Tales from the Twilight World

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Tales from the Twilight World
Studio album by Blind Guardian
Released 3 October 1990
Recorded March - May 1990 Karo Studios
Genre Speed metal, power metal
Length 40:45
Label No Remorse Records, Virgin Records, Century Media
Producer Kalle Trapp
Blind Guardian chronology
Follow the Blind
(1989)
Tales from the Twilight World
(1990)
Somewhere Far Beyond
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rock Hard (9.5/10)[1]

Tales from the Twilight World is the third studio album that was released in 1990 by Blind Guardian. The album is a slight shift away from the speed metal played on the band's previous two efforts, as it had much more melodic and "epic" feeling, with usage of choir and neo-classical music influence. The cover artwork was created by Andreas Marschall, who has drawn the artwork for some of Blind Guardian's other releases (Somewhere Far Beyond, Nightfall in Middle-Earth, etc.). It was remastered and re-released on 15 June 2007, with bonus tracks. The album was again re-released and also remixed and remastered as part of the A Traveler's Guide to Space and Time boxset.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hansi Kürsch and André Olbrich, except for where noted. All lyrics written by Kürsch.

  1. "Traveler in Time" – 5:59
  2. "Welcome to Dying" – 4:47
  3. "Weird Dreams" (Olbrich) – 1:19
  4. "Lord of the Rings" (Kürsch, Marcus Siepen) – 3:18
  5. "Goodbye My Friend" (Kürsch, Olbrich, Thomas "Thomen" Stauch) – 5:33
  6. "Lost in the Twilight Hall" (Kürsch, Olbrich, Siepen, Stauch) – 5:58
  7. "Tommyknockers" – 5:09
  8. "Altair 4" – 2:26
  9. "The Last Candle" – 5:59
  • Bonus track
10. "Run for the Night" (Live) – 3:42
  • 2003 re-release bonus tracks
11. "Lords of the Rings" - 3:57
12. "To France" (Mike Oldfield cover) - 4:39
  • 2007 re-release bonus tracks
11. "Lost in the Twilight Hall" (Demo Version)
12. "Tommyknockers" (Demo Version)

Note: "Run for the Night (Live)" is featured on the Japanese LP release and all the CD releases. It was recorded in Braunschweig in 1989.

Lineup[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Kalle Trapp - producing, mixing and recording
  • Piet Sielck - second engineer
  • Charley Rinne - executive producer
  • Andreas Marshall - cover paintings and idea
  • Buffo/Charley Rinne - pictures

Lyrical references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trojan, Frank. "Rock Hard". issue 42.