Tuesday, February 23

David Sylvian - Promise (rarities)

fan-made compilation of DS rarities
various sources + recording info

soundboard + vinyl rips (quality VG+ to 

01 Promise
02 Some Small Hope 
03 Goodnight
04 Bamboo Houses
05 Bamboo Music
06 Forbidden Colours
07 How Safe Is Deep?
08 To a Reason
09 Victim of Stars
10 Heartbeat (promo mix)
11 Preparations for a Journey
12 The Women at the Well
13 Taking the Veil (Mendelssohn Mix)
14 Weathered Wall (instrum.)
15 Epiphany

01 Pop Song
02 Blue of Noon
03 Buoy (remix)
04 Come Morning
05 The Golden Way
06 Maya
07 Ti Ho Aspettato (I Have Waited) 
08 I Drink to Forget
09 When Love Walks In
10 Cloud 9
11 Tallow Moon
12 Le Pollen
13 Earthbound (Snowblind)
14 Endgame

ROB SEZ: The former front man for Japan has had one of the most fascinating and distinguished musical careers of all the "New Wave" progenitors. Perhaps only David Bowie had a more storied and musically engrossing path. I've got more DS and Japan rarities, but will need some comments to encourage me to share...
ALL PRAISES to the original compiler & sharer 
and to Don at the old ASH blog for sharing with me.
ASH Tuesday post #35.

Learn more about the music of David  Sylvian at his web site, FB page, Wikipedia and this impressive fan site


  1. Thanks so much for postings this. I'd love to see more.

  2. Indeed, indeed! Thank you! Much appreciated!

  3. Thanx a lot!!
    A great "Christmas" present ;-)

  4. Thanks! Always great to discover new material from great artist.

  5. Is it possible to buy this cd?

  6. Apart from Ghosts, I really didn't care for Japan at the time, but now I suddenly find myself not able to get enough and playing catch up with the band and their solo work. More, please!

    1. You request is noted, Howlin'. I'm in a busy period right now with work & life commitments, so I'll hope for some extra free time this summer to oblige your request. Cheers.


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