Touched by the Crimson King

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Touched by the Crimson King
Studio album by Demons and Wizards
Released June 27, 2005
Recorded Morrisound Studios
Genre Power metal
Length 49:26
Label Warner/Chapell & BG Publishing & Platinum Songs Unlimited
Producer Jim Morris with Schaffer and Kürsch
Demons and Wizards chronology
Demons & Wizards
(2000)
Touched by the Crimson King
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Touched by the Crimson King is the second album of power metal/heavy metal band Demons and Wizards and was released in June 2005. The album contains a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." It was also released as a limited edition digipak in Europe with an alternate cover and four bonus tracks on a second disc. For the North American release, all fourteen songs appeared on one disc, which had the limited edition cover in the form of a sleeve around the jewel case.

Track listing[edit]

Music and lyrics written by Schaffer/Kürsch, except for "Immigrant Song" written by Page/Plant.

  1. "Crimson King" – 5:47
  2. "Beneath These Waves" – 5:12
  3. "Terror Train" – 4:46
  4. "Seize the Day" – 5:22
  5. "The Gunslinger" – 5:15
  6. "Love's Tragedy Asunder" – 5:28
  7. "Wicked Witch" – 3:32
  8. "Dorian" – 6:36
  9. "Down Where I Am" – 4:54
  10. "Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin cover) – 2:28

(Limited Edition only)

  1. Lunar Lament – 4:04
  2. Wicked Witch (slow version) – 3:56
  3. Spatial Architects – 5:46
  4. Beneath These Waves (edit) – 3:41

Lineup[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Bobby Jarzombek - drums and percussion
  • Jim Morris - guitar solos and backing vocals
  • Rubin Drake - bass and fretless bass guitar
  • Howard Helm - piano and backing vocals
  • Kathy Helm - backing vocals
  • Tori Fuson - backing vocals
  • Jesse Morris - backing vocals
  • Krystyna Kolaczynski - cello

Lyrical content[edit]

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