Dead Can Dance ‎– The Serpent's Egg

4AD ‎– CAD 808
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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 61) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VG 50396 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(LP, Album) 4AD VG 50396 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
315697 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records 315697 Russia 1997 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 CD Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 808 CD Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SONC 71 Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg(Cass, Album) Sonic Records (2) SONC 71 Poland 1994 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.