|unica723||Fecha: Miércoles, 2013-07-10, 10:17 AM | Mensaje # 1|
Edenbridge - A Livetime in Eden (2004) Edenbridge is a symphonic metal band from Austria. Established in 1998, the band has so far published eight studio albums.
Edenbridge was formed in 1998 by guitarist and keyboardist Lanvall, his
girlfriend - vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher - and bassist Kurt Bednarsky.
The line-up was completed when drummer Roland Navratil joined the band.
Edenbridge quickly set to work, and entered the recording studio in
1999, signing a recorded contract with Massacre Records the same year.
In autumn the following year, their debut album Sunrise in Eden was
The band added a second guitarist, Georg Edelmann, to its line-up in
February 2000, but his stay with the band was to be a short one. When he
left in January, 2001, he was replaced by Andreas Eiblar. Under this
line-up, Edenbridge released the album Arcana (2001). During a tour in
2002, Edenbridge's bassist and founding member Kurt Bednarsky left the
band. In November the same year, the album Aphelion (2002) was released.
Their next album, recorded live and entitled A Livetime In Eden was
released in August 2004 two years later, followed shortly by Shine in
October. At this time, a new bassist, Frank Bindig, joined the band. In
December the same year, guitarist Andreas Eibler left the band on
friendly terms and was replaced by Martin Mayr.
The Grand Design (2006), their fifth studio album, was recorded at
Lanvall's studio Farpoint Station (one of many Star Trek references
surrounding Edenbridge) and was released on May 19, 2006. The single
"For Your Eyes Only" was released April 21, featuring the album track
"Evermore" and a cover version of the James Bond theme of "For Your Eyes
Only" (originally performed by Sheena Easton), the first cover the band
have ever recorded.
Edenbridge has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Also, on
January 30, 2007, Edenbridge released a new album,The Grand Design, in
the USA and Canada.
Edenbridge released their new album MyEarthDream in April 2008. The
album features the Czech Film Orchestra (comprising 65 musicians from
the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech State Opera Orchestra),
with arrangements by Enrique Ugarte.
On November 13, 2008, Edenbridge announced the departure of their bass
player Frank Bindig. In a press statement from the band, they stated
that "...Frank Bindig has decided to leave Edenbridge due to his other
projects. Edenbridge wish Frank all the best for the future!".
In April 2009, the band announced Simon Holzknecht as their new bass
player and Dominik Sebastian as a new guitar player. A few days later,
on May 4, 2009, Edenbridge released LiveEarthDream, which was recorded
on various concerts in 2008. Limited to 1,000 copies, it could only be
ordered exclusively through their fanshop. The band announced the title
of their new album: Solitaire. It was released on July 2, 2010.
Solitaire did not enter the Austrian charts but peaked at position 95 in
In February 2010 Edenbridge announced that bassist Simon Holzknecht had left the band due to personal reasons.
At the beginning of 2012, Edenbridge updated their website for the first
time in nearly a year, citing personal reasons for the band's recent
hiatus. It was also announced that the band was working on a new album
for release in 2012.
In 2012, the band also offered the opportunity for fans to help sponsor
the new album's orchestra recordings, as this can become very expensive.
As of late 2012, all orchestra and drum recording have been completed. Sylvain Bujold at ytsejam.com wrote: Quote: After three very good albums that gave this band a very nice success in
Europe, South America and some parts of Asia, with very successful tours
(and according to some review I read they even stole a couple of
Nightwish shows over their tour as an opener for the Finnish #1 metal
band) and also being very acclaimed in many metal festivals, it really
was a good time to release a live album.
A Livetime In Eden is a very modest live album that shows how great this
band is on the stage. The songs are just as good as they are on the
albums and even better for some songs. The guitar solos are very well
made, the drum is extremely tight and precise and the most impressive is
Sabine’s capacity of reaching all the notes and make all the vocal
melodies perfectly. All of this makes the unique ambiance of this band
that you can hear on the albums, re-created on stage and it makes me sad
that I haven’t been able to see them live yet.
A quick mention to say that the production is very nice for a live
album, you can hear the instruments very well except for the bass and
the crowd sound is just at a right level.
When you look at the setlist, this album also serves as a best-of
because most of the better songs are there. I would have prefer an
entire version of “Sunrise In Eden” instead of a medley with “My Last
Step Beyond”, and I would have exchange “The Final Curtain” with “As Far
As Eyes Can See” from Aphelion. Also, I love “Forever Shine On” as a
ballad especially this live version! But I would have like to hear “A
Moment Of Time” too since this is really a wonderful song. However, I am
very pleased with this setlist.
They also added a DVD to this live release! This is very cool I think as
for people like me in North America (or other place where this style of
music is not popular), we may not have the chance to actually see the
band on stage before many years, if ever. This can give us a chance to
see how the presence of the band is on the stage. So let’s review the
DVD a little bit…
It seems that the contact with the audience could be a little better,
however it is replaced by a GREAT intensity by all the musicians. Sabine
should move a little bit more and play more with the audience, because
even though she seems comfortable with how she is, that would greatly
add to the shows I think. You have 6 songs from the audio CD that are on
the DVD, and 5 other songs taken from festivals and earlier tour.
The only bad thing I have to say about the DVD, is that they made a
Region 0 which is cool, but they made the color coding PAL compatible
only!! >: What’s the point of making a region free DVD without both
NTSC and PAL ?!? Thankfully I can play this DVD on my laptop, or I would
have been very pissed off. I don’t know if an NTSC version exist, but I
haven’t found it. And the distribution of this album is very poor.
And finally, I want to add one last good point about this live release.
Nowadays, many bands (in metal at least) choose to remove all the little
defaults on live records (bad notes in guitar solos are corrected, some
drum or keyboards parts are re-recorded, singer breathing are removed,
etc.). Me, when I buy a live release, I want to know how the band REALLY
IS on stage. On A Livetime In Eden, if there are some rectified errors
they are very minors and subtile and I like it this way. It sounds very
Highly recommended! File Details:
Video: MPEG 2, 720x576 (4:3), 25fps, 8.5Mbps
Audio: AC-3 ACM Codec Stereo, 48kHz, 256kbps
Tracklist: 01. The Undiscovered Land
03. Holy Fire
04. Fly On A Rainbow Dream
05. Star Light Reverie
06. Perennial Dreams Bonus: 01. Cheyenne Spirit (Busan Rock Festival, Busan, South Korea 01/06/02)
02. Suspiria (Club S.H., Seoul, South Korea 06/06/02)
03. The Final Curtain (Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany 18/05/03)
04. The Undiscovered Land (Z 7, Pratteln, Switzerland 26/05/03)
05. Perennial Dreams (Z 7, Pratteln, Switzerland 26/05/03) Disponible sólo a los usuarios
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