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Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance download album

  • Performer: Dead Can Dance
  • Title: Dead Can Dance
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 1994
  • Style: Goth Rock, Ethereal
  • MP3 album: 1476 mb
  • FLAC album: 1116 mb
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Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance download album

Dead Can Dance is the debut studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. Think of the processes concerning life from death and death into life.

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Within Dead Can Dance, Perry and Gerrard offered something distinctly different to the other, while still unified and complimentary in its intent - Perry's stately baritone, for his own words or borrowed poetry, brooding over compositions for months on end, a legendary perfectionist, against Gerrard's mournful, yet ecstatic, contralto with arabesque overtones, and a penchant for speaking in tongues and improvisation. Dead Can Dance (1984, album). The band's debut album featured a ritual mask from Papua New Guinea, to mirror the reasoning behind the band's name, which was written on the cover in the Greek characters ΔΞΛΔ CΛΝ ΔΛΝCΞ. Perry: "The mask, once a living part of the tree, is now supposedly dead. Nevertheless, it has, through the artistry of its maker, been imbued with a life force of its ow.

On their self-titled debut, Dead Can Dance had not yet developed their more familiar ethereal medieval and world music inspired sound. As such, it’s a relatively unadventurous start for the band, with them staying very close to their influences. However, there are already signs here of the direction they would later go in and the greatness yet to come. Perry’s songs are the more ordinary rock songs and are definitely the weaker half of the album. While after this album his songs would catch up and become the equals to Gerrard’s, here it seems like he’s holding the band back slightly. His songs are still very good, they’re all very catchy and contain the dark atmosphere that DCD would later build on, but they lack the experimentation of Gerrard’s songs. Saying that, songs like ‘A Passage in Time’ and ’Wild in the Woods’ are easily among the best on the album.

Dead Can Dance is the debut album recorded by Dead Can Dance in 1984. This album differs greatly from later Dead Can Dance releases, particularly in terms of ethnic fusion. This album has been at times described as gothic rock, post-punk or ethereal wave. The musicians who performed on this album, as well as the EP, were Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard, James Pinker, Peter Ulrich and Scott Rodger.

Dead Can Dance combine elements of European folk music, particularly music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with ambient pop and worldbeat flourishes.


Dead Can Dance
1 The Fatal Impact 3:21
2 The Trial 3:42
3 Frontier 3:13
4 Fortune 3:47
5 Ocean 3:21
6 East Of Eden 3:23
7 Threshold 3:34
8 A Passage In Time 4:03
9 Wild In The Woods 3:46
10 Musica Eternal 3:51
Garden Of The Arcane Delights
11 Carnival Of Light 3:31
12 In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated 4:11
13 The Arcane 3:49
14 Flowers Of The Sea 3:28


  • Engineer – Joe Gillingham (tracks: 11 to 14), Kenny Jones (tracks: 11 to 14)
  • Producer, Written-By – Dead Can Dance


Recorded and mixed at Vineyeard.
Tracks 1 to 10 from "Dead Can Dance" LP (CAD 404).
Tracks 11 to 14 from "Garden Of The Arcane Delights" EP (BAD 408)
Released under license from 4AD Ltd.
[P] + [C] 1984 4AD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5901844906822

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAD 404 Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance ‎(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 404 UK 1984
K25P-492 Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance ‎(LP, Album) 4AD, Nexus K25P-492 Japan 1984
DRO-071 Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance ‎(LP, Album) 4AD, DRO DRO-071 Spain 1984
SON 68 Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance ‎(CD, Album, RP) Sonic Records SON 68 Poland Unknown
167 Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк 167 Russia Unknown

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