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Elysium

Stratovarius

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
January 12th, 2011
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
earMUSIC
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 86%)
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2. Under Flaming Skies 03:52   Show lyrics
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3. Infernal Maze 05:33   Show lyrics
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4. Fairness Justified 04:21   Show lyrics
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5. The Game Never Ends 03:54   Show lyrics
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6. Lifetime in a Moment 06:39   Show lyrics
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7. Move the Mountain 05:34   Show lyrics
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8. Event Horizon 04:24   Show lyrics
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9. Elysium 18:07   Show lyrics
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Band members
Timo Kotipelto Vocals
Matias Kupiainen Guitars, Keyboard programming
Jens Johansson Keyboards
Lauri Porra Bass, Keyboard programming
Jörg Michael Drums
Guest/Session
Perttu Vänskä Orchestra arrangements (tracks 1, 2, 4, 9), Orchestra programming (tracks 2, 4, 9)
Risto Kupiainen Orchestra arrangements (track 3), Orchestra programming (tracks 1, 3), Choir programming (tracks 4, 9), Keyboard programming
Arzka Sievälä Vocals (choirs)
Jani Liimatainen Vocals (choirs)
Aleksi Parviainen Vocals (choirs)
Tipe Johnson Vocals (choirs)
Anssi Stenberg Vocals (choirs)
Hepa Waara Vocals (choirs)
Miscellaneous staff
Alex Kuehr Photography
Sander Nebeling Layout
Santtu Lehtiniemi Engineering (guitar recording)
Perttu Vänskä Recording (additional), Editing
Gyula Havancsák Cover art
Matias Kupiainen Producer, Recording, Mixing (tracks 3, 4, 8, 9)
Mikko Karmila Mixing (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7)
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Kalle Keski-Orvola Recording (additional), Editing
Timo Kotipelto Vocals
Matias Kupiainen Guitars, Keyboard programming
Jens Johansson Keyboards
Lauri Porra Bass, Keyboard programming
Jörg Michael Drums
Perttu Vänskä Orchestra arrangements (tracks 1, 2, 4, 9), Orchestra programming (tracks 2, 4, 9)
Risto Kupiainen Orchestra arrangements (track 3), Orchestra programming (tracks 1, 3), Choir programming (tracks 4, 9), Keyboard programming
Arzka Sievälä Vocals (choirs)
Jani Liimatainen Vocals (choirs)
Aleksi Parviainen Vocals (choirs)
Tipe Johnson Vocals (choirs)
Anssi Stenberg Vocals (choirs)
Hepa Waara Vocals (choirs)
Alex Kuehr Photography
Sander Nebeling Layout
Santtu Lehtiniemi Engineering (guitar recording)
Perttu Vänskä Recording (additional), Editing
Gyula Havancsák Cover art
Matias Kupiainen Producer, Recording, Mixing (tracks 3, 4, 8, 9)
Mikko Karmila Mixing (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7)
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Kalle Keski-Orvola Recording (additional), Editing
Read The New Stratovarius Avoids... 95% Twisted_Psychology December 7th, 2012
Read Off the beaten track 95% ijy10152 February 25th, 2012
Read Misty impressions amid the... 86% hells_unicorn August 15th, 2011
Read A new and bold era for... 70% TrooperOfSteel May 16th, 2011
Read Ordinary first half and... 79% kluseba February 3rd, 2011
Read Melodic, intense and emotive. 90% Empyreal January 27th, 2011
Read Varied, interesting, and... 80% AnalogKid January 15th, 2011
Read Same stratogy, better batch... 72% autothrall January 14th, 2011
Read Stratovarius Sound Better... 95% metal_bryan January 12th, 2011
Read A true comeback that tops... 95% Deathaura January 12th, 2011

Elysium was released in Asia on January 12th, 2011 and worldwide on the January 14th, 2011.

Released as:
- Standard CD edition (top cover)
- Vinyl edition
- Limited deluxe edition
- Collector's edition (bottom cover)

Limited deluxe edition has a bonus CD with demo versions of all songs of the album (without bonus tracks).

Collector's edition is signed by the band, limited to 3000 copies and contains the demos of the bonus CD of the limited deluxe edition as mp3 files in data track on CD. It also contains a bonus 7" vinyl single with exclusive bonus tracks:
1. Last Shore (05:43)
2. Hollowed (05:51)

Japanese edition includes one exclusive bonus track and three bonus tracks which was taken from EP Darkest Hours:
10. Castaway (04:40)
11. Darkest Hours (demo) (04:35)
12. Against the Wind (live) (04:02)
13. Black Diamond (live) (07:30)

Tracks 5 & 7 by Johansson
Tracks 6 & 10 and Collector's edition bonuses by Porra
Track 2 music by Kotipelto/Kupiainen, lyrics by Kotipelto
Tracks 3, 4 & 8 music by Kupiainen, lyrics by Kotipelto
Tracks 1 & 9 music by by Kupiainen, lyrics by Kotipleto/Kupiainen

Recording information:

Recorded at 5 by 5 Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Tracks 1, 2, 5-7 mixed at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Tracks 3, 4, 8, 9 mixed at 5 by 5 Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Mastered at Chartmakers.

Added by: wyrocznia_gorlice Modified by: Torquia
Added on: 2010-11-10 04:10:03 Last modified on: 2014-10-02 16:35:30
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