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Burning Down the Opera Live

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
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: 2/14/2012
  • Label: Afm Records
  • EAN: 5099751190622
  • Catalog Number: 682
  • Sales rank: 171,621

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome to the Opera (2:08)
  2. 2 Fallen Angels (5:33)
  3. 3 Tears of a Mandrake (7:24)
  4. 4 Babylon (7:01)
  5. 5 Land of the Miracle (5:44)
  6. 6 Painting on the Wall (4:37)
  7. 7 Wings of a Dream (6:04)
  8. 8 The Headless Game (7:20)
  9. 9 The Pharaoh (15:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Vain Glory Opera (6:27)
  2. 2 Solitary Bunny Drum Solo (3:14)
  3. 3 Save Us Now (4:53)
  4. 4 How Many Miles (10:58)
  5. 5 Inside (3:22)
  6. 6 Avantasia (5:23)
  7. 7 Out of Control (8:15)
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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
Mika Jussila Mastering
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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