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David Sylvian / Robert Fripp - The First Day (cd)

Following on from their glorious and lyrical collaborative work on Gone To Earth, David Sylvian and Robert Fripp produced the unexpectedly fiery and funky The First Day in 1993.

Hypnotically groovy and intensely vicious, while showcasing Fripp's Soundscapes identity, the album marked a departure for Sylvian and can be more easily understood as a missing King Crimson link between Three Of A Perfect Pair and Thrak than a typical post-Japan Sylvian venture.


1. God's Monkey (4:58)
2. Jean the Birdman (4:09)
3. Firepower (10:25)
4. Brightness Falls (6:05)
5. 20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman's Song) (11:50)
6. Darshan (The Road to Graceland)" (17:17)
7. Bringing Down the Light (8:31)

(catalogue number cdv2712)


Personnel and production:

David Sylvian: vocals, guitars, keyboard instruments, tapes
Robert Fripp: guitar, frippertronics
Trey Gunn: chapman stick, vocals
Jerry Marotta: drums, percussion instruments
Marc Anderson: percussion
David Bottrill: treatments, sampled percussion, computer programming, engineer
Ingrid Chavez: vocals

Additional personnel:

Richard Chadwick - recording co-ordination
Natasha White - recording co-ordination assistant
Dan McLoughlin , John Yates , Mark Glass , Trina Shoemaker - assistant engineers
Catherine McRae - design co-ordination
Kevin Westenberg - photography
Dave Coppenhall, Vaughan Oliver - design
John Sinks - technical and strategic Liaison


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