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Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance
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Australia
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Dead Can Dance is an eclectic musical entity formed 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, though they relocated to London before releasing their first album. The original band also included Paul Erikson (bass) and Simon Monroe (drums). Erikson and Monroe had left by 1985, and the group continued as a duo augmented by guest musicians. Though the band split in 1998, they reformed briefly for a world tour in 2005. In winter 2011, they reunited once again to record a new album, and have continued sporadic activity since.
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Releases on file (12)
Dead Can Dance — Dionysus Dead Can Dance — Dionysus
(Projekt , 2018, CD / LP / DL)
Dead Can Dance — Anastasis Dead Can Dance — Anastasis
(PIAS PIASR311CDX, 2012, CD)
Various Artists — Summoning of the Muse - A Tribute to Dead Can Dance Various Artists — Summoning of the Muse - A Tribute to Dead Can Dance
(Projekt 173, 2005, CD)
Various Artists — The Carnival Within - A Tribute to Dead Can Dance Various Artists — The Carnival Within - A Tribute to Dead Can Dance
(Cleopatra CLP 0131, 1998, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Spiritchaser Dead Can Dance — Spiritchaser
(4AD CAD 2713 CD, 1996/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Toward the Within Dead Can Dance — Toward the Within
(4AD CAD 2712 CD, 1994/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Into the Labyrinth Dead Can Dance — Into the Labyrinth
(4AD CAD 2711 CD, 1993/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Aion Dead Can Dance — Aion
(4AD CAD 2710 CD, 1990/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — The Serpent's Egg Dead Can Dance — The Serpent's Egg
(4AD CAD 2709 CD, 1988/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Dead Can Dance — Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
(4AD CAD 2708 CD, 1987/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Spleen and Ideal Dead Can Dance — Spleen and Ideal
(4AD CAD 2707 CD, 1985/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance — Dead Can Dance
(4AD CAD 2705 CD, 1984/2008, CD)

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