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Ancient Dreams

Candlemass

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
November 23rd, 1988
Catalog ID:
ACT LP7
Label:
Active Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 93%)
Side A
1. Mirror Mirror 06:16   Show lyrics
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2. A Cry from the Crypt 07:25   Show lyrics
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3. Darkness in Paradise 06:46   Show lyrics
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4. Incarnation of Evil 07:18   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Bearer of Pain 07:22   Show lyrics
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6. Ancient Dreams 07:04   Show lyrics
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7. The Bells of Acheron 05:20   Show lyrics
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8. Epistle No. 81 04:37   Show lyrics
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Band members
Messiah Marcolin Vocals
Jan Lindh Drums
Leif Edling Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1-7), Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm)
Lars "Lasse" Johansson Guitars (lead)
Miscellaneous staff
Rex Gisslén Mixing
Peter Dahl Mastering
Wendy Kramer Artwork, Graphics
Micke Lind Remastering
Micke Mårtensson Artwork, Layout
Ulf Magnusson Photography
Messiah Marcolin Vocals
Jan Lindh Drums
Leif Edling Bass, Lyrics (tracks 1-7), Songwriting (tracks 1-8)
Mats "Mappe" Björkman Guitars (rhythm)
Lars "Lasse" Johansson Guitars (lead)
Rex Gisslén Mixing
Peter Dahl Mastering
Wendy Kramer Artwork, Graphics
Micke Lind Remastering
Micke Mårtensson Artwork, Layout
Ulf Magnusson Photography
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"Epstle 81" (Märk hur vår skugga), was written by Swedish poet/musician Carl Michael Bellman (1740 - 1795).

"Incarnation of Evil" is actually a reworked version of the old Nemesis track "Black Messiah."

A video was made for "Mirror Mirror".

CD bonus track:
9. Black Sabbath Medley [06:16] music & lyrics by Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward.

The Black Sabbath medley consists of: "Symptom of the Universe", "Sweet Leaf", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Into the Void", "Electric Funeral", "Supernaut", and "Black Sabbath", in that order.

Remastered version re-released by Powerline Records in 2001 as 2CD in a slipcase.
Enhanced bonus CD included the video clip for "Mirror Mirror".
Tracklist of the bonus CD :
1. Mirror Mirror [live] (05:20)
2. The Bells of Acheron [live] (05:01)
3. Bearer of Pain [live] (06:12)
4. A Cry From the Crypt [live] (03:36)
5. [interview] (23:51).

The cover is a portion of "Journey of Life: Youth" (1842) by the American painter Thomas Cole.

The band is not happy with the album mix, and they place the blame on their (then) record label rush-producing the LP to coincide with a US tour.

Recording information:

Recorded at Nacka Recording House, August 1988.
Mixed at Montezuma Recording.
Mastered at Polar Studios.

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