German power metallers Blind Guardian have released this statement on their official site concerning the upcoming compilation album Memories Of A Time To Come: "Finally, after all these years, we have found the time to gather our most worthy songs into a best of compilation, representative of our career's first 25 years. From the very beginning it was important for us to undertake this project only if we could put the necessary time and attention to detail into it. With overwhelming nostalgia we have looked back on 25 years and came up with Memories Of A Time To Come, an organic mixture of some of our greatest songs."

"With the exception of "Sacred Worlds", all songs on Memories Of A Time To Come have been remixed while "The Bard's Song - The Hobbit", "Valhalla" as well as "And Then There Was Silence" have been re-recorded. This album contains some very pleasant surprises for the die-hard Blind Guardian fan and delivers a perfect image of our musical spirit to those who are not, or just loosely, familiar with the band. Memories Of A Time To Come precisely defines our progression and the long-standing dedication to our music. We are proud to present an album that will take the listener on a musical voyage. This year's Christmas will be in January!"



Memories Of A Time To Come, the ultimate collection of Blind Guardian music from 1987 to 2011, will be released on January 20th, 2012 via Virgin/EMI. It will be available as a double CD, 3 CD deluxe limited edition including the legendary Lucifer's Heritage demos and as download.

CD I:

01. Imaginations From The Other Side (7:11) *
02. Nightfall (5:34) *
03 Ride Into Obsession (4:46) *
04. Somewhere Far Beyond (7:32) *
05. Majesty (7:29) *
06. Traveler In Time (6:01) *
07. Follow The Blind (7:11) *
08. The Last Candle (6:03) *

CD II:

01. Sacred Worlds (9:17)
02. This Will Never End (5:07) *
03. Valhalla (5:13) **
04. Bright Eyes (5:15) *
05. Mirror Mirror (5:09) *
06. The Bard's Song (In The Forest) (3:26) *
07. The Bard's Song (The Hobbit) (3:41) **
08. And Then There Was Silence (14:06) **

CD III: (only available with the deluxe limited edition)

01. Brian ***
02. Halloween (The Wizard's Crown) ***
03. Lucifer's Heritage ***
04. Symphonies Of Doom ***
05. Dead Of The Night ***
06. Majesty
07. Trial By The Archon
08. Battalions Of Fear
09. Run For The Night
10. Lost In The Twilight Hall
11. Tommyknockers
12. Ashes To Ashes
13. Time What Is Time
14. A Past And Future Secret
15. The Script For My Requiem

* Remixed 2011
** Re-recorded 2011
*** Re-worked 2011


Source: blind-guardian.com
Band profile: Blind Guardian
 
Posted: 11.11.2011 by Skald fra Norden



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Giok99 - 11.11.2011 at 12:36  
Very nice. Best Ever Epic song re-recorded. Can't wait
Rulatore - 11.11.2011 at 13:09  
Re-recordeds songs, will worth
GT - 11.11.2011 at 14:02  
I'm probably buying this. Will be interesting to hear the old Lucifer's Heritage tracks in a re-worked edition
WorpeX - 11.11.2011 at 14:49  
Re-Recorded 'And Then There Was Silence'? wow. I wonder why... maybe to make it more like the live version? I'm very interested to hear this, that song must be so hard to record and if they're rerecording it completely, it must mean some major changes. I'm also pumped to hear the old lucifer's heritage tracks!
Bad English - 11.11.2011 at 15:22  
Written by GT on 11.11.2011 at 14:02

I'm probably buying this. Will be interesting to hear the old Lucifer's Heritage tracks in a re-worked edition


its true , but better is re relise or re record old albums
GT - 11.11.2011 at 15:55  
Yea a re-recording had been better, but a re-release wouldn't help. I've heard them and the quality isn't good
Rulatore - 11.11.2011 at 15:59  
Dont see the point of re-release an album. Would be awesome if some bands re-record their old albums ( or a compilation of re-recorded old songs, like Destruction did in 2007 )
Kingface - 11.11.2011 at 16:02  
I love it when remix/re-recordings like this are done well, so I'm really looking forward to this. The artwork is amazing again too.
JPR - 11.11.2011 at 16:41  
JUST GREAT!!!!!! though i would love a reworked version of "time what is time"
opeth771 - 11.11.2011 at 17:58  
To make it interesting, they should have completely re-recorded all of those songs...
DrunkenFuck - 11.11.2011 at 18:13  
Very disapointed with the tracklisting... I'm still a bit excited about the re-recordings though. Might end up getting it.
Edmund Fogg - 11.11.2011 at 18:13  
Wow! Epic Cover art and epic tracklist. I would've like to see Noldor or The Curse of Feanor on that list, but the LH stuff makes up for it.
kaspair - 11.11.2011 at 18:56  
Interesting title and artwork, but nothing special...
Troy Killjoy - 11.11.2011 at 19:14  
Not a fan of the band, but this is a compilation that actually makes sense. Kudos.
mikeprado30 - 12.11.2011 at 04:02  
Just waiting to hear the new ATTWS!
Angel_Lament - 12.11.2011 at 14:24  
Awesome news, and artwork!
iMorphball - 12.11.2011 at 19:37  
Written by WorpeX on 11.11.2011 at 14:49

Re-Recorded 'And Then There Was Silence'? wow. I wonder why... maybe to make it more like the live version? I'm very interested to hear this, that song must be so hard to record and if they're rerecording it completely, it must mean some major changes. I'm also pumped to hear the old lucifer's heritage tracks!


Probably that, or to rerecord it with the orchestra and recording techniques they used on their latest album. I'm down, but would've loved to hear the 80's material included, rerecorded. Probably wouldn't turn out as good, but, still, it'd be an interesting twist.
RavenKing - 12.11.2011 at 20:01  
I guess, by the artwork (blue and orange), that the cover has been done by that Felipe Machado something. If bands continue to work with him, soon it will become very confusing to differentiate Powermetal bands by the album cover, they will all look the same.
ZGoten - 12.11.2011 at 22:11  
I don't like how the standard edition only comes with half the songs, but aside from that, great news.
mikeprado30 - 13.11.2011 at 04:05  
Written by RavenKing on 12.11.2011 at 20:01

I guess, by the artwork (blue and orange), that the cover has been done by that Felipe Machado something. If bands continue to work with him, soon it will become very confusing to differentiate Powermetal bands by the album cover, they will all look the same.

Haha, that's true! Felipe's art style is the same for all his works
RavenKing - 13.11.2011 at 05:20  
Written by mikeprado30 on 13.11.2011 at 04:05

Written by RavenKing on 12.11.2011 at 20:01

I guess, by the artwork (blue and orange), that the cover has been done by that Felipe Machado something. If bands continue to work with him, soon it will become very confusing to differentiate Powermetal bands by the album cover, they will all look the same.

Haha, that's true! Felipe's art style is the same for all his works


Some covers he did are not bad at all. Problem is he seems unable to bring variation. Like you're saying, it's the same style all the time. It will get old quite fast at this rate.
nb - 18.11.2011 at 21:59  
If a band is one of my favorites and I have all their discography, I just rather listen to all the Cds instead of a compilation.

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