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Black Ships Ate the Sky is a 2006 album by Current 93. The album features numerous guest vocalists, such as Antony Hegarty, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Marc Almond, and Shirley Collins. It features nine versions of the 1763 Methodist hymn "Idumæa", with lyrics by Charles Wesley, each featuring vocals by a different artist. The album was issued in digipak packaging, with a 56 page booklet containing liner notes, lyrics, photographs, and credits. In order to assist with funding for the album… read more



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  • Avatar for matthew_roberts
    really amazing album but would be much better without all of the Idumaeas except if the album were bookended by Tibet's and Collins' versions maybe. All of the others would work a lot better as an EP or bonus disc imo
  • Avatar for vladmirek
    a truly magical album
  • Avatar for Atomizer_
  • Avatar for pink_flamingo_
    love this album
  • Avatar for Moloch93
    black ships in my eye and snakes borrowed from the sky ........
  • Avatar for toreriku
    the idumæas completely kill the flow of this album, in my opinion. apart from that, this is possibly my favourite c93 release. it is without doubt the one i've played the most.
  • Avatar for djantithetical
    Good album, great when you're in the right state of mind, but not one of my true favorites from Current. Sorry to say, I think that David Tibet doing vocals on Idumæa was a bad idea. Whilst I admire him as a unique vocalist & wonderful in the right setting, his style on that song compares poorly to all of the guests, except for perhaps Antony.
  • Avatar for Sgt_Baker
    drone folk?
  • Avatar for sdoles
    love you
  • Avatar for Magictacosinus
    This is automatically one of my favorite albums of all time.

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