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Into The Labyrinth (Ltd Ed) [Hybrid SACD, Original recording remastered]

Dead Can Dance Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Their goth-sounding name and dour visual image aside, the prolific duo of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard produce wildly eclectic but utterly unique music. Their painstakingly crafted albums encompass numerous arcane genres, from European classical music to ancient Celtic and Middle Eastern folk styles, often employing authentic antique instruments to achieve their ambitious, emotive soundscapes. The 1993 effort Into the Labyrinth found Dead Can Dance mixing their medieval leanings with more exotic Eastern influences on "Saldek" and "Yulunga," while exploring Celtic balladry on the traditional "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" and theatrical songcraft in their interpretation of Bertolt Brecht's "How Fortunate Is the Man with None." --Scott Schinder

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Limited double audiophile vinyl LP edition of this 1993 album, an ethereal gem of ethnic fusion. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Jan. 9 2014
By Heather
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered this CD about a year ago for Christmas 2012. It came on time, it works and the recipient likes it. The pricing was great to. It was impossible to get from a store and if they had it, it was expensive. Thanks Amazon!
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After many spins in my CD player, this CD has become one of my favorite DCD albums. Of course, when I first got the CD, I would never have said that. It just seemed really strange to me then. Luck for me, this CD was not my introduction to DCD, which was The Serpent's Egg (their finest, in my opinion, due to the marvelous song "The Host of Seraphim"). So, while I recommend this album to all true music lovers, you should be aware that it was a turning point in DCD's musical career, and it is very different from their earlier more European, Classical works, which I heartily recommend you sample first. The best songs on the album for me are: "Ariadne," "Yulunga," and "Towards the Within." A lot of people I know also like "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" and "The Carnival is Over." Finally, I would like to point out that this is DCD's best selling album but not necessarily their absolute best overall, although I really love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Can Dance Oct. 10 2003
By Rykki
Format:Audio CD
I was turned on to "Dead Can Dance" by a Npr radio (Krcc 91.5fm) out here in Colorado. The show was, overnite FreeForm the station had at the time. I am the owner of "Into the Labyrinth". Two Thumbs up !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars DCD are an Audiophile Dream April 22 2003
By Paladin
Format:Audio CD
I was first introduced to Dead Can Dance with this album in a high-end audio store. The dark, etherial, eclectic, and unique style of music on this album is wonderful and well recorded. Being an audiophile truly unique and exciting music to playback on good audio equipment can be hard to find. This album (as well as many other of DCD's albums) delivers in large quantities. Musically I really appreciate Brendan Perry's song lyrics, especially in "The Ubiqutous Mr. Lovegrove", and the haunting way he executes them. Thus this album is probably my favorite by DCD along with "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun". I heartily recommend this as a good album to start with if you've never heard DCD before. The sonic magic will transport and amaze you...a fantasy for the ears. If you're an audiophile this should be on your "Records to Die for" list, great stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing April 7 2003
By Lali
Format:Audio CD
I think this album is the best one. I listen it every day and Dead Can Dance is one of the most wonderfull, fantastic, genial group.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The album rules! Feb. 9 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What else can I say about Lisa and Brendan?
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Enchanting Sonic Journey Jan. 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
When I first got "ItL", I actually did not like it. There is a long intro which turned me off right away, and at first I didn't grasp it. It wasn't until several years later, when I gave it another chance, that I actually connected with this music. It is very unique, with some exotic instruments. Yes, it is slow paced (I was at the time a rabid Death-Metal fan), but, as I later found, there is nothing wrong with that. When you put this on, you better be ready, willing and able to quietly let the music take you away on a blissful journey. They have a male and female singer, but they sing on different songs, never together on the same one. I find that odd, but truth is, each song fits marvelously with the vocalist chosen, and I could not imagine it otherwise. For those with the desire for something different, something that will take time to sink in, something that doesn't pummel you with sound from the get-go and takes time to unravel, look no further. I enjoy unrelenting, fast, violent music, but I also love mellow, meditative music like this. Enchanting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An altogether excellent release. Dec 1 2002
Format:Audio CD
It is interesting that opinions on this release are so polarised between either highly congratulatory or greatly disappointed. As with any music that exhibits such an individual character, the ingrained likes and dislikes of the individual listener are a larger deciding factor than usual. Many 'rock attuned' listeners prefer the more 'singular' focus of Aion or The Serpents Egg, The Goth/Dark wave set (predicably) err in favour of Dying Sun etc.
This is a very eclectic album, when measured against the earlier records. 'Ambitious' is a label that comes to mind, and this can be a dangerous road for a musical artist to tread. On one hand is the possibility of a groundbreaking achievement, on the other extreme, a self-indulgent, flatulent output bogged down in cliché' despite it's lofty aspirations. (And the middle, the 'interesting failure'- a rather flat-footed achievement.)
My opinion, I consider this to be an EXCELLENT album, although this CD took a long time to really grow on me, as it has doubtless done for many others. Ironic that another reviewer voiced a dislike of the 'pop structure' of some of the songs, because this music does not function in the same manner as pop song writing despite that influence. This stuff really needs to be listened to a lot more than once or twice and digested slowly. Like all 'serious' art (an interpretive category, admittedly) the listener only walks away with what they make the effort to invest in the experience. Anyway, lets say SOMETHING about the music.....
'Yulunga' - A longish work that creates a somewhat lysergic quality, a slow moving but forceful mood-setter for the album.
'Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove' - 'love song' in a way, though not in the conventional sense. The signature wind melody recalls something of 'Aeon'.
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