Ever Dream - Nightwish - Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish
Label: Spinefarm Records - NIGHTWISHCJ1,Mercury - NIGHTWISHCJ1 • Format: CD Compilation, Promo • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Symphonic Rock, Heavy Metal
Hollow Minds - Disharmony - Soundtrack to Paranoid Minds at a time when Nightwish 's future appeared uncertain because of the shocking departure of charismatic frontwoman and de facto band calling card Tarja TurunenHighest Hopes is a comprehensive greatest-hits collection spanning the chart-topping Finnish pop-metal act's entire first decade.
Summarized in one convenient CD at last, the song set proves that Nightwish were nothing if not consistent -- both in terms of quality and overall style -- throughout the five and a half studio albums recorded during that period.
Yes, enduring early numbers like the Tolkien-esque "Elvenpath," the somewhat preposterous, narration-embellished "The Kinslayer," and the neoclassical metal-by-numbers of "Stargazers" eventually gave way to slightly more refined and restrained pop-metal singles like "Ever Dream," "Wish I Had an Angel," and "Nemo" which, one presumes, was about the submarine captain, not the fishbut the relatively seamless transition between them all is made abundantly clear by the non-chronological order in which they are presented here.
Likewise, with the exception of their still tentative and therefore, on this collection, mostly ignored first album, Nightwish showed equal mastery at composing potent power metal "Sacrament of Wilderness," "Wishmaster," "Dead to the World" and tear-jerking ballads Sin In My Heart - Siouxsie And The Banshees* - Nocturne (VHS) in the Air," "Dead Boy's Poem," "Sleeping Sun" in all phases Ever Dream - Nightwish - Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish their career.
They even took Gary Moore 's generally forgotten '80s nugget "Over the Hills and Far Away" for their own, recording a debatably definitive version that is wisely included in this disc, alongside a brand new recording of Pink Floyd 's "High Hopes. Whatever becomes of the group's trajectory following its popular singer's exit, you can at least take this statement to the bank.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 27, Freedom Introspection Late Night. Track Listing. Wish I Had an Angel. Tuomas Holopainen. The Kingslayer. Ever Dream. Bless the Child. Sleeping Sun. Dead to the World.
Over the Hills and Far Away. Deep Silent Complete. Sacrament of Wilderness. Walking in the Air. Howard Blake. Dead Boy's Poem. High Hopes. David Gilmour. Spