The Glorious Burden <font size=1>DISC 1</font> cd cover

Iced Earth

The Glorious Burden DISC 1

The 7th effort from IE is remarkable for several reasons. First, they’ve replaced their singer with former Priest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens. Possibly more important though is the song writing, or at least the subject matter. IE has definitely written some great songs, but Schaffer’s obvious passion for the civil war is clearly audible in this massive project. A well documented history buff with a unique fondness for the Civil War, Schaffer is in his element here and his enthusiasm comes through in his music. But more obvious than the music are the lyrics, spinning tales of courage and valor or grief and loss. And apart from the lyrics are additional notes and beautiful artwork in the 30 page booklet of this 2 cd set. Disc 2.

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Track Listing

  1. The Star-Spangled Banner
  2. Declaration Day
  3. When the Eagle Cries
  4. The Reckoning
  5. Greenface
  6. Attila
  7. Red Baron/Blue Max
  8. Hollow Man
  9. Valley Forge
  10. Waterloo
  11. When the Eagle Cries (unplugged)

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Tim Owens
GUITAR: Jon Schaffer
BASS: James MacDonough
DRUMS: Richard Christy
GUESTS: Ralph Santolla
Jim Morris
Matt Barlow
Sam King
Jeff Day
Howard Helm

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: SPV
PRODUCED BY: Jim Morris
Jon Schaffer
RELEASE YEAR: 2004
“Who needs a crown when your head's on the ground? Let me out I'm just makin' a mess.”