Tags
Language
Tags

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

Posted By: v3122
Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
9CD | 4AD, DCDBOX 2 | ~ 2696 or 1092 Mb | Scans
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

Limited edition of 1500 copies. Housed in a white cardboard box, containing another black velvet box and all albums and the EP, re-mastered on hybrid stereo SACD in vinyl replica sleeves. SACD mastered at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

~ discogs

Dead Can Dance broke up in 1998, at a time when Lisa Gerrard was becoming increasingly involved in film scores, and it seemed likely that their unique sound would stay in permanent retirement. Indeed, 4ad produced at that time a comprehensive box set (1981-1998) which - over the course of three CDs and a DVD - provided a satisfying overview of the band's work.

That set had long been unobtainable when the duo of Gerrard and Brendan Perry re-formed to tour in 2005, so 4ad seized the opportunity to begin an ambitious programme of audiophile remasters. The project was put in the hands of MFSL (Music Fidelity Sound Lab), one of the leading audiophile houses, so this project has genuine credibility. While many remasters are actually of lower fidelity than the original CD version (essentially the hiss is removed and the sound compressed) these discs represent the best quality sound that could be coaxed from the original masters. Rather than add rarities (as they did with 1981-1998) 4ad has confined itself to the original albums without bonus tracks. In a blind A/B comparison between the CD layers of the new set and the old, differences between the new masters were immediately obvious, but subtle. The remaster is only slightly louder, but is definitely "sharper", with instruments less likely to bleed together in a morass of reverb. That said, the difference is not earth-shattering; the previous masters were pretty good to start with.

2008 sees the release (on Hybrid SACD and conventional CD) of the complete MSFL remasters of the complete Dead Can Dance catalogue of eight albums and one EP. This box set (a limited edition of 1500) gathers together those individual releases on SACD and pride of ownership is high. To be specific, each disc comes in: a protective, fine plastic sleeve inside a printed paper inner sleeve; inside a stiff card replica of the original LP sleeve; inside a (somewhat) re-sealable transparent plastic wrapping; housed in a black velvet box embossed with the DCD logo; housed in a printed white card outer box. If you're primarily buying this as an "investment" then you're going to have to keep all this stuff; if not, I guess that the white outer box and re-sealable plastic sleeves will be unnecessary, but it's nice to see that they've gone the extra mile when putting this together. There are also one or two thin CD booklets tucked into the replica sleeve for each SACD: they contain lyrics, credits and a reproduction of the label that appeared in the centre of the original vinyl record. Where an album was released on double vinyl, both inner sleeves are reproduced even though only one of them holds a disc.

Of course, this is all completely impractical if all you want to do is get the SACDs out of their case and put them in a player, but it looks and feels great. If all you are going to do is rip the discs to your mp3 collection and put them on a shelf, then you won't worry; but if you're going to do that, why bother with the SACD format at all?

Dead Can Dance (to all intents and purposes the duo of Gerrard with Brendan Perry) always seemed to be pulled in two directions, not least because they shared the role of vocalist. Gerrard, with her interest in world music singing styles, is a darker reinvention of the Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser: otherworldly & arcane. Perry, with a more musicological approach to world instruments, is a more conventional songwriter, and the songs on which he is the vocalist take a more obviously folk direction. When the two combine, as they do on the wonderful "Rakim" from Towards The Within, there is a strong synergy, but more often than not one wonders what held them together as a unit for so long.

Remarkably, though, the twin vision of Perry and Gerrard does evolve throughout their career. Initially dominated by the 4ad house style, they are moody and gothic with a chiming electric guitar sound that makes them sound more like the Cocteaus than they would otherwise. Even by their second album, Spleen and Ideal, however, the music approaches a more Romantic and expressive grandeur, with "De Profundis (Out Of The Depth Of Sorrow)" either sublime or grossly pretentious depending on one's preference. With bells and monastic singing from Perry on the outro, this is the first coalescence of the distinctive Dead Can Dance sound.

By Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun, their third album, Dead Can Dance were capable of music that was the highest expression of their Gothic phase, but on "Cantara" Gerrard introduced the Indian style of singing that introduced the band's second, World, phase. The Serpent's Egg, arguably the first album of the band's maturity, saw Perry's songwriting grow in depth and ambition, but it is the "Bulgarian choir" of Gerrards on "The Host of Seraphim" that produces the album's most staggering wall of sound. The virtuosity of her (unaccompanied) performance on "Song of Sophia" was an indication of the direction that the duo would take.

Aion, the fifth album here, was Dead Can Dance's most medieval in character and saw a broadening of musical approach, but it gives little idea of what would come with Into The Labyrinth. If early albums had relied for their highpoints mainly on Gerrard's voice, now it was placed almost entirely at the service of the music, where the two contrived to create their most highly crafted tracks.

A live album, Towards The Within followed, which stands as a summation of what they had achieved. Don't be put off by the fact that it was recorded live; there is no audience noise, only three of the songs are duplicated elsewhere in the set and the recording is perfect. In fact, this could be their best album. Their last album before hiatus, Spiritchaser, advanced a bold and rhythmic world music vision which perhaps reflects the increasing dominance of Perry in the partnership. Certainly there are fewer fireworks from Gerrard, although her work on the album's "native chants" makes this album as compulsory a purchase as its immediate predecessors.

1981-98 did a great job of collating the band, but while the standout tracks were all there, Dead Can Dance rarely wasted an album track and there is a compelling argument for owning all the 4ad albums in some form. Revisiting tracks that I had only heard on cassette back when the original albums were released, I was struck by the consistency of the material. This is, after all, six and a half hours of music that had no aspiration other than to be haunting and beautiful.

By Sordel, amazon
Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008):

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD1: Dead Can Dance ‎- Dead Can Dance (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10070 / SAD 2705 CD | ~ 262 or 105 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

Early punk backgrounds and the like behind them, Perry and Gerrard created a striking, dour landmark in early-'80s atmospherics on their first, self-titled effort. Bearing much more resemblance to the similarly gripping, dark early work of bands like the Cocteau Twins and the Cure than to the later fusions of music that would come to characterize the duo's sound, Dead Can Dance is as goth as it gets in many places. Perry and Gerrard's wonderful vocal work – his rich, warm tones and her unearthly, multi-octave exaltations – are already fairly well established, but serve different purposes here. Thick, shimmering guitar and rumbling bass/drum/drum machine patterns practically scream their sonic connections to the likes of Robin Guthrie and Robert Smith, but they still sound pretty darn good for all that. When they stretch that sound to try for a more distinct, unique result, the results are astonishing. Gerrard is the major beneficiary here – "Frontier" explicitly experiments with tribal percussion, resulting in an excellent combination of her singing and the rushed music. Then there's the astonishing "Ocean," where guitar and chiming bells and other rhythmic sounds provide the bed for one of her trademark – and quite, quite lovely – vocal excursions into the realm of glossolalia. Perry in contrast tends to be matched with the more straightforward numbers of digital processing and thick, moody guitar surge. The album ends on a fantastic high note – "Musica Eternal," featuring a slowly increasing-in-volume combination of hammered dulcimer, low bass tones, and Gerrard's soaring vocals. As an indicator of where the band was going, it's perfect.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. The Fatal Impact (3:24)
2. The Trial (3:53)
3. Frontier (3:15)
4. Fortune (3:48)
5. Ocean (3:22)
6. East Of Eden (3:25)
7. Threshold (3:32)
8. A Passage In Time (4:05)
9. Wild In The Woods (3:49)
10. Musica Eternal (3:55)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 16:40

Dead Can Dance / Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 3:24.16 | 0 | 15315
2 | 3:24.16 | 3:53.57 | 15316 | 32847
3 | 7:17.73 | 3:15.41 | 32848 | 47513
4 | 10:33.39 | 3:48.52 | 47514 | 64665
5 | 14:22.16 | 3:22.08 | 64666 | 79823
6 | 17:44.24 | 3:25.23 | 79824 | 95221
7 | 21:09.47 | 3:32.35 | 95222 | 111156
8 | 24:42.07 | 4:05.55 | 111157 | 129586
9 | 28:47.62 | 3:49.35 | 129587 | 146796
10 | 32:37.22 | 3:55.08 | 146797 | 164429


