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Blind Guardian

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Anonymous, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    HUGE spoiler alert about BG's setlist on their upcoming North American tour.
    They will be performing the entire Imaginations From The Other Side album: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/bl...-the-other-side-album-on-north-american-tour/ I know they've done every song from it over the years, but if you've seen them, you've only gotten part of the album so it would be pretty awesome to see all of it performed.
     
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    They're here the day before my birthday. Maybe I'll check it out.
     
  3. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    Jealous.
     
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Ugh, that tour is in London, closest date. Crappy.
     
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Hey! What's wrong with London? :(
     
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    It's 7 hours away by car.
     
  7. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Yeah, I did that trip.
     
  8. Aces_High

    Aces_High Gathering speed as I head down the runway

    As a Maiden fan who has never heard anything from Blind Guardian, which album(s) should I begin with?
     
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Tales From The Twilight World and Nightfall In Middle-Earth.
     
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  10. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    You might get the best sense of the band's overall work by checking out their live album, called simply Live, or their best-of compilation titled Memories of a Time To Come. Live in particular is one of my favorite live albums ever. Memories has the amazing "Sacred Worlds" (their best song, IMO) and the epic "And Then There Was Silence," which are not found on Live but are essential. "Nightfall" is another essential track, found on both.

    Among the proper studio albums, I would start with Imaginations From the Other Side. Nightfall In Middle-Earth is also great, but note that it is a concept album based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion, so it may not be for everyone.

    Good luck, and enjoy! Blind Guardian is one of the best metal bands out there.
     
  11. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Agree. My first were Imaginations and I still think it was the best possible choice. Nightfall might discourage you/piss you off with those endless interludes, if you're a first time listener and IMHO the songs are not as immediately catchy as those from Imaginations.
     
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  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Agreed on Imaginations or Tales From the Twilight World. Nightfall might be better but I typically recommend avoiding concept albums/rock operas for a new listener. When I tried BG for the first time (working chronologically), Tales was the first one I really enjoyed.
     
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  13. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I've never rated Nightfall much until I heard the version without the interludes, it's 1000x better, been listening to that one for years and almost forgot about the interludes.
     
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  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I guess if you don't care about the story, sure.
     
  15. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Must repeat this to myself when trying not to sleep though the Red Mirror for the third time... ;)
     
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  16. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    yes, it was a bit of a letdown, but still had a few good tracks
     
  17. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    I think the interludes were fun for the first 5-10 times I heard the album. Now I just skip them.
     
  18. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

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  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

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  20. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I'm watching now. It looks and sounds amazing!
     

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