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David Sylvian: Melancholy Baby

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, January 1982

MELANCHOLY PROPS up his head and whispers, half to himself and half to me... ...

David Sylvian: The Face Interview

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, October 1982

David Sylvian had agreed to do only three interviews when he returned to England from a month's stay in Japan. The first was for the ...

David Sylvian: Brilliant Trees (Virgin)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, August 1984

ANY WHO expect David Sylvian's sheaf of essays to present wafery, neutral music must be confounded by the diversity and strength of Brilliant Trees. This ...

David Sylvian: Journeys Into The Interior

Profile and Interview by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, August 1984

FOR ONE who seems so still David Sylvian is constantly on the move. ...

David Sylvian Vs. The Pop Goliath

Interview by Dave Rimmer, Face, The, March 1986

THE MAN WHO STROLLED INTO the lobby was small and neat, grey-suited with white shoes. His hair was a natural darkish brown a small silver ...

David Sylvian: Blonde On Blonde

Interview by Don Watson, New Musical Express, August 1986

TWO YOUNG men, once blond, face one another and indulge in the absurd activity of taking music seriously. "Almost too seriously," says David Sylvian. The ...

David Sylvian: Gone To Earth

Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, September 1986

THE THIRD person entered store after store, priced nothing, spoke no word, and looked at all objects with a wild and vacant stare – having ...

David Sylvian: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, September 1986

As DAVID SYLVIAN settles into the quiet life of solo status, CHRIS ROBERTS appraises the significant stature of his post-Japan harmonics and post-mascara beauty. ...

David Sylvian: Weatherbox

Review by Robert Sandall, Q, January 1990

POP STARDOM, AND all the tabloid accolades which followed his unofficial award "Most Beautiful Man in Britain" 1981, did not agree with David Sylvian. ...

Robert Fripp, David Sylvian: Double Edge

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, June 1993

Guitar hero meets cool synth dude on The First Day, a new album by Robert Fripp and David Sylvian. They should go together like a ...

David Sylvian: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 1996

ACOUSTIC GUITAR, DHOTI, sensible shoes. Who'd have thought it, back in the techno tailor's dummy days of lipstick, peroxide and synthesizers? ...

David Sylvian

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, April 1999

He was the sensitive soul who fronted south London’s dodgiest glam-rockers, the World’s Most Lovely Man who chose tortured sainthood, pop’s preening popinjay who reinvented ...

David Sylvian: Everything And Nothing

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, November 2000

COLLECTED OUEVRE of Japan's finest ...

David Sylvian

Interview by Ken Scrudato, Surface, April 2001

WHEN, IN 1987, David Sylvian sang the words, "I wrestle with an outlook on life, that shifts between darkness and shadowy light," he spoke of ...

David Sylvian: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, September 2003

JAPAN DISSOLVED with barely a murmur, just as 'Ghosts' brought the band overdue success in 1982. The strain of their avant-garde glam-pop suddenly being in ...

David Sylvian

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2003

So, David Sylvian, you live halfway up a mountain in New England?"That's the way it is", laughs the singer (and yes, he does laugh. Asked ...

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