Nov/Dec '90 and Jan '91. On DVD is a very rare video performance from a 1991 Paradise Lost show & features classic tracks from their first 2 albums.
Lost Paradise is the debut album of the heavy metal band Paradise Lost. Released in February 1990 by Peaceville Records, it features their early death/doom style. The album was re-issued in 2003 and included three bonus tracks. The tracks "Our Saviour" and "Frozen Illusion" were rerecorded in other Paradise Lost albums Tragic Illusion 25 and Medusa. Nick Holmes - vocals. Matthew Archer - drums. Stephen Edmondson - bass. Aaron Aedy - guitars. Gregor Mackintosh - guitars. Kay Field - female vocals.
Shades of God. (1992). Gothic is the second full-length album released by British heavy metal band Paradise Lost. This album has been re-released twice, both of which contain remastered sound. The 2003 re-release of this album appended two remixes of songs from Lost Paradise, bringing the total running time to 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Remixed/live versions of "Eternal", "Gothic" and "The Painless", appear on the 2003 digipak re-release of Lost Paradise.
On this album, however, Paradise Lost are as grand and stately as they’d ever be. The title track’s haunting lead guitars come out like a thick fog rolling across the moors and, as the album progresses, it really doesn’t offer any sort of relief and respite from this heavy, heavy sense of dread. The band’s use of guitar harmonies adds to this feeling; much like Trouble before them they understand the dramatic importance a harmony line can give. Whether this album spawned the birth of gothic metal or not one thing is for certain. Paradise Lost second effort Gothic, has certainly shown a maturation as well as a vast improvement in their doom/death sound. This album is still retains their morbid sound yet more listenable with a very solid performance by Nick Holmes. Not Nick's best vocal performance but shows definite improvements and that he is on the way up to reaching his full potential.
The group's second, aptly titled album, Gothic, though a perfectly logical step in retrospect, seemed at the time of its release like something of a departure for the band's earliest fans. This perception was largely enforced by the less deliberate, more energetic arrangements given songs like "Dead Emotion" and "Shattered," not to mention Paradise Lost's slightly cleaner approach to guitar crunch.
|VILE 26CD||Paradise Lost||Gothic (CD, Album)||Peaceville||VILE 26CD||UK||1991|
|MG 1190||Paradise Lost||Gothic (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||MG Records||MG 1190||Poland||1992|
|PCCY-00799||Paradise Lost||Gothic (CD, Album, RE)||Music For Nations||PCCY-00799||Japan||1995|
|HEL 1244AB||Paradise Lost||Gothic (CD, Album, RE, RM, Bôn + DVD-V)||Hellion Records||HEL 1244AB||Brazil||2018|
|CDVILE 26||Paradise Lost||Gothic (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Peaceville||CDVILE 26||Russia||Unknown|