Home (The Gathering album)

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Home
Gathering home.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 April 2006 (except North America)
18 April 2006 (North America)
Recorded2005-2006, at La Divina Commedia Church in Maurik, The Netherlands
Genre
Length60:25
LabelNoise/Sanctuary (N04182) (except North America)
The End Records (TE065) (North America)
ProducerAttie Bauw
The Gathering chronology
Sleepy Buildings
(2004)
Home
(2006)
The West Pole
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5[2]

Home is the eighth album by Dutch band The Gathering. The album was released on 15 April 2006 by Sanctuary Records through its heavy metal label Noise. The album had a separate release in North America which took place on 18 April 2006 by Brooklyn-based label The End Records. It was the last album to feature lead singer and lyricist Anneke van Giersbergen.

In an interview for the San Diego-based magazine Modern Fix, drummer Hans Rutten described Home as being "more stripped-down...Souvenirs was quite structured and was quite heavy to make. This one is more simple, I think, but still there, still in a Gathering kind of way. But rhythmically speaking, it's more stripped-down, it’s more primitive, I think. I think 'primitive' is a good word...it’s more instinctive (and) more primitive. It’s not as layered as Souvenirs, and maybe it’s less 'trippish.' Maybe it’s more...yeah, primitive trip-rock, something like that."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Anneke van Giersbergen; all music composed by The Gathering.

No.TitleLength
1."Shortest Day"4:13
2."In Between"4:44
3."Alone"4:57
4."Waking Hour"5:38
5."Fatigue"1:49
6."A Noise Severe"6:07
7."Forgotten"3:25
8."Solace"3:51
9."Your Troubles Are Over"3:46
10."Box"4:44
11."The Quiet One"2:16
12."Home"6:58
13."Forgotten Reprise"7:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart[4] 34
French Albums Chart[5] 58

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

Artwork – Michel de Klein
Lyrics By – Anneke van Giersbergen
Mastered By – Darius van Helfteren
Photography By [Cover Picture Taken By] – Thomas Rausch
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Attie Bauw[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Gathering: Home". Sputnikmusic. sputnikmusic.com. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ Interview: The Gathering | Modernfix.com Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Gathering&titel=Home&cat=a
  5. ^ http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Gathering&titel=Home&cat=a
  6. ^ The End Records – TE065

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