Relationships

married (as David Alan Batt): Ingrid Chavez (1992-02 – 2005)
member of: Japan (UK new wave band)
Nine Horses
Rain Tree Crow
siblings (as David Alan Batt): Stephen Batt
founded: Samadhisound
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mn0000183139 [info]
BBC Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/719db6b1-0d91-458c-8d18-875ec44105bf [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/10069 [info]
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1477687/ [info]
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/David+Sylvian [info]
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/artist/20969 [info]
Songkick: https://www.songkick.com/artists/118942 [info]
VIAF ID: VIAF: 15652901 [info]
Wikidata: Q519273 [info]
Wikipedia: en: David Sylvian [info]
fan pages: http://www.davidsylvian.net/ [info]
lyrics page: http://decoda.com/david-sylvian-lyrics [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/David_Sylvian [info]
http://muzikum.eu/en/122-11504/david-sylvian/lyrics.html [info]
official homepages: http://www.davidsylvian.com/ [info]
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http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n91063750 [info]
http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/S/Sylvian,_David/ [info]
http://www.whosampled.com/David-Sylvian/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/david_sylvian [info]
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n91-063750 [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DavidSylvianNov82.JPG [info]

Appearances

Date Title Credited As Attributes Artist Length
arranger
Praise David Sylvian 4:02
Praise (Pratah Smarami) David Sylvian 3:56
Serotonin (Burnt Friedman remix) Nine Horses 4:52
The Banality of Evil (Burnt Friedman remix) Nine Horses 6:49
The Song Which Gives the Key to Perfection David Sylvian 5:53
Wonderful World (Burnt Friedman remix) Nine Horses 7:05
Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow
Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses
art direction
Blackwater (limited edition picture disc cd folio) Rain Tree Crow
Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow
The World Is Everything Various Artists
composer
.....Rhodesia
20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman’s Song)
A Bird of Prey Vanishes Into a Bright Blue Cloudless Sky
A Brief Conversation Ending in Divorce
A Foreign Place additional
A Reassuringly Dull Sunday
Adolescent Sex
Alien
All of My Mother's Names
Answered Prayers
Approaching Silence
Automatic Gun
Backwaters
Bamboo Houses Sylvian
Bamboo Music Sylvian
Before the Bullfight
Big Wheels in Shanty Town
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
Blackwater
Boat’s for Burning
Brightness Falls
Brilliant Trees
Burning Bridges
Camp Fire: Coyote Country
Camphor
Canton
Cantonese Boy
Communist China
Cries and Whispers
Darshan (The Road to Graceland)
Despair
Deviation
Epiphany
Every Colour You Are
Fall in Love With Me
Firepower
For the Love of Life
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Ghosts
God’s Monkey
Halloween
Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)
Home
I Drink to Forget
In Vogue
Jean the Birdman
Laughter and Forgetting
Let the Happiness In
Love Is Infectious
Lovers on Main Street
Maria
Methods of Dance
Mother and Child
Mutability (A New Beginning Is in the Offing) Sylvian
My New Career
New Moon at Red Deer Wallow
Nightporter
Nostalgia
Obscure Alternatives
Ophélie Sylvian
Orpheus
Performance
Playing The Schoolhouse
Plight (The Spiralling of Winter Ghosts)
Pocket Full of Change
Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)
Preparations for a Journey
Promise (The Cult of Eurydice)
Pulling Punches
Quiet Life
Rain Tree Crow
Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
Red Guitar
River Man
Scratchings on the Bible Belt
September
Silver Moon
Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
Sometimes I Feel So Low
Sons of Pioneers
Steel Cathedrals
Still Life in Mobile Homes
Suburban Berlin
Suburban Love
Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees
Swing
Taking Islands in Africa
Taking the Veil
Talking Drum
Television
The Art of Parties
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
The Boy With the Gun
The Devil's Own
The Healing Place
The Ink in the Well
The Other Side of Life
