Tracklist

Children Of The Sun 7:34
Anabasis 6:50
Agape 6:53
Amnesia 6:36
Kiko 8:03
Opium 5:42
Return Of The She-king 7:47
All In Good Time 6:34

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311DLP, 945.U311.012 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(2xLP, Album) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311DLP, 945.U311.012 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311DLP, 945.U311.012 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(2xLP, Album, Cle) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311DLP, 945.U311.012 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
PIASA55LP Dead Can Dance Anastasis(2xLP, Album, Cle) PIAS America PIASA55LP USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311DLP Dead Can Dance Anastasis(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311DLP UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance Anastasis(8xFile, AAC, Album, 256) [PIAS] Recordings none 2012
PIASA55 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) PIAS America PIASA55 US 2012
PIASA55CD Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album) PIAS America PIASA55CD US 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311 CDX, 954.U311.022 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album + M/Stick, Album, WAV, USB + Box, Ltd) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311 CDX, 954.U311.022 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022, 4650062360688 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022, 4650062360688 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
LOVECD205 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, Dig) Love Da Records LOVECD205 Asia 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311 CDJ, HSE-30293 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited PIASR311 CDJ, HSE-30293 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
MR 5508-2 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, Dig) Moon Records (2) MR 5508-2 Ukraine 2012 Sell This Version
PIASL066CD Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, Liberator Music PIASL066CD Australia 2012 Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CDr, Album, Num, Promo) PIAS America none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CDr, Album, Num, Promo) [PIAS] Recordings none UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
PIASR311CD, 945.U311.024 Dead Can Dance Anastasis - In Concert(CD, Album + CD, Album + Dlx, Sli) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311CD, 945.U311.024 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022 Dead Can Dance Anastasis(CD, Album, RP, Dig) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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A-day

A-day

January 29, 2016
referencing Anastasis, 2xLP, Album, Cle, PIASR311DLP, 945.U311.012
Very very disapointed by this album. DCD imo felt into facility... it's a kind of concentrate of the worst Perry and Gerrard did in their solo carreer. The first time i listened to this album i was able to guess what will be played part after part. I'm not an adept of "it was better before" but here i'm afraid it's true.
doctorg

doctorg

May 24, 2015
referencing Anastasis, CD, Album, Dig, PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022
I've always really loved Dead Can Dance and have first pressings of all their albums on vinyl, so it is a pity that I have to report that the vinyl edition of this is very disappointing with very dull, muffled sound and cut so loud that it causes cartridge clipping easily. Sadly the mastering engineer Aidan Foley has not done a good job. Disappointing. Even worse, similarly poor mastering and pressing quality is also apparent in the recent Vinyl 180 issues of the first Lisa Gerrard solo album and Brendan Perry's "Ark". What is particularly irksome about this is not just the low quality to the customer, but that the early Dead Can Dance releases were well regarded for their sound quality, despite (or because of?) being recorded in supposedly low resolution early digital. Sadly I can't recommend this. ~*~
adolf

adolf

April 11, 2015
referencing Anastasis, 2xLP, Album, Cle, PIASA55LP
muffled sound on this pressing, also: 1st listen after unsealing the lp and crack/pops evident.
Gasta_Berserkr

Gasta_Berserkr

February 20, 2014
referencing Anastasis - In Concert, CD, Album + CD, Album + Dlx, Sli, PIASR311CD, 945.U311.024

"Anastasis" is an amazing album, 5-star for me; the (regular) tracklist for "In Concert", though, is far from being perfect: I understand it was to promote "Anastasis", but I would have included at least "The Host of Seraphim", "Dreams Made Flesh" and "Cantara", songs which live are even more terrific, mesmerizing and touching than ever.
ohweh

ohweh

July 15, 2013
referencing Anastasis, CD, Album, Dig, PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022
First to say I totally agree with the review/comment of discogs member "marks" and his opinion Dead Can Dance ended up with Aion! With releasing a new album after 16 years Dead Can Dance succeeds in really disappointing me. It sounds to me like clone music from clones of Dead Can Dance. They're seeming to finally and definitively having arrived in irrelevant mainstream of that sort of music, being heard now mainly by middleclass intellectuals buying their ticket for a Dead Can Dance concert in the nearest opera house within seconds. Nothing new, nothing surprising in their cosmos...only kind of ethno-/folk-pop that's been made by myriads of other artists as well, somehow like background music for the 1001th documentation about the orient or for an advertisement spot in which a Mercedes or BMW is fading in a cloud of desert dust while some blue-eyed bedouines looking flabbergasted. Do we really need to hear a former mighty and influential group singing such hippie-esque and corny phrases like "We Are The Children Of The Sun" in 2012??? In my opinion: No! A pity!!!
philoformixx

