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Within the Realm of a Dying Sun is the third studio album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was released on 27 July 1987, through record label 4AD.
By this time Dead Can Dance was now predominantly the duo Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry along with Peter Ulrich, after the departure of Scott Rodger and James Pinker in 1987.
On the sound of the album, the group commented, "We realised we had been limiting our musical visions [before], relying around guitar, bass and drums. These instruments weren't adequate to express a lot of the things we were hearing." On the making of the album, 4AD label owner Ivo Watts-Russell commented, "I think the relationship between them and [producer] John Rivers was at its peak with [Within the Realm of a Dying Sun]. It's probably my favourite record of theirs".
Lisa Gerrard's vocals feature prominently in the second half of the album, and her singing style often has mellifluous oriental overtones, especially on the track titled "Cantara".
The cover's photograph was taken in Paris, at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. It features the family grave of François-Vincent Raspail.
Track listing 
All songs written and composed by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry.
||"Anywhere Out of the World"
||"In the Wake of Adversity"
||"Dawn of the Iconoclast"
||"Summoning of the Muse"
||"Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers)"
Release history 
- Dead Can Dance
- Additional personnel
- Ruth Watson – oboe
- Gus Ferguson – cello
- Tony Gamage – cello
- John Singleton – trombone
- Richard Avison – trombone
- Andrew Claxton – bass trombone, tuba
- Mark Gerrard – trumpet
- Piero Gasparini – viola
- Alison Harling – violin
- Emlyn Singleton – violin
- John A. Rivers – production, engineering
- Francisco Cabeza – engineering
- Bernard Oudin – sleeve photography
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