Title: Darkness I - V (box-set)
Format: 2010 box-set released by W.A.R. Productions in 2010, cat ref WAR BOX 002. As well as all of the five parts of the Darkness saga the box contains a myriad of items, as illustrated below. Each box is hand-numbered in gold on one of the side panels. Parts I - IV of "Darkness" have been released independently over time, but Part V is unique to this box-set. There is a DVDr in the box with all of the tracks contained on it.
Edition: Only 5 numbered copies created
Tape 1: Darkness (Part I - Darkness)
Tape 2: Darkness (Part II - The Darkness)
Tape 3: Darkness (Part III - Total Darkness)
Tape 4: Darkness (Part IV - The Last Ray Of Light)
Tape 5: Darkness (Part V - Between The Darkness And The Light)
As it's nearly Christmas and you've all been good girls and boys, kindly old Uncle Nazgul has left his high-backed leather chair in the castle library and has unwrapped an early present just for you: the "Darkness" box-set release from Hugin's own W.A.R. Productions label.
This is but a preview of the item, as to review what amounts to five separate albums within one post was a task that was evidently going to be rather ambitious to pull off. Consequently, Nazgul has decided that each tape will be covered individually in future posts.
Instead, Nazgul offers you a sneak preview of the Darkness series by lifting the lid on the contents of the box-set itself, which was released in 2010 in a tiny quantity of only 5 copies (this being #1/5). Packed with a surfeit of goodies, this is a high quality set but not one that came cheaply: purchase price of each of the 5 copies was around €55 when released. That they have now sold out is a testament to the loyal fan base that Hugin has built...
So, let us proceed on our journey through this most fascinating of Uruk Hai releases:
Side panel showing the edition number in gold (bottom left)
Hopefully you have enjoyed this festive treat, and will be looking forward to the 5 albums being covered in their own right later in 2011. If you are one of the other 4 lucky owners of this magnificent box-set and would like your views to be taken into account during these reviews, then Nazgul would be delighted to hear from you via the usual email address (see panel to the right).