Genre: Power/Folk
Country: Germany
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year: 2020

Blind Guardian celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of their greatest moments in their more than 35 years long career. «Imaginations From The Other Side» turns 25 and is definitely now considered as a classic Heavy Metal LP, by almost everyone. A small review just can’t cram in how important album «Imaginations From The Other Side» is. «Imaginations…» also remains most of their fans’ favorite album by the Germans; 1995 was the year where the popularity of both power metal and folk was at its peak, but at the same time Blind Guardian’s too. The music direction that began in 1992 and the glorious “Somewhere Far Beyond” was a kind of touching perfection in terms of acceptance and admittance to the masses. Here we are dealing with a monstrous release. The term extravaganza should be also suitable …but let’s see what the deluxe edition features: The incredible 3D cover artwork that shows all the details of the front and back cover artwork. A 40-page hardcover book describing all the details of the album and the embryonic ideas that Andreas Marschall had for the album and «A Past and Future Secret» and «Bright Eyes» singles. Also a poster and a puzzle that depict the cover artwork. The first disc features the live show in Oberhausen (2016) where Guardian presented “Imaginations” in its entirety. The second disc features the remixed/remastered version of the album (2012. The third one aspects the instrumental and demo version of the album that is carefully engineered and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind (2020).

 Earbook tracklist:

Disc1 / CD: Live in Oberhausen

  1. Imaginations from the Other Side 8:26
  2. I’m Alive 5:40
  3. A Past and Future Secret 4:13
  4. The Script for My Requiem 6:32
  5. Mordred’s Song 5:20
  6. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:37
  7. Bright Eyes 5:41
  8. Another Holy War 5:02
  9. And The Story Ends 7:18

 

Disc2/ CD: Album 2012 Remix and Remaster

  1. Imaginations from the Other Side 7:11
  2. I’m Alive 5:32
  3. A Past and Future Secret 3:44
  4. The Script for My Requiem 6:55
  5. Mordred’s Song 5:28
  6. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:15
  7. Bright Eyes 5:15
  8. Another Holy War 4:36
  9. And the Story Ends 5:58
  10. The Wizard 3:20
  11. System’s Failing 4:25

 

Disc3/ CD: Album Instrumental & Bonus

  1. Imaginations from the Other Side 7:20
  2. I’m Alive 5:33
  3. A Past and Future Secret 3:49
  4. The Script for My Requiem 6:10
  5. Mordred’s Song 5:30
  6. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:16
  7. Bright Eyes 5:18
  8. Another Holy War 4:34
  9. And the Story Ends 6:01
  10. Imaginations from the Other Side (Demo)
  11. I’m Alive (Demo)
  12. A Past and Future Secret (Demo)
  13. The Script for My Requiem (Demo)
  14. A Past and Future Secret (Orchestral Version) – Single version

 

Disc4/ Bluray: Live in Oberhausen

  1. Imaginations from the Other Side 8:26
  2. I’m Alive 5:40
  3. A Past and Future Secret 4:13
  4. The Script for My Requiem 6:32
  5. Mordred’s Song 5:20
  6. Born in a Mourning Hall 5:37
  7. Bright Eyes 5:41
  8. Another Holy War 5:02
  9. And the Story Ends 7:18