Iced Earth – Night Of The Stormrider (1992)
I was organizing my CD collection the other day and I started pulling out my Iced Earth albums to give them all a fresh listen. I listened to the first album, ICED EARTH, released way back in 1991 and I was about to move on to NIGHT OF THE STORMRIDER when I realized that it was missing! I checked the entire music room, I checked every shelf and pile of CDs, and I looked in the storage boxes I used when we moved into this house two years ago…..nothing.
What I did find was an old notebook that had an old Want List in it. Lo and behold! NIGHT OF THE STORMRIDER is listed! I was sure I already had this CD, I know I’ve listened to it many times so I reached back into my memory to figure out why I don’t have the disc but I know the album so well. I went to a box of CDRs that I have ignored for a few years and, tucked away nice and neat, was a burned copy of the album. In the CD case where the artwork would be there was an index card that read: “BUY A.S.A.P. - ORIGINAL CD RETURNED/RIPPED BACK TRAYCARD”. Mystery solved!
I only want the original issue of the disc, I am not interested in the 2002 remastered version with the different artwork remastered/remixed music.