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David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake


1Pollen Path
Drums – Ged LynchNoises [Insects] – Ryuichi Sakamoto
Bass – John GiblinDrums – Ged LynchPiano [Rhodes] – Tommy Barbarella
3I Surrender
Flugelhorn – Kenny WheelerFlute – Lawrence FeldmanPiano [Rhodes], Arranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi Sakamoto
4Krishna Blue
Acoustic Guitar, Dobro – Bill FrisellBansuri – Deepak RamGong – Steve TibbettsSampler [Sampled Bansuri], Loops [Guitar Loop] – Ryuichi SakamotoTabla [Original Tabla], Percussion – Talvin SinghVocals – Ingrid Chavez
5Dobro #1
Dobro – Bill FrisellWritten-By – Bill Frisell
6Darkest Dreaming
Written-By – Djivan Gasparyan
Arranged By – David SylvianMusic By – Shree MaaVocals – Shree MaaWords By [Text By] – Traditional
8All Of My Mother's Names
Double Bass – Chris Minh DokyDrums – Scooter WarnerPiano [Rhodes] – Ryuichi SakamotoTabla, Percussion – Talvin Singh
Bass – John GiblinFlugelhorn – Kenny WheelerPiano [Rhodes] – Tommy Barbarella
10The Shining Of Things
Arranged By [Strings] – Ryuichi Sakamoto
11Café Europa
Vocals – Ingrid Chavez
12Midnight Sun
Arranged By [Bass] – Ryuichi SakamotoWritten-By – Charles Brown, Eddie Williams , Johnny Moore
13Alphabet Angel
Piano [Pseudo Rhodes] – Ryuichi Sakamoto
14God Man4:01


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake ‎(CD, Album)Virgin, VirginCDV 2876, 7243 8 47071 2 5UK & Europe1999
CDV2876David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)VirginCDV2876UK1999
6715244, 6715245David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, W/Lbl, 140)Virgin EMI Records, Virgin EMI Records, UMC, UMC6715244, 6715245UK & Europe2018
noneDavid Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)VirginnoneUS1999
CDV2876David Sylvian Dead Bees On A Cake ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)VirginCDV2876UK1999


  • Engineer [Additional Engineering]David Sylvian
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineers]Jacquie Turner, Matt Curry, Scott Crane
  • Engineer [Engineered By]Dave Kent
  • GuitarMarc Ribot (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 10, 11)
  • Liner NotesHisae Odashima
  • Mastered ByBob Ludwig
  • Mixed ByDave Kent, David Sylvian
  • PercussionSteve Jansen (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Producer [Produced By]David Sylvian
  • Technician [Studio Maintenance]Dave Kent
  • Written-ByDavid Sylvian


℗ 1999 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1999 Virgin Records Ltd
Made in Japan by Toshiba-EMI Ltd

Track 1: contains a sample from 'You Know You Know' by 'The Mahavishnu Orchestra'.

Track 3: contains elements from 'Drifting Blues' written by Johnny Moore, Charles Brown & Eddie Williams. Also contains samples from 'I'm Wanderin' performed by John Lee Hooker.

Track 4: uses an original drum track by Ged Lynch.

Track 5: uses an original drum track by Scooter Warner.

Track 10: contains a sample from 'John Cage's Sonata V' (Sonatas and Interludes).

Track 14: contains a sample from 'Mother Of Mine' by Djivan Gasparyan.


  • Barcode: 4 988006 763463
  • Matrix / Runout: VJCP-68012 1 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L154
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2894
  • Rights Society: JASRAC


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
  • Distributed By – Toshiba EMI Ltd



Dead Bees on a Cake is the fifth solo album by David Sylvian, released in March 1999. It was his first solo album since 1987's Secrets of the Beehive. The album peaked at no. 31 in the UK Albums Chart at release and contained his last UK Top 40 hit single to date in I Surrender no. In 2018, the album was released on double vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day. This pressing included four songs originally intended for the album and previously released as part of Everything and Nothing. Dead Bees On A Cake - David Sylvian. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. David Sylvian. UMG от лица компании Virgin Records Ltd CMRRA, LatinAutor - PeerMusic, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor, Warner Chappell, EMI Music Publishing, UMPG Publishing и другие авторские общества 8. Dobro 1. UMG от лица компании Virgin Records Ltd ASCAP, LatinAutor, AMRA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. CMRRA и другие авторские общества 3. Dead Bees On A Cake. Released at March 29, 1999. Release date. Last solo album on the Virgin label. With immense love, gratitude and humility I offer this work at the feet of my beloved Amma Mata Amritanandamayi. Produced by David Sylvian Mixed by David Sylvian with Dave Kent Engineered by Dave Kent, Additional engineering: David Sylvian Assistant engineers: Jacquie Turner, Matt Curry, Scott Crane Studio maintenance: Dave Kent Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine Recorded at Right Track Studios, ny, Real World Studios, box, Sound House Studio, seattle, Atma Sound, mpls, Seedy Underbelly, mpls, Synergy Studio . Songs in album David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake 1999. David Sylvian - I Surrender. David Sylvian - Dobro 1. David Sylvian - Midnight Sun. David Sylvian - Thalheim. David Sylvian - Godman. David Sylvian - Alphabet Angel. David Sylvian - Krishna Blue. the official David Sylvian website. While continuing collaborations with artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Steve Jansen, the album also features contributions from guitarist Marc Ribot and tabla player Talvin Singh. Recorded in many locations on both sides of the Atlantic, produced by David, and documenting an eventful and transformative period in his life, the work is openly celebratory in nature. It was released in March 1999. Album 1999 14 Songs. Dead Bees On a Cake. Prog-RockArt Rock 1999. Dead Bees on a Cake

David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake
Performer: David Sylvian
Genre: Electro
Title: Dead Bees On A Cake
Country: Japan
Released: 09 Apr 1999
Style: Abstract, Synth-pop, Experimental
MP3 album: 2596 mb
FLAC album: 2591 mb
Source: CD, Album, Promo
№ Cat: VJCP-68012
Label: Virgin