Eliogabalus

Album Information & Credits

First release: 05190 on Hurdy Gurdy Records Cat No HG-6.

A CONCEPT BY MR. DOCTOR
LYRICS BY MR. DOCTOR
MUSIC BY MR. DOCTOR & EDOARDO BEATO
Music arranged by MR. DOCTOR & DEVIL DOLL

DEVIL DOLL:
MR. DOCTOR - MAN OF THOUSAND VOICES/ORGAN/PIANO/CELESTA/ACCORDION
EDOARDO BEATO - PJANO/KEYBOARDS
ROBERTO DANI - DRUMS
KATIA GIUBBILEI - VIOLIN
RICK BOSCO - DRUMS
ALBERT DORIGO - GUITAR
BOR ZULJAN - GUITAR

with: JURIJ TONI - TUBA
PAOLO ZIZICH - DUET "THE MIRROR" WITH MR. DOCTOR
THE DEVIL CHORUS: conducted by MARIAN BUNIC
 (Paolo Zizich/Marian Bunic/Polona Sever/Beti Roblek/Helena Pancur/Gregor Oblak/Jure Strencan/Borut Usenik/Valentina Blazinsek/Mr. Doctor)

Roberto Dani
Roberto Dani

Recorded at Tivoli Studios, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Mixed at Tivoli Studios
Produced by Mr. Doctor
Engineered by Jurij Toni
Assistant Engineer: Borut Berden
Cover concept: Mr. Doctor
Lettering: Mr. Doctor
Artwork: Zebrastudio
Photos: L. Desiderio
Films: G. Paolo Fallani Tracks: MR. DOCTOR ... 20'30" ELIOGABALUS... 24'40"

Different releases:

EUROPE

On HURDY GURDY RECORDS Cat. No. HG-6 the following different editions exist:

ELIOGABALUS 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.

ELIOGABALUS Gimmix LP THEATRE COVER:
Has the "theatre cover" with plastified insert promo only edition in 50 numbered copies including various hand made artworks & inserts. Every copy has completely different inserts.

ELIOGABALUS FAN CLUB gatefold LP DEVILS COVER:
Released by the Devil Doll Fan Club, 900 numbered copies only.

ELIOGABALUS LP THEATRE COVER:
"Standard version" with printed innersleeve NOTE: The existence of rare whitelabel test pressing copies of ELIOGABALUS with an early mixing/mastering made in march 1990 and rejected by Mr. Doctor is confirmed.

ELIOGABALUS CD THEATRE COVER:
"Standard version" early pressings have 8-page booklet/later pressings include a 12-page booklet. (NOTE: the only album never released in Slovenia: all european copies have Italian SIAE red rubber stamp and "Made in Italy" written on the inlay card)

ELIOGABALUS CD VIOLIN PLAYERS COVER:
Cover made by the Italian Fan Club with a different 8-page booklet also including Italian lyrics. Limited to 900 numbered copies.

U.S.A

On RENAISSANCE RECORDS with Cat. No. RCD-1009 the following editions exist:

ELIOGABALUS CD
Same booklet as 12-page European pressing/Picture CD.

ELIOGABALUS CD:
Part of 4CD BOX in black silk pouch with free Devil Doll patch, sticker and 12-page booklet with Devil Doll chronology, exclusive photos and sheet music. Page 11 is hand-inscribed by Mr. Doctor (each copy has completely different words hand written). Limited edition 333 numbered copies. Picture CD.
The first 30 boxes come in a 32 x 17 x 13cm black coffin and in velvet pouch (black or violet) instead of black silk pouch.
Also one larger Coffin exists, contains the same but also includes a statue of
Dracula and comes in a carton box with Devil Doll art on it. This box was made by Renaissance.


Photos of the Devil Doll Bag.

JAPAN

On BELLE ANTIQUE RECORDS with Cat. No. MAR-95102 the following editions exist:

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

Rarity Photos & Specific Information
(Click to see photos of each item)


Eliogabalus First Pressing CD Hurdy Gurdy


Eliogabalus Testpressing LP


Eliogabalus Gimmix Promo LP


Eliogabalus picture disc


Eliogabalus Fanclub LP release Limited to 900 copies


Eliogabalus Fanclub CD release Limited to 900 copies


Eliogabalus LP Theatre Cover


Eliogabalus RENAISSANCE RECORDS Version


Eliogabalus HURDY GURDY version


The Devil Doll Coffin Set - Limited edition


Photos of the Devil Doll Bag.