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Abigail

King Diamond

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 21st, 1987
Catalog ID:
RR 9622
Version desc.:
Netherlands on black vinyl
Label:
Roadrunner Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
18 reviews (avg. 97%)
Side A
1. Funeral 01:30   Show lyrics
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2. Arrival 05:27   Show lyrics
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3. A Mansion in Darkness 04:34   Show lyrics
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4. The Family Ghost 04:06   Show lyrics
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5. The 7th Day of July 1777 04:50   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Omens 03:57   Show lyrics
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7. The Possession 03:26   Show lyrics
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8. Abigail 04:51   Show lyrics
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9. Black Horsemen 07:39   Show lyrics
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Band members
Andy LaRocque Guitars (lead)
Timi Hansen Bass
King Diamond Vocals
Mikkey Dee Drums
Michael Denner Guitars (lead)
Guest/Session
Roberto Falcao Keyboard effects
Miscellaneous staff
Bill Turjancik Production assistant (1997 re-issue)
Jeff Daniel Producer (1997 re-issue)
Torbjorn Jorgensen Cover art
Thomas Holm Cover art
Öle Ludgren Cover art
Jorgen Bak Cover art
Andy LaRocque Additional guitar production
Roberto Falcao Engineering
Michael Denner Assistant producer
Mikkey Dee Assistant producer
King Diamond Producer
Chris Gehringer Remastering (1997 re-issue)
Andy LaRocque Guitars (lead)
Timi Hansen Bass
King Diamond Vocals
Mikkey Dee Drums
Michael Denner Guitars (lead)
Roberto Falcao Keyboard effects
Bill Turjancik Production assistant (1997 re-issue)
Jeff Daniel Producer (1997 re-issue)
Torbjorn Jorgensen Cover art
Thomas Holm Cover art
Öle Ludgren Cover art
Jorgen Bak Cover art
Andy LaRocque Additional guitar production
Roberto Falcao Engineering
Michael Denner Assistant producer
Mikkey Dee Assistant producer
King Diamond Producer
Chris Gehringer Remastering (1997 re-issue)
Read Hail to the King, Part II 100% mjollnir March 16th, 2014
Read 25th Anniversary 100% FullMetalAttorney July 18th, 2013
Read The Shining Masterpiece 95% VirginSteele_Helstar March 17th, 2013
Read The Rebirth of The King 100% TheZombieXecutioner January 11th, 2013
Read In Heavy Metal Terms: The... 100% Ritchie Black Iommi August 27th, 2012
Read Beyond elegant 100% autothrall December 2nd, 2009
Read Kind Diamond at their best. 96% evermetal October 22nd, 2009
Read You could easily... 91% TheSunOfNothing August 16th, 2009
Read Closes in on perfection 99% TwilightMoonReviews August 15th, 2009
Read Abigail, I know you're in... 84% Nhorf June 18th, 2008
Read There is amazing and then... 99% ozzeh July 27th, 2007
Read Where it all... 97% Empyreal June 26th, 2007
Read Where Abigail Rests... 95% NecroWraith February 13th, 2007
Read My all time favorite album. 100% Dethrone_Tyranny October 27th, 2003
Read The album that started it all 100% mortiis25 October 8th, 2003
Read One of the best concept CD's 98% Crimsonblood January 31st, 2003
Read Masterpiece 95% MetalThunder January 25th, 2003
Read Greatest King Diamond album 100% axman August 3rd, 2002

Recorded and mixed at Sound Track Studio, Copenhagen, December - February 1986-1987.

Chart positions:
# 39 Sweden
# 123 USA

A music video was made for the song "The Family Ghost".

Though initially planned as a stand alone concept album, in 2002 King Diamond released Abigail II: The Revenge which takes up the story some 18 years later.

Reissued by Roadrunner Records on November 11th 1997 remastered on a gold disc and a new expanded booklet with the bonus tracks:
10. Shrine (04:23)
11. A Mansion in Darkness (Rough Mix) (04:35)
12. The Family Ghost (Rough Mix) (04:09)
13. The Possession (Rough Mix) (03:28)

Reissued by Roadrunner Records on September 8th 2003 as a part of Roadrunner's Two from the Vault series remastered along with Fatal Portrait on 2 CD's.

Reissued by Roadrunner Records on September 27th 2005 as a part of Roadrunner's The 25th Anniversary Series remastered with expanded booklet, liner notes, the same bonus tracks as the 1997 reissue and a bonus DVD:
Live in Gothenberg, Sweden, 1987
1. Funeral
2. Arrival
3. Come to the Sabbath
4. The Portrait
5. The Family Ghost
6. The 7th Day of July 1777
7. Halloween
Plus the Videos For
8. The Family Ghost
9. Welcome Home
10. Sleepless Nights

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