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Circle

Amorphis

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 19th, 2013
Catalog ID:
NB 2997-2
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 83%)
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2. Mission 04:33   Show lyrics
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3. The Wanderer 04:43   Show lyrics
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4. Narrow Path 04:23   Show lyrics
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5. Hopeless Days 05:08   Show lyrics
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6. Nightbird's Song 05:00   Show lyrics
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7. Into the Abyss 05:36   Show lyrics
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8. Enchanted by the Moon 05:32   Show lyrics
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9. A New Day 06:00   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jan Rechberger Drums
Tomi Joutsen Vocals
Niclas Etelävuori Bass
Santeri Kallio Keyboards
Tomi Koivusaari Guitars (rhythm)
Esa Holopainen Guitars (lead)
Guest/Session
Tuukka Helminen Cello
Sakari Kukko Flutes, Saxophone
Mari M Vocals
Miscellaneous staff
Erkki Virta Lyrics Translation
Pekka Kainulainen Lyrics
Jonas Kjellgren Mastering
Santeri Kallio Engineering (additional)
Jan Rechberger Engineering (additional)
Peter Tägtgren Producer, Recording, Engineering, Mixing
Tom Bates Artwork, Layout
Jan Rechberger Drums
Tomi Joutsen Vocals
Niclas Etelävuori Bass
Santeri Kallio Keyboards
Tomi Koivusaari Guitars (rhythm)
Esa Holopainen Guitars (lead)
Tuukka Helminen Cello
Sakari Kukko Flutes, Saxophone
Mari M Vocals
Erkki Virta Lyrics Translation
Pekka Kainulainen Lyrics
Jonas Kjellgren Mastering
Santeri Kallio Engineering (additional)
Jan Rechberger Engineering (additional)
Peter Tägtgren Producer, Recording, Engineering, Mixing
Tom Bates Artwork, Layout
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Tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 by Holopainen
Tracks 3, 4, 7 by Kallio
Track 6 by Koivusaari
All songs arranged by Amorphis

Videos were made for "Hopeless Days" and "The Wanderer", both directed by Patric Ullaeus.
Another video was made for "Nightbird's Song", directed by Denis Goria, and featuring Peter Tägtgren, who produced the album.

The limited digipak edition includes a DVD with "The Making of "Circle"", the video clip for "Nightbird's Song" and a photo gallery. The CD also has a bonus track:
10. Dead Man's Dream (04:03)

Nuclear Blast mailorder box set (numbered, limited to 500 copies) includes the same bonus track as the digipak, the DVD, a leather wristband and an exclusive 3" CD with two additional tracks:
01. My Future (07:11)
02. Illusion (04:18)

The different vinyl editions have a different cover artwork with a bird, include bonus tracks "Dead Man's Dream" and "My Future" and have an additional poster.

Japanese CD/DVD limited edition contains two bonus tracks, one of which is exclusive:
10. Dead Man's Dream (04:03)
11. New Song (04:54)

Some digital versions have another bonus track:
10. His Story (04:33)

The Korean edition also features two bonus tracks:
10. Dead Man's Dream (04:03)
11. My Future (07:11)

Lyrics for Dead Man's Dream (Music by Santeri Kallio)

On opening my eyes
The world dark as my soul
Nothing moves, nothing flows
A dream of a dead man

The moss of thoughts fill my mouth
Lichen grows on my bones, vertebrae detach
Teeth lost in the grit

The night has swallowed my name
Taken my time, taken my place
The dusk has covered my trace
The rain has washed my memories away

I have disappeared
I am no more, turned into voice of storm
The roaring song of space

Behold the waves, they roll over themselves
Behold the waves, there lies the lap of time

Lyrics for New Song (Music by Esa Holopainen)

In the light, light of the fire
Blaze of my life flame
I watch the sunrise

I watch the moon, it's passing by
I watch the sparkling stars
Lights of the sky

Sing me a new song
Sing the aicnent warriors song
On this cliff, on the seashore
I am born again

Sing me a new song
(The ancient warriors song)

I hear, the waves of time
I hear the questions and answers of tide
I hear the voice, voice of your soul
I listen to you, I reach for you

This is the shared moment
Of the living and the dead
Of all ages and times

The sun rises
The moon rides
The stars sown across the sky

Lyrics for My Future

I was invited upon this shore
Where the past meets the future
So it found me
So it reached my mind
Helped me find the way
That leads to [the] right place

I heard the call
I knew the form
It reached my mind
On this timeless shore
I heard the call
I knew the form
I ran no more from what I can't escape

This is our moment
This is the past
This is our moment
This is our future

Lyrics for His Story:

You are his star
You are his path
You are his past
You are his name

Recording information:

Recorded between September and October 2012 at Petrax Studios, Hollola and 5K Studios, Helsinki.
Mixed between October and November 2012 at Abyss Studios, Pärlby.
Produced by Peter Tägtgren and Amorphis.
Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 727361299729

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Added on: 2013-01-24 06:56:44 Last modified on: 2014-09-18 18:10:28
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