Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal

by Dead Can Dance


Dead Can Dance’s second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), saw them experiment more with instrumentation, abandoning guitars in favour of cello, trombone and timpani. The title was taken from 'Spleen et Idéal,' a collection of poems by 18th century French poet Charles Baudelaire. The 2016 LP version is a repress of the original release.

1x 12" LP


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)


2016 reissue