Dead Bees on a Cake

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Dead Bees on a Cake
Studio album by David Sylvian
Released 29 March 1999 – 9 April 1999 (Japan)
Recorded Right Track Studios, New York - Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire - Sound House Studio, Seattle - Atma Sound, Minneapolis - Seedy Underbelly, Minneapolis - Synergy Studio, Napa
Genre Alternative rock, jazz fusion
Label Virgin
Producer David Sylvian
David Sylvian chronology
Damage: Live
(1994)
Dead Bees on a Cake
(1999)
Approaching Silence
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link

Dead Bees on a Cake is the fifth solo album by David Sylvian, released in March 1999. It was his first solo album since 1987's Secrets of the Beehive. The album peaked at no.31 in the UK albums chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. "I Surrender" – 9:24
  2. "Dobro #1" (Sylvian/Bill Frisell) – 1:30
  3. "Midnight Sun" (Sylvian/Johnny Moore/Charles Brown/Eddie Williams) – 4:00
  4. "Thalheim" – 6:07
  5. "Godman" – 4:02
  6. "Alphabet Angel" – 2:06
  7. "Krishna Blue" – 8:08
  8. "The Shining of Things" – 3:09
  9. "Cafe Europa" – 6:58
  10. "Pollen Path" – 3:25
  11. "All of My Mother's Names" – 6:11
  12. "Wanderlust" – 6:43
  13. "Praise" (Shree Maa/Sylvian)– 4:02
  14. "Darkest Dreaming" (Sylvian/Djivan Gasparyan)– 4:01

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • David Sylvian – producer, additional engineer, sound mixing
  • Dave Kent – sound engineer and mixing, studio maintenance
  • Jacquie Turner – assistant engineer
  • Matt Curry – assistant engineer
  • Scott Crane – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwigaudio mastering

Art work[edit]

  • David Sylvian - art director
  • Yuka Fujii - art director, artwork co-ordinator
  • Shinya Fujiwara - drawings
  • Anton Corbijn - photography
  • Ingrid Chavez - inlay portrait
  • Russell Mills - design (shed)
  • Michael Webster - design assistance (storm)

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Sylvian the official charts