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A'arab Zaraq - Lucid Dreaming

Therion

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 16th, 1997
Catalog ID:
NB 249-2
Version desc.:
Jewel case and digipack
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
4 reviews (avg. 37%)
1. Into Remembrance 06:27   Show lyrics
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2. Black Fairy 05:53   Show lyrics
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3. Fly to the Rainbow (Scorpions cover) 08:12   Show lyrics
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4. Children of the Damned (Iron Maiden cover) 04:28   Show lyrics
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5. Under Jolly Roger (Running Wild cover) 04:34   Show lyrics
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6. Symphony of the Dead (shortened, instrumental) 03:37   instrumental
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7. Here Comes the Tears (Judas Priest cover) 03:21   Show lyrics
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8. Enter Transcendental Sleep (Therion version) 04:20   instrumental
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9. The Quiet Desert (Therion version) 03:50   instrumental
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10. Down the Qliphotic Tunnel (Therion version) 02:51   instrumental
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11. Up to Netzach / Floating Back (Therion version) 04:06   instrumental
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12. The Fall into Eclipse 03:42   instrumental
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13. Enter Transcendental Sleep 03:49   instrumental
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14. The Gates to A'arab Zaraq Are Open 01:22   instrumental
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15. The Quiet Desert 03:49   instrumental
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16. Down the Qliphotic Tunnel 02:51   instrumental
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17. Up to Netzach 02:53   instrumental
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18. Floating Back 00:49   instrumental
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Band members
Piotr Wawrzeniuk Drums (on tracks 1-11), Vocals (on tracks 3-4, 7)
Christofer Johnsson Guitars (on tracks 1-11), Bass (on tracks 6-11) Keyboards (on tracks 1-3, 6-7), Hammond Organ (on tracks 1-3), Grand Piano (on tracks 12-18)
Guest/Session
Klaus Bülow Vocals (bass)
Ergin Onat Vocals (tenor)
Marie-Thérèse Kübel Vocals (alto)
Raphaela Mayhaus Vocals (soprano)
Bettina Stumm Vocals (soprano)
Gottfried Koch Guitars (acoustic) (on tracks 7, 11), Grand Piano (on tracks 12-18)
Peter Tägtgren Guitars (lead) (on track 5)
Tobbe Sidegard Vocals (on track 5)
Dan Swanö Vocals (on tracks 1-2)
Lars Rosenberg Bass (on tracks 1-5)
Jonas Mellberg Guitars (on tracks 1-3), Keyboards (on track 1)
Joachim Gebhardt Vocals (bass)
Miscellaneous staff
Christofer Johnsson Producer (tracks 6 - 18)
Peter Grøn Artwork, Layout, Design, Photography
Peter Tägtgren Producer (tracks 4 - 5)
Jan Peter Genkel Producer (tracks 1 - 3)
Gottfried Koch Producer (tracks 1 - 3, 6 - 18)
Piotr Wawrzeniuk Drums (on tracks 1-11), Vocals (on tracks 3-4, 7)
Christofer Johnsson Guitars (on tracks 1-11), Bass (on tracks 6-11) Keyboards (on tracks 1-3, 6-7), Hammond Organ (on tracks 1-3), Grand Piano (on tracks 12-18)
Klaus Bülow Vocals (bass)
Ergin Onat Vocals (tenor)
Marie-Thérèse Kübel Vocals (alto)
Raphaela Mayhaus Vocals (soprano)
Bettina Stumm Vocals (soprano)
Gottfried Koch Guitars (acoustic) (on tracks 7, 11), Grand Piano (on tracks 12-18)
Peter Tägtgren Guitars (lead) (on track 5)
Tobbe Sidegard Vocals (on track 5)
Dan Swanö Vocals (on tracks 1-2)
Lars Rosenberg Bass (on tracks 1-5)
Jonas Mellberg Guitars (on tracks 1-3), Keyboards (on track 1)
Joachim Gebhardt Vocals (bass)
Christofer Johnsson Producer (tracks 6 - 18)
Peter Grøn Artwork, Layout, Design, Photography
Peter Tägtgren Producer (tracks 4 - 5)
Jan Peter Genkel Producer (tracks 1 - 3)
Gottfried Koch Producer (tracks 1 - 3, 6 - 18)
Read Not that lucid, I must say 25% Sean16 August 7th, 2009
Read Uh-uh 48% Corimngul February 9th, 2005
Read A Mixed Bag in Every Aspect 59% TransylvanianForest January 25th, 2005
Read From mediocre to plain weird 15% HawkMoon August 10th, 2002

Released as a ten year anniversary album, it's listed as a full-length on Therion's official website.

The covers were made "just for fun", except for "Children of the Damned", which was featured on "A Tribute to the Beast".

Tracks 1-2 are leftovers from the "Theli" sessions. They originally appeared as bonus tracks on the Japanese version of that album.

"Symphony of the Dead" is a remake of an older song, shortened and instrumental.

Recording information:

Tracks 1-5 produced by Therion.
Tracks 8-18 performed with The Barmbek Symphonic Orchestra.

Tracks 1-3 recorded during the "Theli" sessions at Impuls Music Studio, Germany, January-March 1996.

Tracks 4-5 recorded in Abyss Studio, Sweden, June 1996.

Tracks 6-7 recorded at Impuls Music Studios, Germany, December 1996.
Track 6 was originally released on the "Beyond Sanctorum" album in 1992. At first, they planned to re-record "Dawn of Perishness" from the "Symphony Masses" album, but as Christofer Johnsson wasn't happy with the result, they decided to go for a Judas Priest cover instead.

Tracks 8-11 recorded at Impuls Music Studios, Germany, December 1996.
The tracks are so-called "Therionized" versions of the songs from "The Golden Embrace" soundtrack.

Tracks 12-18 form the soundtrack for an obscure short film, "The Golden Embrace" (1997), directed by Per Albinsson.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 7 27361 62492 7
Matrix / Runout (Version 1): BOD NB 0249-2
Matrix / Runout (Version 2): DOCdata Germany NB 0249-2
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
Mould SID Code: IFPI 5227
Label Code: LC 7027
Other (Label Code): LC 7027

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