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Nightfall in Middle-Earth

Blind Guardian

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 24th, 1998
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
Virgin Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
16 reviews (avg. 81%)
1. War of Wrath 01:50   Show lyrics
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2. Into the Storm 04:24   Show lyrics
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3. Lammoth 00:28   Show lyrics
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4. Nightfall 05:34   Show lyrics
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5. The Minstrel 00:32   Show lyrics
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6. The Curse of Feanor 05:41   Show lyrics
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7. Captured 00:26   Show lyrics
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8. Blood Tears 05:23   Show lyrics
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9. Mirror Mirror 05:06   Show lyrics
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10. Face the Truth 00:24   Show lyrics
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11. Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns) 06:51   Show lyrics
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12. Battle of Sudden Flame 00:43   Show lyrics
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13. Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) 04:53   Show lyrics
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14. The Dark Elf 00:23   Show lyrics
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15. Thorn 06:18   Show lyrics
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16. The Eldar 03:39   Show lyrics
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17. Nom the Wise 00:33   Show lyrics
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18. When Sorrow Sang 04:25   Show lyrics
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19. Out on the Water 00:44   Show lyrics
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20. The Steadfast 00:21   Show lyrics
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21. A Dark Passage 06:01   Show lyrics
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22. Final Chapter (Thus Ends...) 00:48   Show lyrics
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Band members
Hansi Kürsch Vocals (lead, backing)
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
Thomas Stauch Drums, Percussion
Guest/Session
Thomas Hackmann Vocals (choirs)
Olaf Senkbeil Vocals (choirs)
Norman Eshley Vocals (narration)
Douglas Fielding Vocals (narration)
Rolf Köhler (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (choirs)
Billy King Vocals (choirs)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass, Fretless bass
Mathias Wiesner Keyboards
Michael Schüren Piano
Max Zelzner Flute, Alto-flute
Miscellaneous staff
Andreas Marschall Cover art
Charlie Bauerfeind Engineering, Recording, Mixing
Piet Sielck Engineering, Recording, Mixing
Flemming Rasmussen Engineering, Recording, Mixing
Cüny Engineering, Recording
Thorsten Eichhorst Photography
Hansi Kürsch Vocals (lead, backing)
André Olbrich Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
Marcus Siepen Guitars (rhythm)
Thomas Stauch Drums, Percussion
Thomas Hackmann Vocals (choirs)
Olaf Senkbeil Vocals (choirs)
Norman Eshley Vocals (narration)
Douglas Fielding Vocals (narration)
Rolf Köhler (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (choirs)
Billy King Vocals (choirs)
Oliver Holzwarth Bass, Fretless bass
Mathias Wiesner Keyboards
Michael Schüren Piano
Max Zelzner Flute, Alto-flute
Andreas Marschall Cover art
Charlie Bauerfeind Engineering, Recording, Mixing
Piet Sielck Engineering, Recording, Mixing
Flemming Rasmussen Engineering, Recording, Mixing
Cüny Engineering, Recording
Thorsten Eichhorst Photography
Read Solid but bloated and messy 77% Jophelerx June 14th, 2012
Read Their best, to this day 100% sweating_demon April 23rd, 2012
Read Some pieces of gold found... 57% Wilytank January 24th, 2012
Read Nostalgia and power metal... 94% AnalogKid March 18th, 2011
Read Not traditional, but... 90% Idrownfish August 1st, 2010
Read Amazing Tunes That Could... 76% Evil_Carrot June 10th, 2010
Read I feel like screaming 98% autothrall January 12th, 2010
Read Why do you crept in and... 90% Nhorf September 5th, 2008
Read Blind Not Deaf! 92% Acrobat August 15th, 2008
Read Blind Guardian's best? Not... 50% SilenceIsConsent June 7th, 2008
Read When pompousness takes... 42% BastardHead March 18th, 2008
Read Well played, yet lacking 65% Empyreal October 11th, 2007
Read What Might Have Been … 74% lonerider September 14th, 2007
Read A Pioneer Symphonic Power... 100% hells_unicorn February 3rd, 2007
Read Un-fucking-believable! 92% thomash November 14th, 2006
Read A Masterful Production 100% Nihil_Arion June 21st, 2005

Recorded at Twilight Hall Studios, Krefeld, Karo Musik Studios, Breckel (HH, Germany) and Sweet Silence Studios (Copenhagen, Denmark), from September 1997 through March 1998, except Piano recorded at Vox Studios, HH, Germany in January 1998.
Mixed at Sweet Silence Studios (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Concept album, based on J.R.R Tolkien's "The Silmarillion."

A video was made for (an edited version of) "Mirror Mirror".

Released on tape by Virgin GmBH (724384593940).

The Japanese release by Victor Entertainment (VICP-60295) includes two bonus tracks:
23. Nightfall (Orchestral Version) (05:38)*
24. A Dark Passage (Instrumental Version) (06:05)**
* The track does contain 'normal' band instruments so it's not a pure orchestral track. The biggest difference is, this version has less vocals.
** This version does have vocals, only less.

The 2007 remaster includes a bonus track:
23. Harvest of Sorrow (03:40)

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