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|Tony Kakko||Vocals, Keyboards|
|Tony Kakko||Art direction|
|Janne Pitkänen||Cover art|
|Markus Staiger||Executive producer|
|Mikko Karmila||Mixing (track 1)|
|Ahti Kortelainen||Recording, Mixing (track 2)|
Recorded at Tico Tico Studio during March, April and June 2004.
Track 1 Mixed at Finnvox Studios.
Track 2 Mixed at Tico Tico Studio.
Mastered at Finnvox Studios in June 2004.
Produced by Sonata Arctica.
Also released as 2-track single on August 23rd, officially distributed by Spinefarm within Finland only:
1. Don't Say a Word (edit) (4:12)
2. World in My Eyes (Depeche Mode cover) (3:58)
The artwork is naturally bit wider compared to the EP version since the slim jewelcase for singles requires full-width inlet, the eyes proceed a bit further than on the EP release. The CD looks almost identical on both versions. There anyway is a small difference: the catalogue number at the edge of the CD, printed in tiny letters. (See the detail view.) Also the colour of the CD is a bit darker blue; the EP is slightly lighter but it isn't easy to notice . The cover image is vice versa - EP has darker cover, this single has slightly but noticably lighter one. You can notice it by comparing these two releases.
The single was released a week earlier in Finland than the EP and it went straight to the first position on the official Finnish Charts. The single stayed at the top five for a few weeks.
The edited version of the title track is missing the "extra part" of the verse, the Van-Eckmann's spoken parts and the "interlude" in the middle of the song.