Dead Can Dance ‎– Spleen And Ideal

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A1 De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
Soprano Vocals – Andrew Hutton
A2 Ascension
A3 Circumradiant Dawn
A4 The Cardinal Sin
A5 Mesmerism
B1 Enigma Of The Absolute
B2 Advent
B3 Avatar
B4 Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

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Recorded and mixed at Woodbine St. Recording Studios during September-November 1985.

This record was mastered on to metal at The Townhouse.

Special thanks to Julian and Maureen for their gracious hospitality.

℗&© 1985 4·A·D
Published by Beggars Banquet Music.

Printed inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout hand-etched, variant 1): MPO CAD 512 A²
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout hand-etched, variant 1): MPO CAD 512 B²
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout hand-etched, variant 2): MPO CAD 512-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout hand-etched, variant 2): MPO CAD 512 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout hand-etched, variant 3): MPO CAD 512 A²
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout hand-etched, variant 3): CAD 512 B²

Other Versions (5 of 64) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CY-4658 Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CY-4658 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
9 45547-2 Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 9 45547-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 512 CD Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 512 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
DGC-219 Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(Cass, Album) DG Discos DGC-219 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
126 Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(Cass, Album, Unofficial) AD (2) 126 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Maldoror_6

Maldoror_6

December 20, 2020
is there anyone who knows if the first UK pressing sounds better than the 2016 vinyl version?
Bottin1995

Bottin1995

October 21, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

The best DCD album. Hands down. Perfect balance of great music and deeply important lyrics.

This album was the transition period....it has the flavor of their first album mixed with the later stuff. Don't get me wrong please, every single DCD album to me is beyond 5 stars....this one is just a little further. The last track is such an important message in our time.
arcanadigital

arcanadigital

November 3, 2017
4AD recently re issued all of D.C.D's albums themselves on vinyl and CD the the sound quality is really fantastic and all tracks have been re-mastered and all the artwork enhanced too id release a collectors edition of all the albums in a beautiful boxed set which has artwork card included too and a booklet of photos . I have the box set of the CD and it includes the the Garden of The Arcane Delights
parkrow

parkrow

May 25, 2017
Disregard the majority of my last comment: I believe the '86 release date is for the CD only (else, 4ADs web page is just bunk)!