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Thunder Perfect Mind [Extra tracks]

Current 93Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

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listen  1. A Beginning0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A Sadness Song 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Mary Waits In Silence 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. A Silence Song 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. A Lament For My Suzanne 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Riverdeadbank 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. All The Stars Are Dead Now 9:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Rosy Star Tears From Heaven 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. When The May Rain Comes 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Thunder Perfect Mind I 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Thunder Perfect Mind II 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Hitler As Kalki (SDM)16:30Album Only
listen16. A Sad Sadness Song 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. An Ending 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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listen  1. Suzanne: She And I In Darkness We Lay And Lie 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Red House0:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Our Lady Of Horsies 6:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Anyway, People Die 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Silence As Christine 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Maldoror Is Ded Ded Ded Ded12:12Album Only
listen  7. They Return To Their Earth 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. In Sadness Sang 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. 'Khor Ba'i Nyes Dmigs 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lament For Her 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (live) 6:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. They Return To Their Earth (For My Christ Thorn) (live) 6:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (Rebirth) (live) 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 31, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 1992
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Durtro / Jnana
  • ASIN: B0009F4462
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,182 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

'Thunder Perfect Mind' has long been regarded as an excellent place for uninitiated Current 93 listeners to dive in to David Tibet's 40+ album discography, and though it's certainly not for everyone, it stands as one of the most important works of the last decade. Those who've listened before and couldn't get it the first time, try again. This is the ideal music for contacting, then communing with the most elusive of ghosts. Durtro. 2005.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an album of fragile, crystalline perfection March 11, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Current 93 are, in my opinion, the best band working, possibly ever. David Tibet takes the excessively prolific aesthetic of Psychic TV several steps further. Not only does he release a ton of music, but he releases a ton of GOOD music, which is more difficult. Really, I can't think of a band with more truly great albums than Current 93. That said, Thunder Perfect Mind stands out even in Tibet's catalogue. Stated simply this is perfect music. When I first heard this, I knew I was hearing the music I had been searching years for. Everything on this album is right, lyrics, arrangements, performance, vocal deliveries, everything. It also marks a sort of end of an era for Current 93, being the last recording to feature longtime contributors Douglas P and Rose McDowall (although Rose has continued to perform live with Tibet) and the first to feature Michael Cashmore, who has had much to do with the band's sound since. It also marks a sort of end to Tibet's more epic songwriting styles, soon to be replaced by much more personal material. When it came out, Thunder Perfect Mind seemed to represent an unreachable peak for Current 93. Then came "Of Ruine," and the peak was reached once again. Brilliant.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best August 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Current 93 are admittedly an aquired taste. I myself do not like a good third of their material, but when they're on, they're on, and this is about as ON as they've ever gotten. Taking a huge musical swing with '88's "Earth Covers Earth" (also a C93 high point), where inwhich they dropped their creepy industrial tag only to steep themselves in a kind of strange, mystical folk netherworld inspired by the likes of the Incredible String Band, Comus and Shirley/Dolly Collins, the band was well traversed in the given genre by 1992 to make their masterpiece. This is it. Featuring the usual suspects of Balance/Wood/Stapleton/McDowall, etc., as well as the likes of Nick Saloman (that's Bevis Frond to you, sir), David Tibet has successfully created a simply mesmerising collection of songs that play on all the best aspects of his talents: the ability to tell creepy stories with a melodic, enchanting, yet often melancholy backdrop by his cohorts. "A Sadness Song" is probably the best song he's ever done, and the 10+ minute track, "Hitler as Kalki", contains some stunning psych guitar work from Mr. Saloman. "Thunder Perfect Mind" contains next to none of the insane ranting nor vapid pretensions that marr certain other C93 releases, and all that talk of them being "gothic masters" (and I loathe "gothic" music) is pure baloney: this is pure psychedelia the way it should be: a head trip without the drugs, just the sounds.