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4.07 | 20 ratings | 2 reviews | 45% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Burden Is Mine... Alone (3:14)
2. Sweet Leaf (5:04)
3. Transparent Me (4:44)
4. Six Ribbons (3:10)

Total Time: 16:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Stein Roger Sordal / bass, Ebow, coffee, lead vocals & backing vocals
- Tchort / acoustic guitar
- Kjetil Nordhus / lead vocals & backing vocals
- Tommy Jackson / drums, percussion
- Michael S Krumins / acoustic guitar, semi hollow guitar, theremin
- Kenneth Silden / piano, Rhodes, strings, mellotron
- Bjørn Harstad / tremolo guitar, slide & guitar effects

Guest musicians:
- Anne Marie Almedal / vocals (3)
- Astri Skarpengland / vocals (4)

Releases information

This limited-edition EP is an all-acoustic offering that precedes the band's fifth album, also all-acoustic (due in 2006). Two tracks will appear on the upcoming acoustic album, while two tracks are exclusive to this EP. Features the following tracks: "Burden Is Mine. Alone", "Transparent Me", "Sweet Leaf" and "Six Ribbons".

The exclusive EP release featuring "Burden is mine...alone" and "Sweet Leaf" from the Acoustic Verses album, and 2 unreleased tracks "Six Ribbons" and "Transparent Me". Only available through webshop and concerts.

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GREEN CARNATION The Burden Is Mine...Alone ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(45%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
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GREEN CARNATION The Burden Is Mine...Alone reviews

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Review by evenless
4 stars "The Burden Is Mine. Alone EP" was released in October 2005 as a teaser for the upcoming "The Acoustic Verses" album, which was released in 2006. The exclusive EP release contains two tracks from the Acoustic Verses album; "The Burden is mine...alone" and "Sweet Leaf". However, this EP is very interesting because it also contains 2 unreleased tracks; "Six Ribbons" and "Transparent Me".

Anne Marie Almedal, who is also the guest singer on "A Night Under The Dam DVD" does the guest vocals on "Transparent Me" and Astri Skarperngland is singing a duet with Kjetil Nordhus on the beautiful track "Six Ribbons".

Normally I wouldn't rate Singles, EP's, or Promo's very high because of the lack of importance of them. In this case however the tracks "Transparent Me" and "Six Ribbons" are an excellent addition to the "Acoustic Verses" album and therefore I will rate this wonderful EP 4 stars.

Review by Gatot
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4 stars Cool Acoustic Music!

Well yeah .. this is actually an EP which offers all-acoustic setting that precedes the band's fifth album. All four tracks featured here are excellent and the music is suitable for relaxing. You might compare this with Pain of Salvation 12:5 album where the album comprises all acoustic setting as well. There are two differences between the two. First, on Pain of salvation, it represents a full-fledge album while here with The Burden is Mine Green Carnation only issued it for EP version only. Second, Pain of Salvation 12:5 offers much more energy and accentuation in terms of music as well as singing style. Here with Green Carnation, all songs are relax in nature and all have great melody. The vocal lines are comprising male as well as female vocal as background. I am sure you will enjoy this album as it flows beautifully from one track to another without any feeling of getting bored at all.

Overall, this is an excellent EP, and it is NOT a full-fledge album!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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