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. 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