Tragic Serenades is an EP by the Swiss extreme metal band Celtic Frost. It was released in 1986 and was an influence on the developing death metal and black metal genres. According to frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer, the purpose of this EP was to include Martin Eric Ain's bass lines and improve on Horst Müller's original production of tracks from To Mega Therion.
|Recorded||13–15 March 1986|
|Studio||Musiclab Studio in Berlin (new recordings)|
|Genre||Blackened death metal|
|Producer||Thomas G. Warrior, Martin Eric Ain, Karl Walterbach|
|Celtic Frost chronology|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||6/10|
The re-recorded version of "Return to the Eve" (the original version of which was featured on the Morbid Tales album) features Reed's habit of loudly goofing off during songs, with Reed loosely sharing lead vocals. Celtic Frost included this "party-like studio jam" of the song on Tragic Serenades as their "first public display of light-heartedness".
|3.||"Return to the Eve" (Party Mix)||4:10|
- Celtic Frost
- Thomas G. Warrior – vocals, guitar, effects, producer
- Martin Ain – bass, effects, producer
- Reed St. Mark – drums, percussion, effects
- Horst Müller – engineer (original recordings)
- Harris Johns – engineer (new recordings)
- Karl "Jeder Will 1500" Walterbach – executive producer
- "Celtic Frost – Tragic Serenades review". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
- Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
- Russel, Xavier (7 August 1986). "Celtic frost 'Tragic Serenades'". Kerrang!. No. 126. United Magazines ltd. p. 18.
- Fischer 1999, page 6.
- "RSD '18 Special Release: Celtic Frost - Tragic Serenades".
- Fischer 2000, page 116.
- Fischer 2000, page 138.