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Oceanborn

Nightwish

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 1st, 1998
Label:
Spinefarm Records
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 81%)
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2. Gethsemane 05:22   Show lyrics
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3. Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean 04:46   Show lyrics
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4. Sacrament of Wilderness 04:12   Show lyrics
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5. Passion and the Opera 04:51   Show lyrics
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6. Swanheart 04:44   Show lyrics
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7. Moondance 03:32   instrumental
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8. The Riddler 05:16   Show lyrics
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9. The Pharaoh Sails to Orion 06:28   Show lyrics
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10. Walking in the Air (Theme from "The Snowman") 05:27   Show lyrics
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Band members
Tarja Turunen Vocals (lead)
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing)
Sami Vänskä Bass
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Guest/Session
Erkki Hirvikangas Cello
Markku Palola Viola
Kaisli Kaivola Violin
Esa Lehtinen Flute
Tapio Wilska Vocals (additional) on 3, 9, Vocals (backing) on 7
Plamen Dimov Violin
Miscellaneous staff
Maria Sandell Artwork
Markus Mayer Cover art (re-release)
Mikko Karmila Engineering, Mixing
Tero Kinnunen Engineering, Producer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Toni Härkönen Photography
Tarja Turunen Vocals (lead)
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing)
Sami Vänskä Bass
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Erkki Hirvikangas Cello
Markku Palola Viola
Kaisli Kaivola Violin
Esa Lehtinen Flute
Tapio Wilska Vocals (additional) on 3, 9, Vocals (backing) on 7
Plamen Dimov Violin
Maria Sandell Artwork
Markus Mayer Cover art (re-release)
Mikko Karmila Engineering, Mixing
Tero Kinnunen Engineering, Producer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Toni Härkönen Photography
Read Times do change. 30% Goldblaze December 19th, 2011
Read Surprisingly a classic! 95% Whackooyzero February 19th, 2010
Read Yes, an amazing album, but... 90% bunburina March 27th, 2008
Read Their finest... 95% SilentDreams February 6th, 2008
Read Oceanborn within the... 100% hells_unicorn March 19th, 2007
Read Takes you to another world 92% TommyA March 13th, 2007
Read No. 27% caspian October 10th, 2006
Read Overrated 65% drewnm156 March 11th, 2006
Read Their masterpiece and their... 95% Wez October 31st, 2003
Read Holy shit--this is amazing!! 98% OSheaman August 7th, 2003
Read A Classic 100% liten June 14th, 2003
Recorded August-October 1998.
Mixed and mastered at Finnvox studios.

European tour edition bonus tracks:
11. Sleeping Sun (04:04)
12. A Return to the Sea (05:47)
13. Nightquest (04:20)

The limited edition digipack has "Nightquest" (4:16) and "Passion and the Opera" (single edit) (3:35) instead of the last three tracks.

The first 10 track Finnish edition (catalogue spi67cd) included the lyrics to 'Walking in the Air' in the booklet.
The second Finnish edition, also 10 tracks (catalogue spi67cd), did not include the lyrics to 'Walking in the Air' but, but came with printed track durations on the back cover.

The third Finnish edition, released in 1999 with cat# spi67sp on the cd, had 'Sleeping Sun' as bonus track and was originally limited to 3000 copies. This version is still so common that more copies were highly likely pressed later.

The 2004 digipack CD re-release by Spinefarm Records has only 'Sleeping Sun' (04:04) as bonus track.

The Drakkar-pressing of the CD contains only 'Sleeping Sun' (04:04) as a bonus track and also comes with different coverart.

Also released as a limited edition double vinyl picture disc by Back On Black (BOBV004DPD) in 2004, under licence from Spinefarm.

Bonus tracks on Spinefarm 2007 re-release:
11. Sleeping Sun (4:04)
12. Nightquest (4:15)
13. Sleeping Sun [live] (4:31)
14. Swanheart [live] (3:55)
15. The Pharaoh Sails to Orion [live] (6:41)

Released in Brazil by Rock Brigade Records / Laser Company Records with "Nightquest" as bonus track (the song title is written Night Quest in the back cover):

'Walking in the Air' is based on a song by Howard Blake written for the animated film "The Snowman".
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