Top 10 Live Blind Guardian SongsThe atmosphere at their shows is awesome, with a high degree of audience involvement, as you can see on their live DVD "Imaginations Through the Looking Glass". It was recorded in Coburg, Germany.
This list includes songs that fans enjoy when played live and not only songs from the live DVD.
The live performance from the mentioned DVD features one of the most incredible moments I've ever seen at a live show. The crowd continued to sing the chorus for 3-4 minutes and didn't want to stop, even though Hansi had finished the song several times! The YouTube video of this live performance has over 6.5 million views, which is much more than the studio versions.
Hansi takes a break thanks to this song, because the fans sing for him most of the time. When 100,000 people sing your songs for you, you know you're great. The version from the live DVD is my favorite live version.
This song is one of the jewels in their crown, and fans love hearing it live.
It's a very fast song, but they nail it live. The version from the live DVD+CD is even better than the studio version.
This song is slow but very intense, and I always enjoy its live renditions as well. Hansi puts so much passion into it. It has several live versions, but my favorite is probably from their live album "Tokyo Tales" (audio). On the DVD version, I love the moment when Hansi sings "Slow down," but the fans don't want to slow down - they start jumping!
Fan favorite - both studio and live. Blind Guardian plays it at every show.
This unique beauty always moves me. The live versions are awesome as well.
I think this song sounds better live.
I like a live version most from a show around 2002, probably in Stuttgart, Germany. It's a non-official video on YouTube, recorded by a fan. The quality isn't very good, but the performance of the band is amazing. Hansi's vocals are unbelievable in this version. The YouTube video was uploaded by the user Ownador X.
Playing this song live is already an act of heroism. Not many bands tackle such challenging material live. The song is a long and complex composition (14 minutes), with many changes, a symphonic arrangement, and lyrics that seem three miles long. But they still play it live. Stubborn Germans, haha.
It's a very fast yet melodic song, and this presents a challenge live. My favorite live version is from Wacken 2007 - I like the intro shouts and the crowd at the end of the song.