Brilliant Trees & Words With the Shaman Original recording reissued
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Other reviewers have been a little dismissive of "Pulling Punches", but check out the lyrics and the moaning trumpet work from Jon Hassell. moreover, listen to it in light of what comes after. "Pulling Punches" is like a question, or a manifesto, that is not resolved until (if then) "Brilliant Trees" - which is possibly my favourite Sylvian track of all ("Words with the Shaman", "Firepower" and "Mutability" run about level here) for the beauty of the lyrics and the delicacy of its musical realisation. In between times one is carried through a series of collaborations and collisions that result in a series of textures and soundscapes that appall in their despair ("Backwaters", "Weathered Wall"), enchant ("Red Guitar") and simply make you sing ("The Ink in the Well").
I am an unashamed fan of David Sylvian. This album -although it is not his most complete work - is why.
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I had this CD long time ago, but I lost it so I purchased again. This album is amazing.Published 19 months ago by Ruby Mom
Many years ago I was driving my car at night with the radio on. I heard a song that appealed to me instantly. Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Mr. E. E. Heisler
I, Like so many before me, heard the name David Sylvian through his connection with Robert Fripp, probably the most influentional person (second only to Todd Rundgren) on me... Read morePublished on August 28, 2006 by Amazon Customer
I really am not that sure about this oen. OK Japan were running out of steam after Tin Drum and The Quiet Life. Read morePublished on August 5, 2006 by Lovblad
I listened to this album almost continuously when it first came out (and for several years after that). Read morePublished on August 3, 2005 by Gwen
It's to bad David Sylvian couldn't of realized his potential when he was with Japan, although Japan did show glimpses of what was to become...they were too muzak for me. Read morePublished on May 29, 2002 by David
I stumbled over this one today, and I was absolutely flabberghasted about how modern it sounds. Some of the electronic sounds used here are still used or emulated in today's... Read morePublished on October 5, 2001
This album(and Japan) made me become a Musicproducer and Writer, David Sylvian is one of the rare Artist's which takes, the therm "POP MUSIC", with each album one step... Read morePublished on September 17, 2000