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Anastasis

Dead Can Dance Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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On the cover of Anastasis, Dead Can Dance’s first album in 16 years: a field of sunflowers, ripened, and then blackened, by the sun, standing with sad, slightly crowned heads. Less dead than dormant, the heads and stems will one day be chopped, but then via the roots, will return. For Anastasis is the Greek word for ‘resurrection’ and the seemingly dead will dance ... Read more in Amazon's Dead Can Dance Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: [PIAS] Recordings
  • ASIN: B008DNNX6O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Children Of The Sun 7:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Anabasis 6:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Agape 6:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Amnesia 6:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Kiko 8:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Opium 5:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Return Of The She-King 7:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. All In Good Time 6:370.79  Buy MP3 


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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a new Dead Can Dance album! 13 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
First up, let me say that I have been a devoted fan of DCD since the early 1980s, and I have all their solo recordings (although not all of Gerrard's many film scores) too. So this is a great year for me: a new album and a world tour.

I was tempted to say that the title of the review is enough: if you know the band, you will know what you're getting. However, that's not enough, for two reasons. Firstly, which DCD is this? The goth orchestral group of Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (Remastered), the medieval group of Aion or the world music mashup group of Spiritchaser (Answer, it's the latter)? Secondly, it's been so long since the last album that a whole generation has grown up without the band that it's worth writing a more extensive review in the hope that others will discover a truly unique band.

Dead Can Dance are Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. Gerrard is a singer with an almost supernatural voice - her range and ability to change tone make her virtually incomparable in 'popular' music - only Elizabeth Fraser comes close. She is also now an accomplished composer and collaborator, her work on the Gladiator soundtrack being her big breakthrough. Brendan Perry is a different character altogether - a multi-instrumentalist with a particular fascination for rhythm and 'blessed' with a voice made for a goth opera, he has always been the less prominent member of the pair, but it's clear from their solo work that Perry brings a huge amount to the party.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Great Celestial Dome? 26 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
They're back. Big majestic sound - check! Portentous doomy chords - check! Ultra-lush production values with reverb set to 'large galaxy' - check! Self-deprecating sense of humour - what?

What else can explain the truly bonkers lyrics? After all this time Brendan must have had a chance to observe DCD from the outside and been granted some form of objectivity. Because straight away with opening track we get these lines:

We are ancients
As ancient as the sun
We came from the ocean
Once our ancestral home
So that one day
We could all return
To our birthright
The great celestial dome

Bloody hilarious. A wonderful, overblown, pompous satire on the DCD of old delivered with his trademark voice which is less Zeus of Mt Olympus and more Graham of Surbiton.

But who cares when it's all this wonderful? Track 3 entitled 'Agape' is a good example of the stately, exotic and gorgeously produced stuff we want from DCD. So what if it's not exactly breaking new ground? Everything's in place and the moonlit ceremonial cauldron is surrounded by dark and hooded figures which chant beneath the great celestial dome and are alight and burning bright in the crisp midnight air amidst the stark winter trees that crack the star encrusted heavens which formed the mother cradle from which we burst full-bloomed but blinking in the light of eternity etc etc etc.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soul music 5 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is music for the soul and it is just as good as anything they have released before. Almost a masterpiece and a very welcome return to form. But then again, they have never let me down and they have never released a bad album, so this was to be expected. If you like Dead Can Dance, there really is no reason to hesitate and not buy this cd. It's great and moving.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Sublime... 19 Feb 2013
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A new album by DCD! After only 16 years wait! Brilliant!

Actually, it was with some trepidation that I picked this one up since I wasn't that keen on Spiritchaser (the last one). The good news, to my ear at least, is that this is more like the style of DCD of old - Lisa Gerrard is magnificent and ethereal, particularly on 'Return of the She-King' and even Brendan Perry (whose vocals I am less keen on) turns in a good performance.

I remember listening to them as a student back in the 1980s and it's the same sort of sound, if only more layered and sure of itself. Give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music 5 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Literally can't stop playing this album. Haunting and beguiling as you'd expect from Dead Can Dance, but very layered - no two listens are the same. Wonderful album from a band that transcended genre a while ago. Interesting sounds (Lisa Gerrard's voice is as sublime as ever), ideas and images, drawing from Ancient Greek concepts and the collective unconscious....it's that kind of album. Truly brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Can Dance new release 17 Jan 2013
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I love it! I'm happy there are bands that still dare do what they want and not what they're told to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crisp, vivid, real 6 May 2014
By Zaroff
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Take a few handfuls of those moments when Dead Can Dance made you pause everything you were doing.
Add more than a few dashes of vocals to remind of who these people were and are beside their solo works.
Push the envelope, shove the envelope of the heavy cathedral drama older sounds through an ear shaped letterbox of sharp modern clarity bursting from the edges to the centre.
Garnish with Perry and Gerrard vocals breaching the anthemic titan backgrounds, best matured in oak barrels for thirty years but who's counting...if you thought genres could be defined, guess again batman...

Not sorrowful enough for sudden teenagers perhaps, but certainly strikes minor chords & planetary fusions of melody sufficient to attract new bod's to the fold. Big. Wrapping sound, envelopey yet spare in content. A spartan lushness! Ah, dormant sunflowers, under a fierce sky. Yes, do this some more please my merely momentary, occidental ears, have been much pleased. Might require repeated consumption in order to appease the palate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 14 days ago by Robert Krajca
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant band
Published 1 month ago by P. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars DCD back on top form
After a few disappointing albums this latest offering is like a breath of fresh air. Personally this might be their best work to date. Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. C. Lawrence
2.0 out of 5 stars Good music but not on vinyl
The quality of the sound on vinyl is really poor comparing to CD. The title it self is quite good, but don't by vinyl if you want to have good sound.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
This is really a nice special edition for Dead Can Dance fans
1 cd the normal Anastasis
1 cd the live concert
Soberve
Published 10 months ago by barrosonyx
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't get enough of this Duo.
There's this unspoken something or another with Dead Can Dance, that the avid fan is in on a great unfolding mystery from antiquity. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Brendan Mcgowan
5.0 out of 5 stars As a body of work, their best.
It took a while to grow on me but listening to it now, it's their best overall album.
Throw in the additional live disc and it's a fantastic package.
Published 11 months ago by DJH
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price and product
This is simply a great comeback album for Dead Can Dance. Lisa Gerrard in particular is amazing as always. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Europa's Lost Son
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant mood music
Dead Can Dance never disappoint. This is beautiful music to relax to. I definitely recommend this album to new/old listeners.
Published 12 months ago by Miss D Greaves
5.0 out of 5 stars Still have the power.
I saw them at the Roundhouse London on July 2nd & the concert was so outstanding that I immediately ordered this album the next day & it did not disappoint me. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ms. Patricia Young
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