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At the Edge of Time

Blind Guardian

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
July 29th, 2010
Catalog ID:
NB 2287-2
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
16 reviews (avg. 86%)
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2. Tanelorn (Into the Void) 05:58   Show lyrics
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3. Road of No Release 06:30   Show lyrics
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4. Ride into Obsession 04:46   Show lyrics
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5. Curse My Name 05:52   Show lyrics
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6. Valkyries 06:38   Show lyrics
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7. Control the Divine 05:26   Show lyrics
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8. War of the Thrones 04:55   Show lyrics
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9. A Voice in the Dark 05:41   Show lyrics
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10. Wheel of Time 08:55   Show lyrics
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Band members
Hansi Kürsch Vocals
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, acoustic, rhythm)
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
Frederik Ehmke Drums, Percussion, Flute, Bagpipes
Guest/Session
Oliver Holzwarth Bass
Stefan Schmidt Vocals (backing)
Jen Majura Vocals (backing)
Thomas Hackmann Vocals (backing)
Matthias "Matz" Ulmer Keyboards, Piano
Klaus Marquardt Violin
Dirim Ceseroglu Violin
Olaf Senkbeil Vocals (backing)
Billy King Vocals (backing)
Eberhard Hahn Flute
Miscellaneous staff
Adam Klemens Conductor
Matthias "Matz" Ulmer Orchestra producer, Engineering (additional)
Carsten Heusmann Orchestra producer, Production coordinator
Jan Kotzmann Engineering
Cenda Kotzmann Engineering (additional)
Jan Rubach Engineering (bass)
Oganalp Canatan Engineering (additional)
Güney Özsan Engineering (additional)
Wolfgang Eller Mastering
Herr Buchta Photography
Charlie Bauerfeind Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering, Orchestra producer
Felipe Machado Franco Cover art, Artwork
Hansi Kürsch Vocals
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, acoustic, rhythm)
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
Frederik Ehmke Drums, Percussion, Flute, Bagpipes
Oliver Holzwarth Bass
Stefan Schmidt Vocals (backing)
Jen Majura Vocals (backing)
Thomas Hackmann Vocals (backing)
Matthias "Matz" Ulmer Keyboards, Piano
Klaus Marquardt Violin
Dirim Ceseroglu Violin
Olaf Senkbeil Vocals (backing)
Billy King Vocals (backing)
Eberhard Hahn Flute
Adam Klemens Conductor
Matthias "Matz" Ulmer Orchestra producer, Engineering (additional)
Carsten Heusmann Orchestra producer, Production coordinator
Jan Kotzmann Engineering
Cenda Kotzmann Engineering (additional)
Jan Rubach Engineering (bass)
Oganalp Canatan Engineering (additional)
Güney Özsan Engineering (additional)
Wolfgang Eller Mastering
Herr Buchta Photography
Charlie Bauerfeind Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering, Orchestra producer
Felipe Machado Franco Cover art, Artwork
Read Blind Guardian make a great... 78% psychosisholocausto April 6th, 2013
Read Thank God this happened... 90% rapps December 13th, 2012
Read Bold and intruiguing 100% ijy10152 March 2nd, 2012
Read Trying too hard to dredge... 81% Jophelerx January 20th, 2012
Read The Wheel Will Turn 90% Twisted_Psychology October 15th, 2011
Read Blind Guardian show us how... 90% TrooperOfSteel May 5th, 2011
Read It's now or never, we shall... 93% extremesymphony March 4th, 2011
Read At the Edge of Perfection 96% HeWhoIsInTheWater January 27th, 2011
Read This old dragon definitely... 84% hells_unicorn January 15th, 2011
Read Blind Guardian - At the... 85% whitefrozen October 29th, 2010
Read No magic moments 45% kluseba October 6th, 2010
Read Blind Guardian is back in... 95% Feanor_USMC September 26th, 2010
Read I Never Knew Passion and... 90% Arjunthebeast September 24th, 2010
Read What's the temperature out... 79% Empyreal August 25th, 2010
Read The lost successor to... 92% Thiestru August 2nd, 2010
Read Page turner with a few... 80% autothrall July 30th, 2010

Recorded, mixed and mastered in Twilight Hall Studios/Grefath-Oedt, Germany, between November 2007 and April 2010.
Orchestral recordings in Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall/Prague, Czech Republic, between August 2009 and January 2010.

Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Blind Guardian
Mixed, engineered and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind.

All music and lyrics written by Hansi Kürsch and André Olbrich.
All songs published by BG Publishing GbR.

Additional recordings:
MAZ Tonstudio/Stuttgart, Germany, Rothrecording Studios/Burghaslach, Germany, Bürgenmeister-Smidt-Gedächtniskirche/Bremerhaven, Germany, Neverland/Dreamtone Studio/Istanbul, Turkey, between January 2010 and April 2010.

Master sequence assembling by Wolfgang Eller
Cover artwork and all booklet artworks by Felipe Machado Franco.
Booklet designed by Felipe Machado Franco.
Photos and photo design by Herr Buchta.

Online and DVD filming and editing:
Matthias Knézy Bohm, Felix Kasike, Robert Goesch, Benedikt von Scherr-Thoss, Vi-Dan Tran, Joshua Bohm, Linda Gasper, Daniela Schwegler, Nina Ulmer,
Oganalp Canatan and Guney Ozsan.

Prague recordings:
Charlie Bauerfeind - Orchestra producer
Matthias Ulmer - Orchestra producer
Carsten Heusmann - Orchestra producer and orchestral production coordinator
Jan Kotzmann - Sound engineer
Cenda Kotzmann - Studio technician
Petr Pycha - Music contractor and recording sessions manager

Orchestra:
FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague
Adam Klemens - Conductor

Bass-recordings by Jan Rubach.
Additional engineering by Matthias Ulmer (keyboards, violin and flute), Oganalp Canatan and Guney Ozsan (violin, dirim).

Additional percussion samples on "Wheel of Time" taken from Ayez Saidawi's "Arabic Beat Loops".

The album is dedicated to Rolf Köhler.

Stefan Schmidt (Van Canto) appears courtesy of Napalm Records.

A video was made for "A Voice in the Dark". Another video exists, predating the album by several years, for the original (and much shorter) version of "Sacred Worlds".

Release dates:
Russia - July 29
Europe - July 30
USA - August 24
Japan - August 28

Released as a:
- regular CD
- jewel-case CD
- 2CD digipak
- 2LP picture set
- 4LP boxset
- pyramid boxset

Bonus CD tracklist:
1. Sacred Worlds (extended "Sacred" version) (06:49)
2. Wheel of Time (orchestral version) (08:55)
3. You're the Voice (John Farnham cover) (radio edit) (03:35)
4. Tanelorn (Into the Void) (demo) (05:58)
5. Curse My Name (demo) (04:42)
6. A Voice in the Dark (demo) (05:40)
Enhanced part:
7. Sacred Worlds (video clip) (06:17)
8. Studio documentary (19:18)

Japanese bonus tracks:
11. Curse My Name (original version) (05:11)
12. Valkyries (extended version) (06:51)

Digital edition bonus tracks:
11. Sacred Worlds (extended "Sacred" version) (06:49)
12. Wheel of Time (orchestral version) (08:55)
13. You're the Voice (John Farnham cover) (radio edit) (03:35)
14. Tanelorn (Into the Void) (Demo) (05:58)
15. Curse My Name (demo) (04:42)
16. A Voice in the Dark (demo) (05:40)
17. Ride into Obsession (demo version) (04:49)

The digipak version includes a unique download code where fans can gain access to a password-protected page for exclusive Blind Guardian content, including 3 additional bonus tracks:
1. Valkyries (demo version) (06:37)
2. Wheel of Time (metal mix) (08:40)
3. Curse My Name (The Milton Dance version) (05:53)

Identifiers:

Barcode: 7 27361 22872 9
Matrix / Runout: CAP01191 NB 2287-01DLT 03
Other (Mould SID Code): IFPI UGAB
Other (Mastering SID Code): IFPI LR79

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Added on: 2010-06-27 07:34:19 Last modified on: 2014-06-29 18:07:13
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