The Masterpieces (DVD)
:: GREGORIAN
:: introduction : publication : tracklisting : notes

:: INTRODUCTION

With Gregorian's remarkable success in this last decade it was inevitable that a greatest hits collection would finally be released. But collecting their most famous renditions on one CD will not necessarily entice long-time fans to purchase the new release if they already own all the previous albums. So Frank Peterson and Edel Records approached this in a similar way to their recent greatest hits release for Sarah Brightman: besides the single-CD edition, they've simultaneously made available a new DVD of one of the group's live shows. This, of course, is the truly exciting feature and makes the purchase essential for any fan of the group. To date, all the previous Gregorian DVDs have consisted of carefully constructed performances in exotic locations, so this is the first time we witness one of their renowned live shows in official recorded format. And, true to Edel's high-quality standards, the concert is brilliantly filmed for DVD in widescreen with a host of audio channels including a wonderful Dolby Digital 5.1 to the inspiring DTS surround mix. The lengthy 17-track, 80-minute show will please old and new fans alike, shot on the moody stage of one of the Prague concerts. The CD release contains two live-tracks, which are not featured on the DVD. Perhaps the only disappointment is that Losing My Religion and Still I'm Sad were not performed in this concert, however with the wealth of tracks that Gregorian now have in their repetoire this is understandable. The cover of the new album lists this as "Decade 1" for the group - so we can only look forward to even more beautiful music ahead.

:: PUBLICATION DETAILS

Release Date 30 September 2005
Label Edel Records GmbH
Catalogue # 0165798ERE
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:: TRACKLISTING (DISC 1 - Studio Tracks)
     
1. Losing My Religion
 
2. Brothers In Arms
 
3. Tears In Heaven
 
4. Moment Of Peace
 
5. Hymn
 
6. Join Me
 
7. Sacrifice
 
8. The Gift
 
9. Bridge Over Troubled Water
 
10. The Raven
 
11. Hurt
 
12. With Or Without You (live)
 
13. Stairway To Heaven (live)
 
   
(DISC 2 - Live In Prague)
     
1. The Dark Opening
 
2. Brothers In Arms
 
3. Tears In Heaven
 
4. Nothing Else Matters
 
5. Wish You Were Here
 
6. Only You
 
7. Close My Eyes Forever
 
8. Voyage Voyage
 
9. Hurt
 
10. Blue Monday
 
11. Where The Wild Roses Grow
 
12. The Raven
 
13. Flame Interlude
 
14. Angels
 
15. More
 
16. Moments In Peace
 
17. Hymn
 

:: NOTES

— this release is available as a 2-disc edition (CD + live DVD) and a 1-disc (CD only) version
— note that on various online stores there are discrepencies regarding the tracklisting of the special release