You Must Be Certain of the Devil

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You Must Be Certain of the Devil
Diamanda Galas You Must Be Certain of the Devil.jpg
Studio album by Diamanda Galás
Released May 23, 1988
Recorded 1987 at Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin, Germany
Genre Avant-garde
Length 31:47
Label Mute
Producer
Diamanda Galás chronology
Saint of the Pit
(1986)
You Must Be Certain of the Devil
(1988)
Masque of the Red Death
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

You Must Be Certain of the Devil is the fifth album by American avant-garde performer Diamanda Galás, released on May 23, 1988 by record label Mute.

Content[edit]

You Must Be Certain of the Devil is the final instalment in her "Masque of the Red Death" trilogy about the AIDS epidemic.[2] The selections from this instalment are rooted in American gospel music.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Wallace Willis 2:44
2. "Double-Barrel Prayer" Diamanda Galás 5:01
3. "Let's Not Chat About Despair" Diamanda Galás 5:00
4. "Birds of Death" Diamanda Galás 5:15
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Must Be Certain of the Devil" Diamanda Galás 4:55
2. "Let My People Go" Diamanda Galás, traditional 3:22
3. "Malediction" Diamanda Galás 4:17
4. "The Lord Is My Shepherd" Diamanda Galás 1:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart 12[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olewnick, Brian. You Must Be Certain of the Devil at AllMusic. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Kenny, Glenn; Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Diamanda Galas". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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