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David Sylvian - Alchemy An Index Of Possibilities FLAC album


Performer: David Sylvian
Genre: Electronic
Title: Alchemy An Index Of Possibilities
Country: UK
Style: Abstract, Ambient
FLAC version ZIP size: 1959 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1611 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1367 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 224
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Featuring brand new artwork, the album includes rare photographs by Yuka Fujii, design by Chris Bigg, and a download card. David is joined on ‘Alchemy’ by Holger Czukay, Robert Fripp, Jon Hassell, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Kenny Wheeler.

Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities is the second solo studio album from former Japan frontman David Sylvian. David Sylvian�s debut studio album Brilliant Trees (1984) was a good album that sounded a lot like the last couple of Japan albums but with a world music influence. The music on Brilliant Trees was centered around David�s warm and deeply emotional vocal style. Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities is not the natural follow up from David Sylvian and I have to say that I�m a bit impressed with David�s boldness when you think about.

There are two versions of this Japanese CD Album. This pressing makes reference on the Obi to other pressings in the 'Big Artist Collection', by Rain Tree Crow. The other pressing without promoting Rain Train Crow is VJCP-23079. Matrix, Runout: VJCP-23079-1-A1M. Rights Society: JASRAC. Other Versions (5 of 29) View All.

Gone to Earth is the third full-length solo album by David Sylvian, released in 1986. The album is a two-record set featuring one record of experimental rock songs with vocals and one consisting entirely of ambient instrumental tracks. Guest artists include Robert Fripp (who co-wrote three songs) and Bill Nelson (who co-wrote one song). It was recorded in part at The Manor Studios in Oxfordshire, England, with producer Steve Nye. The album peaked at n. 4.

Band Name David Sylvian. Album Name Alchemy: an Index of Possibilities. Other productions from David Sylvian.

More albums from David Sylvian: Secrets Of The Beehive by David Sylvian. Gone To Earth by David Sylvian. Plight & Premonition by David Sylvian. Flux + Mutability by David Sylvian. Brilliant Trees by David Sylvian. View all albums . Alchemy – An Index Of Possibilities. By: David Sylvian (1985, Electronic). 1. Preparations For A Journey. More albums from David Sylvian: Secrets Of The Beehive by David Sylvian.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Words With The Shaman
1 Part 1 Ancient Evening
Drums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional Keyboards] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio], Tape [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayEngineer [Engineered By] – Nigel WalkerFretless Bass – Percy JonesKeyboards, Guitar [Guitars], Tape [Tapes] – David SylvianProducer [Produced By] – David Sylvian, Nigel WalkerTrumpet – Jon HassellWritten-By – David Sylvian, Jon Hassell
5:15
2 Part 2 Incantation
Drums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional Keyboards] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio], Tape [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayFretless Bass – Percy JonesKeyboards, Guitar [Guitars], Tape [Tapes] – David SylvianTrumpet – Jon Hassell
3:29
3 Part 3 Awakening (Songs From The Treetops)
Drums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional Keyboards] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio], Tape [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayFretless Bass – Percy JonesKeyboards, Guitar [Guitars], Tape [Tapes] – David SylvianTrumpet – Jon Hassell
5:18
4 Preparations For A Journey
Engineer [Engineered By] – Seigen OnoProducer [Produced By] – David SylvianWritten-By, Performer [Performed By] – David Sylvian
3:40
5 The Stigma Of Childhood (Kin)
Engineer [Engineered By] – David SylvianProducer [Produced By] – David SylvianWritten-By, Performer [Performed By] – David Sylvian
8:30
6 A Brief Conversation Ending In Divorce
Engineer [Engineered By] – Stuart BruceGuitar [Guitars], Synthesizer [Synthesisers], Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – David SylvianPiano – John Taylor Producer [Produced By] – David Sylvian, Steve NyeProgrammed By [Computer Programming] – Stuart BruceWritten-By – David Sylvian
3:31
7 Steel Cathedrals
Engineer [Engineered By] – Nigel Walker, Seigen Ono, Steve NyeFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerGuitar [Guitar 'abstractions.] – Masami TsuchiyaGuitar, Effects [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippKeyboards, Tape [Tapes], Percussion [Digital Percussion] – David SylvianPercussion – Steve JansenPiano, Strings – Ryuichi SakamotoProducer [Produced By] – David SylvianTape [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayWritten-By – David Sylvian / Ryuichi Sakamoto*
18:58

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – EMI
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Arvato – 56093054
  • Remastered At – Metropolis Mastering

Credits

  • Concept By [Concept] – Sylvian*
  • Coordinator [Recording Co-ordinator] – Richard Chadwick
  • Cover [Cover Artwork] – Amanda Faulkner
  • Design [Original Design, At The Clinic] – Ken Ansell
  • Remastered By [Digitally Remastered By] – Tony Cousins

Notes

UK & European reissued, remastered, CD album, in jewel case.