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Dead Can Dance (WPCB-10070 - SAD 2705 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 97.6 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC FFE761C9
Copy CRC FFE761C9
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [979C3F47]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [69000FC8]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [2E9BFFE8]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [10DE234D]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [4DBF8BE8]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [65F58EE2]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [48B741A7]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [FB6EC667]
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [90BBFFF7]
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [E302EC59]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD2: Dead Can Dance ‎- Garden Of The Arcane Delights (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10071 / SAD 2706 CD | ~ 117 or 53 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

Continuing in the vein of the self-titled debut but more clearly plunging into a wider range of music and style, Garden is the clear transition between the group's competent but derivative goth start and something much, much more special. Opening track "Carnival of Light" captures the blend at play, with rolling drums, dulcimer, processed guitar and more creating a swirling, evocative mix of sound at once new and old. Gerrard's simply lovely vocals are further icing on the cake. "Flowers of the Sea" is another similarly entrancing effort, simpler in arrangement but no less hypnotic. The remaining numbers, "The Arcane" and the wordily-entitled "In Power We Entrust the Love Advocated," follow the first album's general pattern – Perry is again a fantastic singer, but the songs themselves aren't as memorable, embracing doomy goth sonics without adding much to the overall sonic canon.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. Carnival Of Light (3:32)
2. In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated (4:12)
3. The Arcane (3:48)
4. Flowers Of The Sea (3:26)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 17:07

Dead Can Dance / Garden of the Arcane Delights [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 3:32.61 | 0 | 15960
2 | 3:32.61 | 4:12.04 | 15961 | 34864
3 | 7:44.65 | 3:48.26 | 34865 | 51990
4 | 11:33.16 | 3:26.70 | 51991 | 67510


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Garden Of The Arcane Delights (WPCB-10071 - SAD 2706 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Garden of the Arcane Delights [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 97.5 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC D94C4613
Copy CRC D94C4613
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 27) [A47113DC]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 26) [4BBFCA6C]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 26) [F2842EB1]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 26) [990C1259]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD3: Dead Can Dance ‎- Spleen And Ideal (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10072 / SAD 2707 CD | ~ 268 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would come to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career. The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic palette and range of imagination. Calling it "haunting" and "atmospheric" barely scratches even the initial surface of the album's power. The common identification of the duo with a consciously medieval European sound starts here – quite understandable, when one considers the mystic titles of songs, references to Latin, choirs, and other touches that make the album sound like it was recorded in an immense cathedral. Opening number "De Profundis" sets this mood so thoroughly, with bells and drones and more supporting another bravura performance from Gerrard, while the immediately following "Ascension" builds on this initial effort with further style and grace. It's limiting to think of either album or band strictly in terms of simple revivalism of old music. While the elements being drawn on are certainly of an older range, the results owe as much to the technologies of arrangement and production and a consciously cinematic feeling as much as they do antique pasts. Similarly, the feeling is not simply European but worldwide, with Gerrard's glossolalia intentionally reaching beyond easy understanding. Perry's vocal efforts are no less compelling, his own high point occurring with the vast-sounding "Enigma of the Absolute," as a steady, massive drum pound echoes behind a similarly treated guitar/harpsichord combination, tinged with a striking string arrangement. The overall feeling is of an ancient religious service suddenly brought to life in a truly modern way, with stunning results.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow) (3:59)
2. Ascension (3:05)
3. Circumradiant Dawn (3:17)
4. The Cardinal Sin (5:28)
5. Mesmerism (3:52)
6. Enigma Of The Absolute (4:14)
7. Advent (5:16)
8. Avatar (4:34)
9. Indoctrination (A Design For Living) (4:12)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 17:39

