Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness [Specia

Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness [Specia

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by Coheed and Cambria
     
 

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Much like Death Cab for Cutie, emo devotees were aghast with horror when Coheed and Cambria left the shores of their indie label to depart for the good islands of major labeldom. And for those just catching up on their Coheed and Cambria folklore, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1 is firstSee more details below

Overview

Much like Death Cab for Cutie, emo devotees were aghast with horror when Coheed and Cambria left the shores of their indie label to depart for the good islands of major labeldom. And for those just catching up on their Coheed and Cambria folklore, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1 is first part of two, which will be the conclusion to their four-part concept album detailing the saga of two protagonists, Coheed and Cambria. It's not necessary to know all of the facts and story lines to enjoy IV, which is a prog rock opera on par with anything that Rush or Queensrÿche ever released. But the interesting thing to listen for is the evolution of the group's sound, since success sideswiped the group with 2003's In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth. The emo chords and songwriting dynamics have been shed in favor of a more prog rock, heavy metal sound that was so dominant throughout the '80s. Nowhere is this more evident than in the album's opener, "Welcome Home"; with its bombastic strings, dramatic buildups, breakdowns, and dual guitar solos, it's one of the best metal licks never made in 1985. The album concludes with a four-part song cycle that acts as a subplot within the album, and will most likely act as a bridge for volume two when it's released. But conceptual plots aside, this is an album that finally lives up to the heavy metal promise and unapologetically delivers the goods with a full head of steam. [The DVD Special Edition includes two music videos, animated vignettes, in the studio footage and the short film A Favor House Atlantic (as well as its bloopers).]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767552828
catalogNumber:
75528

Tracks

  1. Keeping the Blade
  2. Always & Never
  3. Welcome Home
  4. Ten Speed (Of God's Blood & Burial)
  5. Crossing the Frame
  6. Apollo I: The Writing Writer
  7. Once Upon Your Dead Body
  8. Wake Up
  9. The Suffering
  10. The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets of Miss Erica Court
  11. Mother May I
  12. Willing Well I: Fuel for the Feeding End
  13. Willing Well II: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
  14. Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth
  15. The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut
  16. The Suffering
  17. Welcome Home
  18. Animated Vignettes
  19. In the Studio
  20. A Favor House Atlantic: The Movie
  21. A Favor House Atlantic: Bloopers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coheed and Cambria   Primary Artist
Daniel Sadownick   Percussion
Danny Louis   Keyboards
Tomas Ulrich   Cello
Meg Okura   Violin
Joshua Eppard   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Travis Stever   Guitar,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Group Member
Claudio Sanchez   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Sarah Kathryn Jacobs   Background Vocals
Janiris Sanchez   Children's Voices
Michael Todd   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Ron Lawrence   Viola

Technical Credits

Karl Berger   String Arrangements
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Michael Birnbaum   Producer,Engineer
Chris Bittner   Producer,Engineer
Coheed and Cambria   Composer,Producer
Bill Scoville   Cover Art
Claudio Sanchez   Composer,Art Conception,Interlude
Christopher Shy   Artwork

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