Dead Can Dance [special Part0ne]

Dead Can Dance [special Part0ne]

Dead Can Dance combine elements of European folk music -- particularly music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance -- with ambient pop and worldbeat flourishes. Their songs are of lost beauty, regret and sorrow, inspiration and nobility, and of the everlasting human goal of attaining a meaningful existence.

Over the course of their career, Dead Can Dance has featured a multitude of members, but two musicians have remained at the core of the band -- guitarist Brendan Perry and vocalist Lisa Gerrard. Perry had previously been the lead vocalist and bassist for the Australian-based punk band the Scavengers, a group who were never able to land a recording contract. In 1979, the band changed their name to the Marching Girls, but they still weren't able to sign a contract. The following year, Perry left the group and began experimenting with electronic music, particularly tape loops and rhythms. In 1981, Perry formed Dead Can Dance with Lisa Gerrard, Paul Erikson, and Simon Monroe. By 1982, Perry and Gerrard decided to relocate to London; EriksonMonroe decided to stay in Australia.

Within a year, Dead Can Dance had signed a record deal with 4AD. In the spring of 1984, they released their eponymous debut album, comprised of songs the pair had written in the previous four years. By the end of the year, the group had contributed two tracks to It'll End in Tears, the first album by This Mortal Coil, and had released an EP called Garden of the Arcane Delights. In 1985, Dead Can Dance released their second album, Spleen and Ideal. The album helped build their European cult following, peaking at number two on the U.K. indie charts.

Dead Can Dance (1984)
01 - The Fatal Impact
02 - The Trial
03 - Frontier
04 - Fortune
05 - Ocean
06 - East Of Eden
07 - Threshold
08 - A Passage In Time
09 - Wild In The Woods
10 - Musica Eternal
11 - Carnival Of Light
12 - In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
13 - The Arcane
14 - Flowers Of The Sea

Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987)
01 - Anywere Out Of The World
02 - Windfall
03 - In The Wake Of Adversity
04 - Xavier
05 - Dawn Of The Iconoclast
06 - Cantara
07 - Summoning Of The Music
08 - Persophone
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A Passage In Time (1991)
01 - Saltarello
02 - Song Of Sophia
03 - Ullyses
04 - Cantara
05 - The Garden Of Zephirus
06 - Enigma Of The Absolute
07 - Wilderness
08 - The Host Of Seraphim
09 - Anywhere Out Of The World
10 - The Writing On My Father's Hand
11 - Severance
12 - The Song Of The Sibyl
13 - Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
14 - In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings
15 - Bird
16 - Spirit

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