Dead Can Dance


Special Note: This page is not up-to-date, and may not be kept up to date. For a very comprehensive homepage, including sound samples, see The Official Dead Can Dance Home Page. No really, it blows this one away.


Dead Can Dance are a multi-talented pair of musicians, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, who create haunting, mesmerising music from many ethnic sources and texts. I'll fill in more later, but let's just say they're amazing. They have eight full albums that I know about:


Dead Can Dance (1984)


Spleen and Ideal (1986)

Lyrics

      4:00     De Profundus (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
      3:06     Ascension
      3:17     Circumradiant Dawn
      5:29     The Cardinal Sin
      4:54     Mesmerism
      4:14     Enigma Of The Absolute
      5:19     Advent
      4:35     Avatar
      4:14     Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (1987)

Lyrics

      5:08     Anywhere Out Of The World
      3:30     Windfall
      4:14     In The Wake Of Adversity
      6:16     Xavier
      2:06     Dawn Of The Iconoclast
      6:58     Cantara
      5:55     Summoning Of The Muse
      6:36     Persephone (The Gathering Of Flowers)

The Serpent's Egg (1988)

Lyrics

      6:19     Host Of Seraphim
      1:35     Orbis De Ignis
      3:23     Severance
      4:51     Writing On My Father's Hand
      4:11     In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings
      3:49     Chant Of The Paladin
      1:24     Song Of Sophia
      1:17     Echolalia
      5:17     Mother Tongue
      5:10     Ullyses

Aion (1990)

Lyrics

      1:39     Arrival And The Reunion
      2:34     Saltarello, Instrumental Danse
      1:54     Mephisto
      3:46     The Song Of The Sibyl
      6:03     Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
      5:17     As The Bell Rings The maypole Spins
      2:06     End Of Words
      5:57     Black Sun
      1:24     Wilderness
      3:24     The Promised Womb
      1:19     The Garden Of Zephirus
      2:48     Radharc

A Passage In Time (compilation) (1991)

Lyrics

      2:37 Saltarello [Aion]
      1:23 Song of Sophia [The Serpents Egg]
      4:54 Ullyses [The Serpents Egg]
      5:53 Cantara [Within the Realm of a Dying Sun]
      1:19 The Garden of Zephirus [Aion]
      4:13 Enigma of the Absolute [Spleen And Ideal]
      1:24 Wilderness [Aion]
      6:17 The Host of Seraphim [The Serpents Egg]
      5:05 Anywhere out of the World [Within the Realm of a Dying Sun]
      3:50 The Writing on My Fathers Hand [The Serpents Egg]
      3:21 Severance [The Serpents Egg]
      3:46 The Song of Sybil [Aion]
      6:03 Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book [Aion]
      4:09 In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings [The Serpents Egg]
      5:00 Bird
      5:00 Spirit

Into The Labyrinth (1993)

           Yulunga (sprit dance)
           The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove
           The Wind that Shakes the Barley
           The Carnival is Over
           Ariadne
           Saldek
           Towards the Within
           Tell me about the Forest (you once called home)
           The Spider's Stratagem
           Emmeleia
           How Fortunate the Man with None

Toward the Within (1994)

           Rakim
           Persian Love Song
           Desert Song
           Yulinga (spirit dance)
           Piece for Solo Flute
           The Wind that Shakes the Barley
           I am Stretched on your Grave
           I Can See Now
           American Dreaming
           Cantara
           Oman
           Song of the Sibyl
           Tristan
           Sanvean
           Don't Fade Away

stephen white / sfwhite@csclub.uwaterloo.ca