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Tracklist

The Host Of Seraphim6:17
Orbis De Ignis1:35
Severance3:22
The Writing On My Father's Hand3:50
In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings4:11
Chant Of The Paladin3:48
Song Of Sophia1:24
Echolalia1:17
Mother Tongue5:16
Ullyses5:09

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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-10-21, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    Rough Trade – RTD 92, Megadisc – CAD 808Germany1988Germany1988
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    4AD – RTD CD 92, Rough Trade – RTD CD 92Germany1988Germany1988
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    4AD – CAD C 808UK1988UK1988
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    Contempo Records – CONTE 124Italy1988Italy1988
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808Canada1988Canada1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-10-24, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – VG 50396Greece1988Greece1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – 30659France1988France1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-12-21, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – 28CY-3005Japan1988Japan1988
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    4AD – 70659France1988France1988
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    4AD – CAD 808, Megadisc – CAD 808, Rough Trade Records GmbH – RTD 92Europe1988Europe1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – 50659France1988France1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – RTD CD 92, Rough Trade – RTD CD 92Germany1988Germany1988
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    4AD – CAD 808UK1988UK1988
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    The Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808 CDIsrael1988Israel1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-10-24, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – TC-VG 50396Greece1988Greece1988
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    Vertigo – 836 927-4Canada1988Canada1988
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    4AD – CAD 808, Megadisc – CAD 808, Rough Trade Records GmbH – RTD 92Europe1988Europe1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808, Megadisc – CAD 808, Rough Trade Records GmbH – RTD 92Europe1988Europe1988
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-10-24, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD C 808UK1988UK1988
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808 MC, Rock Records – CAD 808 MCThailand1988Thailand1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-10-24, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – VG 50396Greece1988Greece1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, VinylThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808, Vertigo – CAD 808Canada1988Canada1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808-4, 4AD – CAD C 808Israel1988Israel1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – RTD CD 92, Rough Trade – RTD CD 92Germany1988Germany1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988-12-21, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – 28CY-3005Japan1988Japan1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1988, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CAD 808 CDTaiwan1988Taiwan1988
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1990-04-21, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – COCY-6122Japan1990Japan1990
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1992, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0760Poland1992Poland1992
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1992, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    Contempo Records – CONTE 124CD, 4AD – CONTE 124CDItaly1992Italy1992
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0760Poland1992Poland1992
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1994-02-11, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – 9 45576-2US1994US1994
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1994-02-15, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – 9 45576-4US1994US1994
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1994, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    Sonic Records (2) – SONC 71Poland1994Poland1994
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1995, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    Lyricon – 21074Spain1995Spain1995
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1995, CassetteThe Serpent's Egg
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    Always Records – ALR 114Russia1995Russia1995
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1995, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD – CDIX 45576-2Mexico1995Mexico1995
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    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1997, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    4AD (2) – CAD 808 CDEurope1997Europe1997
    Cover of The Serpent's Egg, 1997, CDThe Serpent's Egg
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    CD Media Records – 315697Russia1997Russia1997
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    • happyblues's avatar
      happyblues
      Can anyone give an honest input on the sound quality? Thanks
      • Csquare4's avatar
        Csquare4
        This is a very nice pressing. Very clean and quiet, dynamic and with a full soundstage. Lisa sometimes sounds to be coming from above. The mastering is very good. My older VIN180 version sounded good but way too much surface noise, even after multiple wet cleans and the US. It just never cleaned up. Listening to it the other day, I finally decided to drop the $23 bucks on the big A for the 2016 release to try my luck with GZ since they are kind of hit or miss. This one was done very well, excepting the cardboard inner...wetcleaned out of the wrapper to get the paper crud off of it. Beautiful pressing really.
        • TinyVinylShop's avatar
          TinyVinylShop
          Wow, this record just sounds absolutely amazing. I'm using a Technics Quartz turntable, an inexpensive Harman Kardon amp and Bang & Olufsen vintage speakers. The sound is almost otherworldly.
          • saintjohnskeep's avatar
            Beautiful rich sound off of my copy. Nothing but praise for these re-issues.
            • old-school-0's avatar
              old-school-0
              Got one of these...The sound production isn't bad, there is slight distortion in the vocals on spots of Ulysses, probably from trying to pump it up and tapping the threshold. If you have bad distortion on 1st or 2nd half of a side that is usually a sign of Anti-Skate pushing/pulling on the inner/outer groove, check it. My copy had something (glue?) toward the end of Ulysses, resulting in a click for about 4 rotations (after a thorough cleaning, probably going to have to dig out the grooves). Some background noise, not good but not horrible.
              • jloper's avatar
                jloper
                outstanding mastering and soundstage!!!!!!!!! love this group alot of audiophile pressings like mofi and quality records dont even sound this good!!!!!!!!!!
                • SignourneyWeaver's avatar
                  Serpent's Egg was my introduction to the wonderful Dead Can Dance. Hard to believe, even now, that it was recorded in a high rise block on the Isle of Dogs in London. How such beautiful music could be created in such less than salubrious soundings is still incredible. Whilst LIsa Gerrard seems to get most of the praise for DCD's work, it's Brendan Perry's voice that I find so enthralling. It's a short album at just over 35 minutes long but there's not one duff track on it. Poetry in sound.
                  • Technocentral's avatar
                    Technocentral
                    Proper audiophile quality, so dynamic, one of my best sounding albums.

                    Setup: Modded Technics Sl 1210 mk 2 with silicone tonearm damper, vm540ml cartridge, Parks Audio Puffin preamp, Golden Gate interconnects, Denon Pma-800ne amp, Dali Oberon 5 speakers.
                    • tony879's avatar
                      tony879
                      Jaw dropping record
                      Nothing around like it at the time
                      Back in time
                      When all the leaves are fallen
                      • HoRions's avatar
                        HoRions
                        A must have first pressing UK record ! You will have an exceptional sound experience *****

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