Dies Irae

Album Information & Credits

First release: 02/96 on Hurdy Gurdy Records Cat. No. HG-10

A CONCEPT BY MR. DOCTOR
Inspired by:
The life and music of George Harvey Bone
The poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Bronte & Emily Dickinson
Isadore Ducasse

LYRICS BY MR. DOCTOR
MUSIC BY MR. DOCTOR & FRANCESCO CARTA
Music arranged by MR. DOCTOR & FRANCESCO CARTA
Orchestrations by MR. DOCTOR, FRANCESCO CARTA, SASHA OLENJUK

DEVIL DOLL:
MR. DOCTOR - MAN OF THOUSAND VOICES
FRANCESCO CARTA - PIANO
SASHA OLENJUK - VIOLIN
ROMAN RATEJ - DRUMS
BOR ZULJAN - GUITAR
JANI HACE - BASS
DAVOR KLARIC - KEYBOARDS
MICHEL FANTINI JESURUM - PIPE ORGAN

with:
NORINA RADOVAN - SOPRANO
DRAGO - ACCORDION
PAOLO ZIZICH - BACKING VOX
GLORIA CHORUS conducted by MARIAN BUNIC
and THE SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

soloists:
IGOR SKERIANEC - CELLO
IRINA KEVORKOVA - 2ND VIOLINS LEADER
FRAIM GASHI - DOUBLE BASS Recorded at various locations
Mixed: Akademik Studios
Produced by Mr. Doctor with Jurij Toni
Cover concept: Mr. Doctor
Lettering: Mr. Doctor
Artwork: Rossana Pistolato & Andrea Buffolo
Photos: Andrea Buffolo & Sergio Sutto
Films: G. Paolo Fallani
Pipe Organ Recorded by Ermanno Velludo Tracks: DIES IRAE 45'53"

Norina Radovan
Norina Radovan


Roman Ratej
Roman Ratej


Drago Ivanuša
Drago Ivanuša

Different releases

EUROPE

On HURDY GURDY RECORDS Cat.No. HG-10 the following different editions exist:

DIES IRAE Boxed set LP: Made exclusively for band members 10 numbered copies in amazing hard box with black velvet folder hand written lyrics, various hand made artworks & inserts. Every copy has completely different inserts.

DIES IRAE GIMMIX LP: In two pocket gatefold cover with plastified insert promo only edition in 25 numbered copies including various hand made artworks & inserts. Every copy has completely different inserts.

DIES IRAE DEVIL DOLL FAN CLUB Gatefold LP: Released by the Devil Doll Fan Club: 350 copies only.

DIES IRAE CD "Mr. Doctor's face" on cover

DIES IRAE CD "Death triumphant" on cover

The Dies Irae cd with Mr. Doctor on front has 18 tracks (one hidden!)
The Death Triumphant cd has 16 tracks without the hidden track. The Death Triumphant cd is a miss pressing!!

(NOTE: "Death" cover was originally exclusive to the Slovenian pressing. The Slovenian copies do not have the red rubber stamp on the inlay card)

B.R.S. AKADEMIK SNEMALNI STUDIO CD:
Excerpts from DIES IRAE (different edit) included in the promo compilation, no Cat.No; Made and distributed only in Slovenia.

JAPAN

On BELLE ANTIQUE RECORDS with CatNo.MAR-95150 the following editions exist:

DIES IRAE CD This is the original European edition, but it comes with a second exclusive booklet and Japanese OBI.

Rarity Photos & Specific Information


Dies Irae Gimmix Promo


Dies Irae Leather Box


Dies Irae Gatefold LP


Dies Irae Japanese Version


Dies Irae Regular Versions (European and USA)


B.R.S. Akademik Snemalni Studio promo cd


Dies Irae Extra - Longsleeve