Imaginations from the Other Side

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Imaginations from the Other Side
Studio album by
Released4 April 1995
RecordedAugust 1994 - March 1995
StudioSweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
LabelVirgin, Century Media
ProducerFlemming Rasmussen
Blind Guardian chronology
Somewhere Far Beyond
Imaginations from the Other Side
Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Singles from Imaginations from the Other Side
  1. "A Past and Future Secret"
    Released: February 6, 1995
  2. "Bright Eyes"
    Released: June 21, 1995

Imaginations from the Other Side is the fifth studio album by Blind Guardian that was released in 1995. The atmosphere of this album is darker in comparison to their earlier works, such as Battalions of Fear, which had a relatively light tone. This album also marks the first since Battalions of Fear in which Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) did not guest on vocals or guitar, and the last album to feature vocalist Hansi Kürsch as bassist. It was also their first album to spawn off any singles, in the form of "A Past and Future Secret" and "Bright Eyes". It was remastered and re-released on 15 June 2007, with bonus tracks and videos.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard9.5/10[2]

In 2005, Imaginations from the Other Side was ranked number 373 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

1."Imaginations from the Other Side"7:19
2."I'm Alive"5:31
3."A Past and Future Secret"3:48
4."The Script for My Requiem"6:09
5."Mordred's Song"5:29
6."Born in a Mourning Hall"5:14
7."Bright Eyes"5:16
8."Another Holy War"4:32
9."And the Story Ends"6:00


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Mathias Wiesner - effects
  • Jacob Moth - acoustic guitar on "A Past and Future Secret"
  • Billy King, "Hacky" Hackmann, Rolf Köhler, Piet Sielck, Ronnie Atkins - backing vocals


Lyrical references[edit]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Imaginations from the Other Side - Blind Guardian : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  2. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard". issue 96. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  3. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 59. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.