The Roundhouse Tapes

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The Roundhouse Tapes
Live album by Opeth
Released November 5, 2007 (2007-11-05)
Recorded November 9, 2006 Camden Roundhouse, London, UK
Genre Progressive death metal, progressive rock
Length 96:12
Label Peaceville
Opeth chronology
Collecter's Edition Slipcase
(2006)
The Roundhouse Tapes
(2007)
Watershed
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[3]
Aquarian Weekly A+[4]
Metal Underground 3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 7/10 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[7]

The Roundhouse Tapes is a live double album by Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth. The CD was recorded on November 9, 2006, and was released on November 5, 2007, in Europe, and on November 20, 2007, in the rest of the world. A two disc DVD version was released on November 10, 2008, and includes exclusive menu music written by Mikael Åkerfeldt and Per Wiberg.[8] The title is a play on the name of Iron Maiden's first release The Soundhouse Tapes, as well as the venue where the record was recorded.[citation needed] Åkerfeldt said, "The Roundhouse concert will always be a very memorable gig for us for many reasons, but most importantly it caught the band at the peak of the Ghost Reveries tour".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Åkerfeldt, all music composed by Mikael Åkerfeldt except where noted.

Disc One
No. Title Album Length
1. "When"   My Arms, Your Hearse 10:28
2. "Ghost of Perdition"   Ghost Reveries 10:57
3. "Under the Weeping Moon" (Åkerfeldt, Peter Lindgren) Orchid 10:28
4. "Bleak"   Blackwater Park 8:39
5. "Face of Melinda"   Still Life 9:58
6. "The Night and the Silent Water" (Åkerfeldt, Lindgren) Morningrise 10:29
Disc Two
No. Title Album Length
1. "Windowpane"   Damnation 8:01
2. "Blackwater Park" (Åkerfeldt, Lindgren) Blackwater Park 18:59
3. "Demon of the Fall" (Åkerfeldt, Lindgren) My Arms, Your Hearse 8:14
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "When"   10:28
2. "Ghost of Perdition"   10:57
3. "Under the Weeping Moon"   10:28
4. "Bleak"   8:39
5. "Face of Melinda"   9:58
6. "The Night and the Silent Water"   10:29
7. "Windowpane"   8:01
8. "Blackwater Park"   19:00
9. "Demon of the Fall"   8:14

The DVD also features fan and band interviews, sound-check footage and a photo gallery of the concert.

Personnel[edit]

Opeth[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "About.com review". Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Roundhouse Tapes". Allmusic. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alternative Press | Reviews". Altpress.com. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Opeth: The Roundhouse Tapes | The Aquarian Weekly". Theaquarian.com. November 14, 2007. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Metal Underground review". December 13, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ Klein, Joshua (February 4, 2008). "Pitchfork review". Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ Butler, Nick (November 6, 2007). "Sputnik review". Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Diamond, Oz (August 30, 2007). "Opeth Leader Mikael Åkerfeldt Checks In". MetalUnderground.com. Retrieved September 20, 2007. 
  9. ^ "The Roundhouse Tapes Credits at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved January 8, 2008.