Dead Bees on a Cake

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All Music Guide - Sanz Lashley
Fans of David Sylvian may consider some of his earlier releases to have been autumnal spectacles filled with intoxicating arrangements and some of the most beautifully heartbreaking songs ever composed. At face value, Dead Bees on a Cake should have been one of David Sylvian's most spiritually fulfilled and innovative releases -- maybe next time. One can admire the rich vocals and impeccable instrumental performances by Talvin Singh, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Marc Ribot, among others; however, for David Sylvian, even beautiful tracks like "The Shining of Things" are the sonic equivalent of running on a treadmill. One song makes this worth the price of admission: ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sanz Lashley
Fans of David Sylvian may consider some of his earlier releases to have been autumnal spectacles filled with intoxicating arrangements and some of the most beautifully heartbreaking songs ever composed. At face value, Dead Bees on a Cake should have been one of David Sylvian's most spiritually fulfilled and innovative releases -- maybe next time. One can admire the rich vocals and impeccable instrumental performances by Talvin Singh, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Marc Ribot, among others; however, for David Sylvian, even beautiful tracks like "The Shining of Things" are the sonic equivalent of running on a treadmill. One song makes this worth the price of admission: "Midnight Sun"; while the vocals are classic Sylvian, the bluesy, swampy sound of this track is completely new to him. It would have been fantastic if other songs on the album had followed in a similarly inventive vein.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1999
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724384707125
  • Catalog Number: 8470712
  • Sales rank: 71,259

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Surrender (9:24)
  2. 2 Dobro #1 (1:30)
  3. 3 Midnight Sun (4:00)
  4. 4 Thalheim (6:07)
  5. 5 Godman (4:02)
  6. 6 Alphabet Angel (2:06)
  7. 7 Krishna Blue (8:08)
  8. 8 The Shining of Things (3:09)
  9. 9 Cafe Europa (6:58)
  10. 10 Pollen Path (3:25)
  11. 11 All Of My Mother's Names (6:11)
  12. 12 Wanderlust (6:43)
  13. 13 Praise (4:02)
  14. 14 Darkest Dreaming (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Sylvian Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Sampling, Guitar Loops
Ingrid Chavez Vocals
Marc Ribot Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Kenny Wheeler Flugelhorn
Chris Minh Doky Double Bass
Tommy Barbarella Guitar, fender rhodes
Lawrence Feldman Flute
Bill Frisell Acoustic Guitar, Dobro
John Giblin Bass
Steve Jansen Percussion
Ryuichi Sakamoto Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Talvin Singh Percussion, Tabla
Steve Tibbetts Gong
Ged Lynch Drums
Deepak Ram Bansuri
Scooter Warner Drums
Shree Maa Vocals
Technical Credits
Kenny Wheeler Contributor
Tommy Barbarella drum programming
Bill Frisell Contributor
Steve Jansen Contributor
Ryuichi Sakamoto Horn Arrangements
David Sylvian Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Dave Kent Engineer
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