The Forgotten Tales [Bonus Track]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Anderson
Kicking things off with two of the most bizarre metal cover selections imaginable "Mr. Sandman" and a lightning-paced, double-kick version of "Surfin' U.S.A.", Forgotten Tales is mixed bag of counter-intuitive tributes and mellowed-out retreads from the Blind Guardian catalog. It might be possible that this lightweight effort is more of a palette cleansing than the halfhearted recording that it appears to be upon first inspection -- considering that this experiment was released just before the incredibly ambitious Nightfall in Middle-Earth and A Night at the Opera. Speaking of Queen titles, "Spread Your Wings" is easily Forgotten Tales' shining moment. Not so ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Anderson
Kicking things off with two of the most bizarre metal cover selections imaginable "Mr. Sandman" and a lightning-paced, double-kick version of "Surfin' U.S.A.", Forgotten Tales is mixed bag of counter-intuitive tributes and mellowed-out retreads from the Blind Guardian catalog. It might be possible that this lightweight effort is more of a palette cleansing than the halfhearted recording that it appears to be upon first inspection -- considering that this experiment was released just before the incredibly ambitious Nightfall in Middle-Earth and A Night at the Opera. Speaking of Queen titles, "Spread Your Wings" is easily Forgotten Tales' shining moment. Not so surprisingly, the rock & roll treatment of "Barbara Ann/Long Tall Sally" works much better than the metal-ized pop and rock covers mentioned above. The seven Blind Guardian remakes are consistently slow, earnest, and boring, so for those curious about the laid-back Blind Guardian, Forgotten Tales offers more than a little insight into the group's less serious side. Otherwise, there isn't much that will hold the interest of most prog/speed metal fans. [In 2004, Century Media re-released the album with re-recorded version of five songs -- some of them acoustic re-recordings, others orchestral.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2005
  • Label: Century Media
  • UPC: 727701825625
  • Catalog Number: 8256

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Sandman (2:10)
  2. 2 Surfin' USA (2:25)
  3. 3 Bright Eyes (4:22)
  4. 4 Lord of the Rings (3:56)
  5. 5 The Wizard (3:15)
  6. 6 Spread Your Wings (4:13)
  7. 7 Mordred's Song (5:16)
  8. 8 Black Chamber (1:15)
  9. 9 The Bard's Song (4:11)
  10. 10 Barbara Ann/Long Tall Sally (1:45)
  11. 11 A Past and Future Secret (3:47)
  12. 12 To France (4:42)
  13. 13 Theatre of Pain (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blind Guardian Primary Artist
Ronnie Atkins Background Vocals
Rolf Kohler Vocals, Background Vocals
Kalle Trapp Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Billy King Background Vocals
Piet Sielck Background Vocals
Hansi Kürsch Bass Guitar, Vocals
André Olbrich Guitar
Stefan Will Piano
Thomas Hackmann Background Vocals
Michael Schuren Piano
Jacob Moth Acoustic Guitar
Thomen "The Omen" Stauch Drums
Magnus Stepen Guitar
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Mike Oldfield Composer
Brian Wilson Composer
Ken Hensley Composer
John Deacon Composer
Flemming Rasmussen Producer, Engineer
Kalle Trapp Producer, Engineer
Andreas Marschall Cover Painting
Blind Guardian Producer
Pat Ballard Composer
Piet Sielck Producer, Engineer
André Olbrich Composer
Marcus Siepen Composer
Henrik Vindeby Engineer
Ralph Kessler Mastering
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