactly the same package: a little mini-CD cardbox in a tricky translucent plastic case, with Virglin logo printed in red onto the upper part. There was a bunch of rare releases there: 1.- Silver moon; 2- Taking the veil; 3- Pop song; 4-Words with the saman; 5- Ghosts; 6- The art of parties. 7- Bamboo music/ Bamboo houses, and the recent release was: 8- Dark water from Rain Tree Crow with one exclusive bonus track: I drink to forget. All in exactly the same format. Sleeves were regular. Some releases had a round sticker on the plastic case informing you about something. I haven't
    • ttooyyss's avatar
      Edited 13 years ago
      I know, it's unbeliveable but Silver Moon were also released as a single CD! ! ! ! ! ! It must be an ultrarare item which I have never seen any sign of (not even in official discographies or listings) apart from my trip once to the Virgin Megastore in London in ca. 1991. There was a large sell out of D.S. related issues only on mini-CD single format. I've bought the Forbidden colors, Pop song, Words with the shaman, Rain Tree Crow - Black water, and also Ghosts and Art of parties from Japan and I've missed to buy the rest because Silver Moon lacked any addition to the album versions and I never thought it will be an ultrarare item. Believe it or not that's the same with the Taking the veil single CD (with 1 remix version)! ! ! ! ! I saw them both!!


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