Black Symphony

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Black Symphony
Video by Within Temptation
Released Europe August 22, 2008
United States September 23, 2008
Australia October 18, 2008
Turkey September 22, 2008
Russia November 3, 2008
Japan December 24, 2008
Recorded February 7, 2008
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 350 Min
Label Sony/BMG
GUN
Director Hans Pannecoucke
Producer Matijn Swier, Ralph Broos, Wouter Strobbe
Within Temptation chronology
The Silent Force Tour
(2005)
Black Symphony
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
About.com 4/5 stars [2]
Metal Storm 4.5/5 stars [3]
Ultimate-Guitar 3.5/5 stars [4]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars [5]
Black Symphony
Live album by Within Temptation
Released Europe August 22, 2008
United States September 23, 2008
Australia October 18, 2008
Turkey September 22, 2008
Russia November 3, 2008
Japan December 24, 2008
Recorded February 7, 2008
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 122 Min
Label GUN
Within Temptation chronology
The Heart of Everything
(2007)
Black Symphony
(2008)
An Acoustic Night at the Theatre
(2009)

Black Symphony is a live album, DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation. It was released worldwide on September 22–24, 2008 and is available on 2-disc DVD, 2-disc CD, and Blu-ray.[6]

Information[edit]

This special concert features the band accompanied by The Metropole Orchestra, the Pa'dam Choir, and special guests including George Oosthoek (ex-Orphanage), Anneke van Giersbergen of Agua de Annique and Keith Caputo of Life of Agony. It was filmed by 14 HD cameras on February 7, 2008 at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. The album was certified Gold in the Netherlands[7]

Content[edit]

DVD 1[edit]

Within Temptation & Metropole Orchestra: Black Symphony. Recorded live at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands on February 7, 2008.

  1. "Overture"
  2. "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)"
  3. "The Howling"
  4. "Stand My Ground"
  5. "The Cross"
  6. "What Have You Done" (with Keith Caputo)
  7. "Hand of Sorrow"
  8. "The Heart of Everything"
  9. "Forgiven"
  10. "Somewhere" (with Anneke van Giersbergen)
  11. "The Swan Song"
  12. "Memories"
  13. "Our Solemn Hour"
  14. "The Other Half (Of Me)" (with George Oosthoek)
  15. "Frozen"
  16. "The Promise"
  17. "Angels"
  18. "Mother Earth"
  19. "The Truth Beneath the Rose"
  20. "Deceiver of Fools"
  21. "All I Need"
  22. "Ice Queen"

Extras

Backstage Report

  1. Interviews with the band, conductor Jules Buckley, members of the orchestra, Keith Caputo and various fans outside the Ahoy. Presented by Dennis Weening.

Documentary

  1. 30-minute documentary with exclusive never-seen-before footage. Interviews with band members on the band's history and on Black Symphony. Produced by the NPS, Netherlands.

Countdown Black Symphony

  1. A short overview of all the happenings on the day of the show, from when the production starts in the morning, until showtime in the evening.

DVD 2[edit]

Bonus Concert Recorded live at The Beursgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands on November 24, 2007.

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)"
  3. "The Howling"
  4. "The Cross"
  5. "Hand of Sorrow"
  6. "The Heart Of Everything"
  7. "Restless"
  8. "Our Solemn Hour"
  9. "Mother Earth"
  10. "Jane Doe"
  11. "The Truth Beneath The Rose"
  12. "All I Need"

Music Videos

  1. What Have You Done (with Keith Caputo)
  2. Frozen
  3. The Howling
  4. All I Need

The Making Of...

  1. Frozen
  2. The Howling
  3. All I Need

World Tour Impressions

  1. An hour of exclusive footage recorded on the road by Within Temptation in the US & Canada, Europe, Turkey, Mexico, Colombia, Japan and the UK.

Extras

  1. TMF Awards Benelux (featuring WT's performance of What Have You Done and All I Need at the TMF Awards Belgium)
  2. The Dutch Pop Award Show (featuring the male members of WT dressing up in dresses and receiving the Netherlands' most important music award)
  3. Photoshoot Erwin Olaf (very exclusive footage of Erwin Olaf working with us on the photos made for The Heart Of Everything)
  4. Orchestra Recordings (filmed during the recording of the orchestra parts for The Heart Of Everything)

Specs[edit]

PAL/NTSC format.

Contains Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1 and DTS 96/24 surround sound, filmed in high definition, widescreen. Subtitled in English. Coded region-free, with a total running time of 470 minutes as it also contains both CDs of the Ahoy concert.

CD track listing[edit]

Europe and Japanese version[edit]

Disc One:

  1. "Overture" - 7:49
  2. "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)" - 4:39
  3. "The Howling" - 6:34
  4. "Stand My Ground" - 4:31
  5. "The Cross" - 5:02
  6. "What Have You Done" (with Keith Caputo) - 5:17
  7. "Hand of Sorrow" - 5:38
  8. "The Heart of Everything" - 5:46
  9. "Forgiven" - 4:59
  10. "Somewhere" (with Anneke van Giersbergen) - 4:22
  11. "The Swan Song" - 4:02
  12. "Memories" - 4:02

Disc Two:

  1. "Our Solemn Hour" - 5:19
  2. "The Other Half (Of Me)" (with George Oosthoek) - 5:03
  3. "Frozen" - 4:30
  4. "The Promise" - 8:17
  5. "Angels" - 4:02
  6. "Mother Earth" - 6:00
  7. "The Truth Beneath the Rose" - 7:23
  8. "Deceiver of Fools" - 7:45
  9. "All I Need" - 4:55
  10. "Ice Queen" - 7:15
  • The album was leaked online September 16, 2008.

US Version[edit]

  1. "Ouverture"
  2. "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)"
  3. "The Howling"
  4. "Stand My Ground"
  5. "The Cross"
  6. "What Have You Done" (with Keith Caputo)
  7. "Hand of Sorrow"
  8. "Forgiven"
  9. "Somewhere" (with Anneke van Giersbergen)
  10. "Our Solemn Hour"
  11. "Frozen"
  12. "Angels"
  13. "Mother Earth"

Editions[edit]

  • Europe: 2-CD Digipack/ 2-DVD Digipack/ 2-Disc Blu-Ray
  • Europe, UK, Australia: 4-Disc Special Edition Digipack
  • USA, Canada: 1-CD+1-DVD Jewelcase
  • Japan: 2-CD+1-DVD Digipack
  • Argentina: 1-DVD

Charts[edit]

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