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Ghost Reveries

Opeth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 29th, 2005
Catalog ID:
RR 8123-2 / 168 618 123-2
Label:
Roadrunner Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
19 reviews (avg. 78%)
1. Ghost of Perdition 10:29   Show lyrics
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2. The Baying of the Hounds 10:41   Show lyrics
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3. Beneath the Mire 07:58   Show lyrics
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4. Atonement 05:24   Show lyrics
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5. Reverie / Harlequin Forest 12:43   Show lyrics
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6. Hours of Wealth 05:21   Show lyrics
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7. The Grand Conjuration 10:21   Show lyrics
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8. Isolation Years 03:52   Show lyrics
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Band members
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars, Vocals, Mellotron (additional), Lyrics, Songwriting
Martin Lopez Drums
Per Wiberg Mellotron, Organ, Piano (grand, electric)
Peter Lindgren Guitars
Martín Méndez Bass
Miscellaneous staff
Jens Bogren Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Fredrik Odefjärd Director (DVD)
Thomas Eberger Mastering
Rickard Bengtsson Recording
Anders Alexandersson Recording
Niklas Källgren Recording
Anthony Sorrento Artwork
Travis Smith Artwork, Layout, Art direction
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars, Vocals, Mellotron (additional), Lyrics, Songwriting
Martin Lopez Drums
Per Wiberg Mellotron, Organ, Piano (grand, electric)
Peter Lindgren Guitars
Martín Méndez Bass
Jens Bogren Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Fredrik Odefjärd Director (DVD)
Thomas Eberger Mastering
Rickard Bengtsson Recording
Anders Alexandersson Recording
Niklas Källgren Recording
Anthony Sorrento Artwork
Travis Smith Artwork, Layout, Art direction
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- "Reverie" appears in the pregap of track 5. However, most CD ripping software add the pregap to the previous track. This causes a tracklist error, where tracks 4 and 5 are really as follows:
4. Atonement / Reverie (6:28)
5. Harlequin Forest (11:39)

The error exists widely, for example in iTunes and Amazon.

- Ghost Reveries was initially intended to be a concept album, with numerous tracks linking together a story of a man's turmoil after committing an unconscionable act, symbolised by killing his own mother. However, Mikael Åkerfeldt commented:

"I had intended to do a occult concept piece lyrically and got off to a great start with some downright evil lyrics like "The Baying of the Hounds" and "Ghost of Perdition", then I did "Isolation Years" which had nothing to do with the intended concept but I liked it so much I decided to ease up on the concept idea in favour of this one lyric. Why I decided on a occult theme? Well, I've always been intrigued by it, especially Satanism and stuff like that. I studied some books that oddly enough my wife had in her collection like "Servants of Satan" as well as "Witchcraft and Sorcery" + some more. I figured it'd be interesting to see what a mature 31 year old mind would make of this subject as opposed to the 16 year old kid who used to pose in front of his Bathory poster. I'm quite happy with them to be honest, and they're ... evil!"

The album only partly portrays a concept, not fully arranged in the poetic manner as previous releases such as "Still Life" and "My Arms, Your Hearse". "The Baying of the Hounds" is partially inspired by lyrics from the song "Diana" from Comus's album "First Utterance".

Recording information:

• Recorded between March 15-June 1, 2005 at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden.
• Mastered at Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 016861812324
Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production A533228-01
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L573
Mould SID Code: IFPI 9718
Label Code: LC 09231
Rights Society: STEMRA

Added by: Moonchild_Domain Modified by: GuardAwakening
Added on: 2005-06-28 16:20:59 Last modified on: 2020-12-09 20:38:35