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Serpent's Egg 1988 Hybrid SACD, Original recording remastered, Import
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|1. The Host Of Seraphim|
|2. Orbis De Ignis|
|4. The Writing On My Father's Hand|
|5. In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings|
|6. Chant Of The Paladin|
|7. Song Of Sophia|
|9. Mother Tongue|
The Serpent’s Egg – 1988
Heralded by an astounding first track, “The Host Of Seraphim”, (later used in various films, but on it’s own it is so jaw droppingly good that almost the only reaction is sheer awe), this is the album where Perry and Gerrard continued to further experiment and refine their art.
<li>1. The Host Of Seraphim</li><li> 2. Orbis De Ignis</li><li> 3. Severance</li><li> 4. The Writing On My Father’s Hand </li><li>5. In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings </li><li>6.Chant Of The Paladin </li><li>7. Song Of Sophia</li><li> 8. Echolalia </li><li>9. Mother Tongue </li><li>10.Ullyses</li>
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This album is especially remarkable because it departs from the use of orchestral musicians and lush atmospherics to give a more personal glimpse of Lisa and Brendan's partnership.
THE SERPENT'S EGG opens with "The Host of Seraphim," which may be their finest song ever. Featuring Lisa's pious wailing over the backing vocals of David Navarro Sust and Brendan Perry's drums, this song is literally heavenly.
As with much of Dead Can Dance's output, individual songs can be noticed as either Brendan's or Lisa's, such as the half-and-half split of WITHIN THE REALM OF A DYING SUN. Here, it's obvious that Brendan has provided "Severance," "In the Kingdom of the Blind...", and "Ulysses." Lisa clearly is the creator of "The Writing on My Father's Hand," "Song of Sophia," and "Mother Tongue."
Nonetheless, for the first time here are several tracks where Lisa and Brendan are equal, such as the aforementioned "The Host of Seraphim," as well as "Orbis de Ignis" and "Chant of the Paladin."
While not Dead Can Dance's best album, which is arguably WITHIN THE REALM OF A DYING SUN, this album should not be the last you purchase if you are a fan of this unique duo.
Das Album liegt zeitlich zwischen Aion und Within the Realms of a Dying Sun. Es hat die mittelalterlichen Elemente-Assoziationen des ersteren und die ruhige Atmosphäre (aber nicht so düster) wie "Within the ...").
Manche Tracks werden von einer Art Kirchenorgen begleitet (The Host of Seraphim) und "Severance" einer der besten Tracks des Duos überhaupt und eine gesangliche Sternstunde von Brendan Perry. Auf diesen beiden Stücken ist die Stimmung sehr relaxed und ernst, im Radio könnte man unbekannterweise auch glauben, es sei eine Gottesdienst-Übertragung eines fernen Landes an einem Feiertag. Das gleiche gilt meines Hörens für "Orbis de Ignis" daß sich wie eine Art erfundener gregorianischer Choral anhört (nur Gesang und manchmal eine Glocke, die auch auf Aion zu hören war.
"The Writing of my fathers Hand" ist eine schöne Ballade von Lisa Gerrard und klingt fast überirdisch schön. Fast zu schön für meinen Geschmack oder um es einem Gast vorzuspielen, der die Gruppe nicht kennt. Ähnlich "fast zu schön um wahr zu sein" klingt der Vocal-Track "Song of Sophia".
"Mother Tongue" hat einen monotonen Percussion-Hintergrund, eine Streicher-Begleitung und Lisas Stimme. Die Percussion ist aber nicht so bombastisch Wagnermäßig wie auf "Spleen and Ideal"
"Ulysses" getragen von Perry's Stimme hat Harpsichord/Streicher Elemente, die sich rhytmisch strukturieren.Read more ›
I find that "The Serpent's Egg" has a deep element of fear and sorrow. A serious maturity! Lisa Gerrard and Brendan are at their most developed musically and lyrically.
I am in love with "The Writing on my Father's Hand". I have never heard such a BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT, POIGNANT piece in my whole life. Lisa, you are very lucky to have such a gorgeous voice and to be able to share it with the whole world. I also love mystical "Orbis De Ignis" with Brendan. Brendan has an artful way of representing his song called "Ullyses". His imagination and yearning to sing of old tales that were told throughout the world is so admirable.
When I listen to Dead Can Dance I hear a sincere desire to open the hidden doors of religions and myths. Dead Can Dance has been searching and searching all over and everywhere! Maybe they have found what they are looking for, because I know I have found a treasure that's sunk beneath tides and waves.
I LOVE this album "The Serpent's Egg"!
Most recent customer reviews
Any DCD fan will want this album. It's also not everyone's cup of tea since it's hard to pinpoint the genre. Read morePublished on April 12 2014 by Pierre Coach
This album was my introduction to DCD, and remains my favorite although it certainly has no shortage of competition from their later efforts. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2002 by Jason Bylinowski
I was introduced to DCD in 1989. After first hearing Serpent's Egg and the 1st Album, I knew I had to get these in my collection. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2002 by Mark A. Epps
Serpent's Egg is my personal introduction to the drenching atmospherics of DCD. This album is the creepy, beautiful, relaxing album that I have been looking for. Read morePublished on June 26 2002 by King Craig
If you want to transport yourself to other worlds, listen to Dead Can Dance!!Published on Nov. 5 2001 by G. Alfonsi
I like this CD, but don't find myself wanting to listen to it again and again. If I find myself in the semi-dark ambient mood, I pop it in and take a listen. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2001 by Brian J. Campbell