℗ 2003 Virgin Records Ltd. © 2006 Virgin Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 2006 Virgin Records Ltd. Virgin Records is a Capitol Music label. Printed in the EU. Made in the EU.

Tracks 1 to 3 recorded in London 1985, track 4 recorded in Tokyo 1984, track 6 recorded London 1989, track 7 recorded Tokyo and London 1984 and 1985. Digitally remastered at Metropolis Mastering, London.

Catalogue # on CD: 0946 3 63067 2 8
Catalogue # on Back Cover & Spine: 0946 363067 2 8
UK: CDVR 23

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Barcode): 0 94636 30672 8
  • Barcode (Text): 094636306728
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0778
  • Matrix / Runout: arvato 56093054/00094636306728 21
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC3098
  • Other (Distribution Code for The UK): CDVR 23

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SYL 1 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Virgin SYL 1 UK 1985
SYL 1 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin SYL 1 UK 1985
VJCP-23210 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin Japan VJCP-23210 Japan 1993
TC-VG 50194, VG 50194 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-VG 50194, VG 50194 Greece 1985
VOZ-SYL 1 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(LP, Album) Virgin VOZ-SYL 1 Australia 1985

Tracklist Hide Credits

Words With The Shaman
Drums, Percussion, Keyboards [Additional] – Steve JansenElectronics [Radio], Tape [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayFretless Bass – Percy JonesKeyboards, Guitar, Tape – David SylvianTrumpet – Jon Hassell
1 Part 1 Ancient Evening 5:15
2 Part 2 Incantation 3:29
3 Part 3 Awakening (Songs From The Treetops) 5:18
4 Preparations For A Journey
Performer [Performed By] – David Sylvian
3:40
5 The Stigma Of Childhood (Kin)
Performer [Performed By] – David Sylvian
8:30
6 A Brief Conversation Ending In Divorce
Guitar, Synthesizer, Keyboards [Programming] – David SylvianPiano – John Taylor Programmed By [Computer] – Stuart Bruce
3:31
7 Steel Cathedrals
Flugelhorn – Kenny WheelerGuitar ['abstractions'] – Masami TsuchiyaGuitar, Effects [Frippertronics] – Robert FrippKeyboards, Tape, Percussion [Digital] – David SylvianPercussion – Steve JansenPiano, Strings – Ryuichi SakamotoTape [Dictaphone] – Holger CzukayWritten-By – David Sylvian / Ryuichi Sakamoto*
18:58

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – EMI
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Remastered At – Metropolis Mastering
  • Manufactured By – www.takt.eu – 2100001773533
  • Designed At – The Design Clinic

Credits

  • Artwork [Cover] – Amanda Faulkner
  • Coordinator [Recording Co-ordinator] – Richard Chadwick
  • Design [Original Design, At The Clinic] – Ken Ansell
  • Design Concept [Concept] – Sylvian*
  • Engineer – David Sylvian (tracks: 5), Nigel Walker (tracks: 1 to 3, 7), Seigen Ono (tracks: 4, 7), Steve Nye (tracks: 7), Stuart Bruce (tracks: 6)
  • Photography By – Yuka Fujii
  • Producer – David Sylvian, Nigel Walker (tracks: 1 to 3), Steve Nye (tracks: 6)
  • Remastered By [Digital Remaster] – Tony Cousins
  • Written-By – David Sylvian (tracks: 1 to 6), Jon Hassell (tracks: 1 to 3), Steve Jansen (tracks: 3)

Notes

Tracks 1 to 3 recorded in London 1985, track 4 recorded in Tokyo 1984, track 6 recorded London 1989, track 7 recorded Tokyo and London 1984 and 1985.
Digitally remastered at Metropolis Mastering, London.

℗ 2003 Virgin Records Ltd. © 2006 Virgin Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 2006 Virgin Records Ltd. Virgin Records is a Capitol Music Label.
Catalogue numbers: 0946 3 63067 2 8 , UK: CDVR 23
Made In The EU. Printed In The EU.

Comes in a standard jewel case with four page booklet.

Artwork exactly the same as David Sylvian - Alchemy An Index Of Possibilities; only the mastering SID code and matrix code differ.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 94636 30672 8
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100001773533 5913082 www.takt.eu
  • Mould SID Code (variant 1): IFPI 9R89
  • Mould SID Code (variant 2): IFPI 9R88
  • Label Code: LC3098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SYL 1 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Virgin SYL 1 UK 1985
SYL 1 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin SYL 1 UK 1985
VJCP-23210 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin Japan VJCP-23210 Japan 1993
0946 3 63067 2 8, 0946 363067 2 8, CDVR 23 David Sylvian Alchemy An Index Of Possibilities ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 0946 3 63067 2 8, 0946 363067 2 8, CDVR 23 UK & Europe Unknown
TC-VG 50194, VG 50194 David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-VG 50194, VG 50194 Greece 1985