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2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#1 Post by Max » 27 Apr 2018 09:40

Hey There,

I've just seen the following CDs/LPs listed on EMP as Digi-Pack / Gatefold, remixed, Double CD!
https://www.emp.de/p/tales-from-the-twi ... ml#start=5 (German EMP Website)

BOF
FTB
TFTTW
SFB

Release Date: 27.07.2018

I am really exited since these are Double CDs...
Does that mean more demos or unreleased live Versions which where hinted in Interviews around the release of Live Beyond the Spheres?

Any ideas?
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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#2 Post by priderock » 28 Apr 2018 11:52

Again???
Don't get me wrong - I'll buy it, but whats the point of releasing every year a new version of the first albums especially... I'm still waiting for a Remixed version of A Twist In The Myth and a new version of At The Edge Of Time without the clipings and the beep sound in Curse My Name... Thats what we need.. Anyway, it looks interesting and hope it's true

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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#3 Post by Traveller in Time » 28 Apr 2018 16:56

Interesting.... i go for the vinyls. The CDs i do not know.... maybe if the second disc has some new stuff.
Good that i ave not bought the remastered BOF which was released just shortly.

BTW NIME had its 20th anniversary 4 days ago :-)
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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#4 Post by Traveller in Time » 29 Apr 2018 12:10

Just to be sure

We have the originals (NRR and Virgin)

Then we have:
  • The Remasters Series 2007(Virgin/EMI)
  • A Traveler´s Guide to Space and Time 2013(Virgin/EMI)
  • Re-Releases Nuclear Blast 2007/2017 NB Re-Releases
  • Re-Releases double CD/vinyl Nuclear Blast 2018

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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#5 Post by priderock » 29 Apr 2018 12:16

Traveller in Time wrote:
29 Apr 2018 12:10
Just to be sure

We have the originals (NRR and Virgin)

Then we have:
  • The Remasters Series 2007(Virgin/EMI)
  • A Traveler´s Guide to Space and Time 2013(Virgin/EMI)
  • Re-Releases Nuclear Blast 2007/2017 NB Re-Releases
  • Re-Releases double CD/vinyl Nuclear Blast 2018

:?:
That's not the main issue. It' nice that they are revisiting their catalouge. The main thing is that we receive the same albums and still nothing about ATITM and ATEOT...

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#6 Post by Traveller in Time » 29 Apr 2018 13:45

it was no critics at all, just wanted to be sure about the different versions. I like that we got the chance to buy some old albums on vinyl again.
Personally i don`t need a remixed ATEOT or ATITM. I am fine with the old ones. But yeah if i could hear the beep in curse my name and so on i would have a different opinion.
I am still wondering why the did not offer a corrected version via download or something else.
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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#7 Post by priderock » 29 Apr 2018 14:17

I know your post was not critical :) As for your question, I think there was a download version for Curse My Name for a very short time in mp3, but this doesn't fix the situation. Personally I would like to have an album in my collection without any mistakes. Having a fixed version out of the album is not what I'm searching for.. Neither in only mp3... As for ATITM I still find this as their only production that hurts my ears somehow... and really flat..

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#8 Post by Traveller in Time » 03 May 2018 21:19

some days ago the release date for those 2CD re-releases was postponed to September, and now they are deleted from database at EMP.
Really strange...
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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#9 Post by Max » 04 May 2018 08:29

Hmm.. I've seen that they were removed from database.
I did not see the postponing...
But this indicates that the date is not fixed. This correlates with the fact that nowhere else are hints towards those re-releases...

I will track the NB pre-order and EMP database to see if they reappear.

This could also mean, that those releases were were a mistake...
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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#10 Post by Traveller in Time » 31 May 2018 22:39

Sorry about my bad english, but the good one is on vacation!

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#11 Post by Traveller in Time » 05 Jun 2018 22:27

and gone again..... well that is gonna be a beautiful on/off relationship :lol:
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Re: 2018 Remixed, Double CDs / LP

#12 Post by Max » 07 Jun 2018 09:57

Seems like EMP is updating the catalogue at the end of the month and they appear and in the beginning of the next month they are made hidden again...

