Dead Can Dance ‎– The Serpent's Egg

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The Host Of Seraphim 6:17
Orbis De Ignis 1:35
Severance 3:22
The Writing On My Father's Hand 3:50
In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings 4:11
Chant Of The Paladin 3:48
Song Of Sophia 1:24
Echolalia 1:17
Mother Tongue 5:16
Ullyses 5:09

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CAD 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 808 UK 1988 Sell This Version
28CY-3005 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD 28CY-3005 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
836 927-2 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) Vertigo 836 927-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RTD CD 92 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD, Rough Trade RTD CD 92 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD CAD 808 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
30659 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD 30659 France 1988 Sell This Version
880332, 07777 880332 4 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD, Virgin 880332, 07777 880332 4 France 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD CAD 808 CD Israel 1988 Sell This Version
RTD CD 92 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) 4AD, Rough Trade RTD CD 92 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50396 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) 4AD TC-VG 50396 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
836 927-4 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) Vertigo 836 927-4 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
50629 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) 4AD 50629 France 1988 Sell This Version
CAD C 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) 4AD CAD C 808 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VG 50396 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD VG 50396 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
Conte 124 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) Contempo Records Conte 124 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 808, RTD 92 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD, Megadisc, Rough Trade Records GmbH CAD 808, RTD 92 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 92, CAD 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Megadisc RTD 92, CAD 808 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
70659 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD 70659 France 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 808 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 808 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RTD 92, CAD 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album, Promo) 4AD, Megadisc, Rough Trade Records GmbH RTD 92, CAD 808 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album, TP) 4AD CAD 808 UK 1988 Sell This Version
COCY-6122 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD COCY-6122 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CONTE 124CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) Contempo Records, 4AD CONTE 124CD Italy 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0760 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0760 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
9 45576-2 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 9 45576-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
SONC 71 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) Sonic Records (2) SONC 71 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
9 45576-4 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) 4AD 9 45576-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
21074 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD) Lyricon 21074 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
315697 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records 315697 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, Unofficial) 4AD (2) none Russia 2000 Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) indie ВИД, 4AD CAD 808 CD Russia 2005 Sell This Version
FACD1002 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Unofficial, Boo) 4AD FACD1002 China 2005 Sell This Version
CAD 2709 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD CAD 2709 CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2709 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD CAD 2709 CD UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SAD 2709 CD, WPCB-10074 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM, Aud) 4AD, 4AD SAD 2709 CD, WPCB-10074 UK, Europe & US 2008 Sell This Version
SAD 2709, WPCB-10074 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM, Aud) 4AD, Warner Music Japan Inc. SAD 2709, WPCB-10074 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
VIN180LP016 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Vinyl 180, 4AD VIN180LP016 UK 2009 Sell This Version
VIN180LP016 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album, Rei) Vinyl 180 VIN180LP016 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CAD2709CDJP Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD CAD2709CDJP Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CAD 3638 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 3638 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
CAD 3638 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 3638 UK & US 2017 Sell This Version
CDIX 45576-2 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) Warner Music México, S.A. de C.V., 4AD CDIX 45576-2 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
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CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 808 CD Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 808 CD Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 808 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
0777 7 880332 4 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD, Virgin 0777 7 880332 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RTD CD 92 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD, Rough Trade RTD CD 92 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD, 170.0808.20 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD, PIAS Benelux CAD 808 CD, 170.0808.20 Benelux Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RP) 4AD CAD 808 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
SON 71 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RP) Sonic Records (2) SON 71 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SON 71 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RP) Sonic Records (2) SON 71 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 808 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, Unofficial) 4AD (2) CAD 808 CD Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
9 45576-2, ST 500-101 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, Unofficial) Diamond Sound, Diamond Sound 9 45576-2, ST 500-101 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
4864 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music (2) 4864 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Dead Can Dance) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
XCD 039 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Unofficial) Takt Music XCD 039 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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movceo

