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Release date: 30 June 2010
Style: Symphonic progressive metal

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8 | 113 votes

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01. Entree Unique
02. Solitaire
03. Higher
04. Skyline's End
05. Bon Voyage Vagabond
06. Inward Passage [limited edition bonus]
07. Come Undone
08. Out Of This World
09. Further Afield
10. Eternity [limited edition bonus]
11. A Virtual Dream?
12. Brothers On Diamir
13. Exit Unique

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Additional info
Release dates:

June 30: Spain
July 2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
July 5: Rest of Europe
July 13: USA/Canada
Line up:
Sabine Edelsbacher - Lead Vocals
Arne "Lanvall" Stockhammer - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Piano & Keyboards, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Percussion Frog
Dominik Sebastian - Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Classical Guitar
Max Pointner - Drums

Guest Musicians:
Robby Valentine - Backing Vocals & Choirs
Dennis Ward - Backing Vocals & Choirs
Astrid Stockhammer - Violin on "Skyline's End"
The Solitaire Orchestra and Choir
The limited-edition version of the album will include two additional songs:
- Inward Passage (01:20)
- Eternity (03:04)

Mixed by Karl Groom.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio.

Cover artwork by Anthony Clarkson.

"Solitaire" is dedicated to Karl Stockhammer (1919-2009).

Staff review by
dismaleuphony

Rating:
9.2
Are you willing to leave behind your former self in the quest to reach the uncharted lands of human consciousness? Edenbridge's latest, Solitaire, invites us to dive headstrong into our own emotional whirlwind, to unearth higher levels of beauty by conquering our own minds, in order to attain a more dynamic and confident self. And with melodies this addictive and lyrics this inspiring, the often elusive and unseen path to personal empowerment seems more like an illustrious, well-lit highway.

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published 26.08.2010 | Comments (19)

Staff pick by
dismaleuphony

01.09.2010 This is what symphonic metal is all about! Inspiring lyrics and guitar solos that lead you down the road to personal empowerment and self-discovery, and vocals that are polished, refined, and beautiful. Sometimes, reaching for the sky can mean actually grabbing hold of it.

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Carl Berg - 11.05.2010 at 15:22  
Rating: 6 The new song sample is pretty good! Pure Edenbridge style!
SexyCat_1113 - 13.05.2010 at 10:41  
Rating: 7 One of my highlight album in this year!
Dominus - 18.06.2010 at 15:04  
Rating: 9 Higher kick ass!!!
Chris Steele - 30.06.2010 at 21:32  
Rating: 7 Pretty descent album. A kind of boring sometimes but songs like Solitaire, Higher and A Virtual Dream is kickass:)
ImNotMetal - 01.07.2010 at 09:00  
  They cancel all concerts in my country
Metalas - 06.07.2010 at 21:35  
  Nothing special . . .
Janne - 08.07.2010 at 02:45  
Rating: 6 When listening to this, sometimes i have the feeling I'm lsitening to some punkrock..
Dark Cornatus - 10.07.2010 at 10:30  
Rating: 9 I think this is a great album from Edenbridge, it's much better than MyEarthDream. I can't even say there is a weak song, except for the intro and outro which are boring (as always for any album.
Dark Cornatus - 10.07.2010 at 10:47  
Rating: 9 I love the solo in The Brothers Diamir! It's one of the best i've ever heard.
ravendeath - 18.07.2010 at 01:23  
Rating: 8
Written by Janne on 08.07.2010 at 02:45

When listening to this, sometimes i have the feeling I'm lsitening to some punkrock..

?!?
Janne - 18.07.2010 at 18:33  
Rating: 6
Written by ravendeath on 18.07.2010 at 01:23

Written by Janne on 08.07.2010 at 02:45

When listening to this, sometimes i have the feeling I'm lsitening to some punkrock..

?!?

I was just thinking about the 3 chord guitar themes
Carl Berg - 27.07.2010 at 19:46  
Rating: 6 A huge disappointment for me
Vonpire - 04.08.2010 at 19:00  
Rating: 8 Songs 2 , 9 , 10 , 11 and 12 are excellent. All Others are a bit of a disapointment and besides that a bit commercial. Even though i gave a 8 for those 5 songs.
CrippledReverend - 28.12.2010 at 17:42  
Rating: 8 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 8
Melody: 8
Originality: 7
Production: 10
CD Covers: 7

Best Songs:
04. Skyline's End
05. Bon Voyage Vagabond
Sleeping Dragon - 27.01.2011 at 12:04  
Rating: 7 Somewhat boring, but still better than 90% of what's on the radio. Vocals are excellent...
ErnilEnNaur - 18.07.2011 at 09:20  
  Compared to what they are capable of (Shine), this is boring stuff. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody, not even the biggest fans of symphometal.

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