Dead Can Dance’s second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), saw them experiment more with instrumentation, abandoning guitars in favour of cello, trombone and timpani. Widely acclaimed, there was now a richness of uni cation between voice and music, lyrics and structure, showing they had a concrete sense of the aural ideal they were striving towards. It’s title was taken from Spleen et Idéal, a collection of poems by 18th century French poet Charles Baudelaire.
The 2016 LP version is a repress of the original release.
- De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
- Circumradiant Dawn
- The Cardinal Sin
- Enigma Of The Absolute
- Indoctrination (A Design For Living)