Dead Can Dance

Reissue specialists Vinyl 180 will follow up their recent Cocteau Twins and Gary Numan box sets next month with the first of two multi-record Dead Can Dance collections, a limited-edition 4LP box that includes the band’s first three releases plus a new Peel session disc on audiophile vinyl.

Due out Nov. 1, the aptly titled Box Set I will feature the hard-to-classify 4AD band’s already-reissued first two albums — Dead Can Dance (1984) and Spleen and Ideal (1986) — and the four-song Garden of the Arcane Delights EP (1984), plus a brand-new release: the four-track John Peel Session 19.11.83 (see tracklists below).

According to Vinyl 180, the four records come “housed in a beautiful black textured two-part box with matte white foil-blocked lettering and with slightly reworked sleeve design approved by Brendan Perry,” who, along with Lisa Gerrard, were the principal members of the band throughout the ’80s and ’90s, and its 2005 reunion.

Fans who’ve already purchased Vinyl 180’s reissues of DCD’s first three releases — all remastered from the original tapes and pressed on 180-gram vinyl — can opt to instead purchase a streamlined set that features the slipcover plus the Garden of the Arcane Delights EP and the John Peel Sessions disc, which is making its first appearance on vinyl.

Fans can expect Box Set II to arrive “early in 2011,” according to the label; that collection will include Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (1987) and The Serpent’s Egg (1988), already available separately, and the forthcoming vinyl reissues of Aion (1990) and DCD’s second Peel session, recorded in 1984. No word whether a third set will follow.

See full tracklist for Dead Can Dance’s ‘Box Set I’ after the jump…

Dead Can Dance, 'Box Set I'

Tracklist: Dead Can Dance, Box Set I

LP 1: Dead Can Dance

SIDE A
1. “The Fatal Impact”
2. “The Trial”
3. “Frontier”
4. “Fortune”
5. “Ocean”

SIDE B
1. “East Of Eden”
2. “Threshold”
3. “A Passage In Time”
4. “Wild In The Woods”
5. “Musica Eternal”

LP 2: Garden of the Arcane Delights

SIDE A
1. “Carnival Of Light”
2. “In Power We Entrust the Love Advocated”

SIDE B
1. “The Arcane”
2. “Flowers Of The Sea”

LP 3: Spleen and Ideal

SIDE A
1. “The Fatal Impact”
2. “The Trial”
3. “Frontier”
4. “Fortune”
5. “Ocean”

SIDE B
1. “East Of Eden”
2. “Threshold”
3. “A Passage In Time”
4. “Wild In The Woods”
5. “Musica Eternal”

LP 4: John Peel Session 19.11.83

SIDE A
1. “Instrumental”
2. “Labour of Love”

SIDE B
1. “Ocean”
2. “Threshold”

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