Dead Can Dance / Spleen And Ideal [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 3:59.03 | 0 | 17927
2 | 3:59.03 | 3:05.13 | 17928 | 31815
3 | 7:04.16 | 3:17.58 | 31816 | 46648
4 | 10:21.74 | 5:28.41 | 46649 | 71289
5 | 15:50.40 | 3:52.09 | 71290 | 88698
6 | 19:42.49 | 4:14.18 | 88699 | 107766
7 | 23:56.67 | 5:16.54 | 107767 | 131520
8 | 29:13.46 | 4:34.50 | 131521 | 152120
9 | 33:48.21 | 4:12.42 | 152121 | 171062


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Spleen And Ideal (WPCB-10072 - SAD 2707 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 97.2 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC FC4E14DC
Copy CRC FC4E14DC
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [8BA45AE5]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [588E053B]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [22C1D07C]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [C4DBB3B7]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [33759206]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [0F81404D]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [E1A7021E]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [47CC9619]
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [04224754]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD4: Dead Can Dance ‎- Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10073 / SAD 2708 CD | ~ 278 or 114 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

With its two sides split between Perry and Gerrard's vocal efforts, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun serves as both a display for the ever more ambitious band and a chance for the two to individually demonstrate their awesome talents. Beginning with the portentous "Anywhere Out of the World," a piece that takes the deep atmospherics of "Enigma of the Absolute" to a higher level with mysterious, chiming bells, simple but effective keyboard bass and a sense of vast space, the album finds Dead Can Dance on a steady roll. Once again a range of assistant musicians provide even more elegance and power to the band's work, with a chamber string quartet plus various performers on horns, woodwind, and percussion. Impressive though the remainder of the first side is, Gerrard's showcase on the second half is even more enveloping and arguably more successful. The martial combination of drums and horns that start "Dawn of the Iconoclast" call to mind everything from Wagner to Laibach, but Gerrard's unearthly alto, at its most compelling here, elevates it even higher. "Cantara" is no less impressive, a swirling, drum-heavy song that sounds equally inspired by gypsy dancing, classical orchestras and any number of Arab musical traditions. "Summoning of the Muse" is perhaps too formal in comparison, though still quite impressive, but "Persephone" is the finer effort and a good way to close.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. Anywhere Out Of The World (5:07)
2. Windfall (3:31)
3. In The Wake Of Adversity (4:14)
4. Xavier (6:15)
5. Dawn Of The Iconoclast (2:08)
6. Cantara (5:58)
7. Summoning Of The Muse (4:57)
8. Persephone (The Gathering Of Flowers) (6:34)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 18:30

Dead Can Dance / Within The Realm of a Dying Sun [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 5:07.48 | 0 | 23072
2 | 5:07.48 | 3:31.39 | 23073 | 38936
3 | 8:39.12 | 4:14.20 | 38937 | 58006
4 | 12:53.32 | 6:15.36 | 58007 | 86167
5 | 19:08.68 | 2:08.64 | 86168 | 95831
6 | 21:17.57 | 5:58.37 | 95832 | 122718
7 | 27:16.19 | 4:57.04 | 122719 | 144997
8 | 32:13.23 | 6:34.14 | 144998 | 174561


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (WPCB-10073 - SAD 2708 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm of a Dying Sun [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 97.2 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 917BAA0C
Copy CRC 917BAA0C
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [E9450D02]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [F0E8E079]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [9804BE0D]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [551ACB42]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [9A0AD3E4]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [4C97BADA]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [C27BD0CA]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 31) [A5F51F47]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD5: Dead Can Dance ‎- The Serpent's Egg (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10074 / SAD 2709 CD | ~ 257 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

