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Aion (Dead Can Dance album)

Aion is the fifth studio album by Dead Can Dance, released in 1990. The first album Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry wrote after the end of their romantic partnership, it was recorded at Perry's new estate, Quivvy Church in Ireland, and at Woodbine Street Recording Studios in Leamington Spa.

Aion
Dead Can Dance-Aion (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Dead Can Dance
Released 11 June 1990 (1990-06-11)
8 February 1994 (USA)
Genre Neoclassical dark wave, medieval music
Length 36:11
Label 4AD
4AD/Warner Bros. Records
45575 United States
Dead Can Dance chronology
The Serpent's Egg
(1988)The Serpent's Egg1988
Aion
(1990)
A Passage in Time
(1991)A Passage in Time1991

The male soprano David Navarro Sust contributed vocals to tracks 1 and 7.

The album cover shows a detail from the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights (specifically, its central "Earth" panel).

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Arrival and the Reunion" – 1:38
  2. "Saltarello" – 2:33
  3. "Mephisto" – 0:54
  4. "The Song of the Sibyl" – 3:45
  5. "Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book" – 6:03
  6. "As the Bell Rings the Maypole Spins" – 5:16
  7. "The End of Words" – 2:05
  8. "Black Sun" – 4:56
  9. "Wilderness" – 1:24
  10. "The Promised Womb" – 3:22
  11. "The Garden of Zephirus" – 1:20
  12. "Radharc" – 2:48

PersonnelEdit

Personnel adapted from Aion liner notes.[2]

Dead Can Dance
  • Lisa Gerrard – vocals, instrumentation, production
  • Brendan Perry – vocals, instrumentation, production, design
Additional personnel
  • David Navarro Sust – vocals (tracks 1 and 7)
  • John Bonnar – keyboards (track 5), co-arrangements (tracks 2 and 5)
  • Robert Perry – bagpipes (tracks 2 and 6)
  • Andrew Robinson – bass viol (track 10)
  • Anne Robinson – bass viol (track 10)
  • Honor Carmody – tenor viol (track 10)
  • Lucy Robinson – tenor viol (track 10)
  • Luis de Góngora – words (track 5)

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