Gone To Earth (studio album) by David Sylvian

Gone To Earth
Gone To Earth by David Sylvian
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 3,718th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 60 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1986 (54th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (572nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,718th)

David Sylvian bestography

Gone To Earth is ranked 3rd best out of 14 albums by David Sylvian on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by David Sylvian is Secrets Of The Beehive which is ranked number 1086 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,695.

David Sylvian album bestography « Higher ranked (2,287th) This album (3,718th) Lower ranked (8,342nd) »
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This album is rated in the top 18% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.9/100, a mean average of 75.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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From 02/12/2017 11:23
I bought Gone To Earth by David Sylvian on 18/10/2013 from Amazon on CD2 for £5.96 The version I have is on the record label Virgin catalogue number It entered the UK charts on 13/09/1986 and got to number 24 spending a total of 5 weeks on the chart.
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From 01/12/2017 00:35
To me, this is one of the greatest albums of the entire 1980s decade, regardless of music genre. It is a journey in sound/sonics with just enough of a story line to engage the listener. And the second portion is some of the finest ambient music, ever. Fantastic guest musicians, including Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, Kenny Wheeler, and many more. David, I have read, is not as fond of this album as he is of the follow-up, Secrets of the Beehive. For me, this one is the sentimental favorite.
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