Shadow Gallery ‎– Carved In Stone

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Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 8921-2, Intercord Record Service ‎– IRS 983.121
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Tracklist

1 CliffHanger 8:41
2 Segue 0:40
3 Crystalline Dream 5:44
4 Segue 0:43
5 Don't Ever Cry, Just Remember 6:29
6 Segue 1:03
7 Warcry 5:59
8 Celtic Princess 2:04
9 Deeper Than Life 4:33
10 Segue 0:16
11 Alaska 5:18
12 Segue 0:18
Ghostship
13 The Gathering The Night Before 2:42
14 Voyage 1:37
15 Dead Calm 2:32
16 Approaching Storm 2:24
17 Storm 5:38
18 Enchantment 3:57
19 Legend 2:54
20 TG94 7:24

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Notes

Recorded on 48 tracks digital between March 94 and April 95 at Shadow Gallery Studios.

All Segues are separate tracks but aren't listed in the linernotes.
Track 20 is a hidden track.

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MA-9001-2 Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone(CD, Album) Magna Carta MA-9001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
JRCD-1082 Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone(CD, Album) Jigu Inc. JRCD-1082 South Korea 1995 Sell This Version
RRCY-3009 Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Magna Carta RRCY-3009 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
0295 Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Agat Company Ltd., Nord Group 0295 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
IROND CD 08-DD567 Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone(CD, Album) Irond IROND CD 08-DD567 Russia 2008 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018

'Carved in Stone' is Shadow Gallery's second album, in which the performances as a whole seem a lot tighter and polished, but the quality of the compositions don't quite surpass that of their debut. However, fans will instantly notice the improvement in production, which sounds a lot richer and "cleaner", giving the music the punch it needs, and which would go on to become the bands somewhat "signature" sound.

However, despite the improvements in production, the album is still fairly average at best. While it may contain one of Shadow Gallery's best songs ('Crystalline Dreams' is just so damn catchy!), the rest of the music can seem fairly lackluster at times. The biggest letdown has to be 'Ghost Ship', which, similar to the group's debut, is the "epic" of the album (clocking in at a total of just over 20 minutes). Broken into seven smaller parts, most of the highlights last no longer than a minute or two before going into the next section, making the whole piece feel mostly disjointed.

As for the other tracks, we have 'Cliffhanger', 'Don't Ever Cry, Just Remember', 'Warcry' and the previously mentioned 'Crystalline Dream', as well as a couple of highlights from the 'Ghost Ship' piece. These are all good songs that definitely make this album worth getting, but honestly, most of them just pale in comparison to some of the bands later material.

As per usual with Shadow Gallery, the musicianship is spectacular and Mike Baker's vocals are truly a thing of beauty. Overall though, it's just a "good" album. Nothing to write home about, but a worthy addition to the collection if it can purchased cheap enough.