Dead Can Dance, Toward The Within
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Toward the Within
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is the only official live album of the eclectic music group, Dead Can Dance
Recorded in one take in November of 1993, the performance was later released as an album and video. The latter includes short interviews with the heads of the group, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, interspersed with the songs.
Video track list:Opening credits & Rakim
Song of the Sibyl
, a Gregorian chant and liturgical drama
, performed as a duet by Gerrard and Perry.
Brendan Perry interview, then I Can See Now and American Dreaming
, with vocals by Perry.
Perry and Gerrard interview, then Gerrard gives an impressive demonstration of glossolaia
, or speaking in tongues, with Cantara
, an Arabic word meaning 'bridge'.
Then Gerrard switches to regular vocals to do a beautiful version of the Irish ballad
, The Wind That Shakes The Barley
I Am Stretched On Your Grave
, sung by Perry, is a 17th century Irish poem
, an operetta inspired by Moroccan rebels fighting against French colonials
Gerrard interview, then the songs Tristan & Sanvean
, the latter co-written by Gerrard and composer Andrew Claxton
, about Gerrard missing her family in Australia.
Perry sings Don't Fade Away as the credits roll
The group disbanded in 1998, due to personal conflicts. Gerrard
continued in solo careers and then reunited for a successful world tour in 2005. A new album and world tour are planned for 2012, in the meantime a four song EP, Live Happenings-Part II, is available for free download