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Nightwish

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
June 7th, 2004
Catalog ID:
SPI200CD / 981890-4
Label:
Spinefarm Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
22 reviews (avg. 71%)
1. Dark Chest of Wonders 04:28   Show lyrics
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2. Wish I Had an Angel 04:06   Show lyrics
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3. Nemo 04:36   Show lyrics
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4. Planet Hell 04:39   Show lyrics
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5. Creek Mary's Blood 08:30   Show lyrics
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6. The Siren 04:45   Show lyrics
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7. Dead Gardens 04:28   Show lyrics
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8. Romanticide 04:58   Show lyrics
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9. Ghost Love Score 10:02   Show lyrics
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10. Kuolema tekee taiteilijan 03:59   Show lyrics
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11. Higher than Hope 05:35   Show lyrics
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Band members
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano, Lyrics, Songwriting
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11), Guitars (acoustic), Songwriting (tracks 8, 11)
Tarja Turunen Vocals
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Songwriting (track 6)
Guest/Session
Paul Clarvis Percussion (track 5)
Anthony Pleeth Cello (solo) (track 10), Cello
Frank Ricotti Percussion (tuned)
John Two-Hawks Native American flute, Vocals (track 5)
Chris Baron Percussion
Stephen Henderson Timpani
Sami Yli-Sirniö Sitar (track 6, 9)
Skaila Kanga Harp
Marc Brueland (R.I.P. 2003) Vocals (narration) (track 11)
Owen Slade Tuba
David Vines Trombone (bass)
Olli Halonen Guitars (slide) (track 5)
Dave Stewart Trombone (bass)
Roger Harvey Trombone
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Richard Edwards Trombone
Simon Gunton Trombone
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Derek Watkins (R.I.P. 2013) Trumpet
John Barclay Trumpet
Nigel Black French horn
Mike Thompson French horn
Philip Eastop French horn
Richard Berry French horn
Paul Gardham French horn
Julie Andrews Bassoon
Nick Bucknall Clarinet, Clarinet (bass)
Chris Hooker Oboe
Nina Robertson Flute (piccolo)
Martin Loveday Cello (solo) (track 6), Cello
Andy Findon Flute
Sonia Slaney (R.I.P. 2021) Violin (track 6)
Chris Laurence Double bass
Mary Scully Double bass
Patrick Lannigan Double bass
David Ayre Double bass
Leon Bosch Double bass
Linda Houghton Double bass
Caroline Dale Cello
Ben Chappell Cello
Jonathan Williams Cello
Dave Daniels Cello
Robin Firman Cello
John Heley Cello
Peter Lale Viola
Bruce White Viola
Gustav Clarkson (R.I.P. 2020) Viola
Kate Musker Viola
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Tim Grant Viola
Rachel Bolt Viola
Zoe Lake Viola
Don McVay Viola
Gavyn Wright Violin
Jackie Shave Violin
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Chris Tombling Violin
Dave Woodcock Violin
Rita Manning Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Liz Edwards Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Julian Leaper Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Kathy Shave Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Cathy Thompson Violin
Everton Nelson Violin
Simon Fischer Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Eddie Roberts Violin
Helen Parker Vocals (choirs)
Karen Woodhouse Vocals (choirs)
Michael Dore Vocals (choirs)
Cherith Millburn-Fryer Vocals (choirs)
Helen Brooks Vocals (choirs)
Sarah McGill Vocals (choirs)
Tom Pearce Vocals (choirs)
Susan Flannery Vocals (choirs)
Michael Clarke Vocals (choirs)
Helen Templeton Vocals (choirs)
Tessa Bonner Vocals (choirs)
Donald Greig Vocals (choirs)
Gerard O'Beirne Vocals (choirs)
Rosalind Waters Vocals (choirs)
Heather Cairncross Vocals (choirs)
Rachel Weston Vocals (choirs)
Hynynen Vocals (harsh) (track 7)
Andrew Busher Vocals (choirs)
Samantha Shaw Vocals (choirs)
Miscellaneous staff
Toni Härkönen Photography
James Shearman Conductor (orchestra, choir)
Gavin Wright Orchestra leader
Tuomas Holopainen Producer
James Collins Engineering (orchestra)
Dave Moore Editing
Aaron Price Engineering (assistant)
Simon Goldfinch Everything (assistant)
Mikko Karmila Engineering, Mixing
TeeCee Kinnunen Engineering, Producer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Jenny O'Grady Choirmaster
Pip Williams Arrangements (orchestra, choir)
Petteri Tyynelä Layout
Emppu Vuorinen Engineering (additional)
Markus Mayer Cover art
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano, Lyrics, Songwriting
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11), Guitars (acoustic), Songwriting (tracks 8, 11)
Tarja Turunen Vocals
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Songwriting (track 6)
Paul Clarvis Percussion (track 5)
Anthony Pleeth Cello (solo) (track 10), Cello
Frank Ricotti Percussion (tuned)
John Two-Hawks Native American flute, Vocals (track 5)
Chris Baron Percussion
Stephen Henderson Timpani
Sami Yli-Sirniö Sitar (track 6, 9)
