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Within Temptation have come a long way in the last ten years. From their humble beginnings, the Dutch band have now sold over 1.2 million CDs and DVDs world-wide, making them not only Holland’s biggest selling musical export but also one of the fastest growing new rock acts internationally. Formed in 1996 around the nucleus of guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel, ... Read more in Amazon's Within Temptation Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Sep 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ROADRUNNER UK
  • ASIN: B000TZ8Q9I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,091 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Ice Queen 5:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Our Farewell 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Caged 5:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Promise 7:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Never-ending Story 4:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Deceiver of Fools 7:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Intro 1:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dark Wings 4:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. In Perfect Harmony 6:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Deceiver of Fools [Live Version] 7:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Caged [Live Version] 5:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Candles [Live Version] 6:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Ice Queen [Live Version] 5:16£0.79  Buy MP3 

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DVD with Mother Earth: Audio CD --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By bloodandfootsteps on 1 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
Within Temptation are hard to comprehend when you consider that being a band is just a hobby to them, since they spend a lot of time in 'proper jobs'. How then, they've managed to get Mother Earth together is a wonder. This band have been likened to After Forever [and indeed they do collaborate occasionally] and their style is similar, though softer and more dreamy, for want of a less annoying word. All the elements are there - the heavy guitars, the choirs and Sharon del Adel's incredible voice which is one of the purest and most beautiful in the genre. I read one reviewer describe WT as 'orchestral Gothic metal' [whatever that means], but that's the closest I've heard anyone get to what this is.
All of the tracks here are good, but the title track, Ice Queen and Caged could be dubbed as outstanding. There are softer, piano-dominated tracks, such as Our Farewell and Neverending Story [yes, there is something Fantasy-esque about this album, as the cover-art hints at]. The only slightly annoying thing is how the Mother Earth theme permeates much of the album and how they use some kind of flutelike effect in some of the songs, but if you can get over this [which isn't hard to do, admittedly], all the better. If you like your instrumentation heavy and your vocals soaring and harmonic, this is for you.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MR N HIGGS on 2 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album continues to astonish me. The celtic theme drives the album throughout, and makes for a comforting, if tentative, view of the world. The power of Sharon den Adel's voice is incredible. Forget Nightwish comparisons, the emotive power of this band comes from a completely different place (The Netherlands in fact).
However a word of caution; if your looking big metal riffing, this album will disappoint.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Aiden O'Brien on 31 Jan 2004
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Within Temptation are a out-standing female-fronted metal band from Holland. Starting off as a doom-metal band with beauty and the beast type vocals in their debut EP, "Enter", they have evolved into something entirely different on this release.
This album was originally was released in 2001 in Europe, but overwhelming demand - the fact that is sold over a hundred thousand copies in tiny Holland alone is quite remarkable - it was released in 2003 for the American and U.K market. And it is very easy to see why this album is so popular as it is very accessible.
While they have lost the "beast" growling vocals, the death metal-esque riffs do remain, but they have been toned down in order to not drown out Sharon Den Ardel's beautiful voice. This is not a stereotypical metal album as it also utilizes keyboards, a choir, string instruments and even on some songs, wind instruments. This is all together put, a simply amazing album.
Starting off with the title track "Mother Earth", it begins with wind and string instruments along with the raising vocals of a choir behind it, until abruptly the guitars and drums kick in, already you know that this song is going to rock, and rock hard. Sharon manages to project her beautiful voice over the music, as she sings about, as the title suggested, Mother Earth. One of the singles off of this album, this is a great introduction to the album.
"Ice Queen" was the song that initially attracted me to WT when I saw it on German MTV. Starting with a gentle piano in the background, sudden bursts of the choirs vocals along with electronically produced sounds, much like before the band jump in all of a sudden as the song really kicks off. This is the perfect WT song and is one of my favorites on the album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By gitto on 14 Nov 2006
Format: Audio CD
this cd arrived last week and i have been shocked by its brilliance sharon den adels vocals are incredible brought tears to my eyes the whole album is impossible not to like. female rock singers like this is the best thing thats happened to the genre for aeons bringing rock music to females in a big way at long last.Spine tinglingly epic one of the best albums ive heard in years.Stunning.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Pols on 1 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
Well I bought this album after hearing Within Temptation's cover of running up that hill earlier this year. I quickly brought the album and I quickly became addicted to the crystal, unique voice of singer Sharon Den Adel, and the bands passionate permorfamce and soothing yet strong rifts. They have an individual sound, which is fantastic and I'm sure that the album would win anyone over. Maybe listen to a song before ordering though... always helpful. Ice queen(track 2) is perhaps one of the catchiest songs, however my personal favorite has to Deciever of Fools(track 7).
I'd reccomend this album to just about anyone because its brilliant, however it would probably appeal most to those who like lacuna coil/nightwish/Sarah Brightman not to bundle all those bands/performers together, but I think Within temptation shares elements from all of them.
Enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Black Mist on 6 Nov 2007
Format: Audio CD
I first found out about Within Temptation when they joined Road Runner Records and after purchasing The Silent Force i thought id investigate some of the older albums. With the Silent Force it was a little heavier then this album which is ok cause this way it showed that they just kept evolving with the present day music BUT if you want to hear Within Temptation on a mellow-level lower and smoother then their current albums "The Silent Force" + "The Heart Of Everything" then it would be worth checking out how Within Temptation sounded a long time back. My favourite song on here would have to be Mother Earth cause it was soooo smoothing and relaxing for me and to almost here a story about mother nature through a song is a rare thing in music these days
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