On February 27, 1984.


On February 27, 1984, “4AD” label released the debut, self-titled Dead Can Dance album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Lisa Gerard, Brendan Perry, James Parker, Scott Roger and Peter Ulrich.


  • Lisa Gerrard – vocals
  • Brendan Perry – vocals, guitar
  • James Pinker – timpani, percussion
  • Scott Roger
  • Peter Ulrich – drums, percussion
  • Richard Avison, Simon Hogg – trombone
  • Tony Ayers – timpani
  • Carolyn Costin – violin
  • Gus Ferguson, Martin McCarrick – cello

Track listing:

  1. The Fatal Impact
  2. The Trial
  3. Frontier
  4. Fortune
  5. Ocean
  6. East of Eden
  7. Threshold
  8. A Passage in Time
  9. Wild in the Woods
  10. Musica Eternal

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