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Dead Can Dance - Out Now: Dead Can Dance - All Nine 4AD Records Back In Print
Dead Can Dance : Out Now: Dead Can Dance - All Nine 4AD Records Back In Print
17th March 2017

As of today, all nine Dead Can Dance records released by 4AD are back in print on vinyl.

We're also proud to present the latest in our long-read Foreword series - Anywhere Out Of The World: The Unique Vision of Dead Can Dance by esteemed writer and 4AD biographer Martin Aston.  Featuring an extensive essay on the art of one of 4AD’s most beloved acts and their enduring legacy, you can read the full feature online here.  

You can find all details and tracklistings on the individual records below, along with specially priced bundle offers through the 4AD Store.

The Serpent's Egg | Aion | SpiritchaserGarden Of The Arcane Delights Within The Realm Of A Dying SunToward The Within Dead Can Dance | Spleen and Ideal | Into The Labyrinth

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance
CAD 3622

Their eponymous debut album of 1984, the 2016 LP version of Dead Can Dance is a repress of the original release.

A1. The Fatal Impact
A2. The Trial
A3. Frontier
A4. Fortune
A5. Ocean

B1. East Of Eden
B2. Threshold
B3. A Passage In Time
B4. Wild In The Woods
B5. Musica Eternal

Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal
CAD 3623

The 2016 version of Dead Can Dance’s second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), is a repress of the original release.

A1. De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
A2. Ascension
A3. Circumradiant Dawn
A4. The Cardinal Sin
A5. Mesmerism

B1. Enigma Of The Absolute
B2. Advent
B3. Avatar
B4. Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun
CAD 3629

With Dead Can Dance now firmly centred round the core of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, they released their third album Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun in the Summer of 1987, showing both a continued maturity in their sound and rise in their popularity. Recorded during an intense period of musical and personal growth for the band, the album’s eight songs are split equally between the duo with the first half being sung by Brendan and the second Lisa.

A1. Anywhere Out Of The World
A2. Windfall
A3. In The Wake Of Adversity
A4. Xavier
B1. Dawn Of The Iconoclast
B2. Cantara
B3. Summoning Of The Muse
B4. Persephone (The Gathering Of Flowers)

Dead Can Dance – The Serpent’s Egg
CAD 3638

Dead Can Dance’s fourth album came during a prolific period for the band, being released just four years after their debut.  It was also the first they made at their own studio which, according to Brendan Perry, allowed them to continue to “grow in their own self-proclaimed direction.”  A minimal yet rather grandiose record which includes fan favourites ‘The Host Of Seraphim’ and ‘Ullyses’, The Serpent’s Egg is a triumph and perhaps the finest example of where Brendan and Lisa’s diametrically different influences were overcome to form a new, almost synaesthetic whole.

A1. The Host Of Seraphim
A2. Orbis De Ignis
A3. Severance
A4. The Writing On My Father's Hand
A5. In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings

B1. Chant Of The Paladin
B2. Song Of Sophia
B3. Echolalia
B4. Mother Tongue
B5. Ullyses

Dead Can Dance – Aion
CAD 3639

With the industrial textures of their eponymous debut behind them, the fifth album from Dead Can Dance is perhaps their most focused and concise work. Predominately recorded at their own studio in Southern Ireland and featuring guest vocals from soprano David Navarro Sust to add to Brendan and Lisa’s opposing yet complimentary styles, the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance are a core influence; an atmosphere amplified by the album’s cover, a section from the Earth phase of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's famed triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights.

A1. The Arrival And The Reunion
A2. Saltarello
A3. Mephisto
A4. The Song Of The Sybil
A5. Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
A6. As The Bell Rings The Maypole Spins

B1. The End Of Words
B2. Black Sun
B3. Wilderness
B4. The Promised Womb
B5. The Garden Of Zephirus
B6. Radharc

Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth
CAD 3621

Dead Can Dance’s sixth album, Into The Labyrinth was released in 1993. The 2016 LP version is a double LP like the original release, but will come with brand new cover artwork and an altered track sequence.

A1. Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
A2. The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
A3. The Wind That Shakes The Barley

B1. The Carnival Is Over
B2. Ariadne
B3. Saldek
B4. Towards The Within

C1. Tell Me about The Forest
C2. The Spider’s Stratagem
C3. Emmeleia
C4. How Fortunate The Man With None

D1. Bird
D2. Spirit

Dead Can Dance – Spiritchaser
DAD 3637

Dead Can Dance’s seventh album, was released in 1996 and was the final studio album the band released with 4AD (it was to be another 16 years until they reconvened to make their eighth, Anastasis). Again recording at Brendan’s Quivvy Church in Ireland and as hinted at by the album’s title, the band had moved their focus away from the traditional medieval and Eastern sound of their middle albums to work with African and Caribbean tribal rhythms.

A1. Nierika
A2. Song Of The Stars

B1. Indus
B2. Song Of The Dispossessed
B3. Dedicacé Outò

C1. The Snake And The Moon
C2. Song Of The Nile

D1. Devorzhum

Dead Can Dance - Garden Of The Arcane Delights / The John Peel Sessions
DAD 3628 / CAD 3628CD

Garden Of The Arcane Delights is the only EP released by Dead Can Dance, coming out in 1984 and acting as a bridge between their first two albums. This new expanded version sees the EP faithfully pressed on to one piece of a vinyl, cut at 45rpm, with a second disc being added, compiling both of the band’s sessions for John Peel, recorded in the same time period. A CD edition is also being manufactured.

Garden Of The Arcane Delights
A1. Carnival Of Light
A2. In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
B1. The Arcane
B2. Flowers Of The Sea

The John Peel Sessions
C1. Instrumental (1983 Peel Session)
C2. Labour Of Love (1983 Peel Session)
C3. Ocean (1983 Peel Session)
C4. Threshold (1983 Peel Session)
D1. Flowers Of The Sea (1984 Peel Session)
D2. Penumbra (1984 Peel Session)
D3. Panacea (1984 Peel Session)
D4. Carnival Of Light (1984 Peel Session)

Dead Can Dance - Toward The Within
DAD 3627

Released in October 1994 and out of print on vinyl ever since, Toward The Within was an audio and video document of the 1993 sell-out Dead Can Dance World tour. Recorded at the Mayfair Theater in Santa Monica, California, it marked one of the final performances at the historic theatre as it later suffered major structural damage in an earthquake in 1994. Despite being a live recording, Toward The Within included twelve previously unrecorded tracks as well as material from their six previous studio albums.

A1. Rakim
A2. Persian Love Song
A3. Desert Song
A4. Yulunga (Spirit Dance)
B1. Piece For Solo Flute
B2. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
B3. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
C1. I Can See Now
C2. American Dreaming
C3. Cantara
C4. Oman
D1. Song Of The Sibyl
D2. Tristan
D3. Sanvean
D4. Don’t Fade Away