Ghost Opera: The Second Coming

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Usually for a rock album to be reissued as an expanded version with added videos, live cuts, and unreleased tracks, the album in question would have been originally released some time before, and reached classic stature among rock fans. Which makes the arrival of Kamelot's 2008 release, Ghost Opera: The Second Coming, a bit puzzling. Released less than a year after Ghost Opera, this double-disc version presents the original album, as well as a second disc of the group recorded live in Belgrade, Serbia plus two videos and four extra studio tracks. While there's no denying that the original Ghost Opera album was a solid release within the prog/medieval metal genre, it's not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Usually for a rock album to be reissued as an expanded version with added videos, live cuts, and unreleased tracks, the album in question would have been originally released some time before, and reached classic stature among rock fans. Which makes the arrival of Kamelot's 2008 release, Ghost Opera: The Second Coming, a bit puzzling. Released less than a year after Ghost Opera, this double-disc version presents the original album, as well as a second disc of the group recorded live in Belgrade, Serbia plus two videos and four extra studio tracks. While there's no denying that the original Ghost Opera album was a solid release within the prog/medieval metal genre, it's not like it sparked a musical revolution or spawned a zillion copy bands or anything that resembles the mark of a classic rock album. And with the renditions of the songs on the live disc not sounding all that different than if the band was playing in a studio a problem with many prog metal bands, only die-hard Kamelot fans will feel the need to plunk down more clams for an album that they basically already own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • Label: Steamhammer Us
  • UPC: 693723031224
  • Catalog Number: 95908

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Solitaire (Intro) (1:00)
  2. 2 Rule the World (3:40)
  3. 3 Ghost Opera (4:06)
  4. 4 The Human Stain (4:01)
  5. 5 Blücher (4:03)
  6. 6 Love You to Death (5:13)
  7. 7 Up Through the Ashes (4:59)
  8. 8 Mourning Star (4:37)
  9. 9 Silence of the Darkness (3:43)
  10. 10 Anthem (4:24)
  11. 11 Edenecho (6:45)
  12. 12 Memento Mori
  13. 13 The Human Stain
Disc 2
  1. 1 Solitaire (1:10)
  2. 2 Ghost Opera (4:06)
  3. 3 The Human Stain (4:15)
  4. 4 Mourning Star (4:30)
  5. 5 When the Lights Are Down (4:03)
  6. 6 Abandoned (4:15)
  7. 7 The Haunting - Simone Simons (4:33)
  8. 8 Memento Mori (9:08)
  9. 9 Epilogue (2:27)
  10. 10 March of Mephisto (4:49)
  11. 11 Season's End (3:32)
  12. 12 Pendulous Fall (3:57)
  13. 13 Epilogue (2:46)
  14. 14 Rule the World (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kamelot Primary Artist
Sascha Paeth Guitar, Guest Appearance
Thomas Rettke Choir, Chorus
Cinzia Rizzo Choir, Chorus
Thomas Youngblood Guitar, Group Member
Glenn Barry Bass, Group Member
Casey Grillo Drums, Group Member
Oliver Palotai Keyboards, Group Member
Simone Simons Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Kamelot Composer
Sascha Paeth Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Philip Colodetti Engineer
Arnold Lindberg Engineer
Olaf Reitmeier Engineer
Mattias Norén Artwork
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Encore

    If you are new, or old when it comes to being a fan of these great musicians, you'd agree on something: This is one powerful and beautiful album. It starts off with a track completely composed of a violin, then it goes to the array of dark, arabic melodies of 'Rule the World', then into an operatic setting, the title track, 'Ghost Opera'. It also goes to a powerful metal track 'The Human Stain', and beautiful ballads of 'Blutcher' and 'Love you to Death'. 'Up Through the Ashes' is a very familiar to those who are long time fans, due to the band's signature sound that makes it sound very unique. 'EdenEcho', being the finisher, makes you react strongly after the soft pianos of the hymn 'Anthem', and let you feel the emotions embedded to this very sad and longing tune. Orchestra and Choir is woven magnificently to the album everywhere. The live performances are not edited to sound like the actual studio song recordings, and that's when you realize that Kamelot is a much more real and soulful band. I recommend it to anyone who wants a break from the mainstream scene and want a much more inspiring and refreshing feel to what they listen to. Long live the Kamelot Nation!

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