Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

DICE

Dice

Eclectic Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Dice Dice album cover
3.27 | 40 ratings | 8 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy DICE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Alea lacta est (6:13)
2. Annika (3:47)
3. The utopian suntan (5:51)
4. The Venetian bargain (7:49)
5. Follies: (22:03)
a) Esther
b) Labyrinth
c) At the gate of Entrudivore
d) I'm Entrudivorian
e) You are?
f) You are.....

Total Time: 45:43

Lyrics

Search DICE Dice lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search DICE Dice tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Per Andersson / drums, percussion, chorus
- Robert Holmin / lead vocals, saxes, chorus
- Leif Larsson / keyboards, Mellotron, chorus
- Örjan Strandberg / guitars, chorus
- Fredrik Vildö / bass, chorus

Releases information

CD Belle Antique 8906 (1989)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to ProgLucky for the last updates
Edit this entry

DICE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
  • Disease The Four Riders Of The Apocalypse, 1992

Buy DICE Dice Music


1979-1993 by Dice1979-1993 by Dice
Scene Reco
Audio CD$46.36
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
DICE-LIVE 1977-JAPAN CD Gi50 USD $30.99 Buy It Now 40m 25s
The Day Laughter Died - Andrew Dice Clay ORIG DEF JAM 1990 2 CD SET OOP USD $20.00 Buy It Now 42m 42s
DICE-S/T-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD Hi25 USD $33.99 Buy It Now 44m 40s
Dirty Dice [CD New] USD $10.37 Buy It Now 1h 3m
BADFINGER No Dice 2010 UK Apple remastered 17-track promo test CD USD $34.05 [0 bids]
1h 20m
1 CENT CD Lost Valley - Black Dice 3 INCH DISC/TIGERBEAT6/ELECTRO/ABSTRACT USD $0.01 [0 bids]
2h 11m
PICTURE DISC No Dice EMIP 2927 Come Dancing USD $4.50 Buy It Now 3h
1978 LINDA RONSTADT 45RPM Poor Poor Pitiful Me & Tumbling Dice Elektra Asylum USD $4.00 Buy It Now 3h 4m
No Dice by Badfinger - Apple Records SKAO 3367 LP Vinyl 1970 EX USD $10.00 [0 bids]
3h 19m
LP- EL COMBO DE LAS ESTRELLAS " QUIEN DICE QUE NO ! ON ZEIDA REC. USD $15.00 Buy It Now 4h 17m
No Dice - Badfinger (CD Used Very Good) USD $15.31 Buy It Now 5h 11m
No Dice Come Dancing 7"PD EMI EMIP 2927 EX 1979 7" picture disc in pvc sleeve, USD $8.84 Buy It Now 5h 34m
EMILIO NAVAIRA Lo dice tu mirada México CD BMG 2001 ! USD $29.99 Buy It Now 5h 50m
Anson - This Pair-A-Dice [CD New] USD $13.81 Buy It Now 5h 54m
Loaded Dice - Self Titled 1994 Sure Shot Records CD USD $5.99 Buy It Now 6h 12m
Stacie Collins - Roll The Dice [CD New] USD $14.02 Buy It Now 6h 18m
Loco Dice - 7 Dunham Place [CD New] USD $18.17 Buy It Now 6h 41m
Imber, Neil Austin Roll the Dice CD USD $4.55 Buy It Now 7h 48m
Badfinger - No Dice - Vinyl LP - Apple 1970, SKAO-3367 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
8h 52m
Magnificent 14 Trojan reggae lp spag western upsetters lee perry django dice dub USD $99.00 Buy It Now 8h 56m
Dice self titled s/t JAPAN cd NEAR MINT Belle Antique 8906C NKCD 343 USD $68.99 Buy It Now 9h 4m
Rolling Stones - It's only rock n roll and Tumbling Dice *2x45rpm* USD $19.99 [0 bids]
10h 16m
RARE What's In Store For You #4 Capitol PROMO MINT LP Sweet/Maze/Starz/No Dice USD $28.48 Buy It Now 10h 32m
ROLLING STONES Tumbling Dice & Sweet Black Angel 7" 45 rpm vinyl record NEW USD $22.47 Buy It Now 11h 16m
THE DICE S/T HOLLAND LP 1982 CBS 85836 FRENCH GROUP USD $13.99 Buy It Now 11h 24m
DICE: DICE (mini LP) [SHM-CD] (Japan) USD $48.78 Buy It Now 13h 26m
ANDREW DICE CLAY comedy CD LIVE at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN rare USD $34.99 Buy It Now 15h 28m
ANDREW DICE CLAY comedy CD The Day the Laughter Died 2 disc SET rare RICK RUBIN USD $34.99 Buy It Now 15h 40m
LINDA RONSTADT rare CD SIMPLE DREAMS It's So Easy BLUE BAYOU tumbling dice USD $12.99 Buy It Now 15h 58m
