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Rain Tree Crow

Rain Tree Crow

Rain Tree Crow

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Credits

Virgin Records
16 April 1991

All tracks written and produced by Rain Tree Crow
Words by David Sylvian

Recorded between September 1989 and April 1990 at Miravel Studios, Le Val, France; Conduimer Studio, Zerman di Mongliano, Italy; Marcus Studios, London; Air Studios, London; The Wool Hall, Bath; Ropewalk Studio, Dublin; Mega Studios, Paris, France; Eel Pie Studios, London

The majority of the material on this album was written as a result of group improvisations. There were no pre-rehearsals; the improvisation took place in the recording studio and much of the finished work contains original elements of those initial performances.

Cover photography by Shinya Fujiwara
Design by Russell Mills
Art Direction by David Sylvian & Shinya Fujiwara

Tracks

  • Red Earth (as summertime ends) (Barbieri, Jansen, Karn, Sylvian) 3'36
    • mixed by David Sylvian and Steve Nye assisted by Al Stone
    • Steve Jansen: ceramic drums, percussion
    • Michael Brook: bass conga
    • Mick Karn: bass, tabla
    • Richard Barbieri: synthesizers
    • David Sylvian: slide guitar, synthesizers, indian drum
    • Phil Palmer: acoustic guitar
    • Brian Gascoigne: orchestration
  • Pocket Full of Change (Barbieri, Jansen, Karn, Sylvian) 6.05
    • mixed by David Sylvian and Steve Nye assisted by Al Stone
    • Steve Jansen: drums, percussion, additional organ
    • Mick Karn: bass, brass
    • Richard Barbieri: synthesizers
    • David Sylvian: organ, guitar, vocals
    • Michael Brook: guitar treatments
  • A Reassuringly Dull Sunday (Barbieri, Jansen, Karn, Sylvian) 1.20
    • mixed by David Sylvian and Steve Nye assisted by Al Stone
    • Steve Jansen: percussion, marimba
    • Michael Brook: percussion
    • Mick Karn: percussion, bass clarinet
    • Richard Barbieri: synthesizers, piano
    • David Sylvian: percussion, tuned organ, synthesizer
  • Scratchings on the Bible Belt (Barbieri, Jansen, Karn, Sylvian) 2.45
    • mixed by David Sylvian and Pat McCarthy
    • Steve Jansen: treated piano, percussion, marimba
    • Mick Karn: bass clarinet
    • Richard Barbieri: synthesizers, water wheel
    • David Sylvian: guitars, banjo, marimba, harmonium
    • Michael Brook: treatments

Notes

The information on this page is courtesy Breakdown correspondent David Carver.

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