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Blackwater Park [VINYL] [Extra tracks]

Opeth Vinyl
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In a metal scene glutted with traditionalists and bandwagon jumpers, Opeth continue to create epic, iconoclastic music, inventing the rules as they go along. From the jazz-inflected rhythms and acoustic embellishments of their 1994 debut, Orchid, to the Middle Eastern flavors and stoner metal riffs of 2001's Blackwater Park, these Swedes continue to venture where others couldn't fathom ... Read more in Amazon's Opeth Store

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  • Vinyl (19 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B003K025QO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,644 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. THE LEPER AFFINITY (10:23)
2. BLEAK (9:15)
3. HARVEST (6:01)
4. THE DRAPERY FALLS (10:54)
Disc: 2
1. DIRGE FOR NOVEMBER (7:53)
2. THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT (8:44)
3. PATTERNS IN THE IVY (1:52)
4. BLACKWATER PARK (12:07)
5. THE LEPER AFFINITY (Live) (9:27)

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Sweden’s Opeth commemorate their twentieth anniversary and to mark this momentous moment, Blackwater Park is re-issued as a CD/DVD legacy edition. The CD includes, as a bonus track, a previously unreleased live version of "The Leper Affinity". The DVD features a brand new 5.0 audio mix of the original album plus a previously-unseen documentary, The Making of Blackwater Park. With a running time of just under 35 minutes, it was filmed in the summer of 2000 at Studio Fredman in Sweden and features interviews with the band and clips of them recording.

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Generally hailed as Opeth's opus magnum, 'Blackwater Park' (2001) has proven to be a transitional album for the band. While its earlier albums bring extreme and epic metal, later albums are leaning heavily towards mid-seventies progressive rock. 'Blackwater Park' brings you the best of both, with tons of huge metal riffing, pre-metal proggy hooks and dark lyrical topics. In this new direction, Opeth sounds remarkably fresh and convincing on each lengthy track, fully exploring and captivating. No less today than at the the time of the original release. Accompanying the 2010 Legacy Edition of the album, Music on Vinyl has issued the album as an Expanded Audiophile Edition. Filled to the rim and handled with the utmost care, we present: - The album as double audiophile vinyl in gatefold sleeve - 1 bonus track: THE LEPER AFFINITY (Live) - 8-page booklet with new artwork and liner notes by Mikael Åkerfeldt

