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Ghost Opera: The Second Coming
     

Ghost Opera: The Second Coming

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by Kamelot
 
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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Steamhammer Us
UPC:
0693723031224
catalogNumber:
95908

Tracks

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
Philip Colodetti   Engineer
Arnold Lindberg   Engineer
Olaf Reitmeier   Engineer
Mattias Norén   Artwork

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Ghost Opera 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riku_Axel_fan More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago