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Open the Gates

Manilla Road

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 28th, 1985
Catalog ID:
BD 002 / BD 12-002
Label:
Black Dragon Records
Format:
2 12" vinyls
Reviews:
6 reviews (avg. 93%)
Disc 1 (33⅓ RPM)
Side A
1. Metalström 05:17   Show lyrics
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2. Open the Gates 02:20   Show lyrics
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3. Astronomica 05:00   Show lyrics
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4. Weavers of the Web 04:18   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Heavy Metal to the World 03:19   Show lyrics
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6. The Fires of Mars 06:13   Show lyrics
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7. Road of Kings 05:46   Show lyrics
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8. Hour of the Dragon 04:45   Show lyrics
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  36:58  
Disc 2 (45 RPM)
Side A
1. The Ninth Wave 09:31   Show lyrics
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Side B
2. Witches' Brew 06:21   Show lyrics
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  15:52  
Band members
Mark W. Shelton Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Scott Park Bass
Randy "Thrasher" Foxe Drums
Miscellaneous staff
Eric Larnoy (R.I.P. 1996) Cover art, Design
Larry Funk Engineering
Patrick W. Engel Remastering
Jon Miller Recording, Mixing
Mark "The Shark" Shelton Producer
Scott "Scooter" Park Producer
Randy "Thrasher" Foxe Producer
Max Merhoff Producer (assistant)
Rick Fisher Producer (assistant)
Nick Newbill Inner sleeve concept
Mark W. Shelton Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Scott Park Bass
Randy "Thrasher" Foxe Drums
Eric Larnoy (R.I.P. 1996) Cover art, Design
Larry Funk Engineering
Patrick W. Engel Remastering
Jon Miller Recording, Mixing
Mark "The Shark" Shelton Producer
Scott "Scooter" Park Producer
Randy "Thrasher" Foxe Producer
Max Merhoff Producer (assistant)
Rick Fisher Producer (assistant)
Nick Newbill Inner sleeve concept
Read For What Glory It Brings Us 96% Nightmare_Reality September 13th, 2012
Read Less consistent, more... 87% Jophelerx June 21st, 2011
Read Enchanting. 91% Empyreal December 27th, 2009
Read A slight dip in quality,... 92% failsafeman February 14th, 2008
Read Unreal...Just Unreal 95% brocashelm April 18th, 2006
Read Classic US epic metal 95% Axecrusher March 8th, 2004

All lyrics by Mark Shelton.
Music by Scott Parker and Mark Shelton.
All music arranged by Manilla Road.

Open the Gates is dedicated to Al Arnold (Till We Meet Again).

Released by Black Dragon Records on vinyl. Due to its length, it was released as an LP and an additional 12" single (featuring "The Ninth Wave" and "Witches Brew"), which were placed in the same single record sleeve.

Comes with inner lyric sleeve, but does not feature the lyrics to the two songs on the 12" single.

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Miller Recording Studio, North Newton, Kansas.
Produced by Manilla Road for Roadster Records, Inc.

Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): YM 6 349008 2 J BD002 A YPARTX 91404 1
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): M6 349009 2 J BD002B YPARTX 91405 1
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): M6 349010 J BD 12-002 A YPARTX 91406 1
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): M6 349090 2 J BD 12-002 B1 YPARTX 91407 2
Matrix / Runout (Label A): yPartx 91.404
Matrix / Runout (Label B): yPartx 91.405
Matrix / Runout (Label C): yPartx 91.406
Matrix / Runout (Label D): yPartx 91.407
Rights Society: P.A.I.
Other (Inner Sleeve 1 Code): BD 002/1
Other (Inner Sleeve 2 Code): BD 002/2

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