CHRIS LeDOUX cd UNDER THIS OLD HAT Every Time I Roll the Dice FOR YOUR LOVE USD $12.99 Buy It Now 15h 58m
NO DICE-2FACED-JAPAN MINI LP CD F83 USD $27.99 Buy It Now 17h 4m
Tu Le Dices- by Melaza (1997 Latin Pop Album CD,C.G.B. Records/WEA) Sealed CD USD $11.00 Buy It Now 17h 20m
No Dice - s/t 1978 Rock vinyl record. Inner, Capitol Canadian Pressing St-11733 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 17h 30m
Rage - Bootleggers / Roll The Dice 1981 Carrere CAR 199P 7" Picture Disc Single USD $3.39 Buy It Now 19h 3m
Dow, Barry, Tumble of the Dice, Excellent Import USD $4.00 Buy It Now 19h 13m
PAMA DICE/UNKNOWN - Brixton Pum Pum Wrecker - Vinyl (limited hand-numbered 7") USD $17.03 Buy It Now 19h 21m
No Dice Badfinger CD album (CDLP) Japanese promo TOCP-7098 APPLE 1992 USD $56.55 Buy It Now 21h 15m
Family Dice Game: Don't You Forget It w/ Storage Pouch New USD $9.24 Buy It Now 21h 22m
101 SOUTH - ROLL OF THE DICE CD ORG 1ST PRESS ATENZIA RECORDS 2002 AOR USD $50.00 Buy It Now 22h 9m
BLACK DICE - Creature Comforts (CD, 2004, DFA Records) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 22h 18m
7" THE PERSONALITIES? I Remember / Suffering 45 Dice CC30 UK 1966 USD $34.07 Buy It Now 22h 25m
7" THE MARVELS Come To The Wedding / Angelo 45 Dice CC 8 UK 1962 Ska USD $27.18 Buy It Now 22h 25m
VERY RARE PROMO Bill Carter CASSETTE TAPE Loaded Dice STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Jimmie USD $19.99 Buy It Now 22h 34m
OFF DA MILE PRODUCTIONS - EVERYTHING HAPPENS 2003 DETROIT DICE USD $39.98 Buy It Now 22h 53m
Roll of the Dice by The Fabulous Thunderbirds (CD, Aug-1995, Private Music) USD $0.95 [0 bids]
23h 14m
yellowstone and voice 7" Mexican rare ps 1973 abuelita dice granmother says USD $19.90 Buy It Now 23h 30m
NAS / UNDERSTANDING 12" w/LIFE IS LIKE A DICE GAME white only !!!! Rap LISTEN USD $3.99 [0 bids]
23h 51m
BADFINGER - No Dice...plus - Beat 60s 70s USD $25.52 Buy It Now 23h 54m
Nitus & The Rollin' Dice - Way Down To Graceland - Revival Rock & Roll/Rockab... USD $23.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Roll the Dice Audio CD USD $13.56 Buy It Now 1 day
Creature Comforts [Digipak] by Black Dice CD BRAND NEW SEALED USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO I Don't Want You To Know/Como Se Dice I Love You 45 USD $2.49 Buy It Now 1 day
ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ abrazame / ya se que dices COLUMBIA 45 USD $5.49 Buy It Now 1 day
CHRIS LEDOUX wild and wooly / every time i roll the dice LIBERTY UNPLAYED 45 USD $3.49 Buy It Now 1 day
LOS ZORROS y conjunto POR QUE NO ME DICES/QUIERO QU ME BESES vik 45 USD $3.49 Buy It Now 1 day
ANDREW DICE CLAY Dice PROMO Dance Club B-Boy Accapella 12" DEF JAM Rick Rubin USD $2.44 [0 bids]
1 day
Five Or Six - Cántame Esa Canción Que Dice, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah USD $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BLACK EYED PEAS - FALLIN' UP / LE ROX / QUE DICES (12") 1997!! RARE!! ? USD $13.49 Buy It Now 1 day
The Rolling Stones - "Tumbling Dice". Ultra-rare European import. USD $24.99 [0 bids]
1 day
LINDA RONSTADT,"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"/"Tumbling Dice" NEW 45rpm USD $8.98 Buy It Now 1 day
NO DICE - COME DANCING / BAD BOYS PICTURE DISC SINGLE 1979 EMIP 2927 VGC USD $2.71 Buy It Now 1 day
DICE RAW + BLACK THOUGHT (ROOTS) - THIN LINE (12") 2000 USD $35.99 Buy It Now 1 day
GROWING His Return CD drone / post-rock black dice yellow swans skullflower NEW USD $11.98 Buy It Now 1 day
GROWING Vision Swim CD drone / post-rock black dice yellow swans skullflower NEW USD $11.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Jacky And the Cheap Checkers Rollin Dice US Vinyl LP USD $14.75 Buy It Now 1 day
THE ROOTS + COMMON + MOS DEF + DICE RAW - HURRICANE (12") 1999!!! RARE!!! ? USD $22.49 Buy It Now 1 day
THE ROOTS + DICE RAW - DON'T SEE US (12") 1998!! RARE ? USD $13.49 Buy It Now 1 day
