Lucidity (album)

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Lucidity
Studio album by Delain
Released September 4, 2006 (2006-09-04)
Recorded Spacelab Studio, Grefrath, Germany
Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki, Finland (Marco's bass and vocals)
Mastersound Studio, Steinheim, Germany (Liv's vocals)
somewhere in the Netherlands (Sharon's vocals)
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 54:44
Label Roadrunner
Producer Oliver Philipps, Martijn Westerholt
Delain chronology
Amenity
(2002)
Lucidity
(2006)
April Rain
(2009)
Singles from Lucidity
  1. "Frozen"
    Released: January 21, 2007
  2. "See Me in Shadow"
    Released: July 23, 2007
  3. "The Gathering"
    Released: December 3, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
About.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Storm 8.5/10 stars[3]
Sonic Cathedral 6/10 stars[4]

Lucidity is the debut full-length album by the Dutch symphonic metal band, Delain. It was released on September 4, 2006 by Roadrunner Records. It was released in the USA by Sensory Records on June 22, 2010.[5]

After the disbandment of the band which had recorded the Amenity demo, the keyboard player and main composer Martijn Westerholt decided to retain lead vocalist Charlotte Wessels and to record an album with the best session musicians available, without the perspective of bringing the songs on tour. He recruited for the project Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot) on vocals and bass, Ad Sluijter (Epica), Guus Eikens (Orphanage) and Jan Yrlund (Imperia) on guitars and Ariën van Weesenbeek (God Dethroned) on drums. Guest vocalists on the album were Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes), and George Oosthoek.

The album was recorded in different periods during 2005 and 2006 to accommodate the availability of the many musicians involved, often on tour with their bands.

Lucidity peaked at No. 43 in Dutch charts[6] and the success of the album pushed Westerholt to reorganize Delain as a touring band with new musicians.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Sever"   Martijn Westerholt Westerholt 4:53
2. "Frozen"   Westerholt, Charlotte Wessels Westerholt 4:43
3. "Silhouette of a Dancer"   Wessels Westerholt, Jan Yrlund 5:25
4. "No Compliance"   Westerholt Westerholt 5:10
5. "See Me in Shadow"   Westerholt, Wessels Westerholt 4:41
6. "Shattered"   Westerholt Westerholt 4:20
7. "The Gathering"   Guus Eikens Eikens 3:35
8. "Daylight Lucidity"   Westerholt, Eikens Westerholt, Eikens 4:36
9. "Sleepwalkers Dream"   Westerholt, Wessels Westerholt 4:27
10. "A Day for Ghosts"   Westerholt Westerholt 3:37
11. "Pristine"   Rein Doze Westerholt 4:31
12. "(Deep) Frozen" (bonus track) Westerholt, Wessels Westerholt 4:46

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Session musicians
  • Marco Hietala - lead vocals on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 10, bass guitar
  • Ad Sluijter - guitar on tracks 1, 2, 4, 9, 10
  • Guus Eikens - guitar on tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, keyboards on track 7, backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Ariën van Weesenbeek - drums
  • Rosan van der Aa - backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11
Guest musicians
  • Sharon den Adel - lead vocals on track 4
  • Liv Kristine - lead vocals on tracks 5 and 10
  • George Oosthoek - grunts on tracks 3, 11, 12
  • Jan Yrlund - guitar on tracks 1, 4, 5
  • Oliver Phillips - guitar on track 4, orchestral arrangements, producer
  • Rupert Gillett - cello on tracks 3, 4, 5
Touring members
  • Ronald Landa - guitars, backing vocals
  • Rob van der Loo - bass
  • Sander Zoer - drums
Technical personnel
  • Christian Moos, Tero Kinnunen, Daniël Gibson, Alexander Krull - engineers
  • Stefan Helleblad - mixing
  • Thomas Eberger - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Delain Lucidity (13 Tracks) review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Delain - 'Lucidity'". About.com. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Delain - Lucidity". Metal Storm. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  4. ^ Grant, Sam (1 September 2006). "Delain - Lucidity". Sonic Cathedral.com. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Delain". Sensory Records. The Laser's Edge Group. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Delain - Lucidity (Album)". GfK Dutch Charts. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Lucidity CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-05-04.