Safety in Numbers (David Van Tieghem album)

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Safety in Numbers
Safety in numbers david van tieghem cover.jpg
Studio album by David Van Tieghem
Released 1987
Recorded Battery Sound, New York City.
Genre Progressive Electronic, Techno-Tribal
Label Private Music Records
Producer David Van Tieghem, Roma Baran
David Van Tieghem chronology
These Things Happen
(1984)These Things Happen1984
Safety in Numbers
Strange Cargo
(1989)Strange Cargo1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Safety in Numbers is the second studio album by American electronica musician & percussionist David Van Tieghem, released in 1987. Tony Levin, the longtime bassist for King Crimson, plays Chapman Stick on track 4. Safety in Numbers' music has been described as a "downtown" mix of pop, new-age, percussion music and electronic music.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by David Van Tieghem.

  1. "Galaxy" - 5:06
  2. "Thunder Lizard" - 5:00
  3. "Crystals" - 5:04
  4. "Night of the Cold Noses" - 5:10
  5. "Futures" - 4:54
  6. "All Safe" - 5:49
  7. "Skeleton Key" - 4:23
  8. "Clear" - 4:31
  9. "Deep Sky" - 2:43
  10. "A Wing and a Prayer" - 3:34


  • Rebecca Armstrong: Vocals, Voices.
  • Roma Baran: Producer.
  • Knut Bohn: Assistant Engineer.
  • Jo Bonney: Cover Design
  • Bill Buchen: Percussion, Drums, Design.
  • Paula Court: Photography.
  • Sara Cutler: Harp.
  • Derek Davis: Assistant Engineer.
  • Barbara de Mauro: Assistant Engineer.
  • Laura Demme: Vocals, Design
  • Deborah Feingold: Photography.
  • Robbie Kilgore: Additional Synth Programming
  • Richard Landry: Flute.
  • Dave Lebolt: Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Realization.
  • Tony Levin: Stick, Chapman Stick.
  • Eric Liljestrand: Guitar, Programming, Engineer, E-Bow.
  • Bob Ludwig: Mastering.
  • Tatsuhiko Mori: Computers.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Synthesizer.
  • Larry Saltzman: Guitar.
  • Clive Smith: Programming.
  • Howard Sochurek: Processing.
  • Ned Sublette: Pedal Steel, Guitar (Steel).
  • "Blue" Gene Tyranny: Piano.
  • Leanne Ungar: Engineer, Mixing.
  • David Van Tieghem: Piano, Cymbals, Drums, Gong, Marimba, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Producer.
  • Richard J. Van Tieghem: Shortwave Radio.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Safety In Numbers: Overview Tyranny, "Blue" Gene. 8-12-08.