THE ROOTS - GAME THEORY (CD) 2006 RARE!! MALIK B + DICE RAW + BLACK THOUGHT ? USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Lab 01 Loco Dice - NRK Music Presents 2 CD - New USD $10.18 Buy It Now 1 day
Grupo Folklorico Experimental/LO DICE TODO/1976 Mericana/ORIG RARE Latin LP USD $15.99 [0 bids]
1 day
The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice/Sweet Black Angel - #19103 - NM USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
7" Single - Loaded Dice, Mam'selle / Baby - 1979 WEA Cat# 100111 USD $74.18 [0 bids]
1 day
Nicolas Guillen Dice Sus Poemas Rare Arieto LP (LDA-3340) EX+ Vinyl CUBAN POETY USD $10.97 Buy It Now 1 day
BLACK DICE Broken Ear Record Rare Original Official UK Record Company POSTER USD $10.89 Buy It Now 1 day
ANDREW DICE CLAY 10x8 inch lab-printed glossy photo P/4841 USD $5.45 Buy It Now 1 day
HIDE - Dice CD JAPAN UPCH-5518 NEW 2007 USD $58.77 Buy It Now 1 day
BLACK DICE - Beaches & Canyons - Vinyl (gatefold 2xLP + MP3 download code) USD $36.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino Lo dice Todo LP rare guaguanco USD $50.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BILLY HILL-TOO MUCH MONTH AT THE END OF THE MONEY B/W-ROLLIN' DICE-VG+ USD $3.50 Buy It Now 1 day
vintage old 12" LP vinyl record no dice 1977 emi USD $8.16 Buy It Now 1 day
THE MUSICAL TIMES MAGAZINE October 1968 Hubert Parry Anthony Gilbert Dice Music USD $10.22 Buy It Now 1 day
The Rolling Stones - Miami Dice 2 X CD live Florida 25/11/1994 USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street - 18 Track CD -Tumbling Dice More VG++ USD $9.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Andrew Dice Clay DICE Cassette Tape (1989) OUT OF PRINT VG+ CONDITION FAST SHIP USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Jeremy and the Harlequins American Dreamer LP vinyl record sealed devil dice USD $21.95 Buy It Now 1 day
HARUKA SHIMOTSUKI Kimi Tono Tabiji Dice Fantasia JAPAN Soundtrack CD QECB-19 NEW USD $24.64 Buy It Now 1 day
First Throw by Dice of Dixie Crew (CD, Inakustik/Inak Records) USD $9.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Pair a Dice Found USD $8.98 Buy It Now 2 days
GF- GRUPO FOLKLORICO Y EXPERIMENTAL NUEVAYORQUINO " LO DICE TODO "ON SALSOUL REC USD $30.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Roll Of The Dice by The Fabulous Thunderbirds music CD Tested! USD $4.70 Buy It Now 2 days
DICE THE BOSS - BRIXTON CAT BIG AND FAT - JOE - VERY GOOD++ USD $42.24 [6 bids]
2 days
In Dust (2LP + CD) [Vinyl] Roll The Dice Vinyl USD $36.49 Buy It Now 2 days
FIVE OR SIX Cántame Esa Canción Que Dice Yeah LP RSD 2015 Synth Cantame Cancion USD $21.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Unused BADFINGER "No Dice" 1970 Vinyl LP Original Release w/ Gatefold Jacket USD $14.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Black Dice ?- Peace In The Valley 7" vinyl Ltd Three One G 17 USD $13.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Black Dice ?- Miles Of Smiles 12" /Merzbow Throbbing Gristle Sonic Yo USD $9.40 Buy It Now 2 days
JACQUES KAYAL Dreams LP 1979 Carlson Rare Loaded Dice and Pretty Women Mamselle USD $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BADFINGER LOT OF 7 CDS STRAIGHT UP ASS PETE HAM 7 PARK MAGIC NO DICE BEST CLEAN USD $17.50 [5 bids]
2 days
2 DISC CD LOT BADFINGER 1974 GERMANY CD AND BADFINGER NO DICE RARE BONUS TRACKS USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Eric Copeland - Car Alarm b/w Brain Dead 7" new Black Dice PPM black vinyl USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
0 result found for "DICE"
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results
More places to buy DICE music online Buy DICE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DICE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DICE Dice ratings distribution


