- Released: January 24, 2006
- Label: The End Records
- 1.Sweet Leaf
- 2.The Burden Is Mine... Alone
- 5.9-29-045: My Greater Cause, Pt. 1/Home Coming, Pt. 2/House of ...: My Greater Cause / Homecoming / House Of Cards
- 6.Child's Play, Pt. 3
- 7.High Tide Waves
Green Carnation: Stein Roger Sordal (guitar); Tchort, Michael Krumins (acoustic guitar); Bjorn Harstad (strings, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Mellotron); Tommy Jackson (drums, percussion); Kjetil Nordhus.
Personnel: Stein Roger Sordal (vocals, E-bow, background vocals); Kjetil Nordhus (vocals, background vocals); Bjorn Harstad (guitar, slide guitar).
Audio Mixers: Stein Roger Sordal; Hans K. Eidskard.
Recording information: Brown Sound Studios; Dub Studios; Jailhouse Studios.
Norwegian metal band Green Carnation take a decidedly less-traveled road with their all-acoustic release THE ACOUSTIC VERSES, which features similar blistering riffs and awesome guitar shredding to their previous albums, QUIET OFFSPRING and DAY OF DARKNESS--only much, much quieter. A particular highlight is the three-part opus, 9-24-045, which blends intricately woven melodies and technical brilliance in a magical musical tapestry.