The Angel and the Dark River, the band's third studio album, was released in 1995 and is considered one of the best MDB/gothic doom releases. It was recorded at the infamous Academy Studios (Paradise Lost, Anathema, Cradle of Filth) in Yorkshire, UK, with long-time associate Mags. Expanding upon the strong mix of atmosphere and heavy doom riffing of previous albums, The Angel and the Dark River was full of sprawling emotional epic tracks with flowing dynamics. The album also saw the band venturing further into clean vocal territory and to great acclaim.
This special edition release comes as a CD/DVD set with the For Darkest Eyes DVD recorded in Krakow Poland in 1996 and containing 10 classics of My Dying Bride's early career. The DVD also features promo videos stretching the early period of the band.