Discographie » Dead Can Dance » 1985
 
1. Heavenly Bodies Demos
 
1. Untitled [Instrumental 1]
2. Heaven (Heavenly Bodies)
3. Untitled [Instrumental 2]
4. Untitled [Instrumental 3]
5. Untitled [Instrumental 4]
6. Untitled [Instrumental 5]
7. Untitled [Instrumental 6]
8. Untitled [Instrumental 7]

 
Demos
??/??/1985 (195)
 
Crédits
Demos réalisées pendant l'enregistrement de Spleen et ideal.
Lisa et Gerrard ont assisté les Heavenly Bodies dans la réalisation de cette demo de 20 minutes comprenant 8 titres, dont le célebre titre chanté par Lisa : Heaven.
 
Versions
Demo Cassette - Demos
 

 

 

 
2. Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal
 
1. De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
2. Ascension
3. Circumradiant Dawn
4. The Cardinal Sin
5. Mesmerism
6. Enigma Of The Absolute
7. Advent
8. Avatar
9. Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

 
CAD 512
25/11/1985 (5)
 
Crédits
Cello: Gus Ferguson, Martin McGarrick; Timpani: James Pinker, Tony Ayres; Trombone: Richard Avison; Soprano on 'De Profundis': Andrew Hutton; Violin: Carolyn Costin.
All other instruments and voices performed by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard
Produced by Dead Can Dance and John A. Rivers; Engineering by John A. Rivers and Jonathan Dee
Recorded and mixed at Woodbine St. Recording Studios during September/November 1985
Sleeve Photograph: Colin Grey; Art Direction: Brendan Perry
This record was mastered on to metal at The Townhouse
Special Thanks to Julian and Maureen for their gracious hospitality
 
LYRICS
 
4. The Cardinal Sin
Sail to the stars on your shining desires
Reasons there are none
Try the whisky made of grain
When all is said and done
It all amounts to just the same
There in your starry eyes lie hopes that have
been betrayed
The cause of your desire
Can also lead to your demise
When all is said and done
It will be you who pays the price
As countless fools are often loathe to testify
Its an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise
Sail to the stars on your shining desires
Lucretia waits in vain
For the child of her dreams
Within her aching womb
There burns a funeral pyre
There in your starry eyes lie hopes that have
been betrayed
The prize that you claim
Can never be yours to take
Like castles in Spain
Hope is all that will remain
Abstain from the fools paradise
It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our desires
Fools are often loathe to testify
It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise
Contemplate the world
And its traitors to the soul
The forces of derision
And its legions manifold
Usurpers of the crown
All pretenders to the throne
Your world has lived in chains
All in one, one in all (x9)
Fools are often loathe to testify
It's an illusion of life
The whole cause of our demise
It's an illusion of life (x4)
 
5. Mesmerism
Brave your heart
Renounce your fears
Locked away inside
All these years
Remain in light
Renounce your fears
For you have been
Mesmerized
Break this spell of silence

 
6. Enigma Of The Absolute
Saloman hung down her head
Laid bare her heart for the world to see
She craved for intimacy
Through the darkened doors
Her aspect veiled with indecision
Gazed out to sea
She craved lucidity
Cast adrift from past relationships in her life
Hoisted up the ideal
This was her saving grace
Sea's of rage
That once assailed her concern for the truth
Had past her by
And left her high and dry
In her saviors arms
In her saviors arms
In her saviors arms
Across the sea lies the fountain of renewal
Where you will see
The whole cause of your loneliness
Can be measured in dreams
That transcend all these lies
and I wish and I pray
That there may come a day for a saviors arms
for a saviors arms
for a saviors arms
for a saviors arms
 
7. Advent
In the hour of darkness
when our worlds collide
assailed by madness
that has plagued our lives,

On the point of departure
on the eve of despair
the recourse to reason
seems to make no sense at all!

Refrain:

The light of hope
shines in your eyes.
Dementia has gone
purged from inside.

Throughout our wand'rings
in a land of lies
we fell from God's grace
into a sea of storms.

In the self-relevation
celebration of love
these bold four virtues
we seem to've left behind.

Refrain
Refrain

Lay bare your heart
induce the will of love
to restore what little faith
that you may have lost.

As morning brings re-birth
a new day will dawn
to ease our troubled minds.

Turn away on your side
and dream of days to come...

 
9. Indoctrination (A Design Of Living)

 
In times of great vexation
When one must choose between what's right and wrong
Freedom, so they say,
Amounts to the choices you have made
Through all the arbitrary rationale concerning liberty
Freedom, I must say,
Exists within unconditioned minds

Reason has come of age

How can you be satisfied with things the way they are
When all that surrounds us now and so much more
Remains inside the keeper's dark embrace?
The insatiable thirst for power has made
Idols out of mortals, gods into clay
Soldiers into heros, children into slaves
All damned
Desires
Their hopes betrayed

Who will suffer the laws
That State can decide your child's education
Unless you pay the price?

Refrain (x2)
Who will suffer their laws?
Who will suffer their minds?
Who will suffer their words?
Who will suffer their designs?

 
Versions
4AD Official Edition CD - CAD 512
 

 

 
Russian Bootleg CD - H6
 

 

 
4AD Official Edition K7 - CADC 512
 

 

 
4AD Official Edition LP - CAD 512
 

 

 

 
3. Heavenly Bodies White Ash And Coal Dust
 

 
Demos
??/??/1985 (194)
 
Crédits
Demos réalisées pendant l'enregistrement de Spleen et ideal.
Lisa et Gerrard ont assisté les Heavenly Bodies dans la réalisation de cette demo comprenant 8 titres :
1. Feathers of ash
2. Quarktt and two flutes
3. Minos man
4. Water of doubt
5. A ringed solis
6. Tryptic : The embrace - The passion - A reflection
7. Arbor Moudis
8. Uncouciolis Sea

 
Versions
Demo Cassette - Demos