Downfall (The Gathering album)

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Downfall - The Early Years
Compilation album by The Gathering
Released 22 May 2001
Recorded 1990, 1991
Genre Death/doom, gothic metal
Length 69:59
Label Hammerheart Records HHR076
Producer Han Swagerman Sr. and The Gathering
The Gathering chronology
if then else
(2000)
Downfall - The Early Years
(2001)
Souvenirs
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated) [1]

Downfall - The Early Years is a compilation album of the Dutch band The Gathering. The record was first released on 22 May 2001 by Hammerheart Records label.[2] On 15 September 2008, an expanded version of the album was released by Vic Records.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Bart Smits, all music composed by The Gathering.

Original 2001 Release
No. Title Length
1. "In Sickness and Health" (Unreleased 7") 7:26
2. "Gaya's Dream" (Unreleased 7") 6:23
3. "Always…" (Unreleased 7") 2:30
4. "Subzero" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:21
5. "Anthology In Black" (Moonlight Archer demo) 3:48
6. "Second Sunrise" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:50
7. "Downfall" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:03
8. "In Sickness and Health" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:45
9. "Second Sunrise" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 6:48
10. "Six Dead, Three To Go" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 4:04
11. "Downfall" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 5:21
12. "Another Day" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 3:14
13. "Share The Wisdom" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 4:14
Bonus MPEG Video Disc
No. Title Length
1. "Live at Willem II, Den Bosch, 1991"   53:55

Credits[edit]

Songwriting[edit]

Production[edit]

  • [3] Unreleased 7" EP 1991. Recorded at Beaufort Studios, the Netherlands. Produced by the Gathering and Han Swagerman Sr.
  • [2] Moonlight Archer demo, recorded live at the Caveman Studio, the Netherlands on April 1, 1991. Assisted by Johan. Produced by the Gathering
  • [1] An Imaginary Symphony demo. Recorded at the rehearsal room, Oss, the Netherlands, October 18, 1990. Assisted by Johan and Ralph. Produced by the Gathering
Downfall
Compilation album by The Gathering
Released 15 September 2008
Recorded 1990–1993
Genre Death/doom, gothic metal
Length 144:06
Label Vic Records
Producer Han Swagerman Sr. and The Gathering
The Gathering chronology
Home
(2006)
Downfall
(2008)
The West Pole
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [3]

2008 Reissue[edit]

All lyrics written by Bart Smits, all music composed by The Gathering.

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Heartbeat Amplifier" (1992 Promo demo) 4:56
2. "Her Last Flight" (1992 Promo demo) 8:09
3. "On A Wave" (1992 Promo demo) 5:28
4. "The Illusionist" (1992 Promo demo) 4:29
5. "Passage to Desire" (1992 Promo demo) 4:49
6. "Of Pavilions and Fountains" (1992 Promo demo) 3:33
7. "In Sickness and Health" (Unreleased 7") 7:26
8. "Gaya's Dream" (Unreleased 7") 6:23
9. "Always…" (Unreleased 7") 2:30
10. "Second Sunrise" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 6:48
11. "Six Dead, Three To Go" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 4:04
12. "Downfall" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 5:21
13. "Another Day" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 3:14
14. "Share The Wisdom" (An Imaginary Symphony demo) 4:14
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Dethroned Emperor" (Celtic Frost cover) 4:12
2. "Subzero" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:21
3. "Anthology In Black" (Moonlight Archer demo) 3:48
4. "Second Sunrise" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:50
5. "Downfall" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:03
6. "In Sickness and Health" (Moonlight Archer demo) 6:45
7. "Anthology In Black" (Live) 3:02
8. "Downfall" (Live) 5:33
9. "Subzero" (Live) 6:44
10. "Second Sunrise" (Live) 7:06
11. "Gaya's Dream" (Live) 6:16
12. "Stonegarden" (Live) 4:58
13. "Heartbeat Amplifier" (Live) 5:11

Production[edit]

  • [demo] The 1992 Promo demo. Recorded at Popkollektief Oss, the Netherlands, Autumn 1992. Produced by the Gathering
  • [3] Unreleased 7" EP 1991. Recorded at Beaufort Studios, the Netherlands. Produced by the Gathering and Han Swagerman Sr.
  • [1] An Imaginary Symphony demo. Recorded at the rehearsal room, Oss, the Netherlands, October 18, 1990. Assisted by Johan and Ralph. Produced by the Gathering
  • Dethroned Emperor written by Celtic Frost. Previously unreleased.Live recorded on October 18, 1990. Assisted by Johan and Ralph. Produced by the Gathering
  • [2] Moonlight Archer demo, recorded live at the Caveman Studio, the Netherlands on April 1, 1991. Assisted by Johan. Produced by the Gathering
  • [live] the Gathering live 1991-1993:
    • Live October 19, 1991 @ de Zon, Bodegraven, the Netherlands
    • Live February 22, 1992 @ Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, the Netherlands
    • Live January 30, 1993 @ Ekke, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    • Live April 8, 1993 @ Pinguin Club, Tel Aviv, Israel

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