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2.69 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

Sear Me MCMXCIII 7:24
Follower 5:12
Vast Choirs 7:30
She is the Dark 8:27
Catching Feathers 3:42
Two Winters Only 9:00
Your River 9:18
Some Velvet Morning 5:54
Roads 5:04
For You (bonus video track)
Total running time: 61:58

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MY DYING BRIDE Meisterwerk II ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (29%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

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Review by UMUR
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3 stars "Meisterwerk II" is a compilation album by UK doom/death metal act My Dying Bride. The compilation was released through Peaceville Records in June 2001. Itīs the second part of a two series compilation. "Meisterwerk I" was released in November 2000.

"Meisterwerk II" features a combination of album tracks, rare demo/single/limited edition bonus track recordings, and the video for "For You" from "Like Gods of the Sun (1996)". Like the case was on "Meisterwerk I", the regular studio version tracks are a bit redundant, and itīs the rare recordings that are of most interest. The versions of "Vast Choirs" and "Catching Feathers" from the "Towards the Sinister (1990)" demo, "Follower" which is a bonus track from the Japanese version of "34.788%...Complete (1998)", "Some Velvet Morning" from the Peaceville Records "X" compilation, and the Portishead cover "Roads" from the Peaceville Records "X" compilation. Those five tracks and maybe the video for "For You", are the attractions here.

Iīm sure most listeners can do without the regular studio versions of "Sear Me MCMXCIII", "She Is the Dark", "Two Winters Only", and "Your River", which on their own are quality material, but here work more like redundant filler. Therefore "Meisterwerk II" isnīt the most necessary compilation release, and upon conclusion the end product would have been much more interesting if Peaceville Records had compiled the rare recordings from "Meisterwerk I" and "Meisterwerk II" on one release and left out the regular studio recordings. As "Meisterwerk II" is now a 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

(Originally posted on Metal Music Archives)

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2 stars Odds and ends......... Part II Well, this is the same procedure as from part I of Meisterwerk. My Dying Bride has collected the demos and alternative mixes from their long career and put it together on this one hour long album. They have also included some really great tracks like the opener ... (read more)

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