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  • Audio CD (22 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B001FZ0A7C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Here's the thing - all the sounds, both vocal and instrumental are extremely evocative and you'll never have heard anything like like it. But... What Gerrard sings is not another language and there is no meaning in her words, just emotion. If you can live with that, then it is simply awesome. But for me, it detracts a star.

I would listen to Opium from their recent album on repeat - and have done on a recent flight - as it is far more rewarding due to the marriage of insightful lyrics and mood.

But there is a whole lot of mood on display here and it really should be bought and tasted. I can't gee enough of Host of the Seraphim. This track is worth the price of the CD alone.

I'd encourage you to try.
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By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Aug. 2011
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A summon to tolling bells and those macabre lit tunelled caverns, caught within visions of tumbling Gothic cathedrals falling into disrepair. The musical score recreates the rich ermine and pungent smell of those subterranean torch-lit seances.

Her voice, for me at least, brings out the past and makes it live, whilst his voice enters the interior whilst blazing to the annunciation of an archaic brazier. As an entirety the disc is a map into an inner journey, a moment just before the ceremonies are captured.

Contains elements of SPK's Songs of Byzantine Flowers, cursing along to the atmospheric presence of the Igg's "We will Fall," chanting paens to sprites bobbing up in ethereal imaginations. Provides a special seat to an insider picture show. So these pieces will change the mind mood as it alternate between the masculine and feminine, anima and animus.

A backdrop to a passion between those red silk lined sheets
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Well, what can I say? Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry are among the best voices around. Brilliant album, like their others.
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I was recommended this by a client ( im a therapist) as beautiful music and very comparable with my massage music . I have to disagree some of the tracks are lovely but others are just dreadful and they seem to be intermittent so i will be giving this away.
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By A Customer on 12 May 2001
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Looking back on it, Dead Can Dance were a remarkably consistant outfit. "Host of Seraphim" follows right off where "Persephone: the gathering of flowers" (finalé from their previous album) finished. There's no denying its one of the bands finest moments. Elsewhere there's medieval polyphony, the delightfuly Celtic-tinged "Writing on my fathers hand", and Brendon Perrys excellent Ulysses. Its amazing to think that this was recorded in the mid 1980's, is so completely removed from the style of that period. Then again, this music doesn't seem to belong to any set timespan. Oh, & great cover art. If you liked this try "Within the Real of a Dying Sun" & "Aion", also by Dead Can Dance.
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I remember a freind of mine playing this album to me when it first came out. I was absolutely stunned, I had never heard anything like this before. I became a dedicated fan and was lucky enough to see them play a rare live concert in 1990. For anyone unfamiliar with Dead Can Dance they are an eclectic collection of medieval, tribal, gothic and ambient. But this really does not do them credit. The first track is quite simply awesome and I defy anyone with depth and taste not to be touched. If you recognise the vocals that is because Lisa Gerard ,the female half of Dead Can Dance, now spends her time making film soundtracks with Hans Zimmer. The stunning Gladiator soundtracks are a testament to her vocal talents. Together with Brendon Fraser they have created some of the most diverse and beautiful music I have ever heard. Enjoy!
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4AD Records have always been the charm for me. Artists and particular sounds, covers all beautiful, very comfortable. Dead Can Dance is one of the groups that I loved most. The mysterious voices so soft and then as a powerful new force. This album remains their most successful for me, a masterpiece that could come after years, and instead they publish it after 2 or 3 albums.
It seems to be in the Middle Ages, the Odyssey, the court wizard Merlin, but it all happens in 1989.
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