Saint of the Pit

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Saint of the Pit
Diamanda Galas Saint of the Pit.jpg
Studio album by
Released17 November 1986 (1986-11-17)
Recorded
GenreAvant-garde
Length36:25
LabelMute
Producer
Diamanda Galás chronology
The Divine Punishment
(1986)
Saint of the Pit
(1986)
You Must Be Certain of the Devil
(1988)

Saint of the Pit is the fourth album by American avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás, released on 17 November 1986 by record label Mute.

Content[edit]

Saint of the Pit is the second instalment of her "Masque of the Red Death" trilogy about the AIDS epidemic.[citation needed] In this instalment, she focuses on musical settings of poems by French Decadents.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Trouser Pressfavorable[1]

Trouser Press wrote "Galás' astonishingly varied singing styles and the hypnotic effect of the record's three claustrophobic, obsessive pieces makes Saint of the Pit a powerful document of suffering."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Diamanda Galás.

Side A
No.TitleLyricsLength
1."La treizième revient" (The Thirteenth Returns) 5:03
2."Εξελόυμε" (Deliver Me)Diamanda Galás7:18
3."L'Héautontimorouménos" (The Self-Tormentor)Charles Baudelaire6:48
Side B
No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Artémis"Gérard de Nerval5:01
2."Cris d'aveugle" (Blind Man's Cry)Tristan Corbière12:15

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Production and additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart 26[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1986 Mute LP STUMM 33
United States Mute Ltd. 71418

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kenny, Glenn; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Diamanda Galás". Trouser Press. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  2. ^ Olewnick, Brian. "Saint of the Pit". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2015.

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