Dead Can Dance Live Again On Box Set
Eclectic U.K. duo Dead Can Dance will be celebrated with the three-CD boxed set "Dead Can Dance 1981-1998," due Nov. 6 from 4AD/Rhino. The release includes three audio CDs featuring 47 career-spanningEclectic U.K. duo Dead Can Dance will be celebrated with the three-CD boxed set "Dead Can Dance 1981-1998," due Nov. 6 from 4AD/Rhino. The release includes three audio CDs featuring 47 career-spanning tracks, such as a 1980 session on the U.K. John Peel radio show and the group's previously unreleased final recording, "The Lotus Eaters."
Also featured in the boxed set is a DVD of the previously released "Toward the Within" concert video. The film captures a 1994 concert in Santa Monica, Calif., and is bundled with rare promo videos for the songs "Frontier," "The Carnival Is Over," "The Host of the Seraphim," "American Dreaming," "The Protagonist," and "Yulunga (Spirit Dance)." Interviews with DCD principals Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry are also included.
The collection is housed in a chipboard book that recalls packaging for 78 rpm records. A booklet with track-by-track commentary accompanies each disc.
Dead Can Dance's final release, "Spiritchaser," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top World Music Albums in 1996. Since then, Gerrard has moved on to score such films as "Heat," the forthcoming "Ali," and "Gladiator," for which she shared best original score honors with Hans Zimmer at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards. Perry issued "Eye of the Hunter," a 1999 solo album on 4AD.