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David SylvianBrilliant Trees

Label:Virgin – V2290
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Art Rock, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Pulling Punches
GuitarRonny Drayton*
SynthesizerRichard Barbieri
5:00
A2The Ink In The Well
Double BassDanny Thompson
FlugelhornKenny Wheeler
GuitarPhil Palmer
Mixed ByD. Sylvian*, N. Walker*
Mixed By [Assisted By]M. Butler*
4:28
A3Nostalgia
FlugelhornKenny Wheeler
Piano, SynthesizerSteve Nye
5:39
A4Red Guitar
Piano, SynthesizerRyuichi Sakamoto, Steve Nye
TrumpetMark Isham
5:06
B1Weathered Wall
Music ByJ. Hassell*
TrumpetJon Hassell
5:41
B2Backwaters
Mixed ByD. Sylvian*, N. Walker*
Mixed By [Assisted By]M. Butler*
4:50
B3Brilliant Trees
Music ByJ. Hassell*
Piano, SynthesizerRyuichi Sakamoto
TrumpetJon Hassell
8:34
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Notes

℗ 1984 Virgin Records Ltd. (on labels and sleeve)
© 1984 Virgin Records Ltd. (on sleeve only)

Manufactured in the UK

Produced by David Sylvian , Steve Nye For Klangfarben Productions.

Published by Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. except B1 & B3 Published by Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. Opal Music.

Special Thanks to Yuka Fujii and Peter Barakan for their assistance.

This release includes a printed inner sleeve with credits and additional artwork.
Runouts are stamped, except for TOWNHOUSE, which is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): V2290A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): V2290B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): V 2290 A-3U-1-1-0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): V 2290 B-5U-1-1- TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): V 2290 A -4U - 1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): V 2290 B-5U-1-1- 3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): V 2290 A-4U-1-1-10
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): V 2290 B-6U-1-1-1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): V 2290 A-4U-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): V 2290 B-5U-1-2-0 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): V 2290 A-4U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): V 2290 B-5U-1-2-3 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): V 2290 A-3U-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): V 2290 B-5U-1-2- 11 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): V 2290 A-3U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): V 2290 B-6U-1-1-11 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): V 2290 A-3U-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): V 2290 B-5U-1-2- TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): V 2290 A-3U-1-1-0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): V 2290 B-5U-1-2- TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): V 2290 A-3U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): V 2290 B-5U-1-1- TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): V 2290 A-4U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): V 2290 B-5U-1-1- TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 97)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Brilliant Trees (LP, Album)Virgin, VirginVIL-6114, VIRG-6114Japan1984
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Brilliant Trees (LP, Album)VirginVG 2290Greece1984
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Brilliant Trees (LP, Album)VirginVL 2297Canada1984
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Brilliant Trees (LP, Album)Virgin, VirginV-2290, V2290Australia1984
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Brilliant Trees (LP, Album)Virgin, VirginV 2290, V2290New Zealand1984

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  • MalachiLui's avatar
    MalachiLui
    UK original DMM pressing isn't great. cut at townhouse through a primitive digital delay line, and it certainly sounds like it: stuffy, dry, blunted transients, just generally unappealing. the original japanese pressing is much better. it sounds like it was cut on a fully analogue signal path from an analogue tape copy, and everything is much lusher, more pleasant, more natural. it's not that much more expensive and it's also pressed on the same JVC supervinyl that the old mofi stuff used.

    listening setup: rega p6, ortofon mc cadenza bronze cartridge, stein music 'the perfect interface' carbon mat, liberty b2b-1 preamp, hegel h95 integrated amp, elac debut b5 speakers
    • tony879's avatar
      tony879
      Can’t believe how cheap this album is after all these years
      A true work of art, moving and enveloping
      An under rated classic of ambient and acoustic musics.
      • hammershaug's avatar
        hammershaug
        The solo debut from Japan frontman David Sylvian is absolutely stunning. A timeless tour de force in dreamy, melancholic art-rock. Massive contributions from legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, Kenny Wheeler, and Jon Hassell. Brilliant Trees still sounds remarkably fresh after almost 40(!) years.

        I have several first pressing from the UK and Europe. None of them are quiet, but they all sound very very good. Are all of them pressed on bad vinyl?

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