The Stigma of Childhood (Kin)
The Tenant
The Unconventional
The Wooden Cross
Transmission
Upon This Earth
Visions of China
Waterfront
Wave
Weathered Wall
When Poets Dreamed of Angels
Where the Railroad Meets the Sea
Wish You Were Black
Words With the Shaman, Part 1: Ancient Evening
Words With the Shaman, Part 2: Incantation
Words With the Shaman, Part 3: Awakening (Songs From the Treetops)
design/illustration
Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
engineer
Epiphany David Sylvian 2:32
The Beekeeper's Apprentice David Sylvian 32:56
Blemish David Sylvian
Blemish David Sylvian
Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses
graphic design
Forbidden Colours Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
Forbidden Colours Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
illustration
Blurred Music Biliana Voutchkova / Michael Thieke
instrument
A Reassuringly Dull Sunday percussion Rain Tree Crow 1:22
A Reassuringly Dull Sunday organ [tuned organ] Rain Tree Crow 1:22
A Reassuringly Dull Sunday synthesizer Rain Tree Crow 1:22
All of My Mother’s Names guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 6:11
Alphabet Angel keyboard David Sylvian 2:07
Bamboo Houses keyboard Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:21
Bamboo Music keyboard Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 4:40
Before the Bullfight guitar family and keyboard David Sylvian 9:21
Big Wheels in Shanty Town guitar family Rain Tree Crow 7:09
Big Wheels in Shanty Town Hammond organ Rain Tree Crow 7:09
Big Wheels in Shanty Town electric piano Rain Tree Crow 7:09
Big Wheels in Shanty Town other instruments [shortwave radio] Rain Tree Crow 7:09
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City effects [treatments] Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City electronic organ Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City electric piano Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City synthesizer Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City guitar family Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackwater additional and synthesizer Rain Tree Crow 4:20
Blackwater guitar family Rain Tree Crow 4:20
Boat’s for Burning guitar family Rain Tree Crow 0:45
Café Europa guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 7:01
Cries and Whispers effects [treatments] Rain Tree Crow 2:31
Cries and Whispers guitar family Rain Tree Crow 2:31
Darkest Dreaming guitar, keyboard and sampler David Sylvian 4:01
Dobro #1 keyboard David Sylvian 1:30
Every Colour You Are effects [treatments] Rain Tree Crow 4:46
Every Colour You Are guitar family Rain Tree Crow 4:46
Every Colour You Are electric piano Rain Tree Crow 4:46
Every Colour You Are other instruments [shortwave radio] Rain Tree Crow 4:46
First Evening guitar family Hector Zazou feat. John Cale 6:32
Forbidden Colours synthesizer David Sylvian 5:59
Ghosts (album version) keyboard and tape Japan 4:32
God Man bass, guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 4:03
Gone to Earth guitar David Sylvian 3:06
I Surrender keyboard and sampler David Sylvian 9:25
Krishna Blue guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 8:12
Land additional and keyboard Mick Karn 4:20
Let the Happiness In organ and synthesizer David Sylvian 5:37
Maria synthesizer David Sylvian 2:50
Midnight Sun acoustic guitar, keyboard and sampler David Sylvian 4:03
New Moon at Red Deer Wallow guitar family Rain Tree Crow 5:13
New Moon at Red Deer Wallow bass Rain Tree Crow 5:13
Orpheus acoustic guitar and synthesizer David Sylvian 4:51
Perfect Days guitar and piano 土屋昌巳 3:41
Pocket Full of Change guitar Rain Tree Crow 6:09
Pocket Full of Change organ Rain Tree Crow 6:09
Pollen Path guitar, keyboard and sampler David Sylvian 3:26
Praise guitar David Sylvian 4:02
Rain Tree Crow additional and percussion Rain Tree Crow 2:05
Red Earth (As Summertime Ends) slide guitar Rain Tree Crow 3:38
Red Earth (As Summertime Ends) synthesizer Rain Tree Crow 3:38
Red Earth (As Summertime Ends) membranophone [Indian drum] Rain Tree Crow 3:38
River Man guitar family and keyboard David Sylvian 4:55
Scratchings on the Bible Belt guitar family Rain Tree Crow 2:47
Scratchings on the Bible Belt banjo Rain Tree Crow 2:47
Scratchings on the Bible Belt marimba Rain Tree Crow 2:47
