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The Guessing Game
The Guessing Game
Studio album by Cathedral
Released March 26, 2010
Recorded November 2009 at Chapel Studios, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire
Genre Heavy metal, progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 1:24:47
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Warren Riker
Cathedral chronology
The Garden of Unearthly Delights
(2005)
The Guessing Game
(2010)
The Last Spire
(2013)

The Guessing Game is the ninth full-length album by the British doom metal band Cathedral. It was released on March 26, 2010. It is the first double-album from the band.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings, except where noted.

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Immaculate Misconception" (Leo Smee) – 2:24
  2. "Funeral of Dreams" – 8:28
  3. "Painting in the Dark" – 6:18
  4. "Death of an Anarchist" – 7:12
  5. "The Guessing Game" (Jennings) – 3:08
  6. "Edwige's Eyes" – 7:08
  7. "Cats, Incense, Candles and Wine" – 6:01

Disc twoEdit

  1. "One Dimensional People" (Smee) – 2:30
  2. "The Casket Chasers" – 6:40
  3. "La Noche del Buque Maldito (aka Ghost Ship of the Blind Dead)" (Dorrian, Jennings, Smee) – 5:46
  4. "The Running Man" (Dorrian) – 8:46
  5. "Requiem for the Voiceless" – 9:50
  6. "Journey into Jade" – 10:36
  • "Journey into Jade" ends at 6:32 and continues with silence until 9:32. At this point, there begins a voice recording of Cathedral artist Dave Patchett describing the theme of the artwork for The Guessing Game. At one point during this audio section, Lee Dorrian stifles a laugh in response to one of Dave's opinions about religion. There is music playing in the background.

PersonnelEdit

Cathedral
  • Lee Dorrian - Vocals, Samples
  • Leo Smee - Bass, Additional guitar, Synthersizer, Keyboards, Moog, Auto Harp
  • Gaz Jennings - Lead guitar, Percussion, Mellotron, Backing vocals
  • Brian Dixon - Drums, Backing vocals
Additional musicians
  • Alison O'Donnell - Vocals (Tracks 2, 7 - Disc 1)
  • Munch - Mellotron, Hammond
  • Chloe Herington - Bass (Track 1 - Disc 1)
  • Sara Anderson - Violin, Viola (Track 1 - Disc 1)
  • Shawn Hyder - Sitar
  • Elisha Jennings - Spoken word (Tracks 5, 6 - Disc 2)
  • Peter Dixon - Spoken word (Track 6 - Disc 2)
  • Thelma Heath - Spoken word (Track 3 - Disc 1, Track 2 - Disc 2)
  • Warren Riker - Lead guitar, Additional sitar (Track 1 - Disc 2)
Production
  • Warren Riker - Producer, Mixing
  • Ben Rhodes - Engineering
  • Ewan Davies - Engineering
  • Lee Dorrian - Artwork, Layout, Design, Photography
  • Geoffery Perrin - Recording
  • Dave Patchett - Cover art
  • Maor Appelbaum - Mastering

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