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Dead Can Dance - Wake: The Best of Dead Can Dance

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Dead Can Dance - Wake: The Best of Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance - Wake: The Best of Dead Can Dance (2 CD)
World | Ethnic Fusion | MP3 | 256 Kbps | 243 Mb

The mask, though once a living part of a tree is dead; nevertheless it has, through the artistry of its maker, been imbued with a life force of its own. To understand why we chose the name, think of the transformation of inanimacy to animacy…. Think of the processes concerning life from death and death into life..
Those who balk at the cash and time investment of DEAD CAN DANCE 1981-1998, the comprehensive 2001 three-disc box set, might prefer the much more concise two-disc anthology WAKE: THE BEST OF DEAD CAN DANCE. Stripping away the radio sessions, live tracks, and previously unreleased material, this 26-track overview focuses its attention on the duo's late-'80s/early-'90s heyday. During this period, the group's austere form of keyboard-heavy post-punk atmospherics was opening up to include Lisa Gerrard's increasingly ethnographic world-music obsessions, along with Brendan Perry's classical influences. Singles like the oddly danceable "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" sit comfortably next to more "serious" tracks like "The Host of Seraphim" and "In the Kingdom of the Blind the One-Eyed Are Kings." Although the non-chronological order might make it difficult for newcomers to trace the line of Dead Can Dance's career, WAKE remains the best starting point for those seeking entry into this unique musical world.

Tracklisting:

CD1:

01- Frontier (Demo) - 3:00
02- Anywhere Out of the World - 5:07
03- Enigma of the Absolute - 4:14
04- Carnival of Light - 3:30
05- In Power We Entrust the Love Advocated - 4:10
06- Summoning of the Muse - 4:57
07- Windfall - 3:31
08- In the Kingdom of the Blind, the One-Eyed are Kings - 4:10
09- The Host of Seraphim - 6:17
10- Bird - 5:00
11- Cantara - 5:58
12- Severance - 3:21
13- Saltarello - 2:36
14- Black Sun - 4:56


CD2:

01- Yulunga (Spirit Dance) - 6:57
02- The Carnival is Over - 5:42
03- The Lotus Eaters - 6:42
04- Rakim - 5:38
05- The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove - 6:14
06- Sanvean - 3:46
07- Song of the Nile - 8:00
08- The Spider's Stratagem - 6:41
09- I Can See Now - 2:56
10- American Dreaming - 4:30
11- Nierika - 5:45
12- How Fortunate the Man with None - 9:09

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