Scratchings on the Bible Belt harmonium Rain Tree Crow 2:47
September piano David Sylvian 1:18
Silver Moon guitar family and keyboard David Sylvian 6:19
Taking the Veil guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 4:41
Thalheim guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 6:09
The Boy With the Gun acoustic guitar, organ and synthesizer David Sylvian 5:19
The Devil’s Own piano and synthesizer David Sylvian 3:12
Wanderlust guitar and keyboard David Sylvian 6:44
Wave keyboard David Sylvian 9:12
When Poets Dreamed of Angels acoustic guitar David Sylvian 4:47
Youth guitar family Hector Zazou feat. Brendan Perry & Lisa Gerrard 5:35
Adolescent Sex guitar Japan
Adolescent Sex guitar Japan
Adolescent Sex guitar Japan
Brilliant Trees guitar, percussion, piano and synthesizer David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees guitar, percussion, piano and synthesizer David Sylvian
Damage guitar and keyboard David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
Dead Bees on a Cake keyboard David Sylvian
Dead Bees on a Cake keyboard David Sylvian
Flux + Mutability guitar and keyboard David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Flux + Mutability guitar and keyboard David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Forbidden Colours keyboard Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
Gentlemen Take Polaroids electric guitar, piano and synthesizer Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids electric guitar, piano and synthesizer Japan
Oil on Canvas keyboard Japan
Oil on Canvas keyboard Japan
Oil on Canvas keyboard Japan
Oil on Canvas keyboard Japan
Plight & Premonition guitar, harmonium, piano, synthesizer and vibraphone David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Quiet Life guitar [occasional guitar] Japan
Quiet Life guitar Japan
Quiet Life guitar Japan
Rain Tree Crow banjo, bass, electric piano, guitar, Hammond organ, harmonium, marimba, organ, slide guitar and synthesizer Rain Tree Crow
Secrets of the Beehive guitar and piano David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive guitar and piano David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive guitar and piano David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive guitar and piano David Sylvian
Snow Borne Sorrow keyboard Nine Horses
The First Day guitar and keyboard David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
The First Day guitar and keyboard David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
Tin Drum keyboard Japan
Tin Drum keyboard Japan
Tin Drum tape [tapes] Japan
Tin Drum keyboard Japan
Tin Drum keyboard Japan
Words With the Shaman guitar and keyboard David Sylvian
instrument arranger
Big Wheels in Shanty Town horn Rain Tree Crow 6:57
Big Wheels in Shanty Town wind instruments Rain Tree Crow 7:09
I Surrender strings David Sylvian 9:25
The Shining of Things strings David Sylvian 3:10
lyricist
.....Rhodesia
20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman’s Song)
Adolescent Sex
Albuquerque (Dobro #6)
Alien
Aparna and Nimisha (Dobro #5)
Automatic Gun
Backwaters
Before the Bullfight
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
Blackwater
Boat’s for Burning
Brightness Falls
Brilliant Trees
Burning Bridges
Cantonese Boy
Cloud #9
Come Morning
Communist China
Cries and Whispers
Darshan (The Road to Graceland)
Despair
Deviation
Every Colour You Are
Fall in Love With Me
Firepower
For the Love of Life
Forbidden Colours
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Ghosts
God’s Monkey
Halloween
Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II)
In Vogue
Jean the Birdman
Laughter and Forgetting
Let the Happiness In
Lettre au directeur des Messageries Maritimes Sylvian
Love Is Infectious
Lovers on Main Street
Maria
Maya
Methods of Dance
Midnight Sun
Mother and Child
My New Career
Nightporter
Nostalgia
Obscure Alternatives
Orpheus
Performance
Pocket Full of Change
Promise (The Cult of Eurydice)
Pulling Punches
Quiet Life
Rain Tree Crow
Red Guitar
River Man
September
Silver Moon
Sometimes I Feel So Low
Sons of Pioneers
Still Life in Mobile Homes
Suburban Berlin
Suburban Love
Sugarfuel
Swing
Taking Islands in Africa
Taking the Veil
Talking Drum
Television
The Art of Parties
The Boy With the Gun
The Devil's Own
The Golden Way
The Ink in the Well
The Other Side of Life
The Tenant
The Unconventional
