Avalon Sutra / As Long as I Can Hold My Breath

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Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath
Studio album by Harold Budd
Released January 18, 2005
Genre Ambient
Length 115:25
Label Samadhi Sound
Producer Harold Budd
Harold Budd chronology
Translucence/Drift Music
(2003)
Avalon Sutra / As Long as I Can Hold My Breath
(2005)
Music for 'Fragments from the Inside'
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Stylus (not rated)[2]

Avalon Sutra / As Long As I Can Hold My Breath is a double album by Harold Budd which, at the time of its release in 2005, was reported to be his final musical work.[3] However, both Music for 'Fragments from the Inside'[4] and Mysterious Skin - Music from the Film, a collaboration with Robin Guthrie,[5] were released a few months after this album. The first disc is titled Avalon Sutra, and the second is titled As Long as I Can Hold My Breath.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1 Avalon Sutra

  1. "Arabesque 3" (Jon Gibson) – 2:40
  2. "It's Steeper near the Roses (For David Sylvian)" – 1:02
  3. "L'enfant Perdu" – 2:14
  4. "Chrysalis Nu (To Barney's Memory)" – 1:59
  5. "Three Faces West (Billy Al Bengston's)" – 2:49
  6. "Arabesque 2" (Jon Gibson) 3:02
  7. "Little Heart" – 7:40
  8. "How Vacantly You Stare at Me" (Jon Gibson) 4:01
  9. "A Walk in the Park with Nancy (In Memory)" – 5:55
  10. "Rue Casimir Delavigne (For Daniel Lentz)" – 5:28
  11. "Arabesque 1" (Jon Gibson) 1:56
  12. "Porcelain Ginger" – 2:01
  13. "Faraon" – 1:23
  14. "As Long as I Can Hold My Breath" – 3:57

CD 2 As Long As I Can Hold My Breath

  1. "As Long As I Can Hold My Breath (by Night)" – 69:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Harold Budd - string arrangements, mixing, keyboards
  • Marston Smith - cello (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Peter Kent - violin (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • James Acevedo - viola (2,3,4,5)
  • Denis Blackham - mastering
  • Michael Coleman - mixing, mastering, recording (1, 14)
  • Yuka Fujii - artist Liaison
  • Shinya Fujiwara - photography
  • Scott Fraser - recording (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11)
  • James Sitterly - violin (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Akira Rabelais - composer, guitar (As Long As I Can Hold My Breath (by Night))
  • David Sylvian - art director
  • Chris Bigg - design

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