Secrets of the Beehive

Secrets of the Beehive

by David SylvianDavid Sylvian


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Streamlining the muted, organic atmospheres of the previous Gone to Earth to forge a more cohesive listening experience, Secrets of the Beehive is arguably David Sylvian's most accessible record, a delicate, jazz-inflected work boasting elegant string arrangements courtesy of Ryuichi Sakamoto. Impeccably produced by Steve Nye, the songs are stripped to their bare essentials, making judicious use of the synths, tape loops, and treated pianos which bring them to life; Sylvian's evocative vocals are instead front and center, rendering standouts like "The Boy With the Gun" and the near-hit "Orpheus" -- both among the most conventional yet penetrating songs he's ever written -- with soothing strength and assurance.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2007
Label: Caroline
UPC: 0094636307626
catalogNumber: 63076
Rank: 52802

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Sylvian   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Tape,Treated Piano
Mark Isham   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Jansen   Percussion,Drums
Phil Palmer   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
D. Thompson   Double Bass
Danny Torn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar Loops

Technical Credits

Tony Cousins   Cut
Brian Gascoigne   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Moakes   Engineer
Steve Nye   Producer,Engineer
Steve Parker   Engineer
Robin Sakamoto   Piano Treatments
David Sylvian   Arranger,Composer,Piano Treatments
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Andrew Day   Redesign

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