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The Book of Burning

Virgin Steele

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
January 25th, 2002
Catalog ID:
TT00552
Label:
T&T Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
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1. Conjuration of the Watcher 04:24   Show lyrics
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2. Don't Say Goodbye (Tonight) (re-recorded version) 04:42   Show lyrics
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3. Rain of Fire 06:27   Show lyrics
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4. Annihilation 01:05   Show lyrics
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5. Hellfire Woman 06:56   Show lyrics
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6. Children of the Storm (re-recorded version) 06:19   Show lyrics
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7. The Chosen Ones 08:04   Show lyrics
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8. The Succubus 03:16   Show lyrics
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9. Minuet in G minor (re-recorded version) 00:48   instrumental
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10. The Redeemer (re-recorded version) 05:41   Show lyrics
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11. I Am the One (re-recorded version) 03:49   Show lyrics
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12. Hot and Wild 04:05   Show lyrics
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13. Birth Through Fire (re-recorded version) 00:39   instrumental
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14. Guardians of the Flame (re-recorded version) 06:44   Show lyrics
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15. The Final Days 05:50   Show lyrics
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16. A Cry in the Night (re-recorded acoustic version) 04:45   Show lyrics
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Band members
David DeFeis Vocals (1-8, 10-12, 14-16), Vocals (choirs) (7), Keyboards (1-7, 9-11, 13-16), Orchestration (13, 16), Bass (3-5, 7-9, 15, 16), Drum programming (3, 4, 5, 7), Percussion (13, 16), Timpani (5), Guitars (3, 5, 7, 11), Guitars (acoustic) (4, 7, 11, 16)
Edward Pursino Guitars (rhythm) (1, 9, 12), Guitars (lead) (1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15), Bass (1, 12)
Frank Gilchriest Drums (1, 2, 6, 9, 14)
Joshua Block Guitars (rhythm) (2, 3, 5-7, 10, 11, 14, 15), Guitars (lead) (3, 8, 11), Bass (6, 10, 11, 14)
Frank Zummo Drums (8, 10, 11, 12, 15)
Guest/Session
Steve Young Guitars (rhythm) (2, 6, 8), Guitars (lead) (2, 3, 5, 13), Bass (2, 6), Drum programming (3, 5, 7)
Doreen DeFeis Vocals (choirs) (7)
Danae DeFeis Vocals (choirs) (7)
Jim Hooper Vocals (choirs) (7)
Miscellaneous staff
David DeFeis Producer, Mastering
Steve Young Engineering, Mastering
Michelle Francis Photography, Cover photo
Marisa Jacobi Cover art
Stefano Ronzoni Photography
Ramon Classen Photography
Michael Halliwachs Photography
Lisa Rosenbaum Photography
Claudia Ehrhardt Photography
Thomas "Volle" Vollbrecht Photography
David DeFeis Vocals (1-8, 10-12, 14-16), Vocals (choirs) (7), Keyboards (1-7, 9-11, 13-16), Orchestration (13, 16), Bass (3-5, 7-9, 15, 16), Drum programming (3, 4, 5, 7), Percussion (13, 16), Timpani (5), Guitars (3, 5, 7, 11), Guitars (acoustic) (4, 7, 11, 16)
Edward Pursino Guitars (rhythm) (1, 9, 12), Guitars (lead) (1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15), Bass (1, 12)
Frank Gilchriest Drums (1, 2, 6, 9, 14)
Joshua Block Guitars (rhythm) (2, 3, 5-7, 10, 11, 14, 15), Guitars (lead) (3, 8, 11), Bass (6, 10, 11, 14)
Frank Zummo Drums (8, 10, 11, 12, 15)
Steve Young Guitars (rhythm) (2, 6, 8), Guitars (lead) (2, 3, 5, 13), Bass (2, 6), Drum programming (3, 5, 7)
Doreen DeFeis Vocals (choirs) (7)
Danae DeFeis Vocals (choirs) (7)
Jim Hooper Vocals (choirs) (7)
David DeFeis Producer, Mastering
Steve Young Engineering, Mastering
Michelle Francis Photography, Cover photo
Marisa Jacobi Cover art
Stefano Ronzoni Photography
Ramon Classen Photography
Michael Halliwachs Photography
Lisa Rosenbaum Photography
Claudia Ehrhardt Photography
Thomas "Volle" Vollbrecht Photography
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This album contains primarily re-arranged and re-recorded songs taken from the first two Virgin Steele albums (which were out of print at the time). Also included are songs written at various points in their career that were never before released.

Tracks 3-5, 7 and 15 are re-recorded versions of songs written by David DeFeis and Jack Starr in 1997 for the project "Reunion of Steel". This project recorded only a demo with these songs.

"Conjuration of the Watcher" and "The Succubus", written by David DeFeis, originally appear on the 1986 Original Sin album "Sin Will Find You Out". "Conjuration of the Watcher" was planned to be re-recorded for the album "The House of Atreus - Act I" (1999), but not released.

Track 12, "Hot and Wild", was originally written for the "Noble Savage" album (1985), but previously unreleased.

Recording information:

Recorded, mixed and mastered between June and August 2001 at Media Recording, Bellmore, Long Island, NY.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 5050159605521

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