2013-12-13 - Alvhogsborg, Trollhattan, Sweden

2013-12-24 12:24
December 13th, 2013
Bootleg title: 
Longing For Christmas
Line up
Michael Kiske
Floor Hansen
Joey Belladonna
Chuck Billy
Udo Dirkscheider
Marcel Coenen
Abel Cañizales
Koen Herfst
Joost Van Den Broek
Jeffrey Revet
Track list

Information Christmas Metal Symphony bootleg Älvhögsborg, Trollhättan, Sweden

Here is an audience recording from the first show of Christmas Metal Symphony, it's a very nice piece of history. Michael Kiske sang live for the first time ever the track 'Longing' and also the Christmas Carol 'Silent Night' with some vocalists from the live project. If you want to see more information about the setlist, which songs are of which band, who sings check the information about the show.

Audience recording. The show was taped by Stephan Thor with a H2N Zoom device. (Taped from the bottom-right side)

Equipment: H2N Zoom device -> WAV (PCM S16 LE, 44100kHz/16 bit).

This is the master edition, the raw file in one track, not encoded/splitted.

Total playing time: 1 hr 47 min 25 sec

Source Master size: 1,58 Gb.

Quality 1-10

7,5 (easily an 8 with a little edition)

Comments about Christmas Metal Symphony bootleg in Trollhättan, Sweden 2013

This is a very nice bootleg, a part of the historic moment of playing live for the first time 'Longing', you can also hear 'March Of Time' with orchestra. The track 'I Want Out' was played without orchestra. Also another thing of this bootleg is that is one of the first dates so Kiske voice was quite perfect he didn't had problems with flu yet, his voice sounds very clear on 'March Of Time' comparing with other bootlegs from different dates. Also as surprise he played an orchestral version of the Christmas Carol 'Silent Night' together with Floor Jansen, UDO and Chuck Billy. A magic night.

Not Kiske-related but this was the only show where Joey Belladona played 'Here I Go Again' of Whitesnake in this show and the second in Sweden but after this show he played only 'Highway To Hell' instead. Also the vocalist Floor Jansen sang alone 'Phantom Of The Opera' without Joacim Cans because Joacim was not in Swedish shows.

The bootleg sounds very nice without edition, it has not any distortion except in some parts with the vocalist Floor Jansen because her micro volume was too high, on the song 'Pledge Of Allegiance' and a little in some parts of 'Phantom Of The Opera', but it sounds perfect in 'Nemo' and 'Alone' version of Heart.

The main base-sound its a little far, with a little edition the sound will be clearer and it could increase the volume, but that's very easy.