Gone to Earth

David Sylvian - Gone to Earth
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1986 Ratings: #30 / 102
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1986 Ratings: #87
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'Gone to Earth' is hugely ambitious double album, featuring an illustrious cast of musicians, including members of King Crimson and Japan, as well as Bill Nelson from Be-Bop Deluxe, and splitting between a more traditional song based first half and a sprawling ambient second part.

On initial listens it's most likely that the first side will make the bigger impression, but given time it's the instrumentals that put in the deeper nostalgic hooks - these pieces were a labour of love for Sylvian ... read more


Monsieur Sylvian dans ses aventures solo post-Japan, accompagné à la guitare par Monsieur Fripp, pose un disque d'exploration sensorielle, romantique et forcément mélodramatique. A ranger avec tes Talk Talk, Eyeless In Gaza, Roxy Music, Robert Wyatt préférés. En avant pour une énorme wave.


Divided in two parts, the vocal and the instrumental one, this piece of art produces a comfortable and ambitious picture from above that carries a heavy burden.

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Track List

  1. Taking the Veil
  2. Laughter & Forgetting
  3. Before the Bullfight
  4. Gone to Earth
  5. Wave
  6. River Man
  7. Silver Moon
  8. The Healing Place
  9. Answered Prayers
  10. Where the Railroad Meets the Sea
  11. The Wooden Cross
  12. Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
  13. Camp Fire Coyote Country
  14. A Bird of Prey Vanishes Into a Bright Blue Cloudless Sky
  15. Home
  16. Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees
  17. Upon This Earth
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Added on: March 29, 2015