Diamanda Galas*You Must Be Certain Of The Devil

Label:Mute – STUMM 46
Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album
Style:Vocal, Experimental


A1Swing Low Sweet Chariot2:44
A2Double-Barrel Prayer
GuitarKurt Schmidt
A3Let's Not Chat About Despair
Sampler [Strings]Naut Humon
A4Birds Of Death
GuitarKurt Schmidt
PercussionPeter Zimmermann
B5You Must Be Certain Of The Devil4:57
B6Let My People Go3:21
B8The Lord Is My Shepherd1:32

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Produced at Studio Hansa, Berlin 1987.
Mastered at The Exchange.

"You Must Be Certain Of The Devil" is the third part of the trilogy "Masque Of The Red Death". The first part is "The Divine Punishment" (stumm 27). The second part is "Saint Of The Pit" (stumm 33).

Comes with a 4 page illustrated sheet named Mute/documentary evidence 2 with a chronology of the label & Mute Albums catalogue from stumm 1 to stumm 58, Singles catalogue from mute 1 to mute 70, bong 1 to bong 14, yaz 001 to yaz 003.
Housed in a cardboard artwork inner.

℗ 1988 Mute Records Ltd.
© 1988 Mute Records Ltd.
Made in England.

Tracks are listed sequentially on back cover and labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 310463
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025310463
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): STUMM 46 A. 45 or Else? PAG The Exchange
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): STUMM. 46 B. PAG

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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You Must Be Certain Of The Devil (LP, 45 RPM, Album, Stereo)Mute, MuteINT 146.839, STUMM 46Germany1988
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You Must Be Certain Of The Devil (CD, Album)Mute, MuteINT 846.839, CD STUMM 46Germany1988
You Must Be Certain Of The Devil (12", 45 RPM, Album)VirginVG 50368Greece1988
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You Must Be Certain Of The Devil (CD, Album)Restless Records7 71403-2US1988
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You Must Be Certain Of The Devil (12", 45 RPM, Album)Restless Records, Mute7 71403-1, STUMM 46US1988


  • lazyprophet's avatar
    This album is so beautiful and astonishing, and so actual and contemporary even 35 years after it’s release, that it still gives me the creeps anytime I listen to it (and I was listening to it for around 20 years right know!). It is also the only Diamanda’s Galas that makes even want to dance with “You must be certain of the devil” and “double-barrier prayer”. In addiction , it is also the most “affordable”, from a musical point of view, of her albums(together with the Sporting life), so it’s the first that I suggest to profanes,who never listened to her before, to be listened to in order the enter Diamanda’s world(it is much more difficult to introduce a profane to start with “the Litanies of Satan”). Five star is even not enough! If it would be a sixth premium star, I were going to put it to her and this Masterpiece!
    • janhead's avatar
      Scary record, really dark, a great piece of art. Gives you chills down your spine, she seems to sing and scream her inside out, putting everything into the songs. I once saw her perform live - and I was scared.
      • Acidtabloid's avatar
        Galas last piece of the three part "Masque Of The Red Death" trilogy! This is a whole dimension onto itself! To call this dark would be doing it a silly disservice - it's just a recording of truth. If you've been following Diamanda's trilogy so far you'll be surprised to find that this LP is more song-oriented without releasing the unsettling bareness of her voice and words. This album also contains a song that had a video banned from Much Music and MTV! Now that's cool.



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