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The David Sylvian that fronted new wave pop band Japan wore luminescent hair and glam make-up; on the cover of his solo debut, 1984's Brilliant Trees, he was stylish and refined, a gentleman popster. But the illustration that introduces 2003's Blemish sends a different message: he's bedraggled and unshaven, his far-off expression turned haunted. The new millennium has seen a more ... Read more in Amazon's David Sylvian Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B003XOAJ8I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,607 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sleepwalkers
2. Money For All
3. Ballad Of A Deadman
4. Angels
5. World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed)
6. Five Lines
7. The Day The Earth Stole Heaven
8. Playground Martyrs
9. Exit / Delete
10. Pure Genius
11. Wonderful World
12. Transit
13. The World Is Everything
14. Thermal
15. Sugarfuel
16. Trauma

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 100 REVIEWER on 11 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Throughout his career Sylvian has worked with many collaborators and this compilation brings together 15 of his collaborations from the past decade, with the final track being a solo production. Much like Sylvian's 2000 compilation "Everything is Nothing" most of the tracks have been remixed, but not to any radical extent. All the tracks have been remastered and the CD is housed in a neat digipak with some quality artwork.

Highlights include the three Nine Horses tracks, particularly "Wonderful World", where Sylvian's dulcet tenor vocals work in perfect tandem with Swedish songstress Stina Nordenstam, and the Ryuichi Sakamoto collaboration "World Citizen". It doesn't match 1983's "Forbidden Colours" (what does?), but it is a quality song nonetheless. "Exit/Delete" with Takagi Masakatsu has a simple but intricate folkish vibe and features some top drawer lyrics from Sylvian.

The one new track, "Five Lines" with Dai Fujikura, finds Sylvian accompanied by a string quartet. It's a sparse affair and it is, disappointingly, one of the weakest songs here. Sylvian and Fujikura are currently reworking Sylvians's 2009 "Manafon" album, which will feature original orchestration by Fujikura and some new compositions. It's due for release in 2011.

The list of collaborators and the original albums that these tracks are taken from:

1. Sleepwalkers: Martin Brandlmayr (The World Is Everything 2007 Tour Sampler).
2. Money For All: Nine Horses (Money for All).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By It'll never get better if you pick it ! on 24 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
It't difficult to know where to catagorise Mr Sylvian these days. Anyone who has followed his career since his days of Japan knows that after pushing the self destruct button on one of the most original bands to come out of the new romantic era, he metaphorically put his Nikes on and sprinted as far away from conventional pop music as he could possibly get.
I for one applaude him, as I myself now gallop (limp) toward my fifth decade I fully understand his need to explore new musical boundaries. As I have grown older there are few artists to whom I listened to as a kid, who are still producing new work which strives to be in anyway different from the albums and styles that made them sucessful in the first place. No problem there, but it is refreshing to also pick up a new album every few years or so and genuinely have no idea what is going to greet your ears when you first press play.
Sleepwalkers is a beautiful and sometimes challenging album featuring a selection of collaborative tracks from the last ten years or so. After the intensity of both "Blemish" and "Manafon", this is somewhat softer record. The experimental improvised style is represented (Trauma, Five Lines, Transit), but so to are some of the most beautiful honeyed songs I've heard in some time. Longtime collaborator Ryuichi Sakamoto is featured with "World Citizen",and the selections from his brother, Steve Jansen's album "Slope" (Playground Martyrs and Ballad of a Deadman) make me sorry that I haven't already aquired that little gem.
Funnily enough the selections from the Nine Horses project are the ones that I would remove (possible exception, Money for Nothing). Don't get me wrong as an album I loved "Snow Bourne Sorrow" but somehow they just dont seem to fit with the rest of this selection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By doz2120 on 13 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
from the first track to the last david does not disappoint.
this body of work is far more accessible and having tweaked some and rebuilt other tracks,
i found having listened to the work there is a sign of optimism and david has yet again
proved he is pure genius.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Coleridge on 25 Jun. 2011
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Having followed David Sylvian for decades like an unquestioning disciple, I was becoming a bit weary of endless introspective experimentation -Manafon- what a pleasant surprise this collection is. Many songs I know but some rare gems appear, especially "Exit/Delete" and "Sugarfuel". The voice is startlingly beautiful and the arrangements relaxed and effective. A fantastic collection for any Sylvian fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DBT on 20 Oct. 2010
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I've loved David Sylvian throughout his career: he defined my youth with his icy coolness in Japan, I felt I'd matured as his music evolved. Until his recent two albums, that is. I found Manafon and Blemish too abstract and out there for me. I was always a fan, but never a completest, so the majority of these tracks are new to me.
With few exceptions, they're outstanding. They actually follow the trajectory I expected Sylvian's career to take, there is a more accessible structure to the music, and there are sparklings from all his solo albums here. Many here have written far more eloquently than me, so all I will add to the growing number of positive reviews is that this is well and truly worth investigating, it's almost like he's back on track. Perhaps to some extent he's thinking commercially. It might be a complete ploy. Whatever - I've got what I wanted. A decent `new' Sylvian album.
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