Perry and Gerrard continued to experiment and improve with The Serpent's Egg, as much a leap forward as Spleen and Ideal was some years previously. As with that album, The Serpent's Egg was heralded by an astounding first track, "The Host of Seraphim." Its use in films some years later was no surprise in the slightest – one can imagine the potential range of epic images the song could call up – but on its own it's so jaw-droppingly good that almost the only reaction is sheer awe. Beginning with a soft organ drone and buried, echoed percussion, Gerrard then takes flight with a seemingly wordless invocation of power and worship – her vocal control and multi-octave range, especially towards the end, has to be heard to be believed. Nothing else achieves such heights, but everything gets pretty darn close, a deserved testament to the band's conceptual reach and abilities. Slow plainsong chants such as "Orbis De Ignis" mix with the harpischord and overlaid vocals of "The Writing on My Father's Hand" and the slow build and sweep of "In the Kingdom of the Blind the One-Eyed Are Kings." Two of Perry's finest vocal moments occur here. The first, "Severance," is a slow, organ/keyboard led number that showcases his rich, warm vocals exquisitely – it's no wonder that Bauhaus chose to cover it some years later on its reunion tour. "Ullyses," the album's closing track, makes for a fine ending as much as "The Host of Seraphim" did an opening, Perry's delivery almost like a reading from a holy book, the arrangement of strings and percussion rhythmic, addictive and lovely.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. The Host Of Seraphim (6:18)
2. Orbis De Ignis (1:35)
3. Severance (3:23)
4. The Writing On My Father’s Hand (3:49)
5. In The Kingdom Of The Blind The One-Eyed Are Kings (4:12)
6. Chant Of The Paladin (3:48)
7. Song Of Sophia (1:24)
8. Echolalia (1:16)
9. Mother Tongue (5:16)
10. Ullyses (5:09)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 19:05

Dead Can Dance / The Serpent's Egg [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 6:18.13 | 0 | 28362
2 | 6:18.13 | 1:35.37 | 28363 | 35524
3 | 7:53.50 | 3:23.02 | 35525 | 50751
4 | 11:16.52 | 3:49.56 | 50752 | 67982
5 | 15:06.33 | 4:12.36 | 67983 | 86918
6 | 19:18.69 | 3:48.38 | 86919 | 104056
7 | 23:07.32 | 1:24.50 | 104057 | 110406
8 | 24:32.07 | 1:16.62 | 110407 | 116168
9 | 25:48.69 | 5:16.66 | 116169 | 139934
10 | 31:05.60 | 5:09.45 | 139935 | 163154


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\The Serpent's Egg (WPCB-10074 - SAD 2709 CD)\Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 98.0 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 15E716D8
Copy CRC 15E716D8
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [97F59009]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [3CAD25B9]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [90FBF8B8]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [E137355B]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [AFC723B4]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [E02F39F1]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [CB82D556]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [E2B641A6]
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [04D3188C]
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 30) [82E7259D]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD6: Dead Can Dance ‎- Aion (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10075 / SAD 2710 CD | ~ 257 or 107 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

Their reputation growing by leaps and bounds, including a huge underground following in the U.S. – they were able to tour there even without one domestic release available, while at one point Dead Can Dance was the biggest selling band in 4AD's history – Perry and Gerrard once again did the business with Aion. Its cover taken from Bosch, Aion's medievalism was worn more openly than ever before, with songs adapted from centuries-old material. The beautiful, entrancing "Saltarello," with lead performance by what sounds like an old wind instrument, comes from an Italian dance of the 14th century, while the mysterious moods of "The Song of the Sibyl" derive from 16th-century Catalonia. The group's command of not merely recording possibilities – witness the exquisite layering of vocals on the opening "The Arrival and the Reunion" – but of musical traditions, instruments, and more from around the world was arguably never stronger. Gerrard's vocals in particular have an even stronger, richer feeling than before, not merely able to command with its power but softly calm and seduce. Perry, meanwhile, is no less compelling, his ever-strong, wonderful voice perfectly suited to his choice of material. The standout track is "Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book" with lyrics from a Spanish poet. The musical combination of softly plucked guitar and buried organ drone is striking enough, swathed in reverb, but when Perry steps in with his vocals, matched by more sparkling keyboards, the result is yet another high point for a band laden with them. Guest performers once again assist throughout, including Perry's brother Robert on haunting, quite non-clichéd bagpipes for "As the Bell Rings the Maypole Spins" and singer David Navarro Sust, returning again to contribute some fine backing work.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. The Arrival And The Reunion (1:38)
2. Saltarello (2:34)
3. Mephisto (0:53)
4. The Song Of The Sibyl (3:45)
5. Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book (6:03)
6. As The Bell Rings The Maypole Spins (5:16)
7. The End Of Words (2:06)
8. Black Sun (4:56)
9. Wilderness (1:24)
10. The Promised Womb (3:23)
11. The Garden Of Zephirus (1:18)
12. Radharc (2:49)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 21:39

