The Roundhouse Tapes

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The Roundhouse Tapes
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Live album by
Released23 October 2007 (2007-10-23)
Recorded9 November 2006 Camden Roundhouse, London, UK
Length96:12
LabelPeaceville
Opeth chronology
Collecter's Edition Slipcase
(2006)
The Roundhouse Tapes
(2007)
Watershed
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press3/5 stars[3]
Aquarian WeeklyA+[4]
Metal Underground3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media7/10 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic3/5 stars[7]

The Roundhouse Tapes is a live double album by Swedish progressive metal band Opeth. The CD was recorded on 9 November 2006 and was released on 23 October 2007 in the US,[2] on 5 November in Europe, and on 20 November in the rest of the world. A two-disc DVD version was released on 10 November 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.TitleMusicAlbumLength
1."When" My Arms, Your Hearse10:28
2."Ghost of Perdition" Ghost Reveries10:57
3."Under the Weeping Moon"
Orchid10:28
4."Bleak" Blackwater Park8:39
5."Face of Melinda" Still Life9:58
6."The Night and the Silent Water"
  • Åkerfeldt
  • Lindgren
Morningrise10:29
Disc Two
No.TitleMusicAlbumLength
1."Windowpane" Damnation8:01
2."Blackwater Park"
  • Åkerfeldt
  • Lindgren
Blackwater Park18:59
3."Demon of the Fall"
  • Åkerfeldt
  • Lindgren
My Arms, Your Hearse8:14

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. ^ a b 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.