Paradise Lost - Tragic Illusion 25 The Rarities (CD Review)

01.Loneliness Remains
02.Never Take Me Alive (Spear of Destiny cover,Tragic Idol bonus track 2012)
03.Ending Through Changes (Tragic Idol Japan bonus track 2012)
04.The Last Fallen Saviour (Appeared on a Decibel 7” flexi 2012)
05.Last Regret Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix (Faith Divides Us bonus track 2009)
06.Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix (bonus track 2009)
07.Cardinal Zero (Faith Divides Us bonus track 2009)
08.Back On Disaster (In Requiem album sessions 2007)
09.Sons Of Perdition (In Requiem Japan bonus track 2007)
10.Godless (The Enemy Single B-Side 2007)
11.Missing (Everything But the Girl Cover In Requiem bonus track 2007)
12.Silent In Heart (In Requiem  bonus track 2007)
13.Gothic 2013
14.Our Saviour 2013

Nick Holmes (Vocals)
Greg Mackintosh (Guitar)
Aaron Aedy (Guitar)
Steve Edmondson (Bass)
Adrian Erlandsson (Drums)

Jeff Singer (Drums on 2007 Tracks)

Of the three new recordings guitarist Greg Mackintosh said, “ 'Our Saviour’ was one of our present drummer’s favourite songs when he was a teenager, so when we were deciding on a really early track to re-record, this was high up on the list. This version is not meant to be better or even comparable to the original, which was of a certain time when perfection was not the order of the day. It was a time when music had charm and innocence. This new version is simply an affectionate look back on that time, and hopefully we did it justice.”

The other two are 'Gothic' a re-record of the genre defining title track from the 1991 classic and a brand new song 'Loneliness Remains'.
These three tracks will also appear on a 10” exclusive white Vinyl limited to 100 copies.

So if you are a fan but couldnt afford all the different limited edition releases then this is the perfect album, and if you do have all the tracks you get 3 new ones, so either way its a good compilation to own.

Im not that keen on the cover versions, but thats more of a case that i have no intrest in the originals.

Rating 8/10
For Fans Of : My Dying Bride, Anathema, Vallenfyre, Him, 69 Eyes


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