Tracklist

CD 1: Brilliant Trees
# Title Rating Length
1 Pulling Punches
5:03
2 The Ink in the Well
4:30
3 Nostalgia
5:42
4 Red Guitar
2 5:09
5 Weathered Wall
5:44
6 Backwaters
4:52
7 Brilliant Trees
8:39
CD 2: Alchemy
# Title Rating Length
1 Words With the Shaman (Songs From the Tree Tops), Part 1: Ancient Evening
5:14
2 Words With the Shaman (Songs From the Tree Tops), Part 2: Incantation
3:31
3 Words With the Shaman (Songs From the Tree Tops), Part 3: Awakening
5:22
4 The Stigma of Childhood (Kin)
8:30
5 A Brief Conversation Ending in Divorce
3:33
6 Steel Cathedrals
18:55
CD 3: Gone to Earth
# Title Rating Length
1 Taking the Veil
4:41
2 Laughter and Forgetting
2:40
3 Before the Bullfight
9:45
4 Gone to Earth
3:01
5 Wave
9:13
6 Riverman
4:53
7 Silver Moon
6:07
CD 4: Gone to Earth (instrumental)
# Title Rating Length
1 The Healing Place
5:34
2 Answered Prayers
3:12
3 Where the Railroad Meets the Sea
2:53
4 The Wooden Cross
5:04
5 Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples
2:23
6 Camp Fire: Coyote Country
3:52
7 A Bird of Prey Vanishes Into a Bright Blue Cloudless Sky
3:16
8 Home
4:33
9 Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees
3:03
10 Upon This Earth
6:25
CD 5: Secrets of the Beehive
# Title Rating Length
1 September
1:19
2 The Boy With the Gun
5:19
3 Maria
2:50
4 Orpheus
4:51
5 The Devil's Own
3:13
6 When Poets Dreamed of Angels
4:47
7 Mother and Child
3:15
8 Let the Happiness In
5:37
9 Waterfront
3:23

Credits

CD 1: Brilliant Trees

trumpet:
Jon Hassell (tracks 5, 7)
Mark Isham (track 4)
synthesizer:
Richard Barbieri (tracks 1, 5)
guitar:
Ronald "Head" Drayton (tracks 1, 4)
Phil Palmer (tracks 2, 4)
bass:
Wayne Braithwaite (tracks 1, 4)
double bass:
Danny Thompson (English double bass player) (track 2)
piano and synthesizer:
坂本龍一 (tracks 4–5, 7)
Steve Nye (tracks 3–4)
flugelhorn:
Kenny Wheeler (tracks 2–3)
additional mixer:
Peter Williams (engineer/mixing) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7)
composer:
Jon Hassell (tracks 5, 7)
David Sylvian (tracks 1–7)
lyricist:
David Sylvian (tracks 1–7)
mixer:
Steve Nye (tracks 1, 3–5, 7)
Nigel Walker (UK producer/engineer/guitarist) (tracks 2, 6)
sampled by:
Hands to Heaven (part of “Masterpiece” DJ‐mix) by Internal Affairs (track 7)
recording of:
Backwaters (track 6)
Brilliant Trees (track 7)
Nostalgia (track 3)
Pulling Punches (track 1)
Red Guitar (track 4)
Weathered Wall (track 5)

CD 2: Alchemy

co-producer:
Steve Nye (track 5)
David Sylvian (track 5)
composer:
坂本龍一 (track 6)
David Sylvian (tracks 4–6)
producer:
David Sylvian (track 4)
recording of:
Steel Cathedrals (track 6)

CD 3: Gone to Earth

acoustic guitar:
Phil Palmer (track 1)
drums and percussion:
Steve Jansen (tracks 1, 5)
soprano saxophone:
Mel Collins (track 6)
guitar:
Bill Nelson (English experimental musician) (tracks 3, 5, 7)
guitar and keyboard:
David Sylvian (track 1)
bass:
Jennifer Maidman (track 1)
percussion:
Steve Jansen (track 6)
keyboard:
David Sylvian (track 5)
guitars:
Robert Fripp (track 1)
guitars and keyboard:
David Sylvian (track 6)
flugelhorn:
Harry Beckett (track 5)
composer:
David Sylvian (tracks 1, 5–6)
lyricist:
David Sylvian (tracks 1, 5–6)
mixer:
David Sylvian (track 6)
Steve Nye (track 6)
solo guitars:
Robert Fripp (track 5)
vocals:
David Sylvian (tracks 1, 5–6)
writer:
Robert Fripp (track 4)
David Sylvian (track 4)
edits:
Silver Moon (7" edit) by David Sylvian (track 7)
recording of:
Gone to Earth (track 4)
River Man (track 6)
Taking the Veil (track 1)
Wave (track 5)

CD 4: Gone to Earth (instrumental)

acoustic guitar:
Bill Nelson (English experimental musician) (track 2)
pedal steel guitar:
BJ Cole (track 5)
piano:
Steve Nye (track 3)
composer:
Robert Fripp (track 6)
Bill Nelson (English experimental musician) (track 2)
David Sylvian (tracks 1–9)
solo guitar:
Robert Fripp (track 6)
Bill Nelson (English experimental musician) (tracks 1, 9)
recording of:
Answered Prayers (track 2)
Home (track 8)
The Healing Place (track 1)
The Wooden Cross (track 4)

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/209790 [info]
Wikidata: Q7978261 [info]