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|Studio album by|
|Released||3 June 1996|
|Recorded||Quivvy Church, Ireland|
|Genre||Worldbeat, neoclassical dark wave|
4AD/Warner Bros. Records
|Dead Can Dance chronology|
Spiritchaser is the seventh studio album by Dead Can Dance, and would prove to be the last before the duo reunited fourteen years later for Anastasis. It expands on its exploration of world music, and like Into the Labyrinth, was recorded at Quivvy Church, Perry's personal studio in Ireland.
The album was dedicated to Lisa Gerrard's deceased brother, Mark Gerrard.
The track "Indus" contains a melody that is very similar to that of "Within You Without You", a Beatles song that George Harrison wrote and recorded with Indian musicians in 1967. Although not deliberate, Perry and Gerrard were asked to contact Harrison for his permission to use it; he granted it, but the record company insisted that they give him partial songwriting credit on "Indus".
- "Nierika" – 5:44
- "Song of the Stars" – 10:13
- "Indus" – 9:23
- "Song of the Dispossessed" – 4:55
- "Dedicacé Outò" – 1:14
- "The Snake and the Moon" – 6:11
- "Song of the Nile" – 8:00
- "Devorzhum" – 6:13
|Australia||3 June 1996|
|United States||25 June 1996|
Personnel adapted from Spiritchaser liner notes.
- Dead Can Dance
- Lisa Gerrard – vocals, instrumentation, production
- Brendan Perry – vocals, instrumentation, production
- Additional personnel
- Robert Perry – percussion (tracks 1 and 5)
- Lance Hogan – percussion (tracks 1 and 5)
- Peter Ulrich – percussion (tracks 1 and 5)
- Rónán Ó Snodaigh – percussion (tracks 1 and 5)
- Renaud Pion – Turkish clarinet (track 3)
- Klaus Vormehr – engineering (tracks 1 and 5)
|United States (RIAA)||N/A||205,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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