Dead Can Dance - In Concert (2013) [Official Digital Download]

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Dead Can Dance - In Concert (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Dead Can Dance - In Concert (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 97:15 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"In Concert" is the second live album by Australian band Dead Can Dance, following 1994's "Toward the Within". It was recorded during the Anastasis world tour. Various versions of the album contained different track listings. The digital download featured the same 16 songs as the limited triple-vinyl box set and the double CD deluxe edition, which are live performances of all Anastasis compositions plus the traditional Arabian song "Lamma Bada", a cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" and some earlier Dead Can Dance material.

It's natural to suspect that In Concert is simply the hastily constructed live album cash-in that comes after the long-awaited reunion (2012's Anastasis was the group's first studio album in 16 years), but it's actually a sweet souvenir of the world fusion duo's return to the stage, tastefully presented and impeccably recorded. Rarely do live albums sound so luxurious and warm, but besides being a fine demo disc for high-end speakers, this chamber concert on wax offers some more comfortable, more alive versions of Anastasis' studio material, along with a quick stroll through the group's early work. "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" always sounded vintage but here it sounds downright wise with Brendan Perry's full-bodied voice properly aged and not weathered in the least. Speaking of voices, Lisa Gerrard is absolutely majestic on the aptly titled closer, "Return of the She-King," and anyone who puts "Sanvean" in a list of top ten heart-movers ever deserves to hear the fine version she delivers here. That fan favorite made its debut on the band's first live album, Toward the Within (1994), but this second live effort differs from that one in that very little new material is premiered. There are only two "new" tracks and they are cover songs, the first being the centuries-old Arabic song "Lamma Bada" and the second being the Tim Buckley (via This Mortal Coil) tune "Song to the Siren," both performed by Perry and the latter to perfection. The only thing left of concern is the editing out of the in-between song chatter (Perry's usual, informative intro to "Lamma Bada" is gone), but otherwise this is a well-executed capture of a great performance, pure and simple.

Tracklist:

01 - Children Of The Sun
02 - Anabasis
03 - Rakim
04 - Kiko
05 - Lamma Badda
06 - Agape
07 - Amnesia
08 - Sanvean
09 - Nierika
10 - Opium
11 - The Host Of Seraphim
12 - All In Good Time
13 - Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
14 - Dreams Made Flesh
15 - Song To The Siren
16 - Return Of The She-King

Analyzed: Dead Can Dance / In Concert
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR7 -0.01 dB -9.02 dB 7:33 01-Children Of The Sun
DR9 -0.01 dB -12.76 dB 6:43 02-Anabasis
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.22 dB 6:15 03-Rakim
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.46 dB 8:02 04-Kiko
DR9 -0.01 dB -10.20 dB 4:19 05-Lamma Badda
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.00 dB 6:18 06-Agape
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.12 dB 6:16 07-Amnesia
DR11 -0.02 dB -15.09 dB 5:25 08-Sanvean
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.78 dB 4:35 09-Nierika
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.02 dB 5:36 10-Opium
DR8 -0.02 dB -10.93 dB 6:13 11-The Host Of Seraphim
DR8 -0.01 dB -10.61 dB 7:20 12-All In Good Time
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.73 dB 5:49 13-Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
DR7 -0.01 dB -10.12 dB 4:24 14-Dreams Made Flesh
DR8 -0.01 dB -10.81 dB 4:42 15-Song To The Siren
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.62 dB 7:45 16-Return Of The She-King
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1607 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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