Brilliant Trees

Virgin UK
Release date
3 Mar 2003
Running length
7 tracks
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1 Pulling Punches 5:01 12,501
2 The Ink In The Well 4:29 13,797
3 Nostalgia (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:41 125
4 Red Guitar 5:08 16,552
5 Weathered Wall (2003 Digital Remaster) 5:42 95
6 Backwaters (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:52 23
7 Brilliant Trees (2003 Digital Remaster) 8:40 96

About this album

For an album of only seven tracks, Brilliant Trees is an eclectic affair fusing funk, jazz, and ambient. Its best pieces are the moody jazz of “Red Guitar,” the dusky atmosphere of “Weathered Wall,” and “Brilliant Trees” itself, both of which feature the woozy trumpet of Eno collaborator and fourth-world pioneer Jon Hassell. The record also showcases guest players like Holger Czukay. Some CD editions also carry the three-part “Words With the Shaman” to make up a fuller album.

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  • Poelzig

    This Album is really good,His best effort, the other ones are too porcelain, over-polished and square IMHO

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • deathorglory-

    i've put his solo material off for way too long, this is so good!!!!

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • GS_7

    Found this on my dad's old vinyl collection today. Such a great record!

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    So many shades of silvery grey, this album is a memoir of mournfulness, but it's never dull or depressing. A triumph & my favourite Slyvain album, one of the best of the 1980's.

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Akatian

    My favorite of his albums.

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • GazGod

    Brilliant album but I'd have to agree with MemberD.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • keananduffty

    Slinky Vagabond features Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie, and Earl Slick (David Bowie's guitarist) and singer Keanan Duffty. Slinky Vagabond made their debut in May 2007 at Irving Plaza as part of Joey Ramone's annual birthday bash. Slinky Vagabond also performed for Gen Art during New York fashion week and at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Jasmic

    The start of this song is amongst the most sublime moments in music ever created. I did however for a long time wonder what the sounds of wives in a pool of water actually sounded like! Yes, I know...

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Mrdrummer89

    David is good for weekend mornings with coffee to start the day

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • MemberD

    First and quite possibly best. Oh no, that's Secrets of the Beehive.

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • well_spring

    One of my all-time favourite albums. I love *Brilliant trees* and *Nostalgia*.

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Jenova586

    Way ahead of it's time. Great Stuff. The transition from Japan to this album is just mind blowing.

    21 Sep 2008 Reply
  • puffbun

    The first album after Japan, I love this album even more than excorcising ghosts, if that's possible

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Galuschka

    An amazing album.

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • MacTonight

    Incredible, but then again it's david sylvian, so I wouldn't expect much less.

    24 Jun 2007 Reply

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