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David Sylvian

David Sylvian
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England
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David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt 23.2.1958 in Lewisham, London, England) is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose career started in the band Japan. He has since worked in a wide variety of styles and with a wide number of collaborators.
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http://davidsylvian.com
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Releases on file (33)
David Sylvian — There's a Light That Enters Houses with No Other House in Sight David Sylvian — There's a Light That Enters Houses with No Other House in Sight
(Samadhisound sound cd ss024, 2014, CD)
Jan Bang / Erik Honoré / David Sylvian / Sidsel Endresen / Arve Henriksen  — Uncommon Deities Jan Bang / Erik Honoré / David Sylvian / Sidsel Endresen / Arve Henriksen — Uncommon Deities
(Samadhisound sound cd ss022, 2012, CD)
Stephan Mathieu / David Sylvian — Wandermüde Stephan Mathieu / David Sylvian — Wandermüde
(Samadhisound sound cd ss023, 2012, CD)
David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers
(Samadhisound sound cd ss020, 2010, CD)
David Sylvian — Manafon David Sylvian — Manafon
(Samadhisound ss016, 2009, CD)
Nine Horses — Money for All Nine Horses — Money for All
(Samadhisound ss0010, 2007, CD)
Steve Jansen — Slope (Remaster) Steve Jansen — Slope (Remaster)
(Burning Shed bshed1305, 2007/2013, 3CD)
Steve Jansen — Slope Steve Jansen — Slope
(Samadhisound cd 0012, 2007, CD)
David Sylvian — When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima David Sylvian — When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima
(Samadhisound sound cd ss0011, 2007, CD)
Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow
(Samadhisound ss006, 2005, CD)
David Sylvian — Blemish David Sylvian — Blemish
(Samadhisound sound-cd ss001, 2003, CD)
David Sylvian — Camphor David Sylvian — Camphor
(Virgin 7243 8 12201 2 2, 2002, 2CD)
David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake
(Virgin 7243 8 47071 2 5, 1999, CD)
Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra
(Instinct INS-501-2, 1999, CD)
Russell Mills / Undark — Strange Familiar (AKA Undark One) Russell Mills / Undark — Strange Familiar (AKA Undark One)
(Instinct INS526-2, 1996/2000, CD)
Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni — Marco Polo Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni — Marco Polo
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90069, 1995, CD)
Sylvian / Fripp — Damage Sylvian / Fripp — Damage
(Virgin Damage 1, 1994, CD)
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp — The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp — The First Day
(Virgin 0777 7 88208 2 6, 1993, CD)
Hector Zazou — Sahara Blue Hector Zazou — Sahara Blue
(Tristar WK 57779, 1992, CD)
Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow
(Virgin CDV 2659, 1991, CD)
David Sylvian — Approaching Silence David Sylvian — Approaching Silence
(Shakti 72438-48177-2-5, 1990/1999, CD)
David Sylvian / Holger Czukay — Flux + Mutability David Sylvian / Holger Czukay — Flux + Mutability
(Caroline CAROL 1602-2, 1989, CD)
David Sylvian / Holger Czukay — Plight and Promonition David Sylvian / Holger Czukay — Plight and Promonition
(Virgin 0777 7 86053 2 4, 1988, CD)
David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive
(Virgin CDV 2471, 1987, CD)
David Sylvian — Gone to Earth David Sylvian — Gone to Earth
(Virgin V2-86003, 1986, CD)
David Sylvian — Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities David Sylvian — Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities
(Virgin CDVX 23, 1985/2003, CD)
David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees
(Virgin V2290, 1984, LP)
Japan — Oil on Canvas Japan — Oil on Canvas
(Caroline CAROL 1832-2, 1983/1994, CD)
Japan — Tin Drum Japan — Tin Drum
(Caroline CAROL 1830-2, 1981/1994, CD)
Japan — Gentlemen Take Polaroids Japan — Gentlemen Take Polaroids
(Caroline CAROL 1829-2, 1980/1994, CD)
Japan — Quiet Life Japan — Quiet Life
(Caroline CAROL 1203-2, 1979/1994, CD)
Japan — Adolescent Sex Japan — Adolescent Sex
(Caroline CAROL 1201-2, 1978/1994, CD)
Japan — Obscure Alternatives Japan — Obscure Alternatives
(Caroline CAROL 1202-2, 1978/1994, CD)

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