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant album from start to finish 18 Jun 2005
By B. Rose
Format:Audio CD
Blackwater Park is an awesome album, no question about it, and it may have gained them a lot more acclaim but it's not their best album by a long shit, in my opinion anyway, if you're looking to get into Opeth (which I VERY highly recommend you do), check out Morningrise, My Arms Your Hearse and Still Life.
I'll just do a track by track rundown, it's easier.
The Leper Affinity: This song kicks off the album perfectly, excellent riffage, leads onto a nice lead harmony and finishes off with a nice piano outro to round it off. Awesome
Bleak: Although some people don't like this track because of the repeating in the first 4 mins or so, stick with this one, it is awesome, strange little james bond sounding riff that leads onto one of the most melodic guitar breaks, the kind that gives ya goosebumps. Chorus is also great.
Harvest: Lovely acoustic track with a hint of dark thanks to Steven Wilsons nice effects on the lead at the beginning, great chorus, good to sing along to.
The Drapery Falls: A lot of peoples fave on this album but is slightly overrated I think, the intro gets a bit dull but it definetly picks up round the midsection, overall a good song.
Dirge For November: Very nice acoustic passage at the beginning that leads onto some very evil (and oddly enough melodic) chord progressions, finishes off with a very nice acoustic part the end that drips atmosphere.
The Funeral Portrait: When you hear the beginning acoustic riff, you just know it's leading up to something, and it does with style, awesome riffage and a great headbanging track, one of the heavier tracks on the album.
Patterns In The Ivy: Sweet little acoustic interval, nice for a few listens but gets a bit dull, although saying that, it does lead up to the next song nicely...
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless Heavy Progressive Music!! 11 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
I finally took the plunge and bought this album after toying with the idea for a couple of years. Porcupine Tree are one of my favourite bands and Steve Wilson helped produce this album. The only thing that put me off was the idea of listening to all the Death Metal grunts that I knew would proliferate. I have written this review just to say that if there is anyone else out there with the same concern, just buy this amazing masterpiece now!! This delightful mix of heavy, acoustic and progressive riffing has everything from beauty to savagery in it and usually in the same song. What really impresses me about this album is although the music is progressive in every sense of the word, it's never rammed down your throat. It flows effortlessly. Blackwater Park Should have won them awards. Unfortunately amazing music like this will never be the critics choice. Well nevermind that, enhance your life and buy this album immediately!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning scope 1 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
What an album this is. My first 'Opeth' experience was 'Deliverence', which is one of the best albums I have ever heard. I don't know how I missed 'Opeth' for so long as they are one of the most original bands out there. So today a parcel dropped through my letter box. Blackwater Park. The limited edition 2 CD version, wrapped in an all black sleave. And what an album. Unlike some CD's, this one instantly mesmorises. Brutal death metal riffs and vocals mix with cascading melody and accoustic parts and mellow vocals with some blues thrown in for good measure. The scope really is astounding. It's hard to put into words how good Opeth really are. Unlike a lot of bands, they are open to load's of different styles, but they all meld into that 'Opeth' sound. The arrangments are so eclectic and original, so melodic and heavy at the same time, it takes your breath away. So, if you have yet to experience 'Opeth', then 'Blackwater Park' is the perfect place to start. And, if you can, try and buy the limited edition for the extra tracks and video. You will not regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good album to play loud.... 22 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
As I write this I am listening to the album in question. It starts off with the slow deep build up of 'The Leper Affinity' which after 28 seconds bursts into the climatic roar of guitar, complimented with the phenomenal drumming of one Martin Lopez. This album starts off on a high as this song is outstanding, the lyrics are well thought up and meaningfull (a trait that is all so rare with most modern bands) and the music composed beautifully. As the song glides seemlessly from the loud to the quiet, you forget what you're doing and just listen to the mellow middle section. Just as you're getting comfortable in this new acoustic mode the band suprise you as they rush back into distortion. The climax is......I can't find the words to describe it. It is piano, just piano, and is an amazing conclusion to an amazing song.
The next couple of songs are very good. More melodic guitar riffs and vocals appear here which shows Opeth put a great deal of time into the writing of the whole album, not just focusing on one or two songs. 'Bleak' contains a brilliant verse riff which blasts you out your seat one minute then pulls you back for a quieter, roll off part. 'Harvest' is a very quiet mellow song, which concentrates on the acoustic guitar and soothing vocals. It is a great song to relax to, very pleasent.
The next song is one 'The Drapery Falls' and is one of the best on the album. It has a good mixture of the loud with the quiet and overall is a great listen. When I saw them live not long ago this song got lots of cheer when they announced it. A well loved song by me and many others.
'Dirge For November' is the next offering.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Monumental release
I don't really have any comments on the album. One of the best ever made!

The dvd in the legacy edition is an awesome addition, because Opeth are always so fun to watch... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Akis C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Monument of Progressive Metal
As age has gone by it's clear this is one of the best Prog-Metal albums around. Steven Wilson lending his talents to Opeth changed their path and this initial curve is a fantastic... Read more
Published 11 months ago by aidan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantstic album from Opeth
Blackwater Park is the fifth studio album by Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth. It was released on 27th February 2001 through Music for Nations and Koch Records. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. A. J. Tennant
4.0 out of 5 stars opeth
modern prog nicely played one of theyr best albums from this band
will be a nice introduction for some old prog fan
Published 14 months ago by angelo .incorvaia
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackwater Masterpiece
I've been an Opeth fan for years now, but due to laziness on my part I'm only just getting around to reviewing the albums I've owned for ages.

So Blackwater Park. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Generally the most common words I associate with an Opeth album are the words, Heavy, Beautiful delicate and the like. and that is true or this album too. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Cubby Kovu
4.0 out of 5 stars Technically accomplished yet a little boring
This album seamlessly combines styles such as progressive rock, progressive metal, death metal and folk. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Alexander J. Dunn
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible.
One of the most uber-hyped bands out there. Theres not one album that is really great, all are more or less decent but each one has a lot of dull moments and in the end is a big... Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2012 by A. Lohse
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
I honestly don't know how to convey the beauty of this album through words. After about three listens I was in total awe. Since then I've loved everything this band has done. Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2012 by Kayl92
5.0 out of 5 stars Top tier vinyl reissue of a masterful album
This is a gatefold reissue of the already classic Blackwater Park. The packaging is flawless in all respects and the sound is just great. Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2011 by . Hjartnes
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