Again the first 4 Albums as remixed double cd - the descrption did not change.
The date was last at 14th of September, which is friday. -> usual day of release.
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#13 Post by Traveller in Time » 11 Jun 2018 21:05

i have contacted NB, there will be news about those releases at the end of this month. :)
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#14 Post by Traveller in Time » 19 Jun 2018 19:38

https://ibb.co/i41BvJ revealed. At least Exact Release date :D

There will be 2 coloured vinyl limited to 300 and 2 coloured vinyl limited to 500 and black no small limits

An the scond disc will be original version, first 2012 remix
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#15 Post by Traveller in Time » 22 Jun 2018 16:24

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#16 Post by priderock » 25 Jun 2018 12:29

So, first of all, I'm really happy about that! The only think I don't like is that there'e still no ATITM and ATEOT here.
Some additional news: the vinyl version of Nightfall in Middle Earth will contain the 2 unfinished tracks :D
As we all know, one of them was Doom but it will be changed lyrical wise and the second song will be completely new.
My only question is how will they fit in the old mix. Maybe they'll add them only on the vinyl with the 2012 remixes, but if I have to be honest, I prefer the originals. Though the remixes are great.
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#17 Post by priderock » 26 Jun 2018 10:36

And one more question - what does remixed 2012/remastered 2018 means?
That we'll get the two versions of each album - the remixed 2012 versions and the original ones? And that's why there are 2 discs? Or that we'll get the ATGTSAT versions but with 2018 remaster?

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#18 Post by priderock » 26 Jun 2018 15:39

    Ok, I think I got it - The 2 CD box will have both versions, but I still can't find if the vinyls will contain the original versions or the ones from ATGTSAT?
    Hope it will contain the original ones. As an almost new fan, I really want to get the original ones also on vinyl but it seems that my only chance will be the remixed ones, which I don't know if I like more or less(except ANATO which is - yeah - really awesome). :roll:
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    #19 Post by ErHaO » 27 Jun 2018 12:50

    Nice to see them rereleasing the original versions, along with the 2012 remixes outside of the boxset (hopefully with better masters).
    priderock wrote:
    25 Jun 2018 12:29
    Some additional news: the vinyl version of Nightfall in Middle Earth will contain the 2 unfinished tracks :D
    As we all know, one of them was Doom but it will be changed lyrical wise and the second song will be completely new.
    My only question is how will they fit in the old mix. Maybe they'll add them only on the vinyl with the 2012 remixes, but if I have to be honest, I prefer the originals muuch better. Those remixes are great, but so stripped at the same time. The soul is just not there
    Where did you get this from? As far as I can see there isn't even a NiME rerelease and I doubt it would contain new(old) material opossed to the other releases, as well as making them exclusive to the vinyl version.

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    #20 Post by priderock » 27 Jun 2018 13:55

    https://powerfulpodcast.simplecast.fm/

    He said it here a few days ago, but I can't remember the exact minute :)

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    #21 Post by ErHaO » 27 Jun 2018 16:04

    priderock wrote:
    27 Jun 2018 13:55
    https://powerfulpodcast.simplecast.fm/

    He said it here a few days ago, but I can't remember the exact minute :)
    Awesome, just checked and he says it somewhere around the 46-47 minute mark. Songs will be Doom with other lyrics and Tides of War.

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    #22 Post by Max » 27 Jun 2018 22:43

    Official announced
    https://m.facebook.com/blindguardian/ph ... 13/?type=3

    First 4 September
    Next 6 in 2019
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    #23 Post by Traveller in Time » 27 Jun 2018 23:48

    Thanks for the info about the additional NIME songs. Just on vinyl or will they be on the discs as well?

    damn so many colours for the vinyl releases besides black
    There is:
    Battalions of fear:
    • Violet limited to 500
    • Blue limited to 700
    • Light blue limited to 500
    • White (US Import) limited to 700
    • orange white splatter (collector's box and US Import) limited to 500 / 700
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    • Green limited to 500
    • Blue (US Import) limited to 700
    • White limited to 300
    • Forest green with white splatter (US) limited to 300
    • neon yellow blue splatter (collector's box) limited to 500
    Tales from the twilligt hall:
    • Brown (US Import) limited to 700
    • Gold limited to 500
    • Blue limited to 500
    • white-silver bi coloured (collector's box) limited to 500
    • yellow-orange splatter (US) limited to 300
    Somewhere far beyond:
    • Blue limited to 500
    • Yellow limited to 500
    • Orange (US Import) limited to 700
    • Light blue with blue splatter (US) limited to 300
    • White-red bi coloured(collector's box) limited to 500
    Btw you get at german NB 18% off till tomorrow (voucher: 18AUFALLES), so if you want to buy them all.......


