Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing, 2012

This was taken in Beckenham, UK.

Everything and Nothing  is a sort of greatest hits album by David Sylvian.

It was released in 2000 and collects together some of his greatest songs (post Japan), along with unreleased material. Sylvian’s career has had a trajectory comparable in some ways to Scott Walker’s – in recent years his work has been willfully difficult and stunningly beautiful. Everything and Nothing is pre-difficult and if you fancy dipping a toe in the water, I would recommend this as a place to start. The songs on here are sumptuous, artful and filled with longing.

Track-listing and album details can be found here.

My favourite track on the album is the first: The Scent of Magnolia.

In our house this CD can be found: dining room, top shelf, right-hand bookshelves.

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Thanks to John and Deanne and Terry for title shenanigans and Richard at CK Ponderings for being a super-cool collaborator. Our next collaboration will be posted tomorrow – watch this space.