Anastasis (album)

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Anastasis
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Studio album by Dead Can Dance
Released 13 August 2012
14 August 2012 (US)
Recorded Recorded and produced at Quivvy Studios (Cavan, Ireland), mastered at Masterlabs (Dublin)
Genre World music, worldbeat, neoclassical dark wave
Length 56:06
Label PIAS Recordings
A55 (US)
Producer Brendan Perry
Lisa Gerrard
Dead Can Dance chronology
Spiritchaser
(1996)Spiritchaser1996
Anastasis
(2012)
In Concert
(2013)In Concert2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[4]
The Line of Best Fit 7/10 stars[5]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[6]
The NewReview 3/5 stars[7]
Paste 5.4/10[8]
Pitchfork 8/10[9]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[10]

Anastasis is a 2012 studio album by the British-Australian band Dead Can Dance.[11] It is the eighth studio album by the band and the first after Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard disbanded in 1998. It was officially released on 13 August 2012 by PIAS Recordings, 16 years after the group's last album, Spiritchaser.[12][13][14][15] It is also the band's first album since it left 4AD Records. "Anastasis" is the Greek word for "resurrection".[16]

To date, Anastasis sold over 150,000 copies worldwide.[17]

Reception[edit]

Anastasis received generally favorable reviews based on 16 critics at Metacritic.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dead Can Dance (Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard).

No. Title Length
1. "Children of the Sun" 7:33
2. "Anabasis" 6:50
3. "Agape" 6:54
4. "Amnesia" 6:36
5. "Kiko" 8:01
6. "Opium" 5:44
7. "Return of the She-King" 7:51
8. "All in Good Time" 6:37
Total length: 56:06
LP track listing
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Children of the Sun" 7:34
2. "Anabasis" 6:50
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Agape" 6:53
2. "Amnesia" 6:36
Side C
No. Title Length
1. "Kiko" 8:03
2. "Opium" 5:42
Side D
No. Title Length
1. "Return of the She-King" 7:47
2. "All in Good Time" 6:34

Personnel[edit]

Dead Can Dance
Additional musician
  • David Kuckhermann – daf
Production
  • Dead Can Dance – producer
  • Aidan Foley – mastering
  • Zsolt Sigmond – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
Top World Albums[18] 1
Switzerland (Romandie)[19] 1
Poland Albums Top 50 1
Dutch Albums Top 100 6
Germany Albums Top 50 7
Belgium Albums Top 50 11
France Albums Top 150 13
Italy Albums Top 100 13
Swiss Albums Top 100 15
Austria Albums Top 75 24
Ireland Albums Top 100 34
US Albums Top 100 46
UK Albums Top 75 68
Spain Albums Top 100 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anastasis". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Anastasis — Dead Can Dance". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (13 August 2012). "Album review: Dead Can Dance, 'Anastasis'". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Jake (10 August 2012). "Album Review: Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". Consequence of Sound. consequenceofsound.net. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Haddrill, Matthew (10 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". The Line of Best Fit. thelineofbestfit.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Wright, Mic. "Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Lopez, Rhiis (30 July 2012). "Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". The NewReview. thenewreview.net. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Reed, Ryan (14 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance: Anastasis". Paste. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Raggett, Ned (12 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance: Anastasis". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Pan, Arnold (15 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance: Anastasis". PopMatters. popmatters.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Anastasis (2012)". deadcandance.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Dead Can Dance — Anastasis, Sputnikmusic, retrieved November 2012  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ Murphy, Sarah (25 June 2012). "Dead Can Dance Title Upcoming Album, Release New Song". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dead Can Dance – Brand New Album – ‘Anastasis’ – Out 13th August". [PIAS]. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "New Release Information Pack No:29/12" (PDF). [PIAS] UK. 16 July 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Grow, Kory (29 August 2012). "Q&A: Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard on Her Band's "Resurrection" Album, Where Her Lyrics Come From And What She Likes About New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Anastasis Deluxe Editions". PIAS Recordings UK. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Anastasis – Dead Can Dance – Billboard". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Top albums". lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 

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