The Serpent's Egg
Dead Can Dance 4AD

The Serpent's Egg

Track List

  1. The Host Of Seraphim
  2. Orbis De Ignis
  3. Severance
  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
  8. Echolalia
  9. Mother Tongue
  10. Ullyses

Format

12"

Publisher

4AD

Weight

14 oz
Dead Can Dance’s fourth album, The Serpent’s Egg (1988), came during a prolific period for the band, being released just four years after their debut. It was also the first they made at their own studio which, according to Brendan Perry, allowed them to continue to grow in “their own self-proclaimed direction”. A minimal yet rather grandiose record which includes fan favourites The Host Of Seraphim and Ullyses, The Serpent’s Egg is a triumph and perhaps the finest example of where Brendan and Lisa’s diametrically different influences are overcome to form a new, almost synaesthetic whole.
About the artist

Dead Can Dance

Dead Can Dance is an Australian music duo from Melbourne, Victoria, composed of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band formed in 1981 and relocated to London the following year.

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