Sahara (Orphaned Land album)

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Sahara
Studio album by Orphaned Land
Released November 25, 1994
Recorded June 1994, "Sigma" studios, Tel Aviv, Israel
Genre Death/doom
Oriental metal
Progressive death metal
Length 58:29
77:49 (digipak)
Label Holy
Producer Orphaned Land
Orphaned Land chronology
The Beloved's Cry
(1993)
Sahara
(1994)
El Norra Alila
(1996)
Sahara re-release
Re-release (2002)

Sahara is the first full-length studio album by the Israeli metal band Orphaned Land, released on November 25, 1994 by French label Holy Records. The 2002 digipak re-release of the album features three bonus tracks: "Above You All", "Pits of Despair" and "The Beloved's Cry (Martini remix - Hangis Han)" and edited cover art. The songs; "Seasons Unite", "The Beloveds Cry", "My Requiem", "Orphaned Land - The Storm Still Rages Inside..." are all from the demo, The Beloved's Cry.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Sahara's Storm" – 7:59
  2. "Blessed Be Thy Hate" – 9:25
  3. "Ornaments of Gold" – 7:08
  4. "Aldiar Al Mukadisa" – 3:15 (Translated: Holy Land)
  5. "Seasons Unite" – 8:30
  6. "The Beloved's Cry" – 4:33
  7. "My Requiem" – 8:27
  8. "Orphaned Land - The Storm Still Rages Inside..." – 9:10

Digipak bonus tracks

  1. "Above You All" − 4:57
  2. "Pits of Despair" − 4:20
  3. "The Beloved's Cry (Martini remix - Hangis Han)" − 10:05

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Hadas Sasi − female vocals
  • Albert Dadon − tarbuka
  • Abraham Salman − kannun
  • "Neve Israel" synagogue − background vocals
  • Amira Salah − female "Arab" vocals
  • Unknown musician goes by the name "Vovin" - Guitars

Production and other[edit]

  • Recorded in "Sigma" Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 1994.
  • Produced by Orphaned Land
  • Engineered by Tamir Muskat
  • Assisted by Gary Gani
  • Second assistant engineers: Eran Zira, Yotam Agam
  • Mixed by Tamir Muskat, Orphaned Land, Gary Gani and Asaf Bar-Lev
  • Executive producer Holy Records, Orphaned Land and Asaf Bar-Lev
  • Logo by Uri Zelcha and Kobi Farhi
  • Photos by Gil Pasternak
  • Cover: The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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