Limited grey colored vinyl LP pressing, housed in a gatefold sleeve. With a steady evolution from their early days as a speed metal band to their current, renowned musical alchemy of glory, drama, and grandiosity, Germany's Blind Guardian have long since made their mark as the world's definitive melodic/progressive rock band. Called everything from heavy metal bards to modern-day minstrels, Blind Guardian possess the ability to transport their legions of fans to new landscapes with their majestic songwriting, fantastically themed lyrics, and their meticulous, emotion-packed music. April 2019 sees the band reissue remastered colored vinyl LP editions of a trio of live/compilation albums via Nuclear Blast including Tokyo Tales (1993), The Forgotten Tales (1996) and Live (2003). In 1996 with six successful albums under their belt, Blind Guardian opted not to release a standard "Best Of" compilation. Instead, to give their fans something truly special, they assembled The Forgotten Tales, a collection of a few cover songs ("Surfin' USA," "Barbara Ann," and "Long Tall Sally"), a live version of the fan favorite "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)," plus four acoustic versions and one orchestral arrangement of previously released Blind Guardian songs.