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Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance combine elements of European folk music -- particularly music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance -- with ambientpopand worldbeat flourishes. Their songs are of lost beauty, regret and sorrow, inspiration and nobility, and of the everlasting human goalofattaining a meaningful existence. Over the course of their career, Dead Can Dance has featured a multitude of members, but twomusicianshave remained at the core of the band -- guitarist Brendan Perry and vocalist Lisa Gerrard. Perry had previously been the leadvocalist andbassist for the Australian-based punk band th ...read more

Dead Can Dance combine elements of European folk music -- particularly music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance -- with ambientpopand worldbeat flourishes. Their songs are of lost beauty, regret and sorrow, inspiration and nobility, and of the everlasting human goalofattaining a meaningful existence. Over the course of their career, Dead Can Dance has featured a multitude of members, but twomusicianshave remained at the core of the band -- guitarist Brendan Perry and vocalist Lisa Gerrard. Perry had previously been the leadvocalist andbassist for the Australian-based punk band the Scavengers, a group who were never able to land a recording contract. In 1979,the bandchanged their name to the Marching Girls, but they still weren't able to sign a contract. The following year, Perry left the group andbeganexperimenting with electronic music, particularly tape loops and rhythms. In 1981, Perry formed Dead Can Dance with Lisa Gerrard,PaulErikson, and Simon Monroe. By 1982, Perry and Gerrard decided to relocate to London; Erikson and Monroe 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 debutalbum,comprised of songs the pair had written in the previous four years. By the end of the year, the group had contributed two tracks toIt'll Endin Tears, the first album by This Mortal Coil, and had released an EP called Garden of the Arcane Delights. In 1985,Dead CanDance released their second album, Spleen and Ideal. The album helped build their European cult following, peaking atnumber two onthe U.K. indie charts. For the next two years, Dead Can Dance were relatively quiet, releasing only two new songs in 1986, both of which appeared on the4ADcompilation Lonely Is an Eyesore. Within the Realm of a Dying Sun, the group's third album, appeared in 1986. In 1988, thebandreleased their fourth album, The Serpent's Egg, and wrote the score for the Agustin Villarongas film El Nino de la Luna, whichalsofeatured Lisa Gerrard in her acting debut. Aion, Dead Can Dance's fifth album, was released in 1990. Also in 1990, the group toured America for the first time, earningravereviews. The following year, the group was involved in various festivals and theatrical productions. In 1991, the compilation A PassageinTime was released on Rykodisc, making it the first American release of Dead Can Dance music. Early in 1993, the group providedthescore to Baraka and contributed songs to Sahara Blue, a concept album commemorating the 100th anniversary of the deathofFrench poet Arthur Rimbaud. In the fall of 1993, the group released Into the Labyrinth, which became their first proper studio albumtoreceive an American release. Into the Labyrinth was a cult success throughout the U.S. and Europe. It was followed byanotherAmerican and European tour, which was documented on the 1994 album and film, Toward the Within. In 1995, Lisa Gerrardreleased herdebut solo album, The Mirror Pool. In the summer of 1996, Dead Can Dance released Spiritchaser and embarked onaninternational tour. The duo officially disbanded in 1999; Gerrard continued working as a solo artist and composed music for films such as Heat, TheInsider, and Gladiator. Perry also established a solo career, issuing Eye of the Hunter in 2000. In 2001, Rhino releasedtheband's first comprehensive box set, Dead Can Dance 1981-1998. Rumours of their reunion also began to swirl around this time,howeverGerrard's solo career remained steadfast. Her work with composer Patrick Cassidy, Immortal Memory, followed in 2004. Several months later, Gerrard and Perry made it official and reunited for a world tour. Dates in North America and Europe followed in2005while Rhino once more recognized the duo with a greatest hits collection. Momento: The Very Best of Dead Can Dance appearedinOctober 2005. In 2011, they announced they were reuniting again for another studio album and a tour. Anastasis was subsequently released inAugustof 2012. Material from this tour was recorded and released as a live album, In Concert, in 2013. « hide

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LPs
Dionysus
2018

3.4
82 Votes
Anastasis
08/09/2012

3.8
232 Votes
Spiritchaser
1996

3.5
135 Votes
Into the Labyrinth
1993

4
214 Votes
Aion
1990

3.9
216 Votes
The Serpent's Egg
1988

4
275 Votes
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
1987

4.3
528 Votes
Spleen and Ideal
1985

4
239 Votes
Dead Can Dance
1984

3.6
183 Votes
EPs
Garden of the Arcane Delights
1984

3.6
45 Votes
Live Albums
In Concert
04/22/2013

4
13 Votes
Live Happenings - Part V
05/15/2012

3.8
3 Votes
Live Happenings - Part IV
03/20/2012

4.1
8 Votes
Live Happenings - Part III
01/31/2012

3.8
3 Votes
Live Happenings - Part II
2011

3.8
3 Votes
Live Happenings - Part I
2011

3.8
3 Votes
Toward the Within (DVD)
2004

4.3
3 Votes
Toward the Within
1994

4.3
76 Votes
Compilations
A Passage in Time
1991

3.7
9 Votes

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