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The Glorious Burden

Iced Earth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
January 12th, 2004
Catalog ID:
SPV 085-74972 CD
Label:
Steamhammer
Format:
CD
Reviews:
14 reviews (avg. 56%)
1. The Star-Spangled Banner 01:13   instrumental
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2. Declaration Day 05:00   Show lyrics
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3. When the Eagle Cries 04:07   Show lyrics
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4. The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me) 04:56   Show lyrics
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5. Attila 05:36   Show lyrics
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6. Red Baron / Blue Max 04:05   Show lyrics
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7. Hollow Man 04:26   Show lyrics
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8. Waterloo 05:49   Show lyrics
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9. Valley Forge 04:46   Show lyrics
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10. The Devil to Pay 12:13   Show lyrics
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11. Hold at All Costs 07:06   Show lyrics
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12. High Water Mark 12:35   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jon Schaffer Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Tim Owens Vocals (lead)
James MacDonough Bass
Richard Christy Drums
Guest/Session
Michael LoBue Bagpipes
Mark Prator Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Roger Stephens Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Aaron Caillier Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra (on ""Gettysburg (1863)")
Susan McQuinn Flute, Piccolo
Jeff Day Vocals (backing)
Matt Barlow Vocals (backing)
Jim Morris Guitars (lead) (on "When the Eagle Cries"), Vocals (backing)
Howard Helm Piano
Ralph Santolla Guitars (lead) (on tracks 2, 6, 7, 9 & "Declaration Day")
Sam King Vocals (backing)
Miscellaneous staff
Travis Smith Layout
Jim Morris Engineering, Producer, Mastering
Tom Morris Mastering
Jon Schaffer Producer
Alexey "Leo Hao" Shamrovskiy Cover art
Robert Wilding Orchestral score transcription
Jon Schaffer Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Tim Owens Vocals (lead)
James MacDonough Bass
Richard Christy Drums
Michael LoBue Bagpipes
Mark Prator Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Roger Stephens Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Aaron Caillier Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra (on ""Gettysburg (1863)")
Susan McQuinn Flute, Piccolo
Jeff Day Vocals (backing)
Matt Barlow Vocals (backing)
Jim Morris Guitars (lead) (on "When the Eagle Cries"), Vocals (backing)
Howard Helm Piano
Ralph Santolla Guitars (lead) (on tracks 2, 6, 7, 9 & "Declaration Day")
Sam King Vocals (backing)
Travis Smith Layout
Jim Morris Engineering, Producer, Mastering
Tom Morris Mastering
Jon Schaffer Producer
Alexey "Leo Hao" Shamrovskiy Cover art
Robert Wilding Orchestral score transcription
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North American release date: January 13, 2004
European release date: January 12, 2004

Tracks 10 to 12 construct the suite "Gettysburg (1863)".
The American version features "Greenface" (3:02) instead of "Waterloo".

The limited edition digipack 2CD in slipcase has the following tracklist:
CD 1:
1. The Star-Spangled Banner (1:13)
2. Declaration Day (4:59)
3. When the Eagle Cries (4:06)
4. The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me) (4:56)
5. Greenface (3:02)
6. Attila (5:36)
7. Red Baron / Blue Max (4:05)
8. Hollow Man (4:25)
9. Valley Forge (4:46)
10. Waterloo (5:48)
Bonus track:
11. When the Eagle Cries (acoustic) (3:34)

CD 2:
1. The Devil to Pay (12:13)
2. Hold at All Costs (7:05)
3. High Water Mark (12:35)

Unlike most Iced Earth albums, "The Glorious Burden" features no fantasy or mythology-based lyrics, and the songs are mostly based on military history. The album was written as a response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, which are directly addressed in "When the Eagle Cries". Matt Barlow recorded the original lead vocal tracks, but when he left the band to become a police officer (inspired by the events of 9/11) the album release was delayed until his parts were replaced by Tim Owens. Barlow's original backing vocals can still be heard on the album.

Because of the album's extremely patriotic American themes, some tracks weren't added to versions released in certain countries. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was removed from the German release, and was replaced with "Green Face".

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Barcode: 693723749723

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