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Imaginations from the Other Side

Blind Guardian

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 5th, 1995
Catalog ID:
7243 8 40337 2 9
Label:
Virgin Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
9 reviews (avg. 89%)
1. Imaginations from the Other Side 07:19   Show lyrics
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2. I'm Alive 05:31   Show lyrics
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3. A Past and Future Secret 03:48   Show lyrics
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4. The Script for My Requiem 06:09   Show lyrics
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5. Mordred's Song 05:28   Show lyrics
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6. Born in a Mourning Hall 05:14   Show lyrics
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7. Bright Eyes 05:16   Show lyrics
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8. Another Holy War 04:32   Show lyrics
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9. And the Story Ends 06:00   Show lyrics
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Band members
Thomas Stauch Drums
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
Hansi Kürsch Vocals, Bass
Guest/Session
Ronnie Atkins Vocals (backing)
Piet Sielck Vocals (backing)
Rolf Köhler (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (backing)
Hacky Hackmann Vocals (backing)
Billy King Vocals (backing)
Jacob Moth Guitars (acoustic) (track 3)
Mathias Wiesner Effects
Miscellaneous staff
Andreas Marschall Cover art
Henrik Vindeby Engineering (assistant)
Piet Sielck Engineering
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Ulf Thürmann Photography
Thomas Stauch Drums
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
Hansi Kürsch Vocals, Bass
Ronnie Atkins Vocals (backing)
Piet Sielck Vocals (backing)
Rolf Köhler (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (backing)
Hacky Hackmann Vocals (backing)
Billy King Vocals (backing)
Jacob Moth Guitars (acoustic) (track 3)
Mathias Wiesner Effects
Andreas Marschall Cover art
Henrik Vindeby Engineering (assistant)
Piet Sielck Engineering
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Mixing, Engineering
Ulf Thürmann Photography
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Read The Imagination Personified. 99% hells_unicorn April 4th, 2007
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Read The Imagination Is Truly... 95% Wez December 13th, 2002

The lyrics are mostly based on Arthurian legends and general Camelot folklore, a subject Hansi K├╝rsch had been reading extensively about just prior to the writing sessions for the album.

A video was made for "Bright Eyes". The band had wanted to make a video for "A Past and Future Secret" instead, but Virgin Records chose the former.

Another, mostly live, video for the song "Born in a Mourning Hall", was included on the "Imaginations Through the Looking Glass" DVD.

A limited edition picture disc LP was released, in a white sleeve with a sticker, limited to 1000 copies.

Japanese release by Victor Entertainment (VICP-5519) includes two bonus tracks:
10. The Wizard (Uriah Heep cover) (03:17)
11. The Script For My Requiem [Extended Demo Version] (07:01)

There's an Argrentinian (limited) version of the album. It has a slightly altered tracklist concerning the bonus tracks:
10. I'm Alive (Demo Version) (05:20)
11. Imaginations From the Other Side (Demo) (07:13)
12. A Past and Future Secret (Demo) (03:37)
13. The Script for My Requiem (Demo) (07:01)

The 2007 remaster bonus tracks:
10. A Past and Future Secret (Demo Version) (03:37)
11. Imaginations from the Other Side (Demo Version) (07:13)
12. The Script for My Requiem (Demo Version) (07:01)
13. Bright Eyes (Video)
14. Born in a Mourning Hall (Video)

The title track references the works of L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, J M Barrie, JRR Tolkien, Michael Moorcock and, like the rest of the album, Arthurian legends.

Recording information:

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark, from August to November 1994 and January to March 1995.

Backing vocals recorded at Karo Studio, Brackel, Germany in December 1994.

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