Burning Down the Opera Live

Burning Down the Opera Live

by Edguy
     
 

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Like virtually every band of their ilk, Germany's curiously named Edguy clearly view Iron Maiden's Live After Death as the archetypal heavy metal concert album. And since Edguy clearly wants to be Iron Maiden even more than most of their peers, it was only natural that their first live opus, 2003's Burning…  See more details below

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Like virtually every band of their ilk, Germany's curiously named Edguy clearly view Iron Maiden's Live After Death as the archetypal heavy metal concert album. And since Edguy clearly wants to be Iron Maiden even more than most of their peers, it was only natural that their first live opus, 2003's Burning down the Opera, would follow their heroes' blueprint -- double-disc set; ample liner notes; a technical sheet; and a gazillion photos -- down to the last letter. Recorded during 2001-2002, this tour saw these symphonic metal prodigies (still barely entering their twenties despite having five studio albums already in the can) conquering territories as distant as Australia and Brazil. Burning down the Opera judiciously visits every stage of Edguy's prolific career. Anal-retentive fans of the band's anal-retentive precision-metal will no doubt be thrilled by the grandiose fantasy anthems ("Fallen Angels," and "Babylon"); analytical progressive workouts ("Tears of a Mandrake," and "The Pharaoh"); the occasional power ballad ("Land of Miracle"); and all-around magnificent musicianship throughout; listeners probably won't even notice (or care about) the noticeably studio-enhanced audience participation portions of the program. While we're on the subject, vocalist Tobias Sammet manages to out-cheese Bruce Dickinson with his energetic, yet irritating, stage presence, which includes leading his troops through the namesake track of his outrageous operatic side-project Avantasia. But then, these qualities are exactly what serious Edguy fans would wish for in a live album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2012
Label:
Afm Records
UPC:
5099751190622
catalogNumber:
682
Rank:
219397

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edguy   Primary Artist
Tobias Sammet   Vocals
Felix Bohnke   Drums
Tobias "Eggi" Exxel   Bass,Background Vocals
Jens Ludwig   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Dirk Sauer   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Tibes   Engineer
Sascha Paeth   Engineer
Ernst Seider   Engineer
Tobias Sammet   Composer
Marc Vanvoorden   Backline Technician
Pit Bender   Engineer
Carol Bahnke   Composer
Michel Koegler   Engineer
Joachim Kuestner   Tour Manager
John Wauchope   Backline Technician
Daniel "Judas" Bracevac   Backline Technician
Simon Cleary   Stage Manager
Duuutsche   Backline Technician
Marc Schettler   Engineer
Wolfgang Schernhammer   Engineer
Richard "Moose" Hausberger   Backline Technician
Dominik Mangelmann   Backline Technician
Holger Marré   Pyrotechnics
Danny Klupp   Backline Technician

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