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Release date: 28 March 2000
Style: Power metal

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8.4 | 412 votes

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01. Hunting High And Low
02. Millenium
03. Mother Gaia
04. Phoenix
05. Glory Of The World
06. A Million Light Years Away
07. Freedom
08. Infinity
09. Celestial Dream
10. It's A Mystery [bonus]
11. Why Are We Here? [bonus]
12. Keep The Flame [French bonus]

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Additional info
Recorded at: Finnvox Studios and Hästholmen (Sep - Dec 99)
Label: Nuclear Blast
Produced by: Timo Tolkki
Mixed by: Mikko Karmila
Engineered by: Mikko Karmila
Mastered by: Mika Jussila
Cover by: Derek Riggs
Layout by: Dirk Gohr
Photography: Dick Lindberg, Kristian

All Music by Tolkki, except #5 by Johansson
All Lyrics by Kotipelto/Tolkki
Length: 49:56

Concept:
"Phoenix" is about the "rebirth" of people who lived a long time in sadness.
"A Million Light Years Away" is about love.
"Infinity" is about the world and what happens nowadays: violence, destruction, war.
"It's a Mystery" is about the Mayas and how they disappeared.

Japanese bonus track:

10. Keep The Flame

French version (released through NTS) contains a second cd with the following songs:

10. It's A Mystery
11. Keep The Flame
12. Phoenix (demo version)

The limited boxset comes with an extra photo booklet, a sticker and a bonus CD with the tracks:

1. Why Are We Here? (04:43)
2. It's A Mystery (04:04)

Both were also released on a vinyl single.

2010 US reissue (Armoury Records/Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.) contains a bonus CD:

1. Why Are We Here? (04:44)
2. It's A Mystery (04:3)
3. Neon Light Child (05:17)
4. Hunting High and Low (demo version) (04:21)
5. Millennium (demo version) (04:08)
6. Phoenix (live) (06:33)
7. Infinity (live) (09:22)

Guest review by
Fierce Deity

Rating:
8.5
After "Visions" and "Destiny," two very good albums, Stratovarius is back with "Infinite." I'm sure every fan was expecting another album better or at least as good as the previous ones; fortunately, it is!

The album is very… well… Stratovarius. Anyone can recognize the classic "team work" of the guitars and keyboards. The opener is nothing more, nothing less than "Hunting High And Low," one of the band's best songs (and my personal favourite). The chorus of this song is really good and catchy and it puts the listener into the album. Actually, this is a good point of this album: is easy to like it (just like the two previous ones), and I don't mean that in a bad way.

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published 06.09.2005 | Comments (16)

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Dominus - 01.02.2010 at 00:25  
Rating: 9 Hunting High And Low
Angel Of Mercy - 19.07.2010 at 23:59  
  Millennium is the best track on this album in my opinion.

It is one of the best albums ever though.
The Shape 1973 - 20.07.2010 at 12:00  
Rating: 9 Have to go for Infinity as the best track.

The last of their good albums before TT went a bit mad.
Angelic Storm - 20.07.2010 at 13:17  
 
Written by Dominus on 01.02.2010 at 00:25

Hunting High And Low


Indeed a great song!

I'll need to listen to this one again, as I cant remember much off it, aside from HHAL. lol I do remember it had quite a bit of filler on it though...
wty789 - 15.08.2010 at 07:41  
Rating: 10 It's greatest of stratovarius works even better than Visions I thought~
Mountain King - 07.03.2011 at 23:31  
Rating: 10
Written by Angelic Storm on 20.07.2010 at 13:17

Written by Dominus on 01.02.2010 at 00:25

Hunting High And Low


Indeed a great song!

I'll need to listen to this one again, as I cant remember much off it, aside from HHAL. lol I do remember it had quite a bit of filler on it though...

Listen to Phoenix and Mother Gaia. 5 star songs...
Mountain King - 26.10.2011 at 00:34  
Rating: 10 Been listening to Celestial Dream & Millennium today and i keep wondering why it's rated 8.4? Not that it's a bad rating but this deserves a 9 at least. Just like Visions. The 2 best Strato albums...
LordHypnos - 22.12.2012 at 15:41  
Rating: 8 This is a very enjoyable album! Although not original, this album is a very good one! My favs are: Hunting High And Low, A Million Light Years Away, Millenium and Phoenix.

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