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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. Declaration Day 05:00   Show lyrics
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2. When the Eagle Cries 04:07   Show lyrics
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3. The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me) 04:56   Show lyrics
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4. Attila 05:36   Show lyrics
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5. Red Baron / Blue Max 04:05   Show lyrics
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6. Hollow Man 04:26   Show lyrics
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7. Waterloo 05:49   Show lyrics
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8. Valley Forge 04:46   Show lyrics
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9. The Devil to Pay 12:13   Show lyrics
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10. Hold at All Costs 07:06   Show lyrics
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11. 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
Sam King Vocals (backing)
Jeff Day Vocals (backing)
Susan McQuinn Flute, Piccolo
Michael LoBue Bagpipes
Mark Prator Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Roger Stephens Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Aaron Caillier Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Matt Barlow Vocals (backing)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra (tracks 10, 11, 12)
Jim Morris Guitars (lead) (track 3), Vocals (backing)
Howard Helm Piano
Ralph Santolla Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 6, 7, 9)
Miscellaneous staff
Travis Smith Layout
Jim Morris Producer, Engineering, 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
Sam King Vocals (backing)
Jeff Day Vocals (backing)
Susan McQuinn Flute, Piccolo
Michael LoBue Bagpipes
Mark Prator Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Roger Stephens Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Aaron Caillier Drums (Metal Militia Drum Corps)
Matt Barlow Vocals (backing)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra (tracks 10, 11, 12)
Jim Morris Guitars (lead) (track 3), Vocals (backing)
Howard Helm Piano
Ralph Santolla Guitars (lead) (tracks 2, 6, 7, 9)
Travis Smith Layout
Jim Morris Producer, Engineering, Mastering
Tom Morris Mastering
Jon Schaffer Producer
Alexey "Leo Hao" Shamrovskiy Cover art
Robert Wilding Orchestral score transcription
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Read This album is brought to... 26% Peter31095Metalhead January 17th, 2010
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Read A true epic!!! 88% stickyshooZ June 20th, 2004
Read Iced Earth kicks ass \m/ 80% SkeetorKiller March 25th, 2004
Read It has its moments... 60% Nightcrawler January 29th, 2004
Read The swim or drown syndrome 93% Demon_of_the_Fall January 28th, 2004
Read WHAT, AGAIN?? 12% UltraBoris January 25th, 2004

North American release date: January 13th, 2004
European release date: January 12th, 2004

Tracks 10 to 12 construct the suite "Gettysburg (1863)".

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 11th 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".

Recording information:

Recorded at Schaffer Sound aka "The Dungeon".
Drums recorded at Morrisound.
Mixed at Morrisound in late July, 2003.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 693723749723

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