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Polaris

Stratovarius

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 15th, 2009
Catalog ID:
0197132ERE
Version desc.:
Digipak
Label:
earMUSIC
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 75%)
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5. Winter Skies 05:50   Show lyrics
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6. Forever Is Today 04:40   Show lyrics
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7. Higher We Go 03:47   Show lyrics
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8. Somehow Precious 05:37   Show lyrics
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9. Emancipation Suite (Part 1: Dusk) 06:57   Show lyrics
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Original line-up
Band members
Matias Kupiainen Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1, 7, 8), Vocals (backing)
Timo Kotipelto Vocals (lead), Lyrics (tracks 1, 7, 8), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
Jörg Michael Drums
Lauri Porra Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 2, 6, 9-11), Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 6, 9-11)
Jens Johansson Songwriting (tracks 3-5), Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 3-5), Keyboards
Guest/Session
Kari Lindstedt Strings (track 11)
Seppo Rautasuo Strings (track 11)
Tipe Johnson Vocals (backing)
Heikki Vehmanen Strings (track 11)
Pessi Levanto String arrangements (track 11)
Aleksi Parviainen Vocals (backing)
Perttu Vänskä String arrangements, Programming (tracks 1, 8)
Heikki Hämäläinen Strings (track 11)
Tony Kakko Vocals (backing)
Hepa Waara Vocals (backing)
Miscellaneous staff
Sheyda Shafiei Photography (photo booklet)
Ville Juurikkala Photography
Mikko Karmila Mixing
Jens Johansson Engineering, Photography (photo booklet)
Tommi Vainikainen Recording (strings)
Ronny Hemlin Photography (photo booklet)
Mikko Raita Mixing (track 11)
Matias Kupiainen Engineering
Gyula Havancsák Cover art
Sander N. Layout
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Original line-up
Matias Kupiainen Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1, 7, 8), Vocals (backing)
Timo Kotipelto Vocals (lead), Lyrics (tracks 1, 7, 8), Songwriting (tracks 7, 8)
Jörg Michael Drums
Lauri Porra Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 2, 6, 9-11), Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 6, 9-11)
Jens Johansson Songwriting (tracks 3-5), Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 3-5), Keyboards
Original line-up
Kari Lindstedt Strings (track 11)
Seppo Rautasuo Strings (track 11)
Tipe Johnson Vocals (backing)
Heikki Vehmanen Strings (track 11)
Pessi Levanto String arrangements (track 11)
Aleksi Parviainen Vocals (backing)
Perttu Vänskä String arrangements, Programming (tracks 1, 8)
Heikki Hämäläinen Strings (track 11)
Tony Kakko Vocals (backing)
Hepa Waara Vocals (backing)
Original line-up
Sheyda Shafiei Photography (photo booklet)
Ville Juurikkala Photography
Mikko Karmila Mixing
Jens Johansson Engineering, Photography (photo booklet)
Tommi Vainikainen Recording (strings)
Ronny Hemlin Photography (photo booklet)
Mikko Raita Mixing (track 11)
Matias Kupiainen Engineering
Gyula Havancsák Cover art
Sander N. Layout
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
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This is the first Stratovarius album featuring Matias Kupiainen and Lauri Porra, and also not featuring long-time guitarist Timo Tolkki.

Track 1 music by Matias Kupiainen; lyrics by Timo Kotipelto
Tracks 3, 4, 5 by Jens Johansson
Tracks 7, 8 music by Timo Kotipelto, Matias Kupiainen; lyrics by Timo Kotipelto
Tracks 2, 6, 9, 10, 11 by Lauri Porra

Recording information:

Produced by Stratovarius.
Recorded September-December 2008
Drums recorded at Hästfittan, Helsinki, in September 2008.
Bass, guitar and vocals recorded at 5by5 Recording Studios, Helsinki.
Keyboards recorded at Hästfittan, 71st Street, Der Bunker, and Kotipelto Kitchen.
Strings on 11 recorded at Musicworks.
Mixed in Winter 2008/2009 at Finnvox.
Mastered at Chartmakers, Helsinki.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 4029758971321
Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production A965160-01
Mastering SID Code: ifpi L571
Mould SID Code: IFPI 9726

Added by: Caliginosity Modified by: Caliginosity
Added on: 2014-11-16 18:32:08 Last modified on: 2014-11-16 18:32:08