Joe writes: I first heard this some years ago on the cover CD with Hard Roxx magazine. The UK record label were incredulous when I told them I liked it - it was one of their worst sellers. But Rhapsody (AKA Rhapsody Of Fire) were genuinely big in their native Italy and other parts of Europe. I love everything about Emerald Sword - the melodies, the melodrama, the Dungeons & Dragons connotations in both the music and the artwork... It has an orchestral and choral intro that lasts over a minute but has sadly been cut off by whoever uploaded it to YouTube.