Annotation

This disc is part of the standard (SPI234CD), limited (602498718094) and extended version (602498740712). The extended version comes with Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (bonus disc) and another 10 track DVD. The limited version has the same 3-track-DVD as the special edition.

For the special edition see Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish.

Annotation last modified on 2008-05-29 23:57 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Wish I Had an Angel
4.5 4:04
2 Stargazers
3.8 4:26
3 The Kinslayer
3.75 4:02
4 Ever Dream
4.25 4:44
5 Elvenpath
3.8 4:38
6 Bless the Child
4.2 6:12
7 Nemo
4.4 4:35
8 Sleeping Sun (2005 version)
4:25
9 Dead to the World
3.65 4:19
10 Over the Hills and Far Away
4 5:00
11 Deep Silent Complete
3.5 3:57
12 Sacrament of Wilderness
4.4 4:11
13 Walking in the Air
4 5:27
14 Wishmaster
4.1 4:23
15 Dead Boy’s Poem
4 6:48
16 High Hopes (live)
7:20

Credits

CD 1

electric bass guitar:
Sami Vänskä (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
drumset:
Jukka Nevalainen (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
synthesizer:
Tuomas Holopainen (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
guitar:
Emppu Vuorinen (tracks 3, 14–15)
additional background vocals:
Tuomas Holopainen (track 10)
additional engineer:
Terhi Kallio (tracks 4, 6)
additional guest percussion:
Mongo Aaltonen (tracks 4, 6)
additional guest background vocals:
Tony Kakko (track 10)
additional mixer:
Tuomas Holopainen (2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
TeeCee Kinnunen (2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
additional programming:
Tero Kinnunen (tracks 1, 7)
additionally recorded by:
Emppu Vuorinen (tracks 1, 7)
arranger:
Tero Kinnunen (tracks 2–3, 5, 11–12, 14–15)
Veijo Laine (tracks 4, 6)
Riku Niemi (tracks 4, 6)
Nightwish (tracks 2–3, 5, 11–12, 14–15)
background vocals:
Tuomas Holopainen (track 10)
Tony Kakko (track 10)
choir vocals arranger:
Pip Williams (tracks 1, 7)
composer:
David Gilmour (track 16)
Emppu Vuorinen (track 12)
Howard Blake (track 13)
Tuomas Holopainen (tracks 1–4, 6–9, 11–12, 14–15)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 10)
Nightwish (track 5)
conductor:
Riku Niemi (tracks 4, 6)
engineer:
Mikko Karmila (2000-01 – 2000-03) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
Tero Kinnunen (2000-01 – 2000-03) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
TeeCee Kinnunen (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
Mikko Karmila (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
guest spoken vocals:
Sam Hardwick (track 15)
Ike Vil (track 3)
guest vocals:
Sam Hardwick (track 6)
lead vocals:
Tarja (Finnish singer Tarja Turunen) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
lyricist:
David Gilmour (track 16)
Howard Blake (track 13)
Tuomas Holopainen (tracks 1–9, 11–12, 14–15)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 10)
Polly Samson (track 16)
mixer:
Mikko Karmila (2000-04) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
Mikko Karmila (2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
orchestra:
orchestrator:
Veijo Laine (tracks 4, 6)
Riku Niemi (tracks 4, 6)
Pip Williams (tracks 1, 7)
producer:
Tuomas Holopainen (tracks 1, 7)
Tero Kinnunen (tracks 1, 7)
Veijo Laine (tracks 4, 6)
Riku Niemi (tracks 4, 6)
Nightwish (track 13)
recorded by:
Mikko Karmila (2000-01 – 2000-03) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
Tero Kinnunen (2000-01 – 2000-03) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
TeeCee Kinnunen (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
Mikko Karmila (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Scene Nation Oy (2004) (tracks 1, 7)
Spin‐farm Records OY (2007) (tracks 4, 6, 9)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 16)
Faber Music Ltd. (track 13)
Imagem Music UK (track 16)
Imagem UK Ltd. (track 16)
Potoska Publishing (tracks 1, 7)
engineered at:
Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
Tempputupa Studios (formerly Caverock Studios) in Kitee, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
mixed at:
Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (2000-04) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
recorded at:
E-Major Studios in Kerava, Uusimaa, Finland (tracks 1, 7)
Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (2000-01 – 2000-03) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
Tempputupa Studios (formerly Caverock Studios) in Kitee, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland (2000-01 – 2000-03) (tracks 3, 11, 14–15)
Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
Tempputupa Studios (formerly Caverock Studios) in Kitee, Pohjois-Karjala, Finland (2003-11 – 2004-03) (tracks 1, 7)
edits:
music videos:
remixes:
cover recording of:
Walking in the Air (1998) (track 13)
later parody versions:
Fishmaster (Wishmaster, Misheard Lyrics) (track 14)
later translated parody versions:
Jukolan humppa (track 7)
later translated versions:
Avaruus (track 13)
Uinuva aurinko (track 8)
在等一個晚上 (track 13)
later versions:
Walking on Glass (track 13)
live cover recording of:
High Hopes (track 16)
part of:
The Snowman (film soundtrack) (track 13)
recording of:
Bless the Child (track 6)
Dead to the World (track 9)
Ever Dream (track 4)
Nemo (track 7)
Sleeping Sun (track 8)
Elvenpath (1997-09) (track 5)
Sacrament of Wilderness (1998) (track 12)
Stargazers (1998) (track 2)
Dead Boy’s Poem (2000-01 – 2000-03) (track 15)
Deep Silent Complete (2000-01 – 2000-03) (track 11)
The Kinslayer (2000-01 – 2000-03) (track 3)
Wishmaster (2000-01 – 2000-03) (track 14)