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A Night at the Opera

Blind Guardian

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 1st, 2002
Catalog ID:
724381182529
Label:
Virgin Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
21 reviews (avg. 84%)
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5. The Maiden and the Minstrel Knight 05:30   Show lyrics
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7. The Soulforged 05:18   Show lyrics
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8. Age of False Innocence 06:06   Show lyrics
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10. And Then There Was Silence 14:06   Show lyrics
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Band members
Hansi Kürsch Vocals (lead, backing)
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
Thomas Stauch Drums, Percussion
Guest/Session
Olaf Senkbeil Vocals (choirs)
Billy King Vocals (choirs)
Thomas Hackmann Vocals (choirs)
Rolf Köhler (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (choirs)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass
Michael Schüren Piano (track 8)
Pad Bender Keyboards, Sound effects
Boris Schmidt Keyboards, Sound effects
Sascha Pierro Keyboards, Sound effects
Mathias Wiesner Keyboards, Orchestral effects
Miscellaneous staff
Clemens von Witte Recording (backing vocals)
Charlie Bauerfeind Producer, Mixing, Recording
Nordin Hammadi Amrani Engineering (assistant), Recording (additional)
Paul Raymond Gregory Cover art
Dennis "Sir" Kostroman Booklet design
Axel Jusseit Photography
Hansi Kürsch Vocals (lead, backing)
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
Thomas Stauch Drums, Percussion
Olaf Senkbeil Vocals (choirs)
Billy King Vocals (choirs)
Thomas Hackmann Vocals (choirs)
Rolf Köhler (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (choirs)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass
Michael Schüren Piano (track 8)
Pad Bender Keyboards, Sound effects
Boris Schmidt Keyboards, Sound effects
Sascha Pierro Keyboards, Sound effects
Mathias Wiesner Keyboards, Orchestral effects
Clemens von Witte Recording (backing vocals)
Charlie Bauerfeind Producer, Mixing, Recording
Nordin Hammadi Amrani Engineering (assistant), Recording (additional)
Paul Raymond Gregory Cover art
Dennis "Sir" Kostroman Booklet design
Axel Jusseit Photography
Read The Rock bottom of... 30% morbert July 17th, 2012
Read A night to be remembered 96% extremesymphony July 27th, 2011
Read If Queen made a power metal... 92% invaders July 6th, 2011
Read Absurdly over the top, but... 92% Jophelerx June 21st, 2011
Read Blind Guardian - A Night at... 95% whitefrozen April 30th, 2010
Read No more pain, and no more gods 90% autothrall January 13th, 2010
Read Misty tales and poems lost... 100% OllieS June 19th, 2009
Read Welcome to the Slaughter! 91% Twisted_Psychology June 8th, 2009
Read Good excess. 95% TheJizzHammer December 22nd, 2008
Read A night at the OPERA, indeed 70% Nhorf September 5th, 2008
Read More Progressive, but still... 86% hells_unicorn February 25th, 2007
Read The best among the great 98% Lennert May 3rd, 2006
Read Blind Experiment or... 90% Ragnarok790 August 22nd, 2005
Read A Bombastic Show 93% Nihil_Arion June 22nd, 2005
Read Blind at the opera 93% Manu_SwordMaster July 16th, 2004
Read Overly pompous, but good. 94% HealthySonicDiet December 20th, 2003
Read An epic masterpiece 92% OSheaman August 13th, 2003
Read What a huge fucking mess 37% Pyrus June 2nd, 2003
Read A modern Metal classic 83% Ayeka May 19th, 2003
Read Blind Guardian - A Night At... 80% Hattori July 25th, 2002
Read Somewhat Disappointing 70% Esoteric July 16th, 2002

There are different versions of the album with a bonus track of "Harvest of Sorrow". This song has 7 different versions, as follows:
1. English studio version (B-side to "And Then There Was Silence" single)
2. English live version (On 2003 album "Live")
3. English acoustic version (Japan: Victor - VICP-61739)
4. Spanish version ("Mies del Dolor") (Spain: Virgin - 0724381182628, USA: Century Media - CM 7995-2)
5. Argentinian version ("La Cosecha del Dolor") (Argentina: NEMS Enterprises - NEMS 284, and 1trk bonus CD: Virgin - VGP412)
6. Italian version ("Frutto del Buio") (Italy: Virgin - 0724381195826)
7. French version ("Moisson de Peine") (1trk bonus CD in France: Virgin - 0724354637827)

The album title is the exact same as a Queen album, released ~27 years earlier, which caused the band some inconvenience when it was released.

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at The Twilight Hall Studios, Grefrath, Germany from October 2000 through December 2001, with the exception of diverse backing vocal recordings which were recorded at Hammer Music Studios, Hamburg, Germany.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 724381182529

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