Vain Glory Opera

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All Music Guide - David White
Edguy takes a huge step forward with 1998's Vain Glory Opera. Showing more classical influences, the songwriting take a huge step forward in quality and maturity. This album shows Edguy developing a truly unique songwriting style, combining metal and classical music with male choir-style backing vocals on the choruses. Most of the best songs, however, like "Until We Rise Again," "How Many Miles," the soft "Scarlet Rose" and the great title track are found on the first half of the album, giving it a slightly uneven feel. Still, Vain Glory Opera shows that there is a great new young band and it's name is Edguy. [A Japanese version of the CD ...
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All Music Guide - David White
Edguy takes a huge step forward with 1998's Vain Glory Opera. Showing more classical influences, the songwriting take a huge step forward in quality and maturity. This album shows Edguy developing a truly unique songwriting style, combining metal and classical music with male choir-style backing vocals on the choruses. Most of the best songs, however, like "Until We Rise Again," "How Many Miles," the soft "Scarlet Rose" and the great title track are found on the first half of the album, giving it a slightly uneven feel. Still, Vain Glory Opera shows that there is a great new young band and it's name is Edguy. [A Japanese version of the CD was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Afm Records
  • EAN: 4009880465622
  • Catalog Number: 24

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (1:32)
  2. 2 Until We Rise Again (4:27)
  3. 3 How Many Miles (5:38)
  4. 4 Scarlet Rose (5:09)
  5. 5 Out of Control (5:03)
  6. 6 Vain Glory Opera (6:07)
  7. 7 Fairytale (5:10)
  8. 8 Walk on Fighting (4:46)
  9. 9 Tomorrow (3:52)
  10. 10 No More Foolin' (4:55)
  11. 11 Hymn (5:12)
  12. 12 But Here I Am (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edguy Primary Artist
Timo Tolkki Guitar, Guest Appearance
Hansi Kürsch Vocals, Guest Appearance
Norman Meiritz Vocals, Guest Appearance
Ralf Zdiarstek Vocals, Guest Appearance
Tobias Sammet Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Soloist, Group Member
Andy Allendorfer Shouts, Guest Appearance
Felix Bohnke Drums, Group Member
Jens Ludwig Guitar, Soloist, Group Member
Dirk Sauer Guitar, Group Member
Felix Lindenthal Drums, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Mika Jussila Mastering
Bernd Steinwedel Remastering
Edguy Composer, Producer
Norman Meiritz Engineer
Tobias Sammet Composer, Lyricist
Andy Allendorfer Executive Producer
Nils Wasko Executive Producer
M. Ure Composer
C. Cross Composer
B. Currie Composer
Adrian Maleska Cover Art, Layout
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