Elizium

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Elizium
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Studio album by Fields of the Nephilim
Released 24 September 1990
Recorded 1990 at Park Gate Studios, Battle, England; Astoria, Hampton Court, England
Genre Gothic rock
Length 48:03
Language English
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Fields of the Nephilim, Andy Jackson
Fields of the Nephilim chronology
The Nephilim
(1988)
Elizium
(1990)
Earth Inferno
(1991)
Singles from Elizium
  1. "For Her Light"
    Released: July 1990
  2. "Sumerland (Dreamed Version)"
    Released: November 1990

Elizium is the third studio album by English gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim. It was released in September 1990 through record label Beggars Banquet.

Background and release[edit]

Using sensational spelling, the album was named after Elysium.

The album was produced by Andy Jackson (recording engineer), also known for his work with Pink Floyd. The introduction for the third song of the album, "At the Gates of Silent Memory", features spoken lines by Aleister Crowley. The lines are excerpts from Crowley's poem "At Sea", recorded in 1920.

Upon its release in late September 1990, Elizium peaked at number 22 in the UK albums chart.[1] It was the last album Fields of the Nephilim recorded with what is regarded as their classic lineup of Carl McCoy, Tony Pettitt, Peter Yates, and Paul and Alexander "Nod" Wright.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10[3]

AllMusic called Elizium "the band's best all-around album" and awarded the album 4-and-a-half stars out of five.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Carl McCoy, all music composed by Fields of the Nephilim (McCoy, Tony Pettitt, Paul Wright, Alexander "Nod" Wright, Peter Yates).

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "(Dead But Dreaming)"   1:28
2. "For Her Light"   3:01
3. "At the Gates of Silent Memory"   8:24
4. "(Paradise Regained)"   2:29
5. "Submission"   8:28
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Sumerland (What Dreams May Come)"   11:09
2. "Wail of Sumer"   6:24
3. "And There Will Your Heart Be Also"   7:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 75". officialcharts.com. 
  2. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Elizium – Fields of the Nephilim : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Hansen, Skaht. "Fields of the Nephilim: Elizium: Pitchfork Record Review". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 22 April 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 

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