The Dead Can Dance band is, of course, not for everyone. But if you’re one of those that can merge exotic music, classical, chorale, and the unusual, then this blend of unclassified Rock from Dead Can Dance will certainly fulfill all of those whims in a single fell swoop.In fact, they’ve done i officially for seventeen years beginning in 1981 on through 1998. During that time, the major components of Dead Can Dance (DCD), Brendan Perry, and Lisa Gerrard churned out seven splendid studio releases. In 2012, DCD reformed and released their eighth studio album, Anastasis. Since then, the band has remained quiet.
Recently, it was noted in a Brendan Perry tweet, and mentioned on Slicing Up Eyeballs that the band would be releasing their next album soon. In fact, it was said that the album was completed bu was going through the mastering process. Remember, there is no current date for the new album. Bu I felt it a good thing to let you in on this if you were unaware.
Watch for more information as I get it. In the meantime:
Last year, 4AD reissued several Dead Can Dance (hereafter DCD) vinyl LP sets for the vinyl collector! The previous release schedules jumped over albums and periods of DCD in a jumbled way. And with the upcoming arrival of more titles on vinyl, the same is being done.
On March 17, 4AD and DCD will issue the remaining three titles that will include The Serpent’s Egg (1988), Aion (a personal favorite) (1990), and Spiritchaser (1996), their last of their first run before their reunion album, Anastasis (2012). All titles are newly remastered!
4AD reissued three classic Dead Can Dance albums on vinyl LP in July of this year. The promise was that the rest of the catalog would see a similar reissue over the course of a year’s time. Previously, Ideal and Spleen (1985), Dead Can Dance (1984), and Into the Labyrinth (1993) were the three initial vinyl offerings. Read our post on those here.
On November 11, 4AD will unleash two more DCD titles on limited edition vinyl LP, the live Toward The Within (1994), and studio set, Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun. Only the release date is known for these two (for now). When I get the LP information and artwork (other than the stock art included here), I’ll update this information. But you now know they’re coming.