Over the Hills and Far Away (album)


Over the Hills and Far Away (album)
Over the Hills and Far Away
EP by Nightwish
Released June 2001 (Finland)
Genre Power metal
Length 20:22
Label Drakkar, Spinefarm, Century Media
Producer Tero Kinnunen, Nightwish
Nightwish chronology
Wishmaster
(2000)
Over the Hills and Far Away
(2001)
Century Child
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars
Metal Storm 9/10 stars [2]
ProgressiveWorld.net 8/10 stars [3]
Sea of Tranquility 4/5 stars [4]

Over the Hills and Far Away is the first EP by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released in 2001 by both Spinefarm Records and Drakkar Records. The bassist Sami Vänskä would leave the band after the recording of this CD, due to musical differences between him and Tuomas, and was replaced by the current bassist and male vocalist, Marco Hietala.[5]

The editions by Drakkar and Century Media bring different live tracks from the live album and DVD From Wishes to Eternity, recorded at Tampere, Finland, on December 29, 2000.[6]

The EP debuted at number one on the Finnish Singles Chart and spent twelve weeks in the top three, topping it for another four weeks and spending six weeks at number two. It charted for a total of 49 weeks, including two weeks in early 2004.[7] The EP was awarded double-platinum certification in Finland in 2006 and has sold over 36,000 copies to date, becoming the sixth-best-selling single of all time in Finland.[8][9] Over the Hills and Far Away entered also the European charts, in the Top 100 of Germany, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland.[citation needed]

The EP has two new songs and a remake of Angels Fall First's "Astral Romance", sung by Tony Kakko beside Tarja Turunen. The title song is a cover from the Northern Irish singer and guitarist Gary Moore, and has backing vocals by Tuomas Holopainen, Tapio Wilska and Kakko; Wilska also sings on "10th Man Down".

Contents

Track listing

Title Writers Length
1. "Over the Hills and Far Away" (Gary Moore Cover) Gary Moore 5:03
2. "10th Man Down" (feat. Tapio Wilska) Holopainen 5:24
3. "Away" Holopainen 4:33
4. "Astral Romance" (re-recorded) (feat. Tony Kakko) Holopainen 5:22

Credits

The band

Guests

Crew

  • Tero Kinnunen - Producer, Mixing
  • Mikko Karmila - Engineer
  • Sami Vänskä - Cover designer
  • Tomi Laurén - Illustrations
  • Cartography by some "Raised In The Barrel" Spinedude

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (album) — Album par Nightwish Sortie 2001 Enregistrement Caverock and Finnvox Studios, février mars 2001 Genre Power metal Label Spinefarm Records …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Over the Hills and Far Away — may refer to: Music Over the Hills and Far Away (traditional song), an 18th century song recently used as the signature theme for the TV series Sharpe Over the Hills Far Away: The Music of Sharpe, album Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin… …   Wikipedia

  • Over the Hills and Far Away — Album par Nightwish Sortie 2001 Enregistrement Caverock and Finnvox Studios, février mars 2001 Genre(s) Power metal Label Spinefarm Records …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin song) — Over the Hills and Far Away Single by Led Zeppelin from the album Houses of the Holy …   Wikipedia

  • Over the Hills and Far Away — Extended Play von Nightwish Veröffentlichung 2001 Label Drakkar Entertainment, Spinefarm Re …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Over The Hills And Far Away — (single) Over The Hills And Far Away Maxi (extended play) par Nightwish extrait de l’album Over The Hills And Far Away Sortie Mai 2001 Durée 51 min 12 s Genre(s) Metal symphonique Power Metal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (single) — Over The Hills And Far Away Maxi (extended play) par Nightwish extrait de l’album Over The Hills And Far Away Sortie Mai 2001 Durée 51 min 12 s Genre(s) Metal symphonique Power Metal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (EP) — Over The Hills And Far Away EP par Nightwish extrait de l’album Over The Hills And Far Away Sortie Mai 2001 Durée 51 min 12 s Genre Metal symphonique Power Metal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (canción) — «Over the Hills and Far Away» Sencillo de Led Zeppelin del álbum Houses of the Holy Lado B Dancing Days Formato Disco de vinilo Género(s) Hard rock, folk rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • Over the Hills and Far Away (song) — Infobox Single Name = Over the Hills and Far Away Caption = Artist = Led Zeppelin from Album = Houses of the Holy B side = Dancing Days Released = March 28 1973 May 24 1973 (7 single release date) track no = 2 Recorded = 1972 Format …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.