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David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive


Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Synths], Vocals – D. SylvianArranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – B. GascoigneDouble Bass – D. ThompsonDrums – S. JansenFlugelhorn – M. IshamGuitar [Slide Guitar] – P. PalmerPiano, Synthesizer [Synths] – R. Sakamoto
2When Poets Dreamed Of Angels
Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic Guitars] – P. PalmerAcoustic Guitar, Vocals – D. SylvianArranged By [String Arrangement] – R. SakamotoPercussion – D. CummingsTrumpet – M. Isham
3The Devil's Own
Arranged By [Woodwind Arrangement] – R. SakamotoPiano [Treated], Synthesizer [Synths], Tape [Tapes], Vocals – D. SylvianPiano, Organ – R. Sakamoto
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – R. SakamotoPiano – R. SakamotoVocals – D. Sylvian
5Promise (The Cult Of Eurydice)
Acoustic Guitar – P. PalmerArranged By [String Arrangement] – R. SakamotoOrgan [Hammond] – R. SakamotoVocals – D. Sylvian
6Let The Happiness In
Arranged By [Brass Arrangement] – R. SakamotoArranged By [String Arrangement] – B. GascoignePercussion – D. Cummings, S. JansenSynthesizer [Synths], Organ – R. SakamotoSynthesizer [Synths], Organ, Vocals – D. SylvianTrumpet, Flugelhorn – M. Isham
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – R. SakamotoLoops [Guitar Loop] – D. TornPiano [Treated], Organ – R. SakamotoSynthesizer [Synths], Tape [Tapes], Vocals – D. Sylvian
8The Boy With The Gun
Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Synthesizer [Synths], Vocals – D. SylvianArranged By [String Arrangement] – R. SakamotoDouble Bass – D. ThompsonElectric Guitar – D. TornOrgan, Synthesizer [Synths] – R. SakamotoPercussion – D. Cummings
9Mother And Child
Acoustic Guitar – D. TornDouble Bass – D. ThompsonPercussion – D. CummingsPiano, Organ – R. SakamotoVocals – D. Sylvian
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – R. SakamotoPiano, Vocals – D. Sylvian


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
V 2471David Sylvian Secrets Of The Beehive ‎(LP, Album)VirginV 2471UK1987
VJL-28005David Sylvian Secrets Of The Beehive ‎(LP, Album)VirginVJL-28005Japan1987
2-90677David Sylvian Secrets Of The Beehive ‎(CD, Album)Virgin2-90677UK & US1987
124711David Sylvian Secrets Of The Beehive ‎(LP, Album)Virgin124711France1987
VJCP-3263, CDV-2471David Sylvian Secrets Of The Beehive ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE)Virgin, VirginVJCP-3263, CDV-2471Japan1996


  • Composed ByDavid Sylvian
  • Coordinator [Recording Co-ordinated Assisted By]Catherine Wilson
  • Coordinator [Recording Co-ordinated By]Richard Chadwick
  • Design [Insert By]23 Envelope
  • Design, TypographyVaughan Oliver
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineers]Jean-Jacques Lemoine, Ronald Prent, Steve Williams
  • Engineer [Engineered By]Steve Nye
  • Engineer [Second Engineers]John Timperley, Richard Moakes, Steve Parker
  • Mixed BySteve Nye
  • Mixed By [Assisted By]David Sylvian
  • Photography By [Portrait, Uncredited]Yuka Fujii
  • Photography By [Still-life Photography]Nigel Grierson
  • Producer [Produced By]David Sylvian, Steve Nye
  • Remastered By, Technician [Cut By]Tony Cousins
  • VocalsD. Sylvian


℗ 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.

Made in Japan by "Virgin Japan Ltd." ℗ 1991

Japanese CD Edition which comes with an OBI-strip marked 'Big Artist Collection' priced at ¥2,300 (with local tax) / ¥2,233 (without local tax) which also makes reference to other pressings by Rain Tree Crow.


