All 4 of the official Dungeon albums ("Resurrection," "A Rise To Power," "One Step Beyond" and "The Final Chapter") plus rare, unreleased Dungeon songs (some pre-dating even the "Changing Moods" demo EP release) as bonus tracks, recorded by the 2014 LORD lineup (with some elements taken from the original Dungeon recording sessions) over 4 CDs
An "Access All Areas" style pass that flips out to become a USB key, which contains:
All 4 re-recorded albums in both MP3 and better than CD quality 24-bit HD Audio
The origninal, unaltered Dungeon performances of "Resurrection" (1999 release), "A Rise To Power" and "One Step Beyond," entirely remixed and remastered with current techniques and presented in both MP3 and 24-bit HD Audio
The "Changing Moods" demo EP digitally remastered and presented in 24-bit HD Audio
Literally hundreds of pages of the most complete, in-depth Dungeon bio, history and memoirs, liner notes and lyrics, with dozens of rare photos and artwork
Limited to 500 hand-numbered units worldwide
Includes unlimited streaming of The Dungeon Era [4 Album Set]
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
From LT: I was a big Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast when I was growing up and that naturally led to me discovering a lot of fantasy novels, particularly the Dragonlance Chronicles. One of the legendary characters in there was an ancient Solamnic Knight called Huma, and I was overjoyed when I discovered a spin-off novel by Richard A. Knaak called “The Legend of Huma” that went into detail about his epic adventures and how his story crucially affected what happened in the original chronicles. I was noodling around with some very primitive keyboard gear sometime around 1994 and came up with the intro to what would become our song, “The Legend of Huma” and it sounded so epic to me (despite the sounds not being overly great) that it inspired me to continue writing for the song, and developing two distinct parts that really helped tell the story. We’ve never been a band that’s written fantasy songs — in fact, aside from this one and vague references in “Netherlife” from the “A Rise to Power” album, that’s pretty much it — but what I’d come up with was just crying out for a very fantasy inspired lyric, and was a great excuse for me to write about Huma.
When I first imagined this song, especially after writing such a big epic orchestrated intro, I envisioned it as a huge movie score sort of thing, but due to the limitations of what we had at the time, doing too much orchestration work just cheapened it rather than making it sound bigger; it had to sound real or it shouldn't be done at all. By the time we started playing it live, we’d gotten used to hearing it as a four-piece band without any keyboard parts at all, so when we finally went in to record it on the “Resurrection” album, we intentionally kept the keyboards fairly stripped back, despite it not being how I’d intended it to sound. When we re-recorded it for the 2005 re-release, I added some more orchestration back in but the goal of that album was to redo the 1999 version, but properly, so we tried to stay true to the more stripped back vibe and not push the orchestration too much. On this version, however, all of the original orchestration that I’d first imagined it should have had in 1994 was finally brought in and it’s every bit as epic as I’d first hoped it would be.
Oh - the armies of darkness are coming to poison the lands
Takhisis, the queen of the night has risen again
Five-headed dragon returned from the land of the dead
To enslave us all
Oh - may Paladine smile upon us as we go to war
Like ancient Solamnic Knights have battled before
Defenders of light, sworn to fight for us all
To save the world
Silver and gold - the dragons of light
Pushing the darkness aside
The Measure and Code - the law of the knights
Echoing in my mind...
My honour - is my life
My honour - will survive (REPEAT)
Oh - as I look deep into the elf-maiden's eyes
Gwyneth, my love, don't you mourn for me if I die
Your memory will pass with me into the next life
You’ll always be part of me
Now - as I ride through the sky, a dragon of silver below
The dragon is one with Gwyneth, but how could I've known?
I focus my mind, remember the Solamnic Oath
As we reach the queen...
Flames were all around, they heard the victory cry
Ansalon was spared, but they knew they'd reached their time
With their final breath, her secret was set free
'Huma, I'm one with you - you're one with me...'
Now as you look into the sky, there's two new shining stars
The legend handed down from son to son, sung by bards
The dragon and the ancient knight did defeat the evil queen
They went to their deaths together with a love that could never be...
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