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BLIND GUARDIAN “Nightfall In Middle-Earth” /CD/


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  • Product Code: NB 4170-2
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Remastered re-release of the sixth full-length studio album by legendary German Epic Power Metal band.
One of most well-known and well-received albums in Blind Guardian's discography, "Nightfall In Middle-Earth" is a concept album based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion", a book of tales from the First Age of Middle-earth, recounting The War of the Jewels. The album contains not only songs but also spoken parts narrating parts of the story. The cover depicts Lúthien dancing in front of Morgoth.
It is the first album with Oliver Holzwarth as guest musician, playing bass guitar instead of Hansi Kürsch.
This is the first album to be recorded entirely at Blind Guardian’s own studio, aptly dubbed the Twilight Hall Studios.
It also was the first album by Blind Guardian to be released in the United States. The sales encouraged Century Media to release their entire back catalog in the US in 2007, at which point it was remastered and re-released, with an added bonus track.
The album has drawn universally positive critical acclaim since its release. Music critics have noted the fast, melodic guitar-work and the use of Folk instruments, flutes, violins, and other instruments. The album's songs are varied, with "quick-paced numbers", ballads, and operatic pieces. The album has been described as "grandiose" and influenced by Progressive Rock, and has been compared to Queen's operatic approach with "dense choir-like vocal harmonies set against swirling multi-part guitar lines". Metal Hammer named it in its lists "The 10 Essential Symphonic Metal Albums" and in "The 10 Essential Power Metal Albums".
The instrumentation and arrangement, around a core of scene-setting spoken samples, make this Blind Guardian’s most ambitious venture yet – both musically and thematically.
It would not be remiss to say that "Nightfall In Middle-Earth" is an essential, if not the essential, Blind Guardian album!
Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH, 1998/2007/2017 (NB 4170-2). Made in Germany.


Tracklist:
1. War Of Wrath 1:50
2. Into The Storm 4:24
3. Lammoth 0:28
4. Nightfall 5:34
5. The Minstrel 0:32
6. The Curse Of Feanor 5:41
7. Captured 0:26
8. Blood Tears 5:23
9. Mirror Mirror 5:07
10. Face The Truth 0:24
11. Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns) 6:51
12. Battle Of Sudden Flame 0:44
13. Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill) 4:53
14. The Dark Elf 0:23
15. Thorn 6:18
16. The Eldar 3:38
17. Nom The Wise 0:33
18. When Sorrow Sang 4:25
19. Out On The Water 0:44
20. The Steadfast 0:21
21. A Dark Passage 6:01
22. Final Chapter: Thus Ends... 0:48
Bonus Track:
23. Harvest Of Sorrow 3:39
Total playing time: 69:07 min.



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