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Dead Can Dance
Spleen And Ideal (Remastered)
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June 2, 2008


As part of 4AD’s essential reissue series, the London label releases Dead Can Dance’s second album on vinyl. Originally released in 1985, Spleen and Ideal sees the Australian duo incorporate more instrumentation than before. With the maudlin trombone melody of the dramatic instrumental ’Ascension’ and vividly played cellos adding texture on ‘Mesmerism’, the result is a richer sound. The haunting atmosphere created by Lisa Gerrard’s reverberant vocals on ‘Circumradiant Dawn’ and ‘De Profundis’ is contrasted with Brendan Perry’s lyrics on ‘Advent’, which documents their shift towards dark wave.

####Vinyl Tracklist

1.Spleen And Ideal 2. De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of 3. Sorrow) 4. Ascension 5. Circumradiant Dawn 6. The Cardinal Sin 7. Mesmerism 8. Enigma Of The Absolute 9. Advent 10. Avatar 11. Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow) [Remastered] 3:58 Buy

    De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow) [Remastered]

  2. 2 Ascension (Remastered) 3:05 Buy

    Ascension (Remastered)

  3. 3 Circumradiant Dawn (Remastered) 3:17 Buy

    Circumradiant Dawn (Remastered)

  4. 4 The Cardinal Sin (Remastered) 5:28 Buy

    The Cardinal Sin (Remastered)

  5. 5 Mesmerism (Remastered) 3:51 Buy

    Mesmerism (Remastered)

  6. 6 Enigma Of The Absolute (Remastered) 4:14 Buy

    Enigma Of The Absolute (Remastered)

  7. 7 Advent (Remastered) 5:16 Buy

    Advent (Remastered)

  8. 8 Avatar (Remastered) 4:34 Buy

    Avatar (Remastered)

  9. 9 Indoctrination (A Design For Living) [Remastered] 4:11 Buy

    Indoctrination (A Design For Living) [Remastered]

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