    Sadly some US imports are already sold out
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    #24 Post by priderock » 28 Jun 2018 08:29

    You're welcome.
    Well, I think that the 2 new songs will be also on the CD version or at least that's what I hope so. Actually, it's great that they release those remixes on vinyl. Honestly, I don't know if I like them more or less than the original ones :?
    At some points they're more cinematic but on the other hand I fell likes there's something missing - which might be just some kind of a nostalgia to the old ones.
    For example, the Bard's Song and Imaginations From The Other Side sounds a little bit stripped in the chorus :roll: I don't know...What do you guys think?
    But I'll buy them that's for sure - having the new mix of NIME + 2 new songs = fucking epic adventure :)

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    #25 Post by Traveller in Time » 28 Jun 2018 22:42

    i agree with you for me the original ones sound more "organic" and "realistic" while the remixes are with strength but also too smooth. i did like the new synthesizer sound of e.g. the bells on Imaginations.
    maybe i am used to the old and i have personal memories on them that is why they are for me more familiar.
    Really i cannot explain exactly.
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    #26 Post by Traveller in Time » 28 Jun 2018 23:00

    And new merchandise

    https://www.emp.de/search?q=blind+guardian&lang=de_DE

    I do like Somwhere far beyond, because it is connected to the original artwork...

    edit: ah and again off, same procedure as every ......
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    #27 Post by priderock » 06 Jul 2018 08:54

    Ok, so, in the past couple of days I tried once again the Travellers Guide, cause I haven't listened to it since it almost came out. After listening to SFB, IFTOS, NIME and ANATO albums a couple of times, I have to say that I wasn't really right about it. This time I tried it on my new sound system and the result is actually really outstanding. Actually, everything is still there - the places where the sound comes from is just different at some points, but the level of cinematic is probably way higher. I was absolutely blown away at the end of my listening session. Some of the highlights are probably the whole ANATO album, songs like Curse Of Feanor(I doubt that I'll ever hear a better theatrical piece of music in my life with such a clean, beautiful and strong vocal lines), Theatre Of Pain, Into The Storm, Thorn, Noldor and many more.
    At the same time I realised that the band has tried not to improve that much The Bard song, as to make it more different - which is also great!
    At least now I know that the result is at least as good as the old ones, if not even better - it seems that I was just struggling with some kind of a nostalgia.
    Aaand, really can't wait to take them on vinyls :)

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    #28 Post by Max » 12 Jul 2018 14:45

    Merch is back again:

    Release ist stated: 10.08.2018

    Tales: https://www.emp.de/p/tales-from-the-twi ... 84405.html
    BOF: https://www.emp.de/p/battalions-of-fear/384403.html
    FTB: https://www.emp.de/p/follow-the-blind/384404.html
    SFB: https://www.emp.de/p/somewhere-far-beyond/384406.html

    Too bad it is fruit of the loom... (often poor quality)
    Also regular cut ... (which means short and wide)

    I guess I get them, when they are getting cheaper
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    #29 Post by Traveller in Time » 17 Jul 2018 21:11

    Nuclear Blast has some new merch stuff, too.

    https://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/art ... order.html
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    #30 Post by Max » 20 Jul 2018 09:35

    That's what I was waiting/hoping for !
    Classic Album Cover Shirts/Hoodie.

    (damn... again froot of the loom...)

    Anyway, I'll buy all :D
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    #31 Post by Traveller in Time » 20 Jul 2018 13:57

    All Cds, all vinyls, all Merchandise? :shock:
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    #32 Post by Max » 23 Jul 2018 10:34

    sorry...
    All double CDs and probably all "retro"-Shirts and maybe the zipper.
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