Dead Can Dance 1981-1998 compiles the output of Dead Can Dance from their seven studio albums, live performances, and sundry collections. Through their many stylistic shifts, it reveals the music of ecstasy, a state of spiritual release that can be as serene as a Gregorian chant and as intense as a Persian dervish.
From the opening notes of “Frontier,” the first piece Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry improvised together, Dead Can Dance opened a doorway into worlds at once ancient and alien, frightening and glorious.
108 page digibook with credits, photos and lyrics.
4AD – Rhino 2001. DCDBOX 1, R2 78359. 3 CD 1 DVD. Mint Condition *****