Dead Can Dance / Aion [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 1:38.61 | 0 | 7410
2 | 1:38.61 | 2:34.13 | 7411 | 18973
3 | 4:12.74 | 0:53.66 | 18974 | 23014
4 | 5:06.65 | 3:45.46 | 23015 | 39935
5 | 8:52.36 | 6:03.69 | 39936 | 67229
6 | 14:56.30 | 5:16.46 | 67230 | 90975
7 | 20:13.01 | 2:06.31 | 90976 | 100456
8 | 22:19.32 | 4:56.38 | 100457 | 122694
9 | 27:15.70 | 1:24.27 | 122695 | 129021
10 | 28:40.22 | 3:23.68 | 129022 | 144314
11 | 32:04.15 | 1:18.49 | 144315 | 150213
12 | 33:22.64 | 2:49.03 | 150214 | 162891


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Aion (WPCB-10075 - SAD 2710 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Aion [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 98.0 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC DC959771
Copy CRC DC959771
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [AF4FF27B]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [6A1E58AB]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [BEA23328]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [E5315B05]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [7407BAC9]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [8FF00B0C]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [B13AA009]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [2494B995]
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [B137E51A]
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [98051485]
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 32) [5F18819D]
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 33) [38EFC1FD]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD7: Dead Can Dance ‎- Into The Labyrinth (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10076 / SAD 2711 CD | ~ 408 or 171 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

With a regular American deal in place for the first time ever, thanks to 4AD's linkup with the WEA conglomerate, Dead Can Dance made a splash on commercial alternative radio with "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove," the first single from Into the Labyrinth. Raga drones, a strange clattering beat, a haunting wind instrument, orchestral shading, and Perry's ever-grand voice make it one of the more unlikely things to be heard on the airwaves in a while. It all begins with yet another jaw-dropper from Gerrard, "Yulunga (Spirit Dance)," with keyboards and her octave-defying voice at such a deep, rich level that it sweeps all before it. Wordless as always but never without emotional heft, the song slowly slides into a slow but heavy percussion piece that sounds a bit like "Bird" from A Passage in Time, but with greater impact and memorability. As the album slowly unwinds over an hour's length, the two again create a series of often astounding numbers that sound like they should be millennia old, mixing and matching styles to create new fusions. Perhaps even more impressive is that everything was performed solely by Perry and Gerrard – no outside guests here, and yet everything is as detailed, lush, and multifaceted as many of their past albums. New classics from the band appear almost track for track: Gerrard's a cappella work on "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," the gentle beauty of "Ariadne," the rhythmic drive and chants of the title song. The conclusion is a slightly surprising but quite successful cover – "How Fortunate the Man With None," an adaptation of a classic Bertolt Brecht tune about the turn of fortune's wheel. Given a restrained arrangement and Perry's singing, it brings Labyrinth to a satisfying end.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. Yulunga (Spirit Dance) (6:55)
2. The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (6:17)
3. The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2:51)
4. The Carnival Is Over (5:26)
5. Ariadne (1:56)
6. Saldek (1:07)
7. Towards The Within (7:09)
8. Bird (5:03)
9. Tell Me About The Forest (You Once Called Home) (5:43)
10. The Spider’s Stratagem (6:41)
11. Spirit (4:57)
12. Emmeleia (2:05)
13. How Fortunate The Man With None (9:14)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 19. June 2009, 23:29

Dead Can Dance / Into The Labyrinth [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 6:55.47 | 0 | 31171
2 | 6:55.47 | 6:17.15 | 31172 | 59461
3 | 13:12.62 | 2:51.43 | 59462 | 72329
4 | 16:04.30 | 5:26.18 | 72330 | 96797
5 | 21:30.48 | 1:56.25 | 96798 | 105522
6 | 23:26.73 | 1:07.25 | 105523 | 110572
7 | 24:34.23 | 7:09.41 | 110573 | 142788
8 | 31:43.64 | 5:03.24 | 142789 | 165537
9 | 36:47.13 | 5:43.72 | 165538 | 191334
10 | 42:31.10 | 6:41.16 | 191335 | 221425
11 | 49:12.26 | 4:57.60 | 221426 | 243760
12 | 54:10.11 | 2:05.65 | 243761 | 253200
13 | 56:16.01 | 9:14.43 | 253201 | 294793


