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Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser album

Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser album
Performer: Dead Can Dance
Genre: Electro / Rock / Folk
Title: Spiritchaser
FLAC album size: 1172
Style: Tribal, Modern Classical, Goth Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1996

Dead Can Dance ‎– Spiritchaser. Label: 4AD ‎– CAD 6008 CD. Format: CD, Album. Dead Can Dance's last studio album might also be one of their strongest, most mature, and most melancholy. the feeling that great things can't last forever. Although I get that feeling somewhat when listening to this, even more importantly I get the feeling that this amazing body of work Dead Can Dance has created over the years lives on into the future

Spiritchaser ‎ (2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl, 180). Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. MOFI 2-002. Dead Can Dance - Dedicace Outo 1:15. Nierika (Dead Can Dance) 5:45. Dead Can Dance - Nierika (Remastered) 5:47. Dead Can Dance - Indus 9:25. Song Of The Dispossessed (Remastered) 5:01. Dead can dance - Song of the dispossessed 4:56.

Dead Can Dance's final album Spiritchaser was something of an unusual release - it's not as much of an anomaly as the first album, but one can hear the duo wanting to stretch a bit more, however subtly. Perry and Gerrard's personal and creative tensions didn't stop them from creating another fine album, though there's a strong sense the group had finally reached a logical end. Essentially, Spiritchaser is a summing up rather than a push forward; it features all the usual elements of a Dead Can Dance album instead of further explorations to see what else could be done.

Spiritchaser" is overall another quality album release by Dead Can Dance and if you can appreciate the more dominant ethnic influences on the album this one might be right down your alley. Dead Can Dance's final album sees the band steering in a heavily world music direction, and they seem particularly keen on appropriating Australian aboriginal music and fusing them with elements of Western rock music.

Band Name Dead Can Dance. Album Name Spiritchaser. Produced by. Music StyleDarkwave. Members owning this album26.

On Spiritchaser, instead of their traditional medieval/Eastern sound, DCD show a very strong tribal African and Caribbean influence. Despite the change of ‘scene’ it still has a very recognisable Dead Can Dance sound throughout. The album is much more percussion heavy than previous DCD albums. While on their earlier releases they would sometimes use nothing more than a drum machine, five people worked on the percussion here. The percussionists do an incredible job of creating complex and very lively tribal rhythms

Spiritchaser Tracklist.

Spiritchaser is Dead Can Dance's seventh and last studio album, and sees them forging deeper into realms of ethnic music. Unfortunately, this is also their least successful album musically, and is a bad place for anyone unfamiliar with the group to start their explorations. One criticism leveled at recent prior albums by the group was that the duo of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard appeared to be getting more and more disconnected from one another musically, with albums featuring a succession of "his" and "her" songs.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Nierika
Engineer – Klaus VormehrPercussion – Lance Hogan, Peter Ulrich, Robert Perry, Rónán Ó Snodaigh
A2 Song Of The Stars
A3 Indus
Clarinet [Turkish] – Renaud Pion
B1 Song Of The Dispossessed
B2 Dedicacé Outò
Engineer – Klaus VormehrPercussion – Lance Hogan, Peter Ulrich, Robert Perry, Rónán Ó Snodaigh
B3 The Snake And The Moon
B4 Song Of The Nile
B5 Devorzhum

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records
  • Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records


  • Design – Chris Bigg
  • Photography By – Kevin Westenberg
  • Producer, Recorded By, Written-By – Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard


Written, recorded and produced at Quivvy Church.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 093624623045

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAD 6008 CD Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser ‎(CD, Album) 4AD CAD 6008 CD UK 1996
MOFI 2-002 Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser ‎(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl, 180) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MOFI 2-002 US 2010
none Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music none 1996
76974 2089-2 Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser ‎(CD, Album) 4AD 76974 2089-2 Canada 1996
CAD 6008 CD Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser ‎(CD, Album, RP) 4AD CAD 6008 CD UK Unknown

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