They do nothing for me at all. My heart has held a special place for Serpent's Egg since its release. (Violaine@juno.com), I like their live album, Toward the Within best, with Into the Labyrinth a close second. I bought it when it was on sale two months ago because of the recommendations in these pages. Lisa Gerrard's voice is transcendent and even though Brendan Perry sounds like Frank Sinatra or Neil Diamond gone alternative, "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" is a great song. It took Dead Can Dance to find the common ground between black-clad gloom rockers and Birkenstock-sporting new agers. (joc@netaxs.com), (Albums only; see Eyesore for a complete list. One really nice piece by Lisa, and a consistent solid effort, but no real standout tracks. (mbravo@tctube.spb.su), I'd recommend the video of Toward the Within. Read Full Biography. From 24 people Yulunga (Spirit Dance). style(s): World beat, folk, medieval, ethno-ambient. As woj commented, we're going to be going to sleep to it for a while. Spleen, Realm, Egg , and Aion are all excellent....but have always been partial to Realm. 22201 Comments. 2y* Sztamassz. In winter 2011, they reunited once again to record a new album and completed a world tour promoting its release in 2012. But let's not forget Brendan Perry's soothing voice on many of the songs. In a rare reversal, male vocalist (Brendan? 3. Dead Can Dance is ranked number 478 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 3,868. Spiritual Journey , natural medicine for soul-spirit-body. and it's worth noting that sometimes Brendan Perry's singing can be annoying (or maybe it's the lyrics to the songs he chooses); lisa gerrard's recent solo album is ideal if he annoys you. There is just something so—clerical?—about her. Formed 1981 in Melbourne, Dead Can Dance, an eclectic musical entity, were one of the main proponents of the 4AD label throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Multatuli. Read more. There are none” cried the whisky laden brain. 2y. :). What have you done to overcome him? Poll Question: Which Dead Can Dance album do you like best of all? I'm also rather partial to Into the Labyrinth, but then I'm one of the few who *loves* listening to Brendan sing. But I can just imagine the look on some of my friends' faces if I played some Dead Can Dance when they happened to be over to the house. :) (meth@smoe.org) I'd have to agree with meth and say that Aion is my favorite album (but it's too damned short! Into the Labyrinth on the other hand is their second highest rated album (and for a good reason, it's stunning!) Complete discography, ratings, reviews and more. I'm also of the "I Love Brendan Singing" camp, and one of the things that I dislike most of all with them is Lisa's singing. Over time they have moved from medieval and dark (within the realm, serpent's egg, spleen and ideal, dead can dance) to more renaissance (aion), then most lately world music and folk (into the labyrinth, toward the within, spiritchaser, though these albums are mixed with the other genres). (stevev@hexadecimal.uoregon.edu), Mmmh, if this was their best material then I would be even more disappointed. And that's probably because their unique style appeals to me quite a bit. Their live performance (to me) is simply astounding and I enjoy their CDs very much as well. They'd probably think I went mad. I've had and sold several of their discs. Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance (sometimes referred to as DCD) is a world fusion music band that was formed in Melbourne, Australia, in August 1981, by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. (dixon@physics.Berkeley.EDU), Toward the Within makes me wish I had gone to a Dead Can Dance concert. Dead Can Dance commented on their official website regarding the name of the band and album: To understand why we chose the name, think of the transformation of inanimacy to animacy. I have Spiritchaser but it's underlistened, and given that all Dead Can Dance stuff seem to win my appreciation with time, I should also give that one some more spins. SACD/Hybrid Stereo Remastered CD of the1996 Spiritchaser album by Dead Can Dance, a band comprising of Lisa Gerrard on contralto and Brendan Perry on baritone, which formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 and initially based there. High points for me: "How Fortunate The Man With None", "Mr Lovegrove". Quite simply, it's just not for everyone. Anyway, personally I think The Serpent's Egg is their most accomplished album - it gets my vote-, but sometimes I prefer to listen to Within the Realm of a Dying Sun or to Spleen and Ideal (which is actually overall a bit more rockier and upbeat than the other two). (stuart@sph.emory.edu), Dead Can Dance—Into The Labyrinth (any new Dead Can Dance is cause for joy). Information on Dead Can Dance. The tour was documented on the 2013 release In Concert. Maybe it's just those white robes. To be honest, I'm not overly fond of the "hit single", "The Ubiquitous Dr. Lovegrove," (I find the percussion kind of irritating), but so what. NR. Poll Question: Which one is your favourite. The songs don't really attract my attention and I can't listen to the album without skipping one or another song. From their debut album: Dead Can Dance (1984) A passage in time “So forced into labor we till the earth To sow the seeds of our own rebirth.” From their Second Album: Spleen and Ideal (1985) The cardinal sin “Sail to the stars on your shining desires. (ectophil@netlink.co.nz), I can't say I have favorite cds of theirs, but I am partial I suppose to Serpent's Egg 'cause it was the first of theirs I bought (having first heard them lying on a massage table, being worked on by my chiropractor!) (jjhanson@att.net), I would agree that within the realm of a dying sun is the best. It's all just too overwrought and Gothic for my tastes. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance's style as "constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras, and art rock. Nice music to listen to in candlelight, by the way. 'Spleen and Ideal', an easy choice for me! (contzen@sfu.ca), I've seen them in concert several times, and their concerts are wonderful. The stretch from Spleen and Ideal through Aion still stand as my favourite work of theirs. There's quite a bit of stuff I love, which is about equally distributed on the four albums between Dying Sun and Into the Labyrinth, however I haven't played them that often despite knowing them since the late 80s, and now I think this is actually a great and consistent band and I should really give them more time. Lisa is quite a charming personality, and comes off as being quite intelligent but very warm and friendly. I'd probably recommend their A Passage in Time. )'s voice moves me more than Lisa Perry's! (8/12, tmasapollo @ comcast.net), I'd have to agree with meth and say that Aion is my favorite album (but it's too damned short!). Featured New Releases ... Dead Can Dance Biography by Vladimir Bogdanov + Follow Artist. Lisa Gerrard's site; Brendan Perry's Site, See The Ectophiles' Guide entry for Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry who now mostly record as solo artists, Dead Can Dance share some similarities with Cocteau Twins, Bel Canto, Sheila Chandra, Ingrid Karklins, Loreena McKennitt, among others, but they're also distinctly different to all of these artists. The interview bits with Lisa and Brendan are quite good. Inspired by the rites and rituals of the Greek god of wine ecstasy, Dionysus, the group's 13th studio long player, arrived in 2018. (clsriram@phoenix.Princeton.EDU), personally, i like them better on cd...their sound is great live, but (from the concert i've seen, and the live cd) sounds exactly like listening to the cd, which is not quite what i look for in a concert. I actually don't know the first two and the last album yet, so let's see whether one of these comes up with a good result here. True, many of the covers do not deviate from the original delivery. It was released on 27 February 1984 by record label 4AD Background. Within the Realm of a Dying Sun, no contest. i can't say i like it as much as aion which is my favourite, or even as much as the others i've heard...maybe it's a bit too world beat. In my opinion the best Dead Can Dance album is Aion, but that's just the repressed Medievalist in me talking. at 3.94, but still without a vote. I could never get into their music, no matter how much I tried. This list below features every Dead Can Dance album, including Aion and The Serpent's Egg. (nightwol@dircon.co.uk), I was never a big fan of Dead Can Dance, but this album really got me interested. Some of the tracks sound "thrown in" (like "Saldek"), but "The Carnival Is Over" more than makes up for it. But Aion is still a better album. but it is still very good. :/ I don't have this problem with Dead Can Dance's CDs; but as a rule I usually prefer a band live, and so my reaction kinda saddens me. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Dead Can Dance. Dead Can Dance is an Australian musical project formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry.The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. New Releases. Listen to albums and tracks from Dead Can Dance. I don't own anything else that sounds quite like they do. I couldn't help but feel that Brendan's voice was overmiked to the point of being obnoxious, and (to be honest) I actually left a little early (before the encore), which I've never done at a concert before. I can easily understand how someone may not like it though. (Violaine@juno.com), Lisa's voice: The fastest way to heaven! I was less convinced by their subsequent albums (but I may have missed one or two). In my eyes, she is the unsurpassed High Priestess of female vocalists. Tags: download The best of Dead Can Dance album, The best of Dead Can Dance mp3, Frank Sinatra goes mediaeval. The sound quality in these is very good, however, which was something that many fans found lacking in DCD's first album. I also recommend A Passage in Time as a kind of sampler/greatest hits experience. Memento: The Very Best of Dead Can Dance is a condensed version of 2003's double-disc … Thanks! It was my introduction to the band and the impression it left is tremendous! (dixon@physics.Berkeley.EDU), I can't listen to