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Anastasis is a 2012 studio album by the British-Australian band Dead Can Dance.[11] It is the eighth studio album by the band and the first after Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard disbanded in 1998. It was officially released on 13 August 2012 by PIAS Recordings, 16 years after the group's last album, Spiritchaser.[12][13][14][15] It is also the band's first album since it left 4AD Records. "Anastasis" is the Greek word for "resurrection".[16]

Anastasis
Anastasis (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released13 August 2012
14 August 2012 (US)
RecordedRecorded and produced at Quivvy Studios (Cavan, Ireland), mastered at Masterlabs (Dublin)
GenreWorld music, worldbeat, neoclassical dark wave
Length56:06
LabelPIAS Recordings
A55 (US)
ProducerBrendan Perry
Lisa Gerrard
Dead Can Dance chronology
Spiritchaser
(1996)
Anastasis
(2012)
In Concert
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic69/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune2.5/4 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound3/5 stars[4]
The Line of Best Fit7/10 stars[5]
musicOMH3/5 stars[6]
The NewReview3/5 stars[7]
Paste5.4/10[8]
Pitchfork8/10[9]
PopMatters7/10 stars[10]

To date, Anastasis sold over 150,000 copies worldwide.[17]

In 2014, it was awarded a double gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 150,000 copies throughout Europe.[18]

ReceptionEdit

Anastasis received generally favorable reviews based on 16 critics at Metacritic.[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Dead Can Dance (Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard).

No.TitleLength
1."Children of the Sun"7:33
2."Anabasis"6:50
3."Agape"6:54
4."Amnesia"6:36
5."Kiko"8:01
6."Opium"5:44
7."Return of the She-King"7:51
8."All in Good Time"6:37
Total length:56:06
LP track listing
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Children of the Sun"7:34
2."Anabasis"6:50
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Agape"6:53
2."Amnesia"6:36
Side C
No.TitleLength
1."Kiko"8:03
2."Opium"5:42
Side D
No.TitleLength
1."Return of the She-King"7:47
2."All in Good Time"6:34

PersonnelEdit

Dead Can Dance
Additional musician
Production
  • Dead Can Dance – producer
  • Aidan Foley – mastering
  • Zsolt Zsigmond – photography

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[21] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anastasis". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Anastasis — Dead Can Dance". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (13 August 2012). "Album review: Dead Can Dance, 'Anastasis'". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  4. ^ Cohen, Jake (10 August 2012). "Album Review: Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". Consequence of Sound. consequenceofsound.net. Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  5. ^ Haddrill, Matthew (10 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". The Line of Best Fit. thelineofbestfit.com. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  6. ^ Wright, Mic. "Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  7. ^ Lopez, Rhiis (30 July 2012). "Dead Can Dance – Anastasis". The NewReview. thenewreview.net. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  8. ^ Reed, Ryan (14 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance: Anastasis". Paste. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  9. ^ Raggett, Ned (12 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance: Anastasis". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  10. ^ Pan, Arnold (15 August 2012). "Dead Can Dance: Anastasis". PopMatters. popmatters.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Anastasis (2012)". deadcandance.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  12. ^ Dead Can Dance — Anastasis, Sputnikmusic, retrieved 1 November 2012
  13. ^ Murphy, Sarah (25 June 2012). "Dead Can Dance Title Upcoming Album, Release New Song". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Dead Can Dance – Brand New Album – 'Anastasis' – Out 13th August". [PIAS]. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  15. ^ "New Release Information Pack No:29/12" (PDF). [PIAS] UK. 16 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  16. ^ Grow, Kory (29 August 2012). "Q&A: Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard on Her Band's "Resurrection" Album, Where Her Lyrics Come From And What She Likes About New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Anastasis Deluxe Editions". PIAS Recordings UK. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  18. ^ "IMPALA Awards for European Independent Acts Hit Record Levels". Impalamusic.org. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Anastasis – Dead Can Dance – Billboard". Billboard. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  20. ^ "Top albums". lescharts. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Polish album certifications – Dead Can Dance – Anastasis" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 November 2018.

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