Rain Tree Crow

Rain Tree Crow cassette
Released at April 20, 1991

Release date:

April 20, 1991 

Copyright:

(P) 1991 Virgin Records Ltd
(C) 1991 Virgin Records Ltd / Opium (Arts) Ltd

 

Type:

cassette 

Releases:

TCV 2659

Cassette with foldout 4-panel artwork.

Personnel:

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 & Pat McCarthy at Eel Pie Studios, London.
Cut by Tony Cousins at the Townhouse.

Cover photography by Shinya Fujiwara.
Design by Russell Mills.
Art direction: David Sylvian & Yuka Fujii.

Credits:

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
Steve Jansen : drums, percussion, hammond organ, ceramic drum, tambourine, moroccan clay dru, treated piano, marimba
Richard Barbieri : synthesizes, piano
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.

Gallery
  • Rain Tree Crow cassette

  • Rain Tree Crow cassette front artwork

  • Rain Tree Crow cassette inner artwork

  • Rain Tree Crow cassette side 1

  • Rain Tree Crow cassette side 2

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