Victim of Stars 1982-2012
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2012 two CD compilation from the enigmatic singer, songwriter, musician and former leader of the British band Japan. A Victim of Stars (1982 – 2012) brings together material from the last 30 years of David’s solo career, encompassing material released with Virgin Records, along with his more recent work released on his own label Samadhisound, as well as a brand new recording exclusive to this compilation. On his solo records of the ’80s, Sylvian’s explorations in music incorporated Pop-Funk, stylish Jazz, windswept Exotica, Ambient and so much more. His collaborators included leaders of progressive music, from jazzmen such as Mark Isham, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler to the rock and fusion guitarists Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, and David Torn. With the release of a Victim of Stars, Sylvian continues to confront the challenges, both personal and global, that have enriched his work for three decades. And he continues to follow this path – with patience, perseverance, and beauty.