|Studio album by
Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy
|Released||26 January 2004|
|Genre||Film music, Modern classical, World fusion|
|Producer||Lisa Gerrard, Patrick Cassidy|
|Lisa Gerrard chronology|
|Patrick Cassidy chronology|
- This article is about the contemporary music album. For the speech, see Burns Supper.
Immortal Memory is an album by ex-Dead Can Dance member Lisa Gerrard and Irish classical composer Patrick Cassidy, released in 2004. It was Gerrard's first studio release since 1998's Duality with Pieter Bourke.
Gerrard first met Cassidy in 2000 in Los Angeles (where he lives), when she came to work on the Gladiator soundtrack, and they planned to work together one day. When they eventually found a shared two-month break, they joined at Gerrard's Australian studio for this record.
The lyrics utilise three ancient languages:
- Gaelic (ancient Irish) in "The Song of Amergin" (based on the first song supposedly sung by a mortal on Irish soil).
- Aramaic in "Maranatha" (meaning "come lord, come teacher"), and "Abwoon" (meaning "our father", a rendition of the "Lord's Prayer" in the language of Jesus).
- Latin in "Psallit in Aure Dei" (meaning "singing in the ear of God", a dirge for Patrick Cassidy's late father).
- "The Song of Amergin" – 5:27
- "Maranatha (Come Lord)" – 3:43
- "Amergin's Invocation" – 6:19
- "Elegy" – 6:41
- "Sailing to Byzantium" – 5:04
- "Abwoon (Our Father)" – 4:12
- "Immortal Memory" – 4:28
- "Paradise Lost" – 7:03
- "I Asked for Love" – 5:00
- "Psallit in Aure Dei" – 9:01
Music by Lisa Gerrard (tracks 1-9) and Patrick Cassidy (tracks 1-10).
- Simon Bowley – mixing
- David Badrick – mixing assistance
- Don C. Tyler – mastering
- Chris Staley – mastering assistance
- Jacek Tuschewski – technical assistance
- Jacek Tuschewski – sleeve design, paintings
- Chris Bigg – sleeve design
- Mark Magidson – sleeve photography (Uluru tree)
- Greg Barrett – sleeve photography (portraits)
- Track-by-track commentary by Lisa Gerrard as reposted on the Lisa Gerrard Message Board (scroll down)