David Sylvian released his first solo album in 1984, after the breakup of his band Japan. The album featured the hit single 'Red guitar', but two further singles were released. The second single, 'The ink in the well' was released in August 1984 and reached number 36 in the UK singles chart.
A limited edition featured a foldout sleeve with photography by Anton Corbijn. The song itself is a wonderfully textured, organic kind of track, the kind of music David Sylvian would continue to make with ever less chart success.
My collection: 7" single no. 5260
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 19, 2011
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'The ink in the well' / 'Weathered wall (instrumental)'