Rain Tree Crow (2008 Japanese re-issue mini LP)

Rain Tree Crow JP mini LP front with obi
Released at July 2, 2008

Release date:

July 2, 2008 


© 1991 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 1991 Virgin Records Ltd. / Opium (Arts) Ltd.
© 2003 Virgin Records Ltd. 2006 Virgin Records Ltd.
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© 2006 Virgin Records Ltd.
© 2008 EMI Music Japan Inc




Virgin Japan VJCP-68875

Japanese 2008 Paper Sleeve ‘Mini-LP’ remastered CD. It is a ‘mirror’ of the original 1991 LP using the same artwork. However, whilst the back of the Mini-LP Sleeve has the previous 1991 tracks listed, the actual CDs includes the remastered versions from 2003 and includes I Drink To Forget.


Computer programming: Steve Jansen
Keyboard programming: Richard Barbieri, David Sylvian
All song written by Rain Tree Crow, words by David Sylvian.
Published by Opium (Arts) Ltd/10 music Ltd.
Produced by Rain Tree Crow.
Engineered by Pat McCarthy
Additional engineering by Tim Martin

Mixed by David Sylvian & Steve Nye assisted by Al Stone at Olympic Studios, London except track 2,3,6,7,11 mixed by David Sylvian & PatMcCarthy at Eel Pie Studios, London.
Cut by Tony Cousins at the Townhouse.
Remastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis Mastering, London

Landscape photography by Shinya Fujiwara.
Portrait photography by The Douglas Brothers
Redesign by Andrew Day @ The Red Room, EMI

Also part of the Tin Drum Box ( DU-SP235 2008)

Tin drum box

This box (also distributed in Japan as promotional issue) contained Japan’s Gentleman Take Polaroids, Tin Drum and Oil On Canvas. Included was also Brilliant Trees, Gone To Earth and Secrets Of The Beehive. A must have for collectors.
(info used with kind permission of www.minilps.net)


David Sylvian : Hammon organ, guitars, shortwave radio, electric piano, vocals, additional percussions, bass, synthesizers
Mick Karn : Pulse bass, Wah Wah bass/saxophone, brass, pipes, bass clarinet, wine glasses
Steve Jansen : drums, percussion, hammond organ, ceramic drum, tambourine, moroccan clay dru, treated piano, marimba, wine glasses
Richard Barbieri : synthesizes, piano, organ
Djene Doumbouya : vocals on 1
Dianka Diabate : vocals on 1
Bill Nelson : Additional guitar on 1, guitar on 8
The phantom horns : Arranged by Sylvian/Karn on 1
Phil Palmer : Slide guitar on 1, acoustic guitar on 4
Michael Brook : bass conga on 4, guitar treatments on 5, percussion on 9, treatments on 11
Brian Gascoigne : Orchestration on 4

Recorded between September 1989 and April 1990 at Miravel Studios, Le Val, France, Condulmer Studio Zerman di Mogliano, Italy; Marcus Studios London; Air Studios London; The Wool Hall Bath; Ropewalk Studio Dublin; Mega Studios Paris, France; Eel Pie Stuidos, London.

Assistants: Mohammed (Momo) Loudly/Paolo Carrer Rupert Coulson/Louise McCormick/Bruce Davis/Paul Stevens

Recording co-ordination and management: Richard Chadwick
Assisted by Natasha White on behalf of Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Special thanks to Michael Brook/Sando Franchin/Yuka Fujii/Dermot McEnvoy/Russell Mills/Enico Monte/Patrice Quef/Pete Townshend/Gary Wright/Syco Systems Ltd. (Adrian Thomas)/Wal Basses/Sabian Cymbals

The majority of the material on this album was written as a result of group improvisations. There were no pre-rehearsals; the improvisations took place in the recording studio and much of the finished work contains original elements of those initial performances.

Special thanks to:
Michael Brook, Sandro Franchin, Yuka Fujii, Dermat McEnvoy, Russell Mills, Enrico Monte, Patrice Quef, Pete Townshend, Gavin Wright, Syco Systems Ltd. (Adrian Thomas), Wal Basses, Sabian Symbals

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