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Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Their third album, originally released in 1987. With record sales worldwide increasing, the band was reaching a wider audience than ever before.

      
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All Artists: Dead Can Dance
Title: Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4ad Records
Release Date: 11/18/2008
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 652637270822

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Their third album, originally released in 1987. With record sales worldwide increasing, the band was reaching a wider audience than ever before.

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My favorite from DCD.
Brian Nallick | Mpls, MN | 07/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My introduction to DCD was Spirit Chaser.
This was my second purchase and still my favorite.
I was expecting more of the tribal sound from Spirit, what I got was a HUGE surprise.
More goth, without any tribal influence whatsoever.
I hate to say this but it reminds me a lot of metal.
Granted, there are no guitars and DCD have a female vocalist but the overall intensity is the same.
Intense, brutal, dark and beautiful.
My favorite song is easily Dawn of the Iconoclast.
The horns, the minimal music with Gerard's piercing voice....amazing!!!
Not a weak track anywhere on the disc.
The opening song is another keeper as is Persephone.
If you're new to DCD there is NO better place to start than with this masterpiece.
Listen to it with an open mind, you might find yourself liking it.
I highly recommend this one to metal fans that are looking to expand their horizons.
I also recommend this one to New Age fans, (Enya, Yanni, etc...).
DCD were in a league of their own right up till the time they split.
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun........ESSENTIAL!!!
"
Life-changing
Elyse Reardon | Austin, Texas | 09/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording has literally been my lifesaver countless times. If I ever lose faith in myself and/or humanity, this music reminds me of the divinity that can exist within humankind -- within the cherished, extraordinarily brilliant artists. Music is my truest love, and Lisa and Brendan have made so much breathtaking art of it!

This *is* my favorite album (yes, I'm old enough to own the vinyl), and I couldn't be happier that they have had it remastered. I have been tempted to buy this for all my loved ones, in hopes that it would move them as it has moved me. I recommend it (as highly as I can) for any music lover."
Among the best
Gary Hussey | Brantford, Ontario Canada | 12/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rarely do I take the time to actually sit down and write a review but once in a great while along comes an album so overpoweringly moving that it seems almost the only fair response one can give.

This album is easily among the most inspired works of art I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. I've had a broad range of experience musically, I've played stringed instruments for well over a decade, studied the techniques of greats such as Paganini and Beethoven and these two artists hit every note right on this album. This, along with their masterpiece "Into the Labyrinth" successfully pull off what very few people can manage in this day and age, in truth they almost embody the punk "DIY" mindset.

If you can create a sound with ancient instruments in a windy castle, great, it'll sound brilliant. Can't do that? Use a modern mixing board to layer dream scape sound over dream scape sound to create something transcendent. Still having trouble? Add a synthesizer to create the crystallization only found within digital media. What Dead Can Dance recognizes that so many bands forget is that this music is theirs. I think it was Perry who once said "we make medicine for ourselves, if it can heal others all the better", they aren't bogged down by silly notions of traditionalism or progressive styling, though they fit into both with an ease almost frightening.

If I were asked to make a list of the top 5 most artistically relevant musical achievements of all time, this album would be in that list. It is truly one of those rare masterpieces most of us only have the opportunity to hear about, well here it is folks, pure, unfettered, almost tangible and palpable art. Love it or hate it, you have to respect it or I question you're basic understanding of what constitutes music."