  • Barcode (Text): 4 988037 011809
  • Barcode (String): 4988037011809
  • Matrix / Runout: VJCP-23058-1-A1K
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Blue-colored print with Japanese text on back area of OBI-strip): RAIN TREE CROW …
  • Other (Release Date Code): [91•4•3]
  • Other (Price incl. local tax): 税込定価 ¥2,300


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Made By – Virgin Japan Ltd


Secrets of the Beehive is a solo album by British singer-songwriter David Sylvian and was released in 1987. Reportedly written in one sitting over a couple of weeks Secrets was his most intimate to date and used more acoustic instruments than ever before. By many regarded as his finest solo work. Produced by Steve Nye and David Sylvian, the album features Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Torn, Mark Isham and Steve Jansen among others. The album peaked at in the UK album chart. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей David Sylvian. Secrets Of The Beehive Cass, Album, Promo. Virgin, Virgin Records America, Inc. Atlantic Recording Of The Beehive - David Sylvian. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. And also in 1987, David Sylvian recorded and released his third solo album, the melancholic, acoustic and atmospheric Secrets of the Beehive, my favorite in his excellent catalog of albums. David Sylvian went through a period of soul searching in the mid-1980s after leaving the band Japan and releasing a few solo albums. Sylvian said of that period: This search led me to look into Gurdjieffs teachings, Sufism, Gnostic Christianity and Buddhism. At some point or another all of the above held me captivated for a period of time. David Sylvian. Secrets of the Beehive. Streamlining the muted, organic atmospheres of the previous Gone to Earth to forge a more cohesive listening experience, Secrets of the Beehive is arguably David Sylvian's most accessible record, a delicate, jazz-inflected work boasting elegant string arrangements courtesy of Ryuichi Sakamoto. David Sylvian interviewed pt. Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Full Album 1975 - Продолжительность: 36:53 AzaZel Recommended for you. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. David Sylvian is what you would call the genius in the shadows. Since the 70s he has been involved in numerous underrated projects, let alone collaborating with such artists as Robert Fripp, Bill Frisell, Jon Hassell, and Marc Ribot just to name a few. His childhood was more or less music-ridden and has self-taught himself playing and composing since he was 12. Thats exactly how the nigh absence of outside influence attributes to unparalleled individualism. Each record differs from his next, and nothing sounds uninspired or washed up. Songs in album David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive 1987. David Sylvian - September. David Sylvian - The Boy With the Gun. David Sylvian - Maria. David Sylvian - Orpheus. David Sylvian - The Devil's Own. David Sylvian - When Poets Dreamed of Angels. David Sylvian - Mother and Child. David Sylvian - Let the Happiness In. David Sylvian - Waterfront. David Sylvian - Promise The Cult Of Eurydice. David Sylvians first four solo albums, newly reissued on vinyl, exude an intense but ambiguous loneliness. Conceptually heavy but structurally light, Secrets of the Beehive seems to forecast a storm that lingers in the distance. The albums quick creation involved abandoning pieces that had once seemed central to the work as a whole, and it does feel like a statement with the core scooped out. This only adds to its mysterious pull. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. Secrets of the Beehive is probably the album that people have been hoping Scott Walker would make since Scott IV- Sylvian had been moving towards this territory with 1986's Laughter&Forgetting which predicts September here & also with the KarnJansenSylvian single Buoy also 1986 The packaging and sound of this version make it a must purchase, along with the bonus track


David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive

Performer: David Sylvian

Title: Secrets Of The Beehive

Country: Japan

Release date: 03 Apr 1991

Label: Virgin Japan, Virgin

Style: Art Rock, Ambient

Catalog: VJCP-23058

Genre: Electronic / Rock

Size MP3: 1705 mb

Size FLAC: 1973 mb

Rating: 4.9 / 5

Votes: 413

Record source: CD, Album, Reissue

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