Serenades (album)

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Studio album by Anathema
Released February 28, 1993
Recorded June - September 1992, at Academy Studios, Yorkshire
Genre Death/doom, gothic metal
Length 65:45
Language English, French
Label Peaceville
Producer Anathema
Anathema chronology
The Crestfallen
(1992)String Module Error: Match not found1992
Pentecost III
(1995)String Module Error: Match not found1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Silencio Hungary 3/5 stars [3]

Serenades is the debut album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released in February 1993 through Peaceville Records.

It is the only album to feature singer Darren White. The band's guitarist Vincent Cavanagh replaced him as a lead singer on the following albums.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Darren J. White, all music written by Anathema.

No. Title Length
1. "Lovelorn Rhapsody" 6:25
2. "Sweet Tears" 4:14
3. "J'ai fait une promesse" ("I Made a Promise") 2:40
4. "They (Will Always) Die" 7:16
5. "Sleepless" 4:12
6. "Sleep in Sanity" 6:53
7. "Scars of the Old Stream" 1:10
8. "Under a Veil (of Black Lace)" 7:34
9. "Where Shadows Dance" 1:58
10. "Dreaming: The Romance" 23:23
Total length: 65:45


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Ruth - vocals on "J'ai fait une promesse"


  • Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw - producer
  • David Penprase - photography (cover)
  • Darren J. White - photography
  • Keith Appleton - mixing
  • Mags - producer
  • Dave Pybus - design, layout
  • Porl Medlock - photography (black & white)


  • An alternate version of the song "Lovelorn Rhapsody" had been featured on the Peaceville Volume 4 compilation.
  • The American Import version of the album omits "Dreaming: The Romance" and in its place adds a new performance of the demo song "All Faith Is Lost" as well as the entirety of The Crestfallen EP.
  • The Japanese Import version of the album features the song "Nailed to the Cross/666" as a bonus track.
  • The album has also been released as a double CD with The Crestfallen.


  1. ^ "Serenades [1993] - Anathema | AllMusic". 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Spencer, Trey (2011). "Anathema - Serenades (staff review) | Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^