Wishmaster [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Antti J. Ravelin
Oceanborn wasn't just a hit in Finland, it also opened new doors for Nightwish abroad. So naturally, the pressure to come up with a comparable sophomore album was enormous. Rarely does a band fulfill the demands of a second album successfully, and Nightwish is no exception. Even though Wishmaster is mainly targeted to radio and pop audiences, it does succeed somewhat. Even more demanding listeners will find this as enjoyable as they did Oceanborn, but Wishmaster isn't as consistent as that album was. The same patterns repeat, and every track's hook is based on a powerful intro and a simple chorus. Their charm is in their overflowing drama and, as it was on their first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Antti J. Ravelin
Oceanborn wasn't just a hit in Finland, it also opened new doors for Nightwish abroad. So naturally, the pressure to come up with a comparable sophomore album was enormous. Rarely does a band fulfill the demands of a second album successfully, and Nightwish is no exception. Even though Wishmaster is mainly targeted to radio and pop audiences, it does succeed somewhat. Even more demanding listeners will find this as enjoyable as they did Oceanborn, but Wishmaster isn't as consistent as that album was. The same patterns repeat, and every track's hook is based on a powerful intro and a simple chorus. Their charm is in their overflowing drama and, as it was on their first album, the whole concept can be described as "operatic metal." It may sound inventive and full of potential for a while, but as a whole album (and with this release it's two albums), it can be a little annoying, even frustrating. Still, a lot of listeners will enjoy it; after all, it does have its moments. [A Japanese version included bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • UPC: 602517449350
  • Catalog Number: 9350

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Is My Sin (4:46)
  2. 2 The Kinslayer (3:58)
  3. 3 Come Cover Me (4:34)
  4. 4 Wanderlust (4:50)
  5. 5 Two for Tragedy (3:50)
  6. 6 Wishmaster (4:24)
  7. 7 Bare Grace Misery (3:41)
  8. 8 Crownless (4:28)
  9. 9 Deep Silent Complete (3:57)
  10. 10 Dead Boy's Poem (6:47)
  11. 11 Fantasmic (8:22)
  12. 12 Sleepwalker (2:57)
  13. 13 Wanderlust (4:32)
  14. 14 Deep Silent Complete (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nightwish Primary Artist
Tuomas Holopainen Synthesizer
Tarja Turunen Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen Guitar
Sami Vänskä Bass
Jukka Nevalainen Percussion, Drums
Anssi Honkanen Bass
Mattias Kaila Tenor Saxophone
Kimmo Kallio Baritone
Ville Laaksonen Tenor Saxophone
Esa Lehtinen Flute
Technical Credits
Markus Mayer Cover Art
Mikko Karmila Engineer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Curtis Evans Reissue Design
Dante Bonutto Liner Notes
Tero Kinnunen Arranger, Producer, Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is my all time fav CD. Tarja's voice is out of this world! I love every single song! Two For Tragedy is my fav song. I recommend this CD to every Nightwish fan!

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