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Into The Labyrinth (WPCB-10076 - SAD 2711 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 99.3 %
Range quality 99.9 %
Test CRC 76E21703
Copy CRC 76E21703
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [DA06C220]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [6D70BDF8]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [7FDBB73D]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [91285CF8]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [1887E7B5]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [74386C24]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [DB68A991]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [7D3BDC23]
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [41018934]
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [19975146]
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [D2436B1D]
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [5DEAA02C]
Track 13 accurately ripped (confidence 25) [EEF5FC63]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD8: Dead Can Dance ‎- Toward The Within (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10077 / SAD 2712 CD | ~ 483 or 176 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

A large reason that Dead Can Dance tours and performances were so praised by hardcore fans lay in the band's welcome preference for unknown and otherwise unheard material, rather than simply rehashing expected numbers. Bootlegging of these tracks and performances was understandable and widespread, so involved and passionate was the band's following. Recorded at a Los Angeles performance from the Into the Labyrinth tour, the astounding Toward the Within shows that the band's magic was clearly not simply something created in studio. Both lead performers are simply in excelsis, their vocal abilities hardly diminished by the rigors of the road – if anything, they sound even more inspired as a result. The range of instruments tackled is testimony to the group's breadth, from the yang ch'in, a Chinese equivalent to hammered dulcimer, to a wide range of drums. As for the songs, only four of the fifteen had been officially released before, including fine takes on "Cantara," "Song of the Sibyl" and "Yulunga (Spirit Dance)." As for the numerous new delights, Perry has a number of solo or near-solo tracks he performs with acoustic guitar. These include the lovely "American Dreaming" and the mystical set-closing "Don't Fade Away," calling to mind Tim Buckley's sense of scope and vision. Gerrard's unquestioned highlight is the combination of "Tristan" and "Sanvean," the latter of which is an awesome, widescreen number that became an undisputed highlight on her solo debut The Mirror Pool. Perhaps the most astonishing numbers are "Rakim," featuring a striking intertwining of Perry and Gerrard's singing, and a version of Sinead O'Connor's "I Am Stretched on Your Grave" that redefines passionate drama.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. Rakim (6:25)
2. Persian Love Song (2:56)
3. Desert Song (4:21)
4. Yulunga (Spirit Dance) (7:11)
5. Piece For Solo Flute (3:34)
6. The Wind That Shakes The Barley (3:11)
7. I Am Stretched On Your Grave (4:38)
8. I Can See Now (2:57)
9. American Dreaming (4:54)
10. Cantara (5:16)
11. Oman (5:49)
12. Song Of The Sibyl (4:31)
13. Tristan (1:48)
14. Sanvean (4:05)
15. Don't Fade Away (6:15)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 20. June 2009, 11:27

Dead Can Dance / Toward The Within [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 6:25.28 | 0 | 28902
2 | 6:25.28 | 2:56.18 | 28903 | 42120
3 | 9:21.46 | 4:21.01 | 42121 | 61696
4 | 13:42.47 | 7:11.70 | 61697 | 94091
5 | 20:54.42 | 3:34.34 | 94092 | 110175
6 | 24:29.01 | 3:11.70 | 110176 | 124570
7 | 27:40.71 | 4:38.51 | 124571 | 145471
8 | 32:19.47 | 2:57.26 | 145472 | 158772
9 | 35:16.73 | 4:54.19 | 158773 | 180841
10 | 40:11.17 | 5:16.10 | 180842 | 204551
11 | 45:27.27 | 5:49.33 | 204552 | 230759
12 | 51:16.60 | 4:31.44 | 230760 | 251128
13 | 55:48.29 | 1:48.38 | 251129 | 259266
14 | 57:36.67 | 4:05.14 | 259267 | 277655
15 | 61:42.06 | 6:15.67 | 277656 | 305847