philoformixx

March 25, 2013
referencing Anastasis, CD, Album, Dig, PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022
All in all a Fantastic album...
Maybe it has the sense of two separate works brought together (only exception the "Return of the She-King")… but who cares… The result is excellent.
Except from "Anabasis", the presence of the old ('80s-'90s) "renaissance hymns", is missing. Can't find something wrong with that as well. Even more, when considering that there's no any sign of "renaissance" on this earth anymore. We are actually moving inside a modern middle age period, where true freedom, democracy, ethics, are dying together with the land where they were born. It seems that DCD (especially Mr. Perry) understand this very well...
Our journey has began with many hellenic (greek) titles ("Anastasis" - "resurrection", "revival" / "Anabasis" - "ascent" / "Agape" - "love" / "Amnesia"), melodies ("Agape") and rhythms (9/8 on zeimbe.."Kiko")… and all roads look the same… They lead nowhere. Even if we are the children of the Sun, the sunflowers in our hair are withered like those on the front cover, amnesia is our opium, and all the other children (as Mr. Perry says on that "The End"-like bridge) they rule.
But, same way we were hoping for the revival of DCD, we are hoping for the Final Anastasis...

Highlights: "Amnesia", "Anabasis", "Opium", "Kiko", "Children of the Sun".
napfelkelte

napfelkelte

October 16, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Anastasis, CD, Album, Dig, PIASR311CDX, 945.U311.022
Dead Can Dance ever was for me the highest ranking - I wouldn't say my favorite because I never say this, there are many bands, performers and music I equally like (I guess this is the same for many of you) so they are not the best but definitely the band can really touch the depth of music and playing from the living source of it as no any other musician who I know can, even the biggest ones. Their music gets you in touch with the essence of life - just as a real art shall. What I always admired that they are maybe the only ones who are not constrained by their instruments, their music is not constrained by the sonic characters of the instruments but the opposite: they completely rule them and 100% can use them as tools to interpret what they want to tell and play. An evidence of this is for me that they simply can't be classified to any genre (a lot is used for them but none matches) but they rather has changed the sounding style over their albums (me personally keep track of four over their 8 studio albums - taking Garden Of The Arcane Delights as a separate studio album, too -, 2 albums for each "genre") because they are beyond genre and sound style and can use all of them to express themselves. This is also indicated by the fact that would have they continued by a 9th album around '98 it would have had a 5th style of sounding - continuing the series of changing the outer style after every second album - just listen to "Lotus eaters" originally created for their next album that time. And I equally love that sound to all the previous ones!

Coming to this album: it's the opposite in more sense to all of their previous ones (even if there are weaker among them what I described fits to all the previous), first of all I can't see any original idea to tell behind but the opposite: they took some pattern typical of them and put them together so they made a form reminding to Dead Can Dance music but they don't have any content, just on the reverse way they ever did in the past: that time they had the content first and materialized it then (with the perfect use of tools as I said). The opposite way of doing in the past is also shown by the fact that there were not a regular periodicity of new album releases and it was even not forced frequent: even 2-3 years took in more cases, they waited until the content had gathered.
My impression now about this album is that it's a simply project based work where it was the part of the complete performance to issue a new album together with the tour.
Why I'm still happy about that it happened is that they are together again because my opinion about their solo works is that it doesn't compare at all to their joint work, only patterns without origin and simply boring, the living essence is not there. There are things in the world where separated parts simply don't work (at all, not only at lower level) and Dead Can Dance is definitely like this. I know that after such a long being decoupled they need time to really come together so I hope that they really reunited and after forming a real couple again they can come with new works at the same level of depth as they did in the past.
About the vinyl version: it reflects the same I told about the music, a project work, just to have it (to complete the selection and because it's a trend nowadays) very pure quality, clicks at some parts and the sound is simply dull (at least the European version I have). The material used itself shows that it's rather a merchandise than serious format, clear vinyl may look attractive or nice but from sound point of view the black material fits the best. Even the mp3 version you can download free sounds better from certain aspects which says everything because by it's sounding potential there are classes of advantage in favor of vinyl.
marcinkoczot

marcinkoczot

October 3, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Anastasis, CD, Album + M/Stick, Album, WAV, USB + Box, Ltd, PIASR311 CDX, 954.U311.022

I was surprised and disappointed when I first saw the letter "B" instead of an autograph. It seems snobby of Brendan Perry to do that.
"Anastasis" is a great album, nonetheless. The "Samsara" soundtrack, which was also released in August, is another excellent work by Lisa Gerrard this year.
ep2dm54

ep2dm54

September 23, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Anastasis, CD, Album + M/Stick, Album, WAV, USB + Box, Ltd, PIASR311 CDX, 954.U311.022

Anastasis is a great work and has some superb Brendan Perry vocal and lyrics. For the record the boxset i bought could not be described as autographed though. Brendan Perry wrote the letter "B" on it. Lisa Gerrard did autograph nicely! This band talks about how tragic mediocrity is....the autographs im looking at are worse than mediocre...fact! Musically though DCD show maturity doesnt dull the creative mind!