Thoroughly Lost to Logic
Transmission
Visions of China
Waterfront
Wave
Weathered Wall
When Poets Dreamed of Angels
Wish You Were Black
mix
A Reassuringly Dull Sunday Rain Tree Crow 1:22
Albuquerque (Dobro #6) David Sylvian 1:24
Aparna and Nimisha (Dobro #5) David Sylvian 0:57
Big Wheels in Shanty Town Rain Tree Crow 7:09
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackwater Rain Tree Crow 4:20
Blackwater Rain Tree Crow 4:21
Cover Me With Flowers David Sylvian 6:33
Cries and Whispers Rain Tree Crow 2:31
Every Colour You Are Rain Tree Crow 4:46
Every Colour You Are Rain Tree Crow 4:48
Godman David Sylvian 3:58
I Drink to Forget Rain Tree Crow 1:46
I Surrender David Sylvian 9:32
Jean the Birdman David Sylvian & Robert Fripp 4:12
Laughter and Forgetting David Sylvian 2:33
Midnight Sun David Sylvian 4:03
Orpheus David Sylvian 4:51
Pocket Full of Change Rain Tree Crow 6:09
Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel) David Sylvian & Holger Czukay 16:22
Red Earth (As Summertime Ends) Rain Tree Crow 3:38
River Man David Sylvian 4:55
The Boy With the Gun David Sylvian 5:15
The Scent of Magnolia David Sylvian 5:35
Thoroughly Lost to Logic David Sylvian 1:20
Wanderlust David Sylvian 6:44
Blemish David Sylvian
Blemish David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees David Sylvian
Flux + Mutability David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Flux + Mutability David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Forbidden Colours Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
Plight & Premonition David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow
Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses
The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
orchestrator
Alphabet Angel
performer
Hey Love guest Tricky 3:08
Linoleum (Scuba remix) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 6:31
Linoleum (Josh Wink Interpretation) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 8:44
Linoleum (King Britt's Scuba mix) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 7:23
Linoleum (Paul Leary remix) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 3:44
Linoleum (radio edit) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 3:51
Linoleum (Teargas & Plateglass remix) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 5:56
Linoleum (The Josh Wink Interpretation) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 8:43
Linoleum (Wamdue 2 Step dub Experience) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 5:33
Linoleum (Wamdue 2-Step Vocal Experience) Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 7:15
Messenger guest Blonde Redhead feat. David Sylvian 3:23
Playing The Schoolhouse David Sylvian 15:05
Some Small Hope guest Virginia Astley 4:10
photography
The World Is Everything Various Artists
producer
A Brief Conversation Ending in Divorce co David Sylvian 3:31
Bamboo Houses Sylvian Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:21
Bamboo Music Sylvian Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:41
Bamboo Music Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 4:40
Playing The Schoolhouse David Sylvian 15:05
Pop Song co David Sylvian 4:35
The Stigma of Childhood (Kin) David Sylvian 8:30
The Width of a Room Japan 3:14
Avalon Sutra Harold Budd
Blemish David Sylvian
Blemish David Sylvian
Blurred Music Biliana Voutchkova / Michael Thieke
Brilliant Trees David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees David Sylvian
Flux + Mutability David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Flux + Mutability David Sylvian & Holger Czukay
Forbidden Colours Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
Little Girls With 99 Lives Ingrid Chavez
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses
The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
Wonderful World executive Nine Horses
Words With the Shaman David Sylvian
programming
Bamboo Houses keyboard Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:21
Bamboo Music keyboard Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 4:40
Before and Afterlife Arve Henriksen 6:43
Café Europa membranophone David Sylvian 7:01
God Man membranophone David Sylvian 4:03
Krishna Blue membranophone David Sylvian 8:12
Thalheim membranophone David Sylvian 6:09
Forbidden Colours Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