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Subjectivity and the Word October 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Thunder Perfect Mind" is a gnostic poem of rare beauty. We only know it because it remained hidden until it was discovered in Egypt in 1945, escaping the repression of the early church in the second century of our age. The ideas of Gnosticism were considered dangerous because they defied the instuticionalised rules of the church proposing a more personal relation to God. What does this have to do with this magnificent album of Current 93? In this record David Tibet follows a somehow similar operation inherent to Gnosticism entering a more personal path culminating a extraordinary discography influenced by a fascination with religion around the texts of Christianism, Budhism, Paganism, etc (Imperium, Swastikas for Noddy, Earth Covers Earth, etc). This fascination is to continue for the brilliant albuns to follow, but with an increasing personal touch (Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre, All the Pretty Little Horses, Soft Black Stars, Sleep as His House). "Thunder Perfect Mind" is the key album of this transition, where both paths, the historic and the personal, start to collide and mix. There is nothing like it. The strangeness of the musical atmosphere throw us in the sphere of transcendence through imanence, where the terrestrial dialectic opositions disseminates in an all inclusive world. This album doesn't simply illustrate the Sacred Word. And it doesn't only gives you an individual expression, a personal interpretation. We, along with Mr Tibet and friends, confront ourselves with the incommensurability of Being. That is why this music is so powerful and cannot be easily described. It just opens the world through truly creative work. This is the poetic dimension of music, that cannot be understood as ligth entertainment for a capitalist society. Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Re-issue of a Classic C93 Album December 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
For those who have never heard the album, it is certainly unlike anything you've heard before. Originally planned as a Gnostic version of "The Who's Tommy" it ended up becoming something more personal. Songs range from the achingly beautiful, like "A Sadness Song," to the apocalyptic, like "Hitler as Kalki." All are gorgeous. They are characterized by David Tibet's lyrics steeped in archaic imagery. These lyrics are then enveloped by a folk tapestry made up of 12-string guitars, recorders, violin, harp, and a little sonic manipulation from Steven Stapleton. The overall effect is one that seems cathartic and mystical.
For those already familiar, it is the return of an old friend. Everything is as you remember it but better. The sound has been remastered for a crisper sound and, even better, an extra CD is included of Outtakes from the Thnder Perfect Mind sessions, as well as live versions of some of the songs as they were first performed in Amiens, 1990.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good cd
This cd is answering all my expectations. It was a very good bargain and the quality of the performance is outstanding.
Published 5 months ago by Fmj Van Weegberg
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Classick C93 Albums
If you, gentle reader, are reading this review you are already somewhat familiar (I hope, otherwise stop) with David Tibet's (known by many aliases) work and will not need much... Read more
Published on February 21, 2010 by Kannasoja Kari
5.0 out of 5 stars Purrrfectly Mind Thundering...Mr. Tibet
This is the unsung album of a generation. TPM is to the end of the 20th Century, what Sgt. Pepper was to the 60's. Read more
Published on February 21, 2010 by Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars Madness
Current 93 is not a Band in a conventional way. It is essentially David Tibet with collaborators but Current 93 albums tend more towards artistic creations, without heed... Read more
Published on February 13, 2010 by David Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical!!
The previous reviewer did a good job of describing this album, so I will keep it short. In a word, the music contained on this newly remasterd cd is Magical. Read more
Published on August 23, 2006 by D. West
2.0 out of 5 stars Come skip through the enchanted forest with Current 93
So I stumbled upon a Wikipedia article on "apocalyptic folk," a genre apparently spearheaded by Current 93, most notably on this particular recording and its successors. Read more
Published on August 5, 2005 by Captain Intestinal Trouble
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty much an essential for anyone's collection
This album is gorgeous and quite an experience. If you are open to letting music take you places, this is the band for you. Read more
Published on July 20, 2004 by Daniel Decline
5.0 out of 5 stars What an Album.
Containing nothing more than a frightened, innocent looking cat on the cover, I think this album contains some of the best simple, dark, sad folk songs and a few strange,... Read more
Published on February 7, 2004 by IcemanJ
3.0 out of 5 stars a good record, but not THAT good
First of all, i have to say c93 is "my favourite band", although saying it is a "band" is almost as silly as the whole phrase above, but i'm still saying it,... Read more
Published on August 10, 2003 by Z. Komar
5.0 out of 5 stars Dear God what an album!
The tree of Current 93 take us through so many great talents and bands that it is best understood through the mind that they make, this particular mind being the "Thunder Perfect... Read more
Published on February 3, 2003 by FormerZygote
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