Jean the Birdman

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"Jean the Birdman"
Sylvian and Fripp - Jean the Birdman.jpg
Single by David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
from the album The First Day
B-side "Gone to Earth"/"Tallow Moon"/"Dark Water"
Released August 23, 1993 (1993-08-23)
Format CD, cassette
Recorded December 1992–March 1993
Genre Art rock
Length 4:12
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s) Trey Gunn, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian
Producer(s) David Bottrill, David Sylvian
David Sylvian singles chronology
"Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)"
"Jean the Birdman"
"I Surrender"
"Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)"
"Jean the Birdman"
"I Surrender"
The First Day track listing
"God's Monkey"
"Jean the Birdman"
Music video
"Jean the Birdman" on YouTube

"Jean the Birdman" is a collaboration between Robert Fripp and David Sylvian, co-written by Trey Gunn. The dreamlike music video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh a year before he became famous for his work on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun".


Chart (1993) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 68

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1993 Virgin CD VSC 1462


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