Rain Tree Crow keyboard Rain Tree Crow
Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow
Tin Drum Japan
Tin Drum Japan
Tin Drum Japan
Tin Drum Japan
recording
Before and Afterlife Arve Henriksen 6:43
Thermal Arve Henriksen 2:28
remixer
Bamboo Houses Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:21
Buoy Mick Karn 5:16
Come Morning Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni 3:57
Ghosts (Everything and Nothing version) Japan 3:43
Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II) Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:17
Some Kind of Fool Japan 7:31
The Golden Way Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni 6:03
Weathered Wall David Sylvian 5:44
samples from artist
Penguin Freud Mono 6:19
vocal
1983 Forbidden Colours guest and lead vocals 坂本龍一 and David Sylvian 4:42
A Fire in the Forest guest and lead vocals Readymade FC feat. David Sylvian 5:05
Answered Prayers (Camphor edit) David Sylvian 2:45
Bamboo Houses Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 5:21
Bamboo Music Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian 4:40
Before and Afterlife Arve Henriksen 6:43
Before the Bullfight David Sylvian 9:21
Big Wheels in Shanty Town Rain Tree Crow 7:09
Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City Rain Tree Crow 5:14
Blackwater Rain Tree Crow 4:20
Boat’s for Burning Rain Tree Crow 0:45
Buoy guest Mick Karn 4:52
Cloud #9 坂本龍一 feat. David Sylvian & Ingrid Chavez 5:17
Cries and Whispers Rain Tree Crow 2:31
Every Colour You Are Rain Tree Crow 4:46
for the love of life David Sylvian 4:22
Forbidden Colours (Cinemage version) 坂本龍一 4:49
Ghosts (album version) Japan 4:32
Gone to Earth David Sylvian 3:06
Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II Returning to the Womb) Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian feat. Ingrid Chavez 5:17
Heartbeat (Tainai Kaiki II-Returning to the Womb) (feat. David Sylvian & Ingrid Chavez) guest and lead vocals 坂本龍一 ?:??
Laughter and Forgetting David Sylvian 3:18
Life, Life spoken vocals [spoken word] Ryuichi Sakamoto 4:24
Linoleum Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 4:33
Maya guest Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni 4:24
Nothing Is Happening Everywhere guest and lead vocals L A N D feat. David Sylvian 5:41
Pocket Full of Change Rain Tree Crow 6:09
Pure Genius Tweaker feat. David Sylvian 3:52
Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow 2:05
River Man David Sylvian 4:55
Rooms of the Sixteen Shimmers Russell Mills 4:29
Silver Moon David Sylvian 6:19
Sugarfuel Readymade FC feat. David Sylvian 4:15
Taking the Veil David Sylvian 4:41
The Golden Way guest and lead vocals Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni 5:56
The Ink in the Well (single remix) David Sylvian ?:??
The Librarian guest Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit 8:15
The Song Which Gives the Key to Perfection David Sylvian 5:53
Thermal Arve Henriksen 2:28
Thoroughly Lost to Logic David Sylvian 1:20
Ti ho aspettato (I Have Waited for You) guest and lead vocals Andrea Chimenti 4:11
Transit guest and lead vocals Fennesz 5:00
Wave David Sylvian 9:12
When Love Walks In guest Mick Karn 6:13
Adolescent Sex Japan
Adolescent Sex Japan
Adolescent Sex Japan
Brilliant Trees David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees David Sylvian
Damage David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
Dead Bees on a Cake David Sylvian
Dead Bees on a Cake David Sylvian
Forbidden Colours Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian
Gentlemen Take Polaroids Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids Japan
Oil on Canvas lead vocals Japan
Oil on Canvas lead vocals Japan
Oil on Canvas lead vocals Japan
Oil on Canvas lead vocals Japan
Quiet Life background vocals and lead vocals Japan
Quiet Life background vocals and lead vocals Japan
Quiet Life background vocals and lead vocals Japan
Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian
Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses
The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
Tin Drum Japan
Tin Drum Japan
Tin Drum Japan
Tin Drum Japan
writer
2004 A Fire in the Forest
Buoy
European Son (Japan)
Gone to Earth
Life in Tokyo
Life Without Buildings
Linoleum
The Scent of Magnolia
When Love Walks In