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Toward The Within (WPCB-10077 - SAD 2712 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Toward The Within [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 97.2 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 1FD58ED3
Copy CRC 1FD58ED3
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [AB41F45B]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [87142C62]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [963CEBEB]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [FDF7E736]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [C0F3AEDD]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [834C4397]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [8A8E6D99]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [CBFEA83D]
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [20D9E12E]
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [C98A7F46]
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [1D2302C5]
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [CD50C0FA]
Track 13 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [85253DBA]
Track 14 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [EA6BCED9]
Track 15 accurately ripped (confidence 20) [182EA950]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

========================

Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008) [CD Layers] Re-up

CD9: Dead Can Dance ‎- Spiritchaser (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WPCB-10078 / SAD 2713 CD | ~ 366 or 155 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi)
Modern Classical / Indie Rock / Experimental / Ethereal | Remastered

Dead Can Dance's final album Spiritchaser was something of an unusual release - it's not as much of an anomaly as the first album, but one can hear the duo wanting to stretch a bit more, however subtly. Perry and Gerrard's personal and creative tensions didn't stop them from creating another fine album, though there's a strong sense the group had finally reached a logical end. Essentially, Spiritchaser is a summing up rather than a push forward; it features all the usual elements of a Dead Can Dance album instead of further explorations to see what else could be done. Toward the Within contributors Ronan O'Snodaigh and Lance Hogan, as well as previous collaborator Peter Ulrich, appear on some tracks here, most specifically on the opening "Nierika" and "Dedicace Outro." Both are laden with lots of percussion – unsurprising when one realizes that five performers are creating the drumming! Outside of Turkish clarinet by Renaud Pion on the Beatles-sampling "Indus," it's nothing but Perry and Gerrard throughout the album, with another combination and arrangement of multiple influences coming to bear. Both Perry and Gerrard are in fine voice throughout, their strong singing still the centerpiece of their work, but there's almost an air of predictability to their approaches at this point (perhaps explaining Perry's greater experimentation on his solo debut years later). Interestingly, overtly rock elements like Morricone-styled electric guitar appear at points amid the usual melange of various percussion instruments and arrangements. It works surprisingly well, indicating where the duo might have gone had they continued on. Spiritchaser ends on a strong note, the gentle, mysterious "Devorzhum," a Gerrard-sung number that makes for a grand conclusion.

by Ned Raggett, AMG
Tracklist:

1. Nierika (5:44)
2. Song Of The Stars (10:13)
3. Indus (9:22)
4. Song Of The Dispossessed (5:00)
5. Dedicacé Outò (1:09)
6. The Snake And The Moon (6:11)
7. Song Of The Nile (8:00)
8. Devorzhum (6:14)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 20. June 2009, 12:01

Dead Can Dance / Spiritchaser [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115D Adapter: 4 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -A tukey(0.25) -A gauss(0.1875) -b 4096 -V -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s –sector-align


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 5:44.51 | 0 | 25850
2 | 5:44.51 | 10:13.08 | 25851 | 71833
3 | 15:57.59 | 9:22.68 | 71834 | 114051
4 | 25:20.52 | 5:00.27 | 114052 | 136578
5 | 30:21.04 | 1:09.17 | 136579 | 141770
6 | 31:30.21 | 6:11.59 | 141771 | 169654
7 | 37:42.05 | 8:00.07 | 169655 | 205661
8 | 45:42.12 | 6:14.12 | 205662 | 233723


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename H:\Dead Can Dance [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer\Spiritchaser (WPCB-10078 - SAD 2713 CD)\Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser [SACD BOX] CDDA Layer.wav

Peak level 99.7 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 7DDE4B22
Copy CRC 7DDE4B22
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [C1ED43E1]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [F52B6771]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [0C5F3389]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [BB34246B]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [44757D22]
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [1FBD7DD1]
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [DB77DA3B]
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [D667E705]

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

All thanks go to kataragama

Dead Can Dance in my Blog

Download Dead Can Dance ‎- SACD Box Set (2008):