The Maria Dimension

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The Maria Dimension
Legendary Pink Dots - The Maria Dimension.jpg
Studio album by The Legendary Pink Dots
Released 1991
Genre Neo-Psychedelia, Experimental rock
Length 73:34
Label Play It Again Sam
Producer The Legendary Pink Dots
The Legendary Pink Dots chronology
Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
The Maria Dimension
Shadow Weaver
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Maria Dimension is a 1991 album by The Legendary Pink Dots.


The original edition was released by PIAS (Play It Again Sam) in Belgium and Europe. The first 3,000 copies of the European CD edition included a bonus CD3" containing additional tracks. These were later re-released on the 1995 compilation Chemical Playschool 8+9.

Other editions include Caroline and Cacciocavallo/Soleilmoon in the U.S., and SPV in Poland (with different artwork by Zdzisław Beksiński).

Track listing[edit]

Cassette and CD versions (the vinyl LP had only tracks 1 to 8):

No. Title Length
1. "Disturbance" 5:24
2. "Pennies for Heaven" 4:18
3. "Third Secret" 4:27
4. "The Grain Kings" 8:02
5. "The Ocean Cried 'Blue Murder'" 4:10
6. "Belladonna" 4:06
7. "A Space Between" 6:30
8. "Evolution" 8:51
9. "Cheraderama" 4:57
10. "Lilith" 4:02
11. "Fourth Secret" 2:58
12. "Expresso Noir" 3:38
13. "Home" 5:32
14. "Crushed Velvet" 6:39
Total length: 73:34

A bonus 3" CD came with the first 3000 copies of the album. These songs have since been re-released on Chemical Playschool 8+9.

No. Title Length
1. "I Dream of Jeannie" 3:55
2. "Little Oyster" 3:59
3. "She Gave Me an Apple" 3:09
4. "Stirred But Not Shaken" 2:14
5. "Where No Man" 6:36
Total length: 19:53



The Legendary Pink Dots:

  • Edward Ka-Spel (as "The Prophet Qa'Sepel") - vocals, performer
  • Phil Knight (as "The Silver Man") - performer
  • Bob Pistoor (as "Father Pastorius") - performer
  • Niels van Hoorn (as "Niels van Hoornblower") - performer


  • Hans Meyer - electronic devices
  • Jason (Salmon) - additional vocals (on "Pennies for Heaven")
  • Marie -


  • Instruments - keyboards, samples, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, Hawaiian guitar, lyre, percussion, tea cups, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, glockenspiel, bass guitar, drums, voices "(sometimes from beyond)"
  • Stephan Barbery - artwork