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Fear of The Dark's booklet outside photos?

Discussion in 'Fear Of The Dark' started by X-Raphactor, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. X-Raphactor

    X-Raphactor Prowler

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if you can tell me what is the castle where they took the outside photos for the album. Only the outside castle because the inside looks like a movie sets made for the occasion. Do you know what castle was used for those outside photos of the band ?

    Check this photo :


    Of course I own the CD but it's in my basement somewhere... so if the answer is in.... you know.

    Thank you !!!

    Up the IronZ'

  2. 'Arry1985

    'Arry1985 Prowler

    That's really interesting question, man! I was interestested some time ago too. Can someone give an info about that FOTD castle?
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I think I read an interview around that time in which the photoshoot was briefly mentioned. Not sure if the location was mentioned, but what I do I remember is that Bruce was said to be ill. And indeed, you can see that. Currently Googling as hell about the location but alas.... hard to find.

    Great photos.. looks like an excellent haunted palace:
  4. X-Raphactor

    X-Raphactor Prowler

    Hi Arry1985 & Forostar,
    Thanks for the comments.
    As I said in my original post, I believe the inside was like a movie/TV sets made for the photo and not really the inside of the castle we see from outside. But I might be wrong..
    Then the photo with our 5 buddies above here (yours Forostar) shows another castle because the photo I published shows ruins only. So maybe they went to different locations.
    Any admin knows the answer??
    Everything is falling apart! lol
    Have a great day fellaz'
    Forostar likes this.
  5. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    Definitely two different locations.

    For a second I thought maybe it's the Polish castle they visited in 1984, but that's obviously a different era...

  6. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Might be worth looking into the names George Chin and Phil Anstice who did the photography (written in the credits of the album) I'm thinking locations might be the photo shoot locations so that might be the guy to ask/acquire an email address from...I've found a wedding photographer online with the same name , http://phillanstice.com/ ,who knows if it's the same guy and he is just doing wedding photography now? ;) Maybe shoot him a mail...

    Illustrations by:

    Melvyn Grant

    George Chin, Phil Anstice

    The Complete Works (original 1992 release)
    Locations by:

    Phil Anstice
  7. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    And I believe this must be the right George Chin who also has a contact form, so you can shoot that guy an email too

  8. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I had a good look online when X-Raphactor asked originally; but I couldn't find anything, so didn't reply. I looked at the photographers too, as Sixes suggests; didn't find anything online. Maybe contacting them directly would be the best next option.

    It looks like several locations; internally certainly doesn't look like the outside shots. The main building photographed isn't a castle either; just looks like an old abandoned stately home. The external staircase photograph (first photograph in this thread) is maybe somewhere else again, but possibly just an older structure on the same historical site. Personally, I think it's probably somewhere near Barnyard Studios in Sheering, Essex. Going somewhere locally is a totally Steve thing to do.
  9. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    Well, the fact that they wear different clothes makes me think it's rather a different place.
  10. 'Arry1985

    'Arry1985 Prowler

  11. Sara a

    Sara a Prowler

    My dad, Phil Anstice, did some of these photos, the one outside the big castle/estate and on the stairs was taken at Margam Park in Wales
  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Cheers, good to know! :ok:
  13. 'Arry1985

    'Arry1985 Prowler

  14. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    A lovely place, of which I have the privilege of living a 20 minute drive from. You should all visit. Silly of me not to recognise it though.
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Thanks Sara a!

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