3.27
(40 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
38%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (15%)
15%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

DICE Dice reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by lor68
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Well this issue-dated 1978- was a controversial work, characterized by some splendid moments in the vein of "Four Riders of the Apocalypse", as well as by boring passages and also such weak vocal parts. Despite of these defects, this album is quite remarkable and finally recommended.

It is inferior than "Four Riders of the Apocalypse", but anyway it can complete your collection of such North European symphonic progressive rock of late seventies!!

Review by b_olariu
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars As it said in this two reveiws from above i'm agree that is not a bad album but made in rush, it sounds sometime unfinished. Indeed there is some good moments but are some who sound really bad like The venetian bargain, boring and repetative. Alea lacta est is the best track and maybe the most well played, the rest is not so bad but neither something special. 3 stars, could it be a better one if they worked harder, in fact this is the second album, and by the second album every band has to create their own style , in my opinion.
Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars This was disappointing after enjoying their all-instrumental "Four Riders Of The Apocalypse" so much. The vocals are tolerable most of the time but they aren't that great. You can kind of see how this has more of a commercial direction compared to "Four Riders Of The Apocalypse" which is really it's downfall.

"Alea Lacta Est" is an uptempo track with lots of organ, drums and tasteful guitar. Pulsating synths. Vocals don't arrive until 3 minutes in, but it's the instrumental work that shines on this one. Very good song. "Annika" is an instrumental and perhaps my favourite track on here.The guitar and organ build in sound as drums come in. Piano 3 minutes in. "The Utopian Suntan" is a humerous look at the depletion of the ozone layer and the result of too much exposure to ultra violet rays. This really sounds like some of the silly songs QUEEN has recorded, you know the ones that sound like they are from the thirties. This especially sounds like that vocally. "The Venetian Garden" is an instrumental with some mellotron before 2 minutes. Piano is prominant.

"Follies" is the side long suite coming in at 22 minutes. The topic on this one is schizophrenia. I found the vocals really took away from the enjoyment of this song. Some nice guitar before 4 minutes followed by organ. Vocals are back. A good uptempo section comes in around the 6 minute mark with better sounding vocals. There is a piano solo with mellotron after 9 minutes. Vocal melodies and guitar after 14 minutes are good, and I really like the symphonic passage that follows after 15 minutes. The vocal section after 17 minutes is lacking a lot. Mellotron 19 minutes in. The last 2 minutes of the song I find annoying.

Some very good sections with unfortunately a lot of poor passages. Barely 3 stars in my opinion. Please check out their "Four Horses Of The Apocalypse" though.

Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Not achieving to sign a contract with a label, Dice started rehearsing on new compositions, but now they had also added singer Robert Holmin to the line-up.Eventually the band signed with the obscure label Marilla to release their self-titled debut in 1978.

Very much influenced by compatriots KAIPA as well as FOCUS, GENESIS and YES,Dice offer some excellent Symphonic Rock arrangements often with a humurous edge but far from something trully personal.The compositions are quite grandiose, based on Larsson's talented keyboard playing,including mellotron,organ,piano and synths, and Strandberg sensitive guitar playing,sometimes though reminding also of STEVE HOWE's nervous approach.At moments they even flirt with the complex nature of GENTLE GIANT or even YEZDA URFA with sudden breaks and unusual changing themes with complicated keyboard parts on the forefront.The band decided to hire a vocalist in order to make their sound more accesible,but I do not see any signs of accesibility in here.The whole material is definitely far from commercial with complex time signatures and changing moods in a blink of an eye.The highlight is of course the 22-min. exciting suite ''Follies'',actually pieces of music written between 1972-1975 and stuck nicely together to deliver this grand opus.Classical-influenced pianos, romantic flashy moog synthesizers, warm electric guitars, orchestral mellotron passages and some schizophenic fast interplays offer a great Symphonic Rock experience,spoiled only by the mediocre vocal exercises of Holmin.

Another fine work of the Symphonic Rock scene of Sweden along the lines of KAIPA, ATLAS, BLAKULLA and AUTUMN BREEZE.Complex musicianship, sensitive passages, bombastic moments but little originality.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

Review by Atavachron
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Other than being a wonderful set of music, it is the "unfinished" quality of Dice's first that makes it so good and so unlike much of the over-groomed product that was coming from the Scandinavian prog scene. In fact it reminds me more of the raw excitement in the tiny but edgy U.S. scene around the same time; think Yezda Urfa, Cartoon, et al. Sure Robert Holmin's vocals are subpar and they're playing with the urgency of a band on a very tight studio schedule and small budget, but that doesn't mean this ain't prog rock of the utmost ambition and sincerity. The compositions are developed beyond the call of duty, the group dynamics are solid, and the fun but serious attitude is just right. For a debut, the quintet did a marvelous job.

A roll of the bones crackles open 'Alea lacta Est' crammed full of sudden but perfect changes as the band keeps us guessing, finally settling on a narrative about war, peace and politics. But the music, not the message, is the centerpiece, sloppy mistakes and all. Bass player Fredrik Vildo is extraordinary and Leif Larsson's keys provide gorgeous layers of texture and emotion as on 'Annika', with Orjan Strandberg's muti-tracked guitars filling in space with volume swells and chiming harmonies, even funny 'The Utopian Suntan' has room for great elaboration. And I suspect 'The Venetian Bargain', though resembling Yes, in turn had an impact on the very band it was emulating. Listen to this cut with Yes' Drama in mind ~ an album that came out two years later ~ and you'll hear what I mean. It is a beautiful track and the disc finishes with twenty-two minute operetta 'Follies', a baroque-rock epic lush with synths and the inspiration of a great, great musical unit.

If you ever see this one at a good price, nab it. Someday you'll be glad you did. At least I hope so.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Walt Disney Symphonic Prog Dice. A balanced mix of Yes and Gentle Giant for my ears. A skillfull hard listening swedish band, interesting, but lacking originality. This debut album is weaker than the next one, the Four Horses Of The Apocalypse, an instrumental album released . Yes, the ... (read more)

Report this review (#1057061) | Posted by VOTOMS | Wednesday, October 09, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The album Dice featured a decent but somewhat distracting vocalist, but is a little more polished than The Four Riders. There's still the same mix between upbeat major-key ditties, lush symphonic epics, and dissonant ostinatos. All of the tracks are very strong, but I find the instrumental brea ... (read more)

Report this review (#170726) | Posted by emkogceo | Monday, May 12, 2008 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is indeed a controversial album as said by Lethe. In spite of what has been said, I still consider this a fine album. The first songs does have some poor vocals, but it's a nice song with some fine syntheziers. The second song is instrumental. The third song has a fine vocals, in my opini ... (read more)

Report this review (#60433) | Posted by Dan Yaron | Thursday, December 15, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of DICE "Dice"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.72 seconds