Earthworks (album)

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Studio album by Bill Bruford's Earthworks
Released 1987
Recorded October 1986
Studio Terminal 24 Studios, London, England
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 43:55
Label EG
Producer Dave Stewart, Bill Bruford
Bill Bruford's Earthworks chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic[1] 3.5/5 stars

Earthworks is the first album by Bill Bruford's Earthworks, a jazz band led by drummer Bill Bruford with Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, and Mick Hutton. It was released in 1987 on EG Records and reissued on Summerforld in 2005.[2]


At AllMusic, critic Chris Kelsey gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five. He wrote, "The best thing about this band is its refreshing ingenuousness; they make intelligent, sophisticated instrumental pop music that doesn't pander in the least."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thud" (Iain Ballamy) – 4:10
  2. "Making a Song and Dance" (Ballamy, Bill Bruford) – 5:52
  3. "Up North" (Ballamy, Django Bates, Bruford) – 5:19
  4. "Pressure" (Bruford) – 4:57
  5. "My Heart Declares A Holiday" (Ballamy, Bates, Bruford) – 4:35
  6. "Emotional Shirt" (Bates) – 4:45
  7. "It Needn't End in Tears" (Ballamy) – 5:14
  8. "The Shepherd Is Eternal" (Bates, Bruford) – 1:50
  9. "Bridge of Inhibition" (Ballamy, Bates, Bruford) – 4:15



  1. ^ a b Kelsey, Chris. "Earthworks – Bill Bruford". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Kelman, John (23 April 2005). "Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Earthworks & Dig?". All About Jazz. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Earthworks - Bill Bruford". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 May 2017.