movceo

July 9, 2017
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, RE, CAD 3638
Another release destroyed by a horrible cardboard inner sleeve. My copy has so many scratches, I'm returning it for a refund. The copy I have was pressed by MPO - I wouldn't bother with the GZ copies either as their vinyl is even more prone to scratching with these crappy sleeves. If all record companies used poly lined sleeves, we would rarely ever have a problem.
solarmusic

solarmusic

April 30, 2017
edited 5 months ago
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, RE, CAD 3638
I see reviews about QC. There is two different reissues of this lp with same cat number. One done in 2016 by GZ and other by MPO. I have the GZ and is flat and perfect centered. just a bit of background noise i think due to the vinyl formula used.
Lolto

Lolto

April 29, 2017
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, RE, CAD 3638

I received this reissue yesterday brand new and it sounds great. No cosmetic issues either.
Bendel

Bendel

April 26, 2017
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, RE, CAD 3638
I bought the 2016/2017 reissue albums "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun" and "The Serpent's Egg" and they have the same problem.
The pressing of the disc was not done correctly : the tracks are not centered so that the arm of my turntable is going back and forth on two millimeters.
Notice that this problem is more blatant on one side than the other.
It's a shame !
Does all records from this reissue serie are concerned ? Or is it a question of luck to find one well pressed ?
Lucidiot

Lucidiot

March 18, 2017
edited 7 months ago
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, RE, CAD 3638

Do not listen to the vocal minority complaining about the low quality of the 2016/2017 reissues of the Dead Can Dance albums. I have a few of them and they sound and look excellent. Faithful to original pressings (I have a couple to compare) very clean sound on the LP's themselves. If you want to own the DcD albums on vinyl, do not think twice about buying these reissues. They are very good.
hitoshura

hitoshura

March 13, 2017
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, RE, CAD 3638
Quality control issues with these reissues still haven't been resolved -- my copy (US) arrived with a nice gouge across Severance with a chunk of cardboard embedded in it. I've had similar issues with the recent self-titled, spleen and ideal, & dying sun issues that all required replacements. Better off going with an original if you can budget it, these albums deserve so much better than the hack job 2016-2017 pressings.
hafler3o

hafler3o

October 17, 2016
referencing The Serpent's Egg, CD, Album, RE, RM, CAD 2709 CD

Dead Can Dance are certainly one of 'those' bands whose output is pretty much unique and therefore all the more precious. However this makes criticising albums a little difficult! Following on from 'Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun' their fourth album starts in the same mood as the last one managed to sustain throughout. The previous album has a vastness, a leaden, burdensome opacity fully in keeping with that cover; this album however soon clears the deck for a lighter pallate of varied tempo quasi-traditional songs (both sung and instrumental). Sound-wise the echo and reverb on vocals can 'cheapen' the recording (I'm not so disturbed by synthetic strings or percussion). I would have preferred the vocals to have been less reverb-soaked as Gerrard's vocals in particular are a natural wonder. Somewhat of a 'limbo' after the 3rd lp's 'demise'.
Epco

Epco

August 19, 2016
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, CAD 808
I need some help with finding my version of this record. The cover is this Dead-Can-Dance-The-Serpents-Egg/release/78866 version from Rough Trade/Megadisc. But the record is different I think that it`s this one The-Serpents-Egg/release/139318 the first UK release. Of course the covers can be changed in time by someone but the matrix from my record shows besides CAD 808-A and CAD 808-B also etched HC3871693. What does that mean?
Tonepusher

Tonepusher

August 7, 2016
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, CAD 808

What an album. This was the album that really turned me onto DCD. With songs like The Host of Seraphim, Mother Tongue and Severance, this album can be a cathartic experience. This is a must have for the collector and fan alike. The production of the album is through the roof and the vinyl is very quiet and mastered perfectly. Every instrument and voice is perfectly fit into the tapestry of this album. This is an album that shows the art of creating an album as an end in and of itself as much as showcasing the songs it contains.
angelian

angelian

August 8, 2011
referencing The Serpent's Egg, LP, Album, 70659

I Think the number catalogue is 70659 not 70629