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Rhapsody of Fire - Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
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Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret

Rhapsody of Fire

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 27th, 2004
Catalog ID:
SPV 085-69612 CD / MCA 06138-2
Label:
Steamhammer
Format:
CD
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 71%)
1. The Dark Secret (The Ancient Prophecy / Ira Divina) 04:12   Show lyrics
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2. Unholy Warcry 05:53   Show lyrics
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3. Never Forgotten Heroes 05:33   Show lyrics
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4. Elgard's Green Valleys 02:19   Show lyrics
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5. The Magic of the Wizard's Dream 04:30   Show lyrics
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6. Erian's Mystical Rhymes (The White Dragon's Order) 10:32   Show lyrics
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7. The Last Angels' Call 04:37   Show lyrics
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8. Dragonland's Rivers 03:44   Show lyrics
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9. Sacred Power of Raging Winds 10:07   Show lyrics
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10. Guardiani del destino 05:51   Show lyrics
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11. Shadows of Death 08:13   Show lyrics
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12. Nightfall on the Grey Mountains 07:20   Show lyrics
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Band members
Fabio Lione Vocals
Luca Turilli Guitars (lead)
Patrice Guers Bass
Alex Holzwarth Drums
Alex Staropoli Keyboards
Guest/Session
Dominique Leurquin Guitars (rhythm)
Johannes Monno Guitars (classical)
The Brno Academy Choir Vocals (choirs)
Christopher Lee (R.I.P. 2015) Narration (as The Wizard King)
Toby Eddington Narration (as Iras Algor)
Thomas Rettke Vocals (choirs)
Gerit Göbel Vocals (choirs)
Miro Rodenberg Vocals (choirs)
Robert Hunecke-Rizzo Vocals (choirs)
Olaf Hayer Vocals (choirs)
Cinzia Rizzo Vocals (choirs)
Manuel Staropoli Baroque recorder
Stefan Horz Harpsichord
Søren Leupold Lute
Paulina van Laarhoven Viola
Bridget Fogle Vocals (soprano), Vocals (choirs)
Previn Moore Vocals (choirs)
The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra
Miscellaneous staff
Alex Staropoli Producer
Luca Turilli Producer
Petr Pololáník Conductor (orchestra)
Jaroslav Kyzlink Conductor (choir)
Marek Obdržálek Director (orchestra)
Sascha Paeth Mixing, Engineering
Filip Heurckmans Mastering
Joey DeMaio Executive producer
Marc Klinnert Artwork, Design
Eric Philippe Logo
Karsten vom Wege Design
Karsten Koch Photography
Rob La Vaque Engineering
Stefan Schmidt Recording (orchestra)
Bernd Kugler Recording (orchestra)
Jan Wrede Recording (orchestra)
Marc Lenz Recording (orchestra)
Fabio Lione Vocals
Luca Turilli Guitars (lead)
Patrice Guers Bass
Alex Holzwarth Drums
Alex Staropoli Keyboards
Dominique Leurquin Guitars (rhythm)
Johannes Monno Guitars (classical)
The Brno Academy Choir Vocals (choirs)
Christopher Lee (R.I.P. 2015) Narration (as The Wizard King)
Toby Eddington Narration (as Iras Algor)
Thomas Rettke Vocals (choirs)
Gerit Göbel Vocals (choirs)
Miro Rodenberg Vocals (choirs)
Robert Hunecke-Rizzo Vocals (choirs)
Olaf Hayer Vocals (choirs)
Cinzia Rizzo Vocals (choirs)
Manuel Staropoli Baroque recorder
Stefan Horz Harpsichord
Søren Leupold Lute
Paulina van Laarhoven Viola
Bridget Fogle Vocals (soprano), Vocals (choirs)
Previn Moore Vocals (choirs)
The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra
Alex Staropoli Producer
Luca Turilli Producer
Petr Pololáník Conductor (orchestra)
Jaroslav Kyzlink Conductor (choir)
Marek Obdržálek Director (orchestra)
Sascha Paeth Mixing, Engineering
Filip Heurckmans Mastering
Joey DeMaio Executive producer
Marc Klinnert Artwork, Design
Eric Philippe Logo
Karsten vom Wege Design
Karsten Koch Photography
Rob La Vaque Engineering
Stefan Schmidt Recording (orchestra)
Bernd Kugler Recording (orchestra)
Jan Wrede Recording (orchestra)
Marc Lenz Recording (orchestra)
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The last album released under the name Rhapsody, and the first chapter of the "Dark Secret" saga.

