A Passage in Time (Dead Can Dance album)
A Passage in Time is a compilation album by Australian musical act Dead Can Dance. It was originally released only in North America on 20 October 1991 by Rykodisc Records, and was later remastered and given a global release in 1998.
|A Passage in Time|
|Compilation album by Dead Can Dance|
|Released||20 October 1991|
|Recorded||1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991|
|Genre||Neoclassical dark wave, world fusion|
|Dead Can Dance chronology|
The album was titled after the song "A Passage in Time", which originally appeared on the group's eponymous debut album in 1984 but was not included in the collection.
As the title suggests, this album was "a passage in time" to enable the U.S. audience catch up with the band's previous albums, via selected songs.
The content of the compilation was predominantly taken from the band's most recent works at the time, their fourth (The Serpent's Egg) and fifth (Aion) albums. It also featured two songs from their third album (Within the Realm of a Dying Sun) and one from their second (Spleen and Ideal), but no selections from their debut or the Garden of the Arcane Delights EP. Two previously unreleased tracks were included, "Bird" and "Spirit" (both were later added to the double vinyl version of 1993's Into the Labyrinth).
|2||"Song of Sophia"||1:23||The Serpent's Egg||1988|
|3||"Ullyses" [sic]||4:53||The Serpent's Egg||1988|
|4||"Cantara"||5:52||Within the Realm of a Dying Sun||1987|
|5||"The Garden of Zephirus"||1:19||Aion||1990|
|6||"Enigma of the Absolute"||4:12||Spleen and Ideal||1985|
|8||"The Host of Seraphim"||6:17||The Serpent's Egg||1988|
|9||"Anywhere Out of the World"||5:05||Within the Realm of a Dying Sun||1987|
|10||"The Writing on My Father's Hand"||3:50||The Serpent's Egg||1988|
|11||"Severance"||3:21||The Serpent's Egg||1988|
|12||"The Song of the Sybil" [sic]||3:45||Aion||1990|
|13||"Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book"||6:03||Aion||1990|
|14||"In the Kingdom of the Blind The One-Eyed are Kings"||4:09||The Serpent's Egg||1988|
- Raggett, Ned. A Passage in Time review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 23 August 2012.
- A Passage in Time at Dead-Can-Dance.com