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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:37 pm

Dead Can Dance -- The Promised Womb

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:39 am

Harvested Sorrow wrote:Dead Can Dance -- The Promised Womb
Omagod!!!!!!

Someone who has even heard of Dead Can Dance, never mind likes them!!!!!!!!!!

Harve, we must talk . . . .
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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:59 am

Sure. I thought my mention of DCD might inspire an interesting response....

What's your favorite album?

Perhaps we should take this to a PM discussion instead of clogging up this thread?

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:53 am

Aion and Toward the Within

I was in Tower one day when they had Aion on the system, and the track playing was The Song of the Sybil, which of course was stolen with pride and recognizably from the Catalan Sybyline prophesies that were first put down on paper in the middle ages (so it is reasonable to assume they were much older than that). It was enough to make an EM fanatic weep for joy that a "rock" group, if you could call Dead that, would put out a recording of medieval music (which hasn't happened since the Fifth Estate's Ding Dong the Witch is Dead incorporated one of Susato's little ditties). The album also included their version of a true EM staple, the ubiquitous Saltarello. About the same time as Aion was issued Jordi Saval and his band put out an entire disc of the sybiline prophesies with, if memory serves, all the verses, sung by the incomparable Monserrat Figueras. Boffo stuff.

I was sorry the group broke up, but Lisa Gerrard has done okay for herself, becoming only one of 2 women composers to make the list of the top 40 film score composers working today.

So what's your fav?
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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:04 am

They've recently got back together, so you know. They've been playing shows and releasing limited edition albums from every show. That tour may have ended, though.

I wouldn't really call them a rock band...they're one of those bands that you actually can't really classify....

My favorites are Aion, Into The Labyrinth/The Serpent's Egg (not sure which takes top honors) and Spiritchaser (Yeah, I like their later Middle-Eastern influenced direction too...)

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Post by Ralph » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:23 am

What (Who) are you talking about?
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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:10 pm

The band Dead Can Dance.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:24 pm

Harvested Sorrow wrote:They've recently got back together, so you know. They've been playing shows and releasing limited edition albums from every show. That tour may have ended, though.
No! I hadn't heard! Thanks. I'll look for some word of it on the net.
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Post by Harvested Sorrow » Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:30 pm

Okay. Apparently they're hard to find as they're limited edition (like I said) but they bring out alot of material they haven't used before live.

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