This is the first Rhapsody album on which Alex Holzwarth actually recorded the drums.

English song title translations:
10. Guardians of Destiny

The Brno Academy Choir are (directed by Jaroslav Kyzlink):
alto vocals - Dana Kurečková, Iva Holubová, Jana Klinerová, Jaroslava Zezulová, Kateřina Hudcová, Lucie Matalová, Ludmila Kieseljovová, Ludmila Markesová, Vladimíra Dolejšová
bass vocals - Jiří Klecker, Karel Seffer, Libor Markes, Michael Pinsker, Milan Hanzliczek, Pavel Konárek, Robert Kurečka, Serhij Derda, Tomáš Ibrmajer, Vladimír Kutnohorský
soprano vocals - Alena Sobolová, Andrea Dáňová, Barbora Francová, Dana Toncrová, Eva Badalová, Eva Klepalová, Kateřina Nejedlá, Kateřina Pastrňáková, Magda Krejčová, Marie Vališová, Petra Bodová, Petra Koňárková, Terezie Kamenická, Terezie Plevová, Zora Jaborníková
tenor vocals - Ivan Nepivoda, Jakub Herzan, Jiří Barták, Marek Mikuš, Matěj Dupal, Tomáš Kamenický, Vladimír Prachař, Vít Matuška

The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra (directed by Petr Pololanik) are:
1st violin - Emil Nosek, František Hrubý, Hana Roušarová, Hana Tesařová, Jan Nedoma, Jana Štípková, Jitka Hanáková, Milan Lapka, Miroslav Křivánek, Přemysl Roušar
2nd violin - Dana Blahutová, Hana Bílková, Jan Kotulan, Jaroslav Aladzas, Jitka Šuranská, Josef Geryk, Josef Kubelka, Josef Vyžrálek, Leo Sláma, Yvona Fialová
viola - Dana Božková, Juraj Petrovič, Lucie Dümlerová, Michaela Slámová, Miroslav Kašný, Oldřich Šebestík, Pavel Novák, Roman Janů
cello - Alexandr Erml, David Kefer, Erich Hulín, Hana Škarpová, Zdenka Aladzasová, Zuzana Ermlová
double bass - Josef Horák, Michal Pášma, Pavel Juřík, Vladimír Hudeček, Vítězslav Pelikán
flute - Jana Holásková, Jiřina Vodičková, Vladimír Vodička
oboe - Krista Hallová, Svatopluk Holásek
clarinet - Aleš Pavlorek, Jiří Kundl
bassoon - Jaroslav Janoštík, Václav Kaniok
French horn - František Vyskočil, Jiří Zatloukal, Josef Číhal, Milan Kubát, Rudolf Linner, Vlastimil Kelar
trumpet - Pavel Skopal, Rostislav Killar, Zdeněk Macek
trombone - Ivan Dřínovský, Milan Tesař, Roman Sklenář
tuba - Miloslav Žváček
harp - Lucie Vápová
string quartett - Michaela Slámová, Miroslav Křivánek, Viktor Kozánek

Recording information:

Produced by Lucha Turilli and Alex Staropoli.
Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Sascha Paeth.
Edited by Olaf Reitmeier.
Mastered by Filip Heurckmans at Galaxy Reference Mastering.

Rhythm guitar: Dominique Leurquin, recorded at Gate Studio, Wolfsburg and N.S.R. Studio, F-26700 La Garde

Czech Recording Session
Orchestra and Choir recording at the House of Arts Zlin
Orchestra Director: Marek Obdrzalek
Mobile recording team: B&R Medientechnik Bernd Kugler, Marc Lenz, Stefan Schmidt and Jan Wrede
Recording Consultant: Gregor Zielinsky
Orchestra And Choir Recording Coordination by John Pettigrass
Orchestra And Choir Recording Supervision by Joey DeMaio

London Recording Sessions
Mr. Christopher Lee recorded at Sanctuary Townhouse Studios London
Narrators recorded at Sanctuary Townhouse Studios London
Engineered and edited by Rob La Vaque
Produced by Joey DeMaio for Ragnar Productions Ltd. in association with Hinrich Stuerken
London recording coordination by John Pettigrass

Management: MCM Management LLC., Joey DeMaio & Hinrich Stuerker

Identifiers:

Barcode: 693723696126
Matrix code: 51206995/69612 22

Added by: Manu_SwordMaster Modified by: hells_unicorn
Added on: 2004-08-01 16:04:07 Last modified on: 2019-09-08 15:15:48