Skaila Kanga Harp
Marc Brueland (R.I.P. 2003) Vocals (narration) (track 11)
Owen Slade Tuba
David Vines Trombone (bass)
Olli Halonen Guitars (slide) (track 5)
Dave Stewart Trombone (bass)
Roger Harvey Trombone
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Richard Edwards Trombone
Simon Gunton Trombone
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Derek Watkins (R.I.P. 2013) Trumpet
John Barclay Trumpet
Nigel Black French horn
Mike Thompson French horn
Philip Eastop French horn
Richard Berry French horn
Paul Gardham French horn
Julie Andrews Bassoon
Nick Bucknall Clarinet, Clarinet (bass)
Chris Hooker Oboe
Nina Robertson Flute (piccolo)
Martin Loveday Cello (solo) (track 6), Cello
Andy Findon Flute
Sonia Slaney (R.I.P. 2021) Violin (track 6)
Chris Laurence Double bass
Mary Scully Double bass
Patrick Lannigan Double bass
David Ayre Double bass
Leon Bosch Double bass
Linda Houghton Double bass
Caroline Dale Cello
Ben Chappell Cello
Jonathan Williams Cello
Dave Daniels Cello
Robin Firman Cello
John Heley Cello
Peter Lale Viola
Bruce White Viola
Gustav Clarkson (R.I.P. 2020) Viola
Kate Musker Viola
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Tim Grant Viola
Rachel Bolt Viola
Zoe Lake Viola
Don McVay Viola
Gavyn Wright Violin
Jackie Shave Violin
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Chris Tombling Violin
Dave Woodcock Violin
Rita Manning Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Liz Edwards Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Julian Leaper Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Kathy Shave Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Cathy Thompson Violin
Everton Nelson Violin
Simon Fischer Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Eddie Roberts Violin
Helen Parker Vocals (choirs)
Karen Woodhouse Vocals (choirs)
Michael Dore Vocals (choirs)
Cherith Millburn-Fryer Vocals (choirs)
Helen Brooks Vocals (choirs)
Sarah McGill Vocals (choirs)
Tom Pearce Vocals (choirs)
Susan Flannery Vocals (choirs)
Michael Clarke Vocals (choirs)
Helen Templeton Vocals (choirs)
Tessa Bonner Vocals (choirs)
Donald Greig Vocals (choirs)
Gerard O'Beirne Vocals (choirs)
Rosalind Waters Vocals (choirs)
Heather Cairncross Vocals (choirs)
Rachel Weston Vocals (choirs)
Hynynen Vocals (harsh) (track 7)
Andrew Busher Vocals (choirs)
Samantha Shaw Vocals (choirs)
Toni Härkönen Photography
James Shearman Conductor (orchestra, choir)
Gavin Wright Orchestra leader
Tuomas Holopainen Producer
James Collins Engineering (orchestra)
Dave Moore Editing
Aaron Price Engineering (assistant)
Simon Goldfinch Everything (assistant)
Mikko Karmila Engineering, Mixing
TeeCee Kinnunen Engineering, Producer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Jenny O'Grady Choirmaster
Pip Williams Arrangements (orchestra, choir)
Petteri Tyynelä Layout
Emppu Vuorinen Engineering (additional)
Markus Mayer Cover art
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Read Where the fat goth chicks... 51% TrooperEd December 22nd, 2016
Read One of their best efforts 75% LostLenore October 12th, 2016
Read Confident, brash, beautiful... 88% Empyreal March 25th, 2015
Read Burning angel wings to dust. 70% Diamhea May 9th, 2014
Read An album full of Nightwish... 100% BloodRaven55 April 12th, 2014
Read The End Of An Era 100% WishmasterTheDark March 26th, 2012
Read TUOMAS Y U NO MUSIC 50% Idrownfish April 12th, 2011
Read You Ain't Gonna See Me Fail 80% h_clairvoyant February 6th, 2011
Read "Once, I had a dream, and... 85% AnImperfectCircle August 15th, 2008
Read Not as bad, or as good, as... 60% Sir_General_Flashman April 16th, 2008
Read Good album with some fillers 86% Thonolan April 19th, 2007
Read Mallcore + orchestra = Once. 20% PhantomLord86 April 10th, 2007
Read As hard to rate as it is to... 81% TommyA March 9th, 2007
Read Excellent Orchestration -... 90% EpicaNightfall February 23rd, 2007
Read Varied, Over-Produced, yet... 70% hells_unicorn January 18th, 2007
Read It's good... 80% Rasputen December 13th, 2004
Read A big bowl of meh soup 60% Hattori October 7th, 2004
Read Just released in Australia... 82% krozza October 7th, 2004
Read The decline continues... 42% Corimngul August 9th, 2004
Read Could They Suck Universal's... 4% SnowVixen July 13th, 2004

Videos were made for 'Wish I Had an Angel' and 'Nemo'.

A very rare (350 copies) promo for this CD also exists, containing all songs in instrumental version.

The cover represents the 1894 William Wetmore Story's sculpture, "Angel of Grief".

Recording information:

Mixed by Mikko Karmila with Tuomas Holopainen and TeeCee Kinnunen at Finnvox Studios, March 2004.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

Recorded and engineered by TeeCee Kinnunen at Tempputupa Studios / Finnvox Studios and Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios, November 2003 - March 2004. Additional recordings at E-Major studios by Emppu Vuorinen.

Orchestra and choir arranged, orchestrated and directed by Pip Williams and conducted by James Shearman. Orchestra and choir recorded at Phoenix Sound Studios, Wembley, England.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 0 602498 189047

Added by: funkybomber Modified by: Quorthallis
Added on: 2004-03-01 09:08:46 Last modified on: 2021-02-27 16:12:37