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
LabelNo Remorse, Virgin, Century Media
ProducerKalle Trapp
Blind Guardian chronology
Follow the Blind
Tales from the Twilight World
Somewhere Far Beyond
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rock Hard(9.5/10)[2]

Track listingEdit

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

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]
10."Run for the Night" (Live)Kürsch, Olbrich, Siepen, Stauch3:42
2003 re-release bonus tracks
11."Lords of the Rings" (Demo)Kürsch, Siepen3:57
12."To France" (Mike Oldfield cover)Mike Oldfield4:39
2007 re-release bonus tracks
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


Blind Guardian

Guest appearances


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


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


  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.