The Carnival Bizarre

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The Carnival Bizarre
Studio album by Cathedral
Released 26 September 1995
Recorded 29 May-14 June 1995
Genre Heavy metal, stoner metal
Length 62:48
Label Earache
Producer Kit Woolven
Cathedral chronology
Statik Majik
(1994)
The Carnival Bizarre
(1995)
Supernatural Birth Machine
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

The Carnival Bizarre is the third album by British doom metal band Cathedral. It was recorded in Nottingham, England. The album was re-released in Australia in August 2008.

Reception[edit]

The album has enjoyed highly positive reviews from many music critics. Allmusic and Sputnikmusic were very impressed with this release and both gave the album four and a half stars out of five. Terrorizer Magazine gave the album eight and a half stars out of ten and Spirit of Metal scored the release eighteen points out of twenty.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Lee Dorrian except where noted. 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Vampire Sun"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings, Scott Carlson 4:06
2. "Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 5:18
3. "Utopian Blaster"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 5:41
4. "Night of the Seagulls"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings, Scott Carlson 7:00
5. "Carnival Bizarre"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 8:35
6. "Inertia's Cave"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 6:39
7. "Fangalactic Supergoria"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 5:54
8. "Blue Light"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 3:27
9. "Palace of Fallen Majesty"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 7:43
10. "Electric Grave"   Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings 8:25
Total length:
62:48

Credits[edit]

Cathedral[edit]

  • Lee Dorrian - vocals, percussion
  • Garry Jennings - guitar, percussion, keyboards, mellotron
  • Leo Smee - bass, vocals, mellotron
  • Brian Dixon - drums, percussion, Arabian drum, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Tony Iommi: Additional guitar (Utopian Blaster)
  • Kenny Ball: Trumpet
  • Mitchell Dickinson: Gong, additional vocals

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Kit Woolven
  • Engineered By Doug Cook
  • Mastered By Noel Summerville

References[edit]

http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Cathedral&titel=The+Carnival+Bizarre&cat=a Retrieved 13 April 2009
http://www.allthatisheavy.com/info.asp?item_num=ATH-5413 Retrieved 13 April 2009
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/album-groupe-Cathedral-nom_album-The_Carnival_Bizarre-l-en.html Retrieved 13 April 2009
http://www.musicmademe.com/album/33425 Retrieved 13 April 2009