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Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)

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Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)

Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Label: 4AD/Rough Trade | # RTD 120.2142.2 | Time: 00:45:49
Genre: World Fusion, Modern Classical, Ambient

Duality is at once sacred and playful. It is both dark and light, organic and refined, masculine and feminine. Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard partners with Pieter Bourke, formerly of Aussie band Eden, to create this compositional dance of partnership that is classical, ancient, and thoroughly modern. Gerrard's voice is multitracked at times, conjuring a cathedral choir and the droning chants of monks. Drums and synth snake from desert to brilliant stormy sky to shaking earth and the bodies that inhabit those spaces. There are lush multiple layers of strings, bagpipe drone, and, quite literally, the laughter of children. The vocals sans "real" words and multicultural instrumentation will be familiar to Dead Can Dance listeners. Yet there is something more exclusive, more womblike about the music of Bourke and Gerrard; rather than two distinct bodies making music, like mother and in utero child sharing blood and breath, they are mutually dependent.

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance (1984)

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Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance (1984)

Dead Can Dance - ΔΞΛΔ CΛΝ ΔΛΝCΞ (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0051.2 | Time: 00:51:07
Dark Wave, Post-Punk, Gothic, World Fusion

Dead Can Dance is the debut studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 27 February 1984 by record label 4AD. This album differs greatly from later Dead Can Dance releases in its incorporation of post-punk and gothic rock musical styles. AllMusic commented on the album's sound: "Bearing much more resemblance to the similarly gripping, dark early work of bands like the Cocteau Twins and The Cure than to the later fusions of music that would come to characterize the duo's sound, Dead Can Dance is as goth as it gets in many places."

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

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Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)

Dead Can Dance - Aion (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | RTD CD 158 | Time: 00:36:11
Neo-Classical, World Fusion, Ambient, Dark Wave

Their reputation growing by leaps and bounds, including a huge underground following in the U.S. – they were able to tour there even without one domestic release available, while at one point Dead Can Dance was the biggest selling band in 4AD's history – Perry and Gerrard once again did the business with Aion. Its cover taken from Bosch, Aion's medievalism was worn more openly than ever before, with songs adapted from centuries-old material. The beautiful, entrancing "Saltarello," with lead performance by what sounds like an old wind instrument, comes from an Italian dance of the 14th century, while the mysterious moods of "The Song of the Sibyl" derive from 16th-century Catalonia. The group's command of not merely recording possibilities – witness the exquisite layering of vocals on the opening "The Arrival and the Reunion" – but of musical traditions, instruments, and more from around the world was arguably never stronger. Gerrard's vocals in particular have an even stronger, richer feeling than before, not merely able to command with its power but softly calm and seduce.

Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)

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Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)

Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 301 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion | Label: Universal | # 013-192-2 | 00:55:36

On February 27, 2001, nearly a year after the first soundtrack's release, Universal/Decca released Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture. This CD contained an additional 18 cuts from the film (including remixes of earlier scores, such as "Now We Are Free"). Many tracks also use dialogue from the movie, such as Maximus Decimus Meridius' quote "Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife… and I will have my vengeance."

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0023.2 | Time: 00:38:44
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Neo-Classical

With its two sides split between Perry and Gerrard's vocal efforts, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun serves as both a display for the ever more ambitious band and a chance for the two to individually demonstrate their awesome talents. Beginning with the portentous "Anywhere Out of the World," a piece that takes the deep atmospherics of "Enigma of the Absolute" to a higher level with mysterious, chiming bells, simple but effective keyboard bass and a sense of vast space, the album finds Dead Can Dance on a steady roll. Once again a range of assistant musicians provide even more elegance and power to the band's work, with a chamber string quartet plus various performers on horns, woodwind, and percussion. Impressive though the remainder of the first side is, Gerrard's showcase on the second half is even more enveloping and arguably more successful. The martial combination of drums and horns that start "Dawn of the Iconoclast" call to mind everything from Wagner to Laibach, but Gerrard's unearthly alto, at its most compelling here, elevates it even higher.

Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy - Immortal Memory (2004)

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Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy - Immortal Memory (2004)

Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy - Immortal Memory (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:07
Modern Classical, Vocal Music, World Fusion, Ambient | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2403 CD

Immortal Memory is a collaboration between vocalist Lisa Gerrard and Irish composer Patrick Cassidy. Billed as a cycle of life and death and rebirth, Immortal Memory is better described as an orphaned film score. Cassidy's warm arrangements allow the former Dead Can Dance singer to step out of the dark medieval world that she's called home for nearly 20 years – though there is much of that world within these castle walls – and focus on the simplicity of love, faith, and loss with a grace that's bereft of the icy perfection of her previous work. Gerrard, whose voice has aged like the finest oak, displays an almost supernatural mastery of the material. Her effortless contralto wraps itself around the ten Gaelic, Latin, and Aramaic spirituals like an evening prayer, making each stunning entrance the equivalent of audio comfort food.

Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree (2006) [14 Tracks Edition, 2007]

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Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree (2006) [14 Tracks Edition, 2007]

Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree (2006) [14 Tracks Edition, 2007]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: Rubber Records | # RUB224 | Time: 01:04:38
Experimental Ambient, Modern Classical, Mystical Minimalism

One listen to Lisa Gerrard's The Silver Tree (originally available only digitally, then as an Australia-only import, and finally, as a U.S. release) is enough to convince anybody – who isn't already convinced – that there's a very specific reason she has been courted by directors to compose soundtracks. There are 13 tracks here full of wispy ambient soundscapes, on top of which the former Dead Can Dance vocalist places her almost otherworldly gift of a voice. Sung nearly as prayers or meditative mantras, Gerrard employs monosyllabic glimpses of other languages – and occasionally English – to create her own tapestry of dreams. Some may be tempted to call this "new age" music, but it's so much more melancholy than much of what passes for that trash, and it's nearly sacred in its approach to articulation, creating the feeling in places ("Come Tenderness," "The Sea Whisperer," and "Abwoon," to name a few) that she is actually singing inside a cathedral. In other places, such as "Wandering Star" and "Serenity," her voice offers a drone approach that is as subtle – yet powerful – as her instrumentation.

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: 4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD CD 92 | Time: 00:36:15
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Neo-Classical

Perry and Gerrard continued to experiment and improve with The Serpent's Egg, as much a leap forward as Spleen and Ideal was some years previously. As with that album, The Serpent's Egg was heralded by an astounding first track, "The Host of Seraphim." Its use in films some years later was no surprise in the slightest – one can imagine the potential range of epic images the song could call up – but on its own it's so jaw-droppingly good that almost the only reaction is sheer awe. Beginning with a soft organ drone and buried, echoed percussion, Gerrard then takes flight with a seemingly wordless invocation of power and worship – her vocal control and multi-octave range, especially towards the end, has to be heard to be believed. Nothing else achieves such heights, but everything gets pretty darn close, a deserved testament to the band's conceptual reach and abilities.

Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]

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Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]

Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser (1996) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Label: 4AD / Rough Trade | # RTD 120.2050.2 | Time: 00:51:57
World Fusion, Ethnic, Dark Wave, Neo-Classical, Dream Pop, Alternative

Spiritchaser is the seventh studio album by Dead Can Dance, and the last before Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard went their separate ways. It expands on its exploration of world music, and like Into the Labyrinth, was recorded at Quivvy Church, Perry's personal studio in Ireland. The album was dedicated to Lisa Gerrard's deceased brother, Mark Gerrard. The track "Indus" contains a melody that is very similar to that of "Within You Without You", a Beatles song that George Harrison wrote and recorded with Indian musicians in 1967. Although not deliberate, Perry and Gerrard were asked to contact Harrison for his permission to use it; he granted it, but the record company insisted that they give him partial songwriting credit on "Indus".

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0032.2 | Time: 00:38:08
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Dream Pop

With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would come to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career. The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic palette and range of imagination. Calling it "haunting" and "atmospheric" barely scratches even the initial surface of the album's power. The common identification of the duo with a consciously medieval European sound starts here – quite understandable, when one considers the mystic titles of songs, references to Latin, choirs, and other touches that make the album sound like it was recorded in an immense cathedral.

Lisa Gerrard - The Best Of Lisa Gerrard (2007)

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Lisa Gerrard - The Best Of Lisa Gerrard (2007)

Lisa Gerrard - The Best Of Lisa Gerrard (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 408 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Covers included | 01:15:36
World Fusion, Vocal Music, Modern Classical, Ambient, Dark Wave | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2701CD

Issued in 2007 on the 4AD label, THE BEST OF LISA GERRARD collects many of the finest tracks by the former Dead Can Dance vocalist/multi-instrumentalist. While the compilation includes a few tracks by that revered act, most notably the mystical "Yulunga (Spirit Dance)," a song that showcases Gerrard's striking voice, it primarily focuses on her solo work and film compositions, which both draw from music across the globe. On these pieces, Gerrard often collaborates with fellow Australian native Pieter Bourke, as on the passionate "Swans" and the expansive "Sacrifice," the latter from the INSIDER score. Although this anthology is a mere fraction of Gerrard's recorded output, it does serve as an excellent introduction to her impressive catalogue.

Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995)

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Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995)

Lisa Gerrard - The Mirror Pool (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4AD/Rough Trade, RTD 120.2020.2 | ~ 343 or 161 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 134 Mb
Modern Classical, Ambient, Gothic

Lisa Gerrard was so indelibly and obviously a part of what made Dead Can Dance what it is that it's little wonder that The Mirror Pool feels essentially like a continuation of that band's haunting, vast atmospheres. Without Brendan Perry's deep, rolling voice as a contrast, Gerrard's sky-sweeping abilities transform the entire recording into a truly mystical experience…

Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Lisa Gerrard - The Bible: Soundtrack To The Epic Mini Series (2013)

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Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Lisa Gerrard - The Bible: Soundtrack To The Epic Mini Series (2013)

Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Lisa Gerrard - The Bible: Soundtrack To The Epic Mini Series (2013)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 278 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion | Label: Mercer Street | # MSRC70000 | 00:55:32

Original soundtrack to the 2013 TV miniseries composed by Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Lisa Gerrard. The five-part docudrama is created and executive produced by Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and will cover the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, including stories from Noah's Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion's Den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.