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Drama 7:37
Rise Above 6:46
Aftermath 7:34
Ephemeral Passage 6:28
Barren Ground 7:30
Fathoms 6:19
Awakenings 10:40
Deceased 7:24

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DCD 9033 Delerium Spiritual Archives(CD, Album) Dossier DCD 9033 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 9033 Delerium Spiritual Archives(CD, Album, RP) Dossier DCD 9033 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CLP 0157-2 Delerium Spiritual Archives(CD, Album, RE) Hypnotic CLP 0157-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Delerium Spiritual Archives(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music none Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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May 25, 2011
referencing Spiritual Archives, CD, Album, DCD 9033
It says "DOSSIER DCD 9080" on the back... on the backside of the cd-case in the upper left


March 9, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Spiritual Archives, CD, Album, DCD 9033
The end of an era. This was the the last album to truly feature Delerium in all their sepulchral glory. Released in the late summer of 1991, it was followed shortly after by the magnificent Euphoric EP which in itself was the final gasp from the band.

Since then, trance remixes and pretentious guest vocalists have become the norm, but 'Spiritual Archives' is glorious.

Beginning with the insanely epic track Drama, Fulber and Leeb unleash the oppressive atmospheres. This is not the delerium who have since become whores for whatever product placement deal they can ink but rather, a much more introspective even malicious outfit. There isn't a lot of light to be found within the span of 'Spiritual Archives'. Don't look for any kind of effervescent sap about the magic of faeries or witches cauldrons here, unless you're willing to be drowned in one.

Soundtrack work such as this does not issue forth from this pair any longer but for those of us who remember when Delerium were baleful and utterly drenched in cinematographic glory 'Spiritual Archives' is the fitting capstone. Delerium's work was to later move into the realms of the cosmos with Spheres I and II before returning to earth to ransack enigma's approach.

1988-1991 RIP.