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Spleen And Ideal (Remastered)

2 Jun 2008 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
3:57
2
3:05
3
3:17
4
5:27
5
3:51
6
4:14
7
5:15
8
4:34
9
4:11


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 Jun 2008
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 2007 4AD Ltd
  • Total Length: 37:51
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001MWI2OQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,298 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By S. Porter TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
Well, it's the Dark Ages. Not much to do, then. Mourn the slow passage of time and the annual failure of the crops (can't blame global warming though). Lament slow existence. From the opening spiritual, soaring surge, this album presents an absolute enigma of mediaval loss. Never before when standing in the ruins of a desolate abbey, could you hear it cry out and speak of its glory and it's pain, in one, dark raven's fell swoop. The cover of this album depicts a cowled and hooded woman holding up a cut-out star against the backdrop of a crumbing edifice of a building. That's what the music sounds like. This album is an orchestral and choral masterpiece of darkness and twilight. The vocals are sublime and primordal. The music is deep, dark and supremely uplifting. A tapestry of mood and elation. Rarely will an album make its mark if you seek your own spirituality. If not, I hear the new Westlife album is....different to this.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Jacobs on 6 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the DCD's finest hour. I was initially taken aback by its more earthy and mournful feel, and it took me a few years of maturing to see it in its correct perspective - a deep, sincere and cutting appraisal of how society and modern ways have pulled the wool over our eyes. The lyrics to The Cardinal Sin and Indoctrination are staggering. Musically, again, it takes a while for the rhythms and complex interplay to work on you, but they transcend most of the finest pieces of musica eterna around. I simply love this, and, out of my vast collection, I would have to take this and Fripp and Eno Evening Star to the desert island with me, if forced to choose. Get it if you can.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Ross on 26 Nov 2011
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This album is definately for those who already know the other dead can dance albums, really good to have a remastered copy. My collection is complete.
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD
Whilst SPK launched Songs of Byzantine Flowers in 1986, DCD pieced this together from the fragments of an archeological past dig circa 1985. It marked a huge shift in the musical perception of the era, a retreat from the naked aggression of post punk to a dream reverie based on specific tones and lyrics evoking the mysticism of inner phantoms. Incense, blood and a dose of Jung all led the blindfolded initiate through the corridors of walled up past generations, each arm outstretched to place within the palm the keys to these chants and observations.

The male voice beams within the rolling realms of baritoned Scott Walker and Ian Curtis whilst delivering a desolate cry segueing into a croon. He laments the end of the world soaked in blood red tears. Meanwhile the female tones climb upwards to sail upon the clouds as the soul takes leave of the flesh as she gloats amongst the stars. Male and female, earth and sky, water and fire - the two complementary elements duel throughout the maze, creating the dialectic, the engine of continual change.

Music to ponder upon the world rather than be distracted from it.
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By sirius on 5 Jun 2013
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I really enjoy Dead Can Dance - the wonderful voices of Brendan and Lisa and the drawn in experience of a wide range of musical influences. Yea a very good album
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By Riccardo Daini on 26 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
In case you'll remain with a [] banknote as your whole financial asset, don't esitate to use it for buying this masterpiece. It's absolutely food for mind. Impressive. Emotional. A definitive help to improve the quality of your life.
Believe me.
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