Malediction and Prayer

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Malediction and Prayer
Diamanda Galas - Malediction and Prayer.jpg
Live album by Diamanda Galás
Released 8 May 1998 (1998-05-08)
Recorded November 1996 (1996-11)–June 1997 (1997-06)
Genre Blues[citation needed]
Length 59:11
Label Mute/Asphodel
Producer Diamanda Galás
Diamanda Galás chronology
Schrei x
(1996)Schrei x1996
Malediction and Prayer
Defixiones: Will and Testament
(2003)Defixiones: Will and Testament2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 5.0/10[2]

Malediction and Prayer is a live performance album by avant-garde musician Diamanda Galás, released on 8 May 1998 by Asphodel and Mute Records.[3] It features recordings from her concert tour "Malediction and Prayer: Concert for the Damned" between 1996 and 1997.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Iron Lady" Phil Ochs 4:43
2. "The Thrill is Gone" Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins 5:36
3. "My World Is Empty Without You" Holland–Dozier–Holland 4:27
4. "Abel et Caïn" Charles Baudelaire adapted by D. Galás 5:33
5. "Death Letter" Son House 4:41
6. "Supplica a mia madre" Pier Paolo Pasolini adapted by D. Galás 4:13
7. "Insane Asylum" Willie Dixon 7:12
8. "Si la muerte" Diamanda Galás, Mixco 5:22
9. "25 Minutes to Go" Shel Silverstein 4:35
10. "Keigome Keigome" Nikos Gatsos, Stavros Xarchakos 4:32
11. "I'm Gonna Live the Life" Thomas A. Dorsey 4:27
12. "Gloomy Sunday" Carter, Jávor, Seress 3:52


Production and additional personnel

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1998 Mute CD, CS STUMM 163
United States Asphodel CD, LP 0984


  1. ^ Schwartzman, Lisa. "Malediction & Prayer". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Richard-San, Mark (1998). "Diamanda Galás: Malediction and Prayer". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on December 20, 2001. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Kenny, Glenn; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Diamanda Galás". Trouser Press. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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