Strange Cargo (David Van Tieghem album)

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Strange Cargo
Strange cargo david van tieghem cover.jpg
Studio album by David Van Tieghem
Released 1989
Genre Progressive Electronic, Techno-Tribal
Label Private Music Records
Producer David Van Tieghem, Roma Baran, Paul Rice, François Kevorkian
David Van Tieghem chronology
Safety in Numbers
(1987)Safety in Numbers1987
Strange Cargo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Strange Cargo is the third studio album by American electronica musician & percussionist David Van Tieghem, released in 1989.

Strange Cargo's music has been described as more diverse by mixing funk, jazz, Asian music and progressive electronic styles, producing structured melodies and weird sounds, with numerous background effects.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by David Van Tieghem except where noted.

  1. "Strange Cargo" - 5:06
  2. "Volcano Diving" (Dave Lebolt, Van Tieghem) - 4:34
  3. "Hell or High Water" (Dave Lebolt, Van Tieghem) - 5:22
  4. "Eye of the Beholder" - 2:16
  5. "Flying Hearts" - 4:02
  6. "They Drive by Night" - 8:14
  7. "The Ghost Writer Theme" - 1:39
  8. "Particle Ballet" - 6:00
  9. "Yesterday Island" - 5:15
  10. "Carnival of Souls" - 6:28
  11. "She's Gone" - 1:40


  • Rodney Ascue: Assistant Engineer
  • Phil Austin: Mastering
  • Roma Baran: Arranger, Producer
  • Tim Casey: Assistant Engineer
  • Blaise Dupuy: Engineer, Mixing
  • Mark Egan: Bass
  • Bill Esses: Assistant Engineer
  • Eric Feinstein: Finger Snaps
  • Tish Fried: Art Coordinator
  • Alan Friedman: Assistant Engineer
  • Alex Gardner: Engineer
  • Penny Gentieu: Photography
  • John Harris: Engineer
  • Steve Jaden: Engineer
  • Scott Johnson: Guitar (Electric)
  • François Kevorkian: Producer, Mixing
  • Connie Kieltyka: Engineer
  • James la Croix: Assistant Engineer
  • Marl Larson: Art Direction
  • Dave Lebolt: Synthesizer, Arranger, Keyboards, Producer, Engineer
  • Eric Liljestrand: Guitar (Electric), Engineer, Finger Snaps
  • Kate McGarrigle: Synthesizer
  • Michael McGrath: Assistant Engineer
  • Carol Parkinson: Engineer
  • Lenny Pickett: Clarinet, Clarinet (Bass), Piccolo, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
  • Paul Rice: Piano, Producer, Associate Producer, Mixing
  • Larry Saltzman: Guitar (Electric)
  • David Van Tieghem: Vocals, Multi Instruments, Producer, Engineer, Mixing