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    David Sylvian ~ A Victim of Stars, 1982-2012 [Double CD]

  • Type: Audio CD
  • Release Date: 27 Feb 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Virgin Catalogue
  • Cat No.: CDVD3097
  • Barcode: 5099995555621

    At last a David Sylvian best of that does what it says on the tin. While the Everything & Nothing compilation of a decade or so ago was a wonderful piece of work it was wholly subjective, based on not what was the 'best of' per se but a kind of 'best of' filtered through the mind of the artist. Thus there was no Red Guitar, Ink in the Well or even Forbidden Colours. Victim of Stars puts this right and it is an outstanding body of work with the added bonus of a new recording, Where's Your Gravity?, exclusive to this release. Each track comes in chronological order; it is like a map from A-B in the world of a musical maverick.

    31 tracks of ethereal and differing beauty. Some hook you in immediately; others take their time on you. Disc 2 is a kind of dark side to the more catchy Disc 1 which, of course, holds the more commercial tracks. Not that the release is perfect. The opening Ghosts is not the classic Japan track but Sylvian's remaking or 're-vocalling' and I for one enjoy the former far more - for me it is the one song in the world that should never be retouched or revisited. And Forbidden Colours is not the original do not touch or you will destroy version but Sylvian's more sombre version.

    But these are minor gripes. It's as near to perfect as perfect can be in this world and serves as a timely reminder to what an astonishing body of work Sylvian has produced in nearly 30 years.

    What an artist!


    Track Listing:

    Disc One
    Ghosts (Remix)
    Bamboo Houses
    Bamboo Music
    Forbidden Colours
    Red Guitar
    The Ink In The Well
    Pulling Punches
    Taking The Veil
    Silver Moon
    Let The Happiness In
    Orpheus
    Waterfront
    Pop Song
    Blackwater
    Every Colour You Are
    Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)

    Disc Two
    Jean The Birdman
    Alphabet Angel
    I Surrender
    Darkest Dreaming
    A Fire In The Forest
    The Only Daughter
    Late Night Shopping
    Wonderful World
    The Banality Of Evil
    Darkest Birds
    Snow White in Appalachia
    Small Metal Gods
    I Should Not Dare
    Manafon
    Where's Your Gravity?


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