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Release date: 25 June 2001
Style: Symphonic power metal

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01. Over The Hills And Far Away [Gary Moore cover]
02. 10th Man Down
03. Away
04. Astral Romance [2001 version]
05. The Kinslayer [live] [US edition bonus] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
06. She Is My Sin [live] [US edition bonus] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
07. Sacrament Of Wilderness [live] [US edition bonus] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
08. Walking In The Air [live] [US edition bonus] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
09. Beauty And The Beast [live] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
10. Wishmaster [live] [US edition bonus] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
11. Deep Silent Complete [live] [US edition bonus]
12. 10th Man Down [live] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
13. Over The Hills And Far Away [Gary Moore cover] [live] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]
14. Over The Hills And Far Away [video] [2007 Spinefarm remastered edition bonus]

Review
Lyrics (4)


Line-up
Tarja Turunen - vocals
Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards, backing vocals
Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen - guitars
Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen - drums, percussion
Sami Vänskä - bass

Guest musicians
Tony Kakko - vocals
Tapio Wilska - vocals


Additional info
Recorded by Tero Kinnunen at Caverock and Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, Febraury-March 2001.
Mixed by Mikko "Thunder" Karmila with T. Kinnunen & T. Holopainen at Finnvox, March 2001.
Live tracks recorded by Transmix Oy at Tullikamari, Tampere, Finland, 29th of December 2000.
Mastered by Mikka Jussila at Finnvox.

Cover image by Sami Vänskä.

Guest review by
Lanfawn

Rating:
9.0
After Angels Fall First, people knew about Nightwish. After Oceanborn, they liked Nightwish. And after Wishmaster, they worshipped Nightwish. "No new album this year", Tuomas said. But to not leave the poor fans in endless torment, the divine beings of Nightwish decided to leave this little EP for everyone to play around with. Good thing then that it is far from a low quality one! For here we get no more than 4 perfect tracks, and always remember, those 4 perfect tracks is better than 9 mediocre ones (*cough* Angels Fall First*cough*) or 6 good ones (no example here though). In any case, these are the contents of this little intermission!

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Cuca Beludo - 30.01.2012 at 20:17  
  This song is pure epicness!
NocturnalStalker - 11.01.2013 at 11:31  
Rating: 8 The Gary Moore cover is great, 10th Man Down is, in my opinion, a better song than most those that found their way into the "Century Child" album, a new nice version of one of my favourite songs from "Angels Fall First" and a usual slow number which is Away - all that makes this EP a worthwhile listen.
Rhiannon - 05.03.2013 at 02:09  
Rating: 7 Nice EP, a true Nightwish fan cannot miss it. My favourite song besides the title track is Astral Romance, which is a great duet between Tarja and Tony Kakko. It's much better than the original version in Angels Fall First (with Tuomas' horrible vocals )
Azarath - 05.03.2013 at 22:48  
Rating: 8
Written by Rhiannon on 05.03.2013 at 02:09

Nice EP, a true Nightwish fan cannot miss it. My favourite song besides the title track is Astral Romance, which is a great duet between Tarja and Tony Kakko. It's much better than the original version in Angels Fall First (with Tuomas' horrible vocals )

I like both versions, but the remake has alternate lyrics and lacks the original's "My tears wept upon promises undone" line so awesomely delivered by Tuomas.
Rhiannon - 06.03.2013 at 11:43  
Rating: 7
Written by Azarath on 05.03.2013 at 22:48

Written by Rhiannon on 05.03.2013 at 02:09

Nice EP, a true Nightwish fan cannot miss it. My favourite song besides the title track is Astral Romance, which is a great duet between Tarja and Tony Kakko. It's much better than the original version in Angels Fall First (with Tuomas' horrible vocals )

I like both versions, but the remake has alternate lyrics and lacks the original's "My tears wept upon promises undone" line so awesomely delivered by Tuomas.


That album had some pretty ridiculous lyrics, like:

"The moonwitch took me to a ride on a broomstick
Introduced me to her old friend Home Gnome
Told me to keep the sauna warm for him"
(Elvenpath)

and the whole 'Nymphomaniac Fantasia'
Ellrohir - 06.03.2013 at 12:56  
  'Nymphomaniac Fantasia' is wtf lyrics + stolen riff from Running Wild...

and "10th Man Down" is awesome
Azarath - 06.03.2013 at 22:26  
Rating: 8 "Hear the cats meowing in the temple" is one of the most random lyrical moments in Nightwish's catalogue. I still love Angels Fall First though. My 3rd favourite album of theirs.

And Over the Hills and Far Away is a very good EP. Their last release with their "old sound" - after this they went in another direction.

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