Mandylion (album)


Mandylion (album)
Mandylion
Studio album by The Gathering
Released August 22, 1995
Recorded June 1, 1995 - June 16, 1995
Woodhouse Studios, Hagen, Germany
Genre Gothic metal, doom metal
Length 52:40
Label Century Media
Producer Siggi Bemm, Waldemar Sorychta, and The Gathering
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The Gathering chronology
Almost a Dance
(1993)
Mandylion
(1995)
Nighttime Birds
(1997)

Mandylion is the third album by the Dutch alternative rock band The Gathering. It was released on August 22, 1995 by Century Media Records. It is their first album to feature vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen. The album was recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studios, Hagen, Germany between June 1st and June 16th, 1995 under the guidance of Siggi Bemm, Waldemar Sorychta and The Gathering.

Two of the songs have quotes from popular culture inserted into them: "Strange Machines" contains a passage from George Pal's film version of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, and "Sand & Mercury" ends with a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien reading a quote from Simone de Beauvoir.

Track listing

Disc 1

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Strange Machines"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:04
2. "Eléanor"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:42
3. "In Motion #1"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:56
4. "Leaves"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:01
5. "Fear The Sea"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 5:50
6. "Mandylion"   Instrumental The Gathering 5:02
7. "Sand & Mercury"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 9:57
8. "In Motion #2"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:08

Disc 2 - 2005 Century Media Reissue

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "In Motion #1 (Demo)"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 7:28
2. "Mandylion (Demo)"   Instrumental The Gathering 4:42
3. "Solar Glider (Demo)"   Instrumental The Gathering 4:35
4. "Eléanor (Demo)"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:38
5. "In Motion #2 (Demo)"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 7:18
6. "Third Chance (Demo)"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 5:53
7. "Fear The Sea (Demo)"   Anneke van Giersbergen The Gathering 6:28

Disc 2, 1–3 Demo recorded in June 1994 at Beaufort Studio.
Disc 2, 4–7 Demo recorded in early 1995 at Double Noise Studio in Tilburg.

Personnel


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