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David Sylvian - The First Day (with Robert Fripp) CD (album) cover


David Sylvian


Crossover Prog

3.76 | 83 ratings

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5 stars The First Day is a true masterpiece. If there is such a thing as a "perfect record", this album definitely belongs to it. The First Day is a collaboration between David Sylvian and Robert Fripp featuring a would-be KC-member Trey Gunn on bass. Sylvian's voice and quirky guitar and Fripp's playing are the perfect match. It is quite difficult to single out any song because all of them are very good. However, Firepower in my opinion is the best with Sylvian's lyrics and mind-blowing Fripp's solo. My other favourites are Darshan (Road to Graceland), God's Monkey and Bringing Down the Light which is a beautiful purely Frippertronics/Soundscapes piece. If you like it, you must buy Damage as well, which is a live version of this album and equally excellent.
Foxy | 5/5 |


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