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    IQ....Tales From a Dark Christmas

    Got this in 2017 directly from their site. This is one of my favorite Christmas albums. Especially “The Dark Christmas Suite “! 20 minutes of pure IQ bliss!!! Anyone here own this? Excellent album!!!
    So much music....so little time....

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    I got it back then, too. Excellent stuff!

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    Yep, I hopped on and grabbed one of the leftover CD copies at that time as well. I believe it was the January after the Christmas gig where it was handed out. I love it, it gets a spin every Christmas now!
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    Yes, a great one !
    I love Let it Snow, such a fine atmosphere on that one and an unusual guitar sound for them.

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    Love it. A great addition to a rather thin Prog Christmas collection.
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    Tarja Turunen's Scores From A Dark Christmas is still my favourite. Check it out!
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    Tales from a Dark Christmas is my favorite Christmas CD. It's just so good. I also enjoy Tarja's album although I would argue Amazing Grace and Feliz Navidad are odd choices thematically. She sings them beautifully though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquatarkus View Post
    Tales from a Dark Christmas is my favorite Christmas CD. It's just so good. I also enjoy Tarja's album although I would argue Amazing Grace and Feliz Navidad are odd choices thematically. She sings them beautifully though.
    Actually, that's a good point as I do skip those two tracks (I would always skip Amazing Grace regardless of who sang it). But she really nails a vibe on stuff like O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, What Child Is This, We Three Kings, and even manages to do a spooky rendition of Deck The Halls.
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    IQ made me discover Slade!
    I'm holding out for the Wilson-mixed 5.1 super-duper walletbuster special anniversary extra adjectives edition.

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    I'm very glad I've been able to get my hands on this CD as well, as most of their "special" CD releases are insanely hard to come by nowadays, especially the two volumes of Frequency Tour CDs....
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    I snagged one of the last remaining copies back in 2017. Gets multiple spins from December into January each year. 🎄🎅

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    Damn. Has it been that long? I managed to get a copy as well but I haven't listened to it yet! This will be the year... I promise!

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    Delicious Agony Radio is playing cuts from it right now (Christmas Eve)🎅🎄

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    Listening and enjoying my copy as we speak. Good, festive stuff!

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    Wow! Can't believe it's 3 years since I bought this. I must admit I think it's so good I don't just play it at Christmas!

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    First the bad ... totally missed this release. By the time found out about it was too late, nowhere to be found .... especially in the US. Have the FLAC files but it is not the same. Let me know if someone has a spare copy.

    And then the good ... it seems a release of a box with archives recordings is planned for the end of this year (21), or beginning of the next (22), and is to include the Tales ...
    Most probably have most of the Archives already, but if the Tales will be there it will be an automatic buy.
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