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  • Audio CD (7 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: New European Recordings
  • ASIN: B00005I9ZF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 956,844 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Catalogue number BAD VCCD11 on the NER label with a 6 page (12 side) glossy inner lyrics booklet and the following tracks: 1> Heilige Tod [1:01], 2> Touch Defiles [2:21], 3> Hail! The White Grain [4:14], 4> Runes And Men [3:01], 5> To Drown A Rose [4:26], 6> Red Dog - Black Dog [3:05], 7> The Fog Of The World [2:31], 8> We Are The Lust [4:39], 9> Punishment Initiation [3:26], 10> Brown Book [4:26], 11> Burn Again [2:01], 12> Hail! The White Grain - Reprise [2:56], 13> To Drown A Rose - Reprise [3:24], 14> Runes And Men - Reprise [2:45].

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD
A masterpiece of one era, reworked into an album flowering as an ode for nostalgic sadness, originally released in 1986. Doug's voice hits a cadence of nihilistic despair as he seemingly bangs his head on the rusting iron gates of meaninglessness. Slowly they creakingly, finally open wide, to reveal a black lightless life of unfurling atoms, felt rather than seen, leading to a whirl into silent patterns echoing across a universe each designed to end the silent quest. This is the atmosphere he introduces before letting us in.

1 Heilige Tod 1:01
2 Touch Defiles 2:21
3 Hail! The White Grain 4:14
4 Runes And Men 3:01
5 To Drown A Rose 4:26
6 Red Dog - Black Dog 3:05
7 The Fog Of The World 2:31
8 We Are The Lust 4:39
9 Punishment Initiation 3:26
10 Brown Book 4:26
11 Burn Again 2:01
12 Hail! The White Grain - Reprise 2:56
13 To Drown A Rose - Reprise 3:24
14 Runes And Men - Reprise

The 20th century, an era of composed fictions, each tried to shunt meaninglessness into a closet. On this album he opens up, peers into the violent abyss and sings.

It lilts and croons to a harsh surrealism backing, stripping into the waterfalls of silent despair. A drowning rose floats through the sewers of the 20th century, gently serenaded by this sweetness. An uneasy journey as both Doug and Rose aim to upset the penitent on their journey to redemption.

Hail the white grain! echoes to the times of sorrow, that lay encased within the years. Time has receded but this album resonates with the power of yesterday, a deadened time where life is suspended.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Perfect soundtrack for the black arts 11 July 2004
By Nathan Wheeler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was the first full length DiJ album I had and was so pleased it was rereleased. Douglas Pearce's use of ethereal fillers and Hitler samples captures evil in a way that death metal bands have attempted to for years. If you can grasp a true gem in the world of 'goth' expiremental fare, try this album on for size. The acoustics are perfect; not too complicated in composition but utterly poetic in lyric, the whole album creates an atmosphere of graveyard sophistication that will make you want to summon the darkness of men's souls yourself! Awesome!
Not DiJ's best, but still great 27 Mar 2003
By Daniel Huth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Not a 5 star album like "Rose Clouds" or "NADA!", but pure dark moodiness from songs like "Burn Again" and "Brown Book" (actually "Horst Wessel Lied", the national anthem of the Third Reich) make this one to play for your friends who have been taking too many strange drugs...it WILL open their eyes...
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Solid Album 20 Mar 2003
By FormerZygote - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Death In June(Douglas Pearce) hosts a partilcular quality Neo-folk removed from Current 93 and its members that finished the line up of this album. Douglas having been in much more of a industrial rock/goth band that 'was' Death In June, before this album, created this a varrying and dark folk album with Tibet and Rose McDowell adding vocals. As an album this is a solid work. Not as smooth as his later work Douglas still seems to be leaving the much more rock past of Death In June behind. Nowhere near as synth pop/industrial as "Nada" not as silky and ethereal as "But What ends When the Cymbals Shatter" this album fills as a solid prelude to "Wall of Sacrifice" being that in brings very much the same aspects only more present are the small drums and that filter through a few songs in this album. Guarenteed to be a Death In June favorite, "Brown Book" is very worth a purchase.
Great Album lots of experimentation but also a familiar folk ... 1 Oct 2014
By Isaac Bruestle - Published on Amazon.com
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Great Album lots of experimentation but also a familiar folk sound. My favorite Death in June Album I've heard yet.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Brown Book DIJ At Its Hieght 20 July 2004
By Gregor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Remember when music was fun? And the more disturbing the better! From the Death's Head cover to the Third Reich and Odinist imagery this is a fun and disturbing album. Recorded durning the period that brought us Rose Cloud of Holocast and Symbols the music is acoustic and haunting and defending the Aryan way. This is for the strong not for the faint.
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