Title: Und Wirklichkeit Erfüllt Die Seele Wieder
Format: see below
Reason for update: Unique promotional edition of this album from 2004
Edition: 20 hand-numbered copies
We have, of course, seen the main album before - on the Honour & Darkness on 25 June 2009. In that particular post the second photo showed a monochrome promo version of the album from German label Black Attakk, who released the final CD, but that wasn't the only promotional version of this album...
This particular work of genius was the precursor to the final release: an edition of 20 promotional copies (of which this is, Nazgul is very proud to say, #1) in special packaging and self-released when the hunt for a label to release the album on was in full swing.
As with all things involving Alex, an amazing amount of care and detail has been invested into this release, so much so that the final packaging of this version is superior (and certainly more creative and interesting) than the official label release, in Nazgul's opinion.
The track details are exactly the same, so for once let us pass by the music and concentrate instead on the contents of this wondrous item. The cover image above - another from the prolific dark artist Arnold Reisner [A.R.] (aka Neon Asthet) - is a rather splendidly erotic-vampyric image that fits the concept perfectly. The paper sleeve is folded to hold all of the contents listed below, and all come in a plastic wallet (approximately A5 in size), which has been dedicated on the front in gold by Alex.
The rear cover
The audio CD
The data CD
Map of the Carpathian mountains
Biography of A.R.
It's no surprise to Nazgul that Black Attakk decided to give this album a release based on the strength of this assortment: not only is the music good, the sheer effort and presentation of the promotional literature is persuasive and of high quality.