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Follow the Blind

Blind Guardian

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 14th, 1989
Catalog ID:
NRR 1006
Label:
No Remorse Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
9 reviews (avg. 90%)
Side A
1. Inquisition 00:41   Show lyrics
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2. Banish from Sanctuary 05:28   Show lyrics
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3. Damned for All Time 05:00   Show lyrics
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4. Follow the Blind 07:13   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Hall of the King 04:17   Show lyrics
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6. Fast to Madness 05:59   Show lyrics
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7. Beyond the Ice 03:31   instrumental
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8. Valhalla 04:57   Show lyrics
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9. Barbara Ann (The Regents cover) 01:43   Show lyrics
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Band members
Hansi Kürsch Bass, Vocals
André Olbrich Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Marcus Siepen Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Thomen Stauch Drums
Guest/Session
Kai Hansen Vocals (on "Valhalla")
Kalle Trapp Vocals (backing), Guitars (lead) on track 9
Mathias Wiesner Keyboards
Miscellaneous staff
Kalle Trapp Producer, Recording, Mixing
Charly Rinne Executive producer
Hansi Kürsch Bass, Vocals
André Olbrich Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Marcus Siepen Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Thomen Stauch Drums
Kai Hansen Vocals (on "Valhalla")
Kalle Trapp Vocals (backing), Guitars (lead) on track 9
Mathias Wiesner Keyboards
Kalle Trapp Producer, Recording, Mixing
Charly Rinne Executive producer
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Cover-painting by van Waay Design.

The original vinyl version includes a photo collage insert and full lyrics that were not reproduced in the first CD pressing.

"Barbara Ann" is a medley that also includes "Long Tall Sally" (Little Richard cover).

Original Japanese edition (VICP-5234) features one bonus track:
9. Don't Break the Circle (Demon cover) (04:21)
(inserted between "Valhalla" and "Barbara Ann").

Virgin CD-release in 1991 with one bonus track:
9. Don't Break the Circle (Demon cover) (04:21)

Original vinyl version featured just 9 tracks, with "Barbara Ann" appearing after "Valhalla".

Trivia: the Gregorian chanting in "Inquisition" is sampled from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The 2007 remix & remaster bonus tracks:
9. Don't Break the Circle (Demon cover) (04:21)
10. Barbara Ann (The Regents cover) / Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover) (01:43)
11. Majesty (Demo Version) (7:16)
12. Trial by the Archon (Demo Version) (03:53)
13. Battalions of Fear (Demo Version) (06:21)
14. Run for the Night (Demo Version) (04:29)

Tracks 11-14 are from Lucifer's Heritage (pre-BG) demo tape "Battalions of Fear" (1985).

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Karo Studios, Munster, West Germany in January/February 1989.

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