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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Singer/songwriter David Sylvian's career spans a long and enigmatic scene of experimental rock and emotional restylings. Not one to fully absorb the conventional ways of a certain circuit, Sylvian is a realist musician. He is ambitious in molding his own catharses within layers of woodwinds, horns, and homegrown synth beats, and 1999's Dead Bees on a Cake was only a small cue to Sylvian's forthcoming work. The new millennium brought the release of the double-disc Everything and Nothing, a reflection of Sylvian's previously unreleased older material. Sonically gorgeous with vocals comparable to Bryan Ferry, Everything and Nothing is a vastly expressive record of 29 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
Singer/songwriter David Sylvian's career spans a long and enigmatic scene of experimental rock and emotional restylings. Not one to fully absorb the conventional ways of a certain circuit, Sylvian is a realist musician. He is ambitious in molding his own catharses within layers of woodwinds, horns, and homegrown synth beats, and 1999's Dead Bees on a Cake was only a small cue to Sylvian's forthcoming work. The new millennium brought the release of the double-disc Everything and Nothing, a reflection of Sylvian's previously unreleased older material. Sonically gorgeous with vocals comparable to Bryan Ferry, Everything and Nothing is a vastly expressive record of 29 tracks lost in the vaults of remixes, time, and creative changes; it is certainly a moving package of lush elevations and underrated wordplay. The two-disc set hums with eclectic instrumental constructions and tinges of Middle Eastern material, especially on tracks such as "Ride." "Pop Song" is more attractive with its abstract guitar riffs and whimsical synth loops, and "Some Kind of Fool," a long-lost Japan song intended to be on 1980's Gentleman Take Polaroids, is electronically driven. It's naturally abrasive in lyrical poetry, and Sylvian's atmospheric nature to float over the initial song composition is classic. "Jean the Birdman" echoes the sultriness of Peter Murphy, but Sylvian is shiftless at the same time with his funkadelic mood. The textural differences among the cuts make Everything and Nothing particularly inviting, reflecting the wholehearted desire that continues to make David Sylvian a fresh contributor. He is surprising, professional, and unattached to what's common. Everything and Nothing is undoubtedly a firm recognition of Sylvian's musical wizardry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2000
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724385001727
  • Catalog Number: 50017
  • Sales rank: 74,102

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Scent of Magnolia (5:36)
  2. 2 Heartbreak (Tainai Kaiki II) (5:17)
  3. 3 Blackwater (4:22)
  4. 4 Albuquerque (Dobro #6) (1:21)
  5. 5 Ride (8:00)
  6. 6 The Golden Way (6:01)
  7. 7 Ghosts (3:47)
  8. 8 Pop Song (4:34)
  9. 9 Every Colour You Are (4:46)
  10. 10 Wanderlust (6:47)
  11. 11 God's Monkey (5:02)
  12. 12 Let the Happiness In (5:35)
  13. 13 I Surrender (9:28)
  14. 14 Thoroghly Lost to Logic (1:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jean the Birdman (4:12)
  2. 2 Cover Me with Flowers (6:33)
  3. 3 The Boy with the Gun (5:14)
  4. 4 Riverman (4:57)
  5. 5 Aparna and Nimisha (Dobro #5) (0:56)
  6. 6 Midnight Sun (4:02)
  7. 7 Orpheus (4:48)
  8. 8 Some Kind of Fool (7:31)
  9. 9 Cries and Whispers (2:33)
  10. 10 Godman (3:58)
  11. 11 Laughter and Forgetting (2:33)
  12. 12 Buoy (5:16)
  13. 13 Weathered Wall (5:43)
  14. 14 Bamboo Houses (5:21)
  15. 15 Come Morning (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Sylvian Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Dobro, Guitar, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, fender rhodes
Mark Isham Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Trumpet
John Cage Synthesizer, Piano, Sampling
Jon Hassell Dictaphone
Ingrid Chavez Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Sampling
Mick Karn Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Bill Nelson Synthesizer, Guitar
Marc Ribot Guitar, fender rhodes
David Torn Electric Guitar
Kenny Wheeler Piano, Flugelhorn
Keith Tippett Percussion, Piano
Rain Tree Crow Synthesizer, Guitar
Trey Gunn Percussion, Chapman Stick
Marc Anderson Percussion, Drums
Tommy Barbarella Bass
Richard Barbieri Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Drums, Marimbas, Saxophone
Mel Collins Electric Guitar, Soprano Saxophone
Danny Cummings Percussion
Holger Czukay Synthesizer, Piano, Dictaphone
Rob Dean Guitar, Piano
Lawrence Feldman Flute, Guitar
Bill Frisell Dobro, Voices
Robert Fripp Guitar, Percussion, Stick, Chapman Stick
Brian Gascoigne Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
John Giblin Drums
Simon House Vocals
Steve Jansen Percussion, Drums, Marimbas
Jerry Marotta Drums
Steve Nye Synthesizer, Piano, Sampling
Phil Palmer Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Electronic)
Ryuichi Sakamoto Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Hammond Organ, Double Bass, fender rhodes
John Taylor Piano
D. Thompson Bass
Steve Tibbetts Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Damiano Puliti Cello
Danny Thompson Percussion, Drums, Double Bass
Nicola Alesini Keyboards, Soprano Saxophone
Scooter Warner Drums
Arturo Stàlteri Percussion, Keyboards
P.L. Andreoni Keyboards
Mark Sanders Percussion
Pier Luigi Andreoni Percussion, Keyboards, Soprano Saxophone
Technical Credits
Mark Isham Brass Arrangment
John Cage Programming, Computer Engineering, Sample Arrangements
Jon Hassell Composer
Japan Producer
Mick Karn Brass Arrangment, Vocal Producer
Seigen Ono Engineer
Marc Ribot Loop
Rain Tree Crow Vocal Producer
Jerome Kern Composer
Trey Gunn Composer
Marc Anderson Programming
David Bottrill Composer, Producer, Engineer
Mel Collins Frippertronics
Patrick Dillett Engineer
Bill Frisell String Arrangements, Sample Arrangements
Robert Fripp Composer, Frippertronics
Brian Gascoigne Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
John Giblin drum programming
Lolly Grodner Engineer
Steve Jansen Composer, drum programming
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Steve Nye Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer, Orchestra Production
John Punter Producer
Ryuichi Sakamoto Producer, Engineer, Orchestration, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
David Sylvian Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Remixing, Vocal Producer, Piano Treatments
Nigel Walker Engineer, Remixing
Giampiero Bigazzi Producer, Engineer
Stuart Bruce Engineer
Femi Jiya Engineer
Anne Odell String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Violin Arrangement
Nicola Alesini Engineer, drum programming, Vocal Engineer
Joey Kent Engineer, Remixing
Sebastian Arocha Morton drum programming
Pier Luigi Andreoni drum programming
Barbieri Composer
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