It is remarkable what big, impressive voice can come out of a dainty person. In case of Tobias Sammet, this combination is truly terrific. What the German does in Avantasia and Edguy on vocals and as an entertainer is premier league. For all fans who became aware of Avantasia only by the latest album, and of course for all hunters and collectors, this is another highlight made accessible: "The metal opera part I & II – gold edition" contains the first two records of Avantasia. The forty-page booklet contains previously unreleased photos as well as personal notes by Tobi – but most of all, of course, this is about the great songs on the two golden discs. Catchy refrains, choirs and enchanting harmonies send shivers down your spine no matter how often you have listened to these classics. Emotions, dreams and a lot of fantasy in golden frames.