After the surprising rebirth of Dead Can Dance with "Anastasis" and the following tour with sold out halls it was clear that a live product would follow. Not an easy task considering the outstanding milestone concert album "Toward The Within" from 1994. When "In Concert" starts with "Children Of The Sun" in a truly magical cinematic panorama sound, doubts quickly fade away. The balance between Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry is also intact. Of course, the sound architecture has been adapted to the times. But besides increased samples, more direct strings and modern accentuated drums, this uncommonly fascinating melange of Gaelic folk, African polyrhythms, Gregorian chant, Far Eastern mantras and European art rock is still celebrated and makes you so addicted. The new songs of "Anastasis" do surprisingly well next to old gold like the oriental "Rakim", the ether ballad "Sanvean", the artistic "Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" or the African "Nierika". With the "Song To The Siren" Perry even offers an emotional Tim Buckley cover.
Top track: Children Of The Sun