Fire Dances

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Fire Dances
Studio album by Killing Joke
Released July 1983 (1983-07)
Recorded Basing Street Studios London
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 39:25
Label E.G. Records
Producer Killing Joke, John Porter
Killing Joke chronology
Birds of a Feather (EP)
(1982)
Fire Dances
(1983)
Night Time
(1985)
Singles from Fire Dances
  1. "Let's All Go (to the Fire Dances)"
    Released: June 1983 (1983-06)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm 9/10 stars[2]
PopMatters.com 8/10 stars[3]

Fire Dances is the fourth studio album by English post-punk group Killing Joke and the first to feature new bass player Paul Raven. The album was remastered and reissued in 2008, with eight bonus tracks.[4]

The bonus tracks include the non-album single "Me or You?"/"Wilful Days", an alternate version of "Dominator" (B-side to "Let's All Go (to the Fire Dances)"), an unreleased early version of "The Gathering" and four tracks from a John Peel session from 1983.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Killing Joke (Coleman, Ferguson, Raven, Walker).

Side one
  1. "The Gathering" – 3:11
  2. "Fun and Games" – 4:05
  3. "Rejuvenation" – 4:00
  4. "Frenzy" – 3:46
  5. "Harlequin" – 3:57
Side two
  1. "Feast of Blaze" – 3:35
  2. "Song and Dance" – 5:13
  3. "Dominator" – 4:28
  4. "Let's All Go (to the Fire Dances)" – 3:19
  5. "Lust Almighty" – 3:50
2008 CD reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Me or You?" – 3:11
  2. "Wilful Days" – 5:01
  3. "Dominator" (Alternate Version) – 5:33
  4. "The Gathering" (Original Version) – 3:25
  5. "Dominator" (John Peel Session, 12/07/83) – 5:40
  6. "Frenzy" (John Peel Session, 12/07/83) – 3:40
  7. "Wilful Days" (John Peel Session, 12/07/83) – 6:00
  8. "Harlequin" (John Peel Session, 12/07/83) – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1983 UK Albums Chart[6] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Metal Storm review
  3. ^ PopMatters.com review
  4. ^ "Fire Dances Review". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Fire Dances Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Chart Stats - Killing Joke. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2010-07-05