Tales from the Twilight World

Tales from the Twilight World is the third studio album by German power metal band Blind Guardian, released on 2 October 1990.

Tales from the Twilight World
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Studio album by
Released2 October 1990
RecordedEarly 1990 at Karo Studios
Genre
Length40:52
LabelNo Remorse, Virgin, Century Media
ProducerKalle Trapp
Blind Guardian chronology
Follow the Blind
(1989)
Tales from the Twilight World
(1990)
Somewhere Far Beyond
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Rock Hard(9.5/10)[2]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Hansi Kürsch, except for "To France".

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Traveler in Time"Hansi Kürsch and André Olbrich6:02
2."Welcome to Dying"Kürsch, Olbrich4:50
3."Weird Dreams" (instrumental)Olbrich1:22
4."Lord of the Rings"Kürsch, Marcus Siepen3:18
5."Goodbye My Friend"Kürsch, Olbrich, Thomas "Thomen" Stauch5:36
6."Lost in the Twilight Hall"Kürsch, Olbrich, Siepen, Stauch6:02
7."Tommyknockers"Kürsch, Olbrich5:13
8."Altair 4"Kürsch, Olbrich2:27
9."The Last Candle"Kürsch, Olbrich6:02
Japanese LP and CD bonus track[a]
No.TitleMusicLength
10."Run for the Night" (Live)Kürsch, Olbrich, Siepen, Stauch3:42
2003 re-release bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Lords of the Rings" (Demo)Kürsch, Siepen3:57
12."To France" (Mike Oldfield cover)Mike Oldfield4:39
2007 re-release bonus tracks
No.TitleMusicLength
11."Lost in the Twilight Hall" (Demo)Kürsch, Olbrich, Siepen, Stauch5:58
12."TommyKnockers" (Demo)Kürsch, Olbrich5:09
a. ^ Recorded live in Braunschweig in 1989.

Lyrical referencesEdit

PersonnelEdit

Blind Guardian

Guest appearances

Production

  • Kalle Trapp – production, mixing, recording
  • Piet Sielck – second engineer
  • Charley Rinne – executive producer
  • Andreas Marshall – cover paintings and idea
  • Buffo/Charley Rinne – pictures

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tales from the Twilight World at AllMusic. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Trojan, Frank. "Tales from the Twilight World review". issue 42. Rock Hard. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Blind Guardian – Tales from the Twilight World" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 21 September 2018.