Dead Can Dance very often, but this album is very good. Also tell me what's great about your favourite. a desert island disc for me. The band embarked on a world tour in August 2012 in support of the release of a brand-new studio album, Anastasis. The duo disbanded in 1998 but reunited temporarily for a world tour in 2005. But on most of their albums they put out some extraordinary musical ideas, and the production was outstanding! (contzen@sfu.ca), a passage in time has songs from a number of their albums, and might be handy as a sampler, though i am not that fond of the selection. A brilliant album. Well, it's not bad but rather boring in my opinion. Feel free to vote even if you only know some of them; it's enough that you love one of them enough to vote for it. But it doesn't happen. The beauty of sound, the 'druidic' slant of the whole thing just entices me. it's narrowly my favourite. Was it more ambient and world tinged, like some of their later albums? Well. Lisa's voice last night was amazing as usual. 1. country of origin: Australia. I saw them before in 1996 at the Keswick Theatre. From 27 people Opium Dead Can Dance. (Some reviewers have said that "he has a voice somewhere between Frank Sinatra and Jim Morrison") It was interesting to hear him sing "Song to the Siren." Aion is in the lead, and indeed it's a very good album also in my view, but for some reason it's rated only 3.41 on PA, which is pretty mediocre. I think Aion is close but a bit too short. ). I suppose they'll continue solo, but I really liked the two of them together. And most of my friends know I have a rather eclectic taste in music. Originally formed in Melbourne, Australia by Lisa Gerrard and then boyfriend Brendan Perry, Dead Can Dance moved to London in 1982 and created a startling form of Gothic synth music that included influences as diverse as chamber music, European folk and African rhythms. Surprised there are no Dying Sun votes yet, that gets mine. Check out Dead Can Dance on Amazon Music. Anastasis), and more of the same in my world is not interesting. 100/100 . I much prefer her on, say, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun. (stevev@hexadecimal.uoregon.edu), My favourite Dead Can Dance albums are Within the Realm of a Dying Sun and Spleen and Ideal. The best of Dead Can Dance Artist: Dead Can Dance Release Date: 1993 Genres: Rock Duration & Bitrate: 1:18:36 320 Kbs. artist: Dead Can Dance. Dead Can Dance do the world music-ambient-classical mashup thing with a depth that defies easy description. But it ain't necessarily so for everyone. I too like the medieval sound. But I understand that most of the world disagrees with me on that one. (zaphod@oz.net), An ecto find! High quality Dead Can Dance music downloads from 7digital Canada. The band relocated to London in May 1982 and disbanded in 1998. Dead Can Dance’s Best Songs As picked by the jam community, 2011–2015 The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove Dead Can Dance. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE), I like it a lot. Discovered DCD thanks to the local library (which actually, in retrospect, had quite an impressive prog rock collection on vinyl thanks to which I discovered many bands - we're in the 80s) where I borrowed their first albums (and taped them to cassette - sssshht). TalonsOfFire Staff Reviewer … Perry and Gerrard planned well, including a large number of non-album tracks, making this a seamless listen on it’s own. (elionwyr@onix.com), I'm bummed they broke up. And completely agree on the other two, as well. Memento: The Very Best of Dead Can Dance appeared in October 2005. I just don't like them. One of the best live albums ever released and a stellar introduction to Dead Can Dance for the uninitiated. The best album credited to Dead Can Dance is Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun which is ranked number 1,159 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,577. (= good music to die by. When it came out I bought The Serpent's Egg on vinyl and I thought it was their best up till then, but the other albums grew on me over time (have these albums now in their splendid audio quality on SACD from 4AD). Dead Can Dance is an ambient, world music band which has released nine studio albums so far, two live albums, four compilation albums, one video album, one extended play and nine singles. The only one that has stayed in the house is A Passage in Time and that's only because I keep thinking that some day I may change my mind and be compelled to listen to it. I remember that when Aion came out, I was quite disappointed. (clsriram@phoenix.Princeton.EDU), A Passage In Time was the album that made me sit up and take notice (after hearing Into The Labyrinth first), and I think it makes a fine sampler. (Neile), I think Neile brings up an important point here when considering Dead Can Dance. :-) (Yves.Denneulin@imag.fr), I saw Lisa Gerrard during her Mirror Pool tour and was completely blown away by her performance; when I saw Dead Can Dance in its entirety in '96, I was...well, disappointed. She brought me to tears in at least 2 songs. 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