“BE” 2005 LIMITED DVD+CD box-set


“OK, this is quite cool. These have been sold out globally for well over a decade, but when I moved my studio from one place to another, I found a box of original 2005 “BE” Limited DVD box sets in a bag that I’d forgotten behind an acoustic wall panel.” /Daniel

(If we had a cent for every time you guys have asked us about getting this box-set back in stock. Never thought we’d see the day.)

Box-set, DVD + CD + 48 page booklet with tons of imagery and information. Packed with loads of extra material and hidden menus, this baby is taking the DVD format to its very limits. Region code 0 (all regions).

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DVD + CD + 48 page booklet with tons of imagery and information.

In 2003, Pain of Salvation went out on their weirdest tour ever. They played five days a week, double features on weekends, with a nine piece orchestra. Every show was played in their home town, and people came from all corners of the world to see it. The stage was built in layers and was deeper than it was wide, and it featured (apart from the usual what-have-yous) one grand piano, one harpsichord, one hanging bass drum, three kits of percussion and… one pool. The entire work was written as score music in detail by Daniel Gildenlöw for this very specific instrumentation, and included a large number of voice messages to God collected from the whole world on an answering machine. From the hundreds and hundreds of recorded messages, some handfuls were selected and can be heard on the touching track Vocari Dei.

For everyone who didn’t attend those unique and odd shows back in 2003, this is the DVD that captures the events! And it’s packed with loads of extra material and hidden menus, taking the DVD format to its limits. Region code 0 (all regions).



01. Animae Partus (“I Am”)

I Animae Partus
All in the Image of

02. Deus Nova
03. Imago (Homines Partus)
04. Pluvius Aestivus
Of Summer Rain (Homines Fabula Initium)

II Machinassiah
Of Gods & Slaves

05. Lilium Cruentus (Deus Nova)
06. Nauticus (Drifting)
07. Dea Pecuniae

I Mr. Money
II Permanere
III I Raise My Glass

III Machinageddon
Nemo Idoneus Aderat Qui Responderet

08. Vocari Dei
Sordes Aetas – Mess Age
09. Diffidentia (Breaching the Core)
Exitus – Drifting II
10. Nihil Morari
(Homines Fabula Finis)

IV Machinauticus
Of the Ones With no Hope

11. Latericius Valete
12. Omni
13. Iter Impius
Martius, son of Mars
Obitus Diutinus
14. Martius/Nauticus II

V Deus Nova Mobile
…and a God is Born

15. Animae Partus II

Concept, research, original stories, lyrics, narrations and texts by Daniel Gildenlöw. All music by Daniel Gildenlöw, except “Iter Impius” by Fredrik Hermansson. All orchestral arrangements by Daniel Gildenlöw, except “Imago” by Jan Levander and Daniel Gildenlöw and “Iter Impius” by Fredrik Hermansson. News casts, fake interview and other “snipplets” written by Kim Howatt, Jim Howatt and Daniel Gildenlöw.


  • Daniel Gildenlöw – Vocals, choirs, voices, harmony vocals; electric and acoustic guitar; mandola; Chinese archo; keyboards; percussion on toms, rototoms, mandola (body), eggs, floors, broken cymbals and what-have-you; samplers and programming.
  • Fredrik Hermansson – Grand piano, harpsichord and keyboards; percussion on large toms;
  • Johan Hallgren – Electric and acoustic guitars; harmony vocals; percussion on congas.
  • Johan Langell – drums; backing vocals; percussion on djembe and cowbell.
  • Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Bass and Fretless bass; double bass; harmony vocals; percussion on congas.

The Orchestra of Eternity:

  • Mihai Cucu – 1st violin
  • Camilla Arvidsson – 2nd violin
  • Kristina Ekman – viola
  • Magnus Lanning – cello
  • Åsa Karlberg – flute
  • Anette Kumlin – oboe
  • Nils-Åke Pettersson – clarinet
  • Dries van den Poel – bass clarinet
  • Sven-Olof Juvas – tuba

Guest Musicians:

  • Mats Stenlund – church organ
  • Cecilia Ringkvist – vocals


  • Donald Morgan – narration
  • Donald K. Morgan – narration
  • Alex R. Morgan – narration
  • Kim Howatt – news reading, Cindy (Sandra!)
  • Jim Howatt – news reading
  • Jackie Crotinger – news reading
  • Ross Crotinger – news reading
  • Tom Kleich – Mr. Money on radio
  • Blair Wilson – interviewer on radio, Miss Mediocrety
  • Gaby Howatt – Miss Mediocrety
  • Molly Fahey – “There’s room for all God’s creatures…”
  • Various people from around the world – voice messages to God


  • Lars Ardarve – photography
  • Per Hillblom
  • Kim Howatt – photography
  • Jim Howatt – photography
  • Kristoffer Gildenlöw – photography
  • Daniel Gildenlöw – photography, artwork, logotypes