Dead Can Dance ‎– The Serpent's Egg

4AD ‎– CAD 808
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The Host Of Seraphim
Producer – Dead Can Dance, John A. Rivers
A2 Orbis De Ignis
Producer – Dead Can Dance, John A. Rivers
A3 Severance
Producer – Dead Can Dance
A4 The Writing On My Father's Hand
Producer – Dead Can Dance
A5 In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings
Producer – Dead Can Dance
B6 Chant Of The Paladin
Producer – Dead Can Dance
B7 Song Of Sophia
Producer – Dead Can Dance, John A. Rivers
B8 Echolalia
Producer – Dead Can Dance
B9 Mother Tongue
Producer – Dead Can Dance
B10 Ullyses
Producer – Dead Can Dance, John A. Rivers

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Printed in England.

In loving memory of Susan O'Reilly.

Made in England.
℗&© 1988 4·A·D
© 1988 beggars banquet music/momentum music.

Textured cover.
Includes cardboard inner sleeve with lyrics, track listing and credits.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 014436 808012
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5014436808012
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): MPO CAD 808 A³ JA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): MPO CAD 808 A̶²̶ B²

Other Versions (5 of 75) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACD1002 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, Unofficial, Boo) 4AD FACD1002 China 2005 Sell This Version
COCY-6122 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD COCY-6122 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
21074 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album) Lyricon 21074 Spain 1995 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
CAD C 808 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) 4AD CAD C 808 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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August 19, 2016
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?


August 7, 2016

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.