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Gandalf's Fist - A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer (Special Edition) CD (album) cover


Gandalf's Fist



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Miss Anthropia
5 stars I already liked the 2013 version of this album, but obviously it was no longer available on CD, and since there were still requests, the band decided to remix the songs of the original album (with 'Maze of Corridors' being replaced by the epic 'The Stowaway and the Endless Night') and release this reissue as a DigiPak (beautifully designed by the same artist who was already doing the artwork for the predecessors 'A Clockwork Fable' and 'A Forest of Fey'). Not only the songs have been entirely rearranged, there are also short narrative parts (some of them spoken by Mark Benton who already did a great job on 'The Clockwork Fable'), connecting the songs to a space adventure. This alone makes the reissue an entirely different experience for the listeners. Another thing: When 'A Day in the Life '' has been originally released, the major part had been recorded as a duo (the founding members Dean Marsh and Luke Severn). Now with Stefan Hepe as a drummer, they took the chance and replaced the old drum machine parts by 'real' drums, and the songs certainly benefit from that. Also, many other parts have been rewritten, as the cello part in 'North of the Wall', and a violin in 'The Battle for Tannh'user Gate'. All the female parts are sung by the brilliant Melissa Hollick (outstanding: the beautiful ballad 'Somewhere Beyond the Stars' which is still one of my favourite Fist songs). Anyway, if you enjoyed the 2013 version of this album, you will love this edition!
Miss Anthropia | 5/5 |


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