Earthworks (album)

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Earthworks
Earthworks album cover.jpg
Studio album by Bill Bruford's Earthworks
Released 1987
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 43:55
Label EG Records
Producer Dave Stewart, Bill Bruford
Bill Bruford's Earthworks chronology
Earthworks
(1987)
Dig?
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 3/5 stars[1]

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

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Chris Kelsey awarded the album with 3 stars and says, "The best thing about this band is its refreshing ingenuousness; they make intelligent, sophisticated instrumental pop music that doesn't pander in the least."[2]

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
    • Recorded at Terminal 24 Studios, London, England, October 1986

Personnel[edit]

Dave Stewart was the only musician with whom Bruford had recorded before, and his distinctive keyboard sound is most clearly audible on the tracks "Making a Song and Dance" and "Pressure".

References[edit]