Dead Can Dance ‎– Dionysus

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Tracklist

Act I
Sea Borne
Liberator Of Minds
Dance Of The Bacchantes
Act II
The Mountain
The Invocation
The Forest
Psychopomp

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PIASR440CDP Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat) [pias] PIASR440CDP Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance Dionysus(2xFile, FLAC, Album) [pias] none Europe 2018
PIASR440 Dead Can Dance Dionysus(2xFile, MP3, Album, 320) [pias] PIASR440 Europe 2018
PIASR440DA2 Dead Can Dance Dionysus(2xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) [pias] PIASR440DA2 Europe 2018
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album) PIAS PIASR440CDX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none, ALTMX0220 Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, Altafonte none, ALTMX0220 Mexico 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, Soyuz Music PIASR440CDX Russia 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] PIASR440CDX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440CDX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(CD, Album, Unofficial) [PIAS] Recordings (2) PIASR440CDX Russia 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440LPX Dead Can Dance Dionysus(Dlx + LP, Album, Pur + CD, Album) [pias] PIASR440LPX Europe 2018 Sell This Version
PIASR440LP Dead Can Dance Dionysus(LP, Album) [pias] PIASR440LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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dbernath

dbernath

November 4, 2019
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP

I have to agree that this is a superb pressing. Crisp, clear, undistorted highs and DEEP lows with a captivating sense of spaciousness to the soundstage. Great music as well!
Ticat

Ticat

June 5, 2019
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP

Ok. So they are not Dead! This LP is very high quality sound. Good Pressing, packaging and lots of inner detail....Why would anyone want a Digital Download? Newbies.....?!?
ianbev13

ianbev13

May 31, 2019
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
Stunning. It could be said that the catalyst to Dionysus is Ecstasy, This recording is about order, measurement and complete control.
DCD may not have the urgency that was once apart of their ethos.
Brendon Perry and Lisa Gerrard are the protagonists of a future music order with its roots in ancient nature and the practise of paganism.
JMBWITHCATS

JMBWITHCATS

May 2, 2019
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
I found act I to be fairly dull, maybe I have high expectations, but I found it boring.
ww23

ww23

January 12, 2019
edited 10 months ago
referencing Dionysus, CD, Album, Dig, PIASR440CDX
most boring album of DCD, maybe even worse than Spiritchaser; I don't miss Lisa's voice as much as songs sung (in English) by Brendan, because those used to be standout tracks on every album (except for, as well, Spiritchaser)
doctorg

doctorg

November 26, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP
All that effort put into a great recording, good mastering and clean pressing, to be ruined by a cheapskate choice of packaging. Mine arrived with quite bad scratches in the middle of side one due to the cheap and nasty hard cardboard inner sleeve. Why aren't pressings being packaged in soft poly-lined paper sleeves so that transit damages of this type cannot occur? Disappointing. Artists and pressing plants can do better, easily! Just in case anyone is interested, I did get a second copy which is not scratched.
mopem

mopem

November 23, 2018
referencing Dionysus, CDr, Album, Num, Promo, Wat, PIASR440CDP
For me one ob best DCD album ever! I can reccomend.
maxal

maxal

November 20, 2018
referencing Dionysus, Dlx + LP, Album, Pur + CD, Album, PIASR440LPX
This is a wonderful album to have and the limited edition book with it's superb track-linked photographs is the perfect packaging. This album cover is different to the previous 'arty' covers: quite a surpise / jolt. Brendan Perry's photograph for the cover is well chosen - it makes you think about the music, where it's come from and where it goes (the deep black eyes absorbing all light and not emitting / giving anything). And I like the fact the image is Perry's photograph, his creation and choice for music DCD have created.

Regarding the purple vinyl - yes it is translucent, but only in certain states of mind and when you play the music - I could see straight through it, almost as though the vinyl had disappeared. It's a very clean sound production. I love vinyl when it is produced this well.

The music is different in that it is 'one piece' in two acts. It is not a collection of beguilingly beautiful songs, there is a sense of progression with this piece of music. The final part of the album (Psychopomp) is a wonderful merging of Lisa's and Brendan's voices - Lisa's voice sounds so beautifully pure in this part.

I've always said DCD's music is a gift and I am so glad they are back together again - to perform whatever they want . . .

[NOT GRIPES: I would have liked a bit of text, regarding the meaning of the album / Dionysus / perhaps lyrics / personal significance. Also, I wonder where the theatre photo for The Invocation is taken? Is it a fabrication, photoshopped to create an idyl of a past gone? It's not the theatre of Dionysus in Athens as the background would include city.]
ctenophore

ctenophore

November 16, 2018
referencing Dionysus, Dlx + LP, Album, Pur + CD, Album, PIASR440LPX

...mine is opaque too, not transparent purple as specified on the sticker. Curious?!?
doomborn

doomborn

November 15, 2018
edited 12 months ago
referencing Dionysus, LP, Album, PIASR440LP
Beautiful album and a great, clean press with no surface noise. Pristine production also. Yeah, you will not a get a download code with this, but download codes with vinyl haven't been around for that long, so I'm not surprised and even 5-10 years ago that wasn't a thing. Beautiful cover artwork also. The only downside in my opinion is that the album is a bit short. I wish it was a 2LP and that they explored the concept a bit more. For fans of DCD I think this is a must, for people who are starting to get into them I would rather recommend earlier stuff. Music is absolutely beautiful and it's probably the most "world music" oriented album by DCD (not really downtempo imo). A lot of middle eastern overtones.