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    1Sebastian lyrics
    2Out Of The Cold lyrics
    3Blue Monday lyrics
    Wish You Were Here lyrics
    5Voyage Voyage lyrics
    6Forever lyrics
    7Join Me [''Schill Out'' Version] lyrics
    Before The Dawn lyrics
    9Crazy Crazy Nights lyrics
    10Hell's Bells lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Masters Of Chant X - The Final Chapter
    2Masters Of Chant Chapter 2 [Bonus Tracks] [2004]
    3Masters Of Chant Vol. 4 [Japan Bonus Tracks] [2004]
    4Masterpieces [2001]
    5Winter Chants
    6Sadisfaction [1991]
    7Masters Of Chant [Bonus Tracks] [2000]
    8Christmas Chants [2001]
    9Masters Of Chant [1999]
    Best Of 1990-2010 [2001]


    Gregorian is a German band, headed by Frank Peterson, performing Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. Because it features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment, the music cannot be considered true Gregorian chant.

    Originally, Gregorian was conceived as a more pop-oriented group in the vein of Enigma. Under this concept, they recorded the 1991 album Sadisfaction, with lead vocals provided by The Sisters of Oz: Susana Espelleta (Peterson's wife at the time) and Birgit Freud. However, this was the only album in that style.

    In 1998, Peterson and his team re-invented the project to perform popular songs in the Gregorian style. The criteria for song selection were strict; in order to be considered, a song needed to be translatable into the 7-tone scale. After the songs were chosen, twelve vocalists - previously acclaimed session and choir singers - were hired.

    Each Gregorian album is initially digitally tracked at Nemo Studios, Peterson's Hamburg studio. The vocalists then record their parts in a church atmosphere with dimmed lights and candles, in order to escape what Peterson referred to in a 2001 interview as the "cold and technical" studio atmosphere.

    The concept proved to be successful, and the group proceeded to record several more Masters of Chant albums in the same style. Their 2004 album, The Dark Side, was a slight departure from the others, featuring a darker repertoire consistent with the title.

    In 2005, The Masterpieces, a compilation album with a live DVD, was released.

    A fifth Masters of Chant album was released on March 31, 2006.

    A sixth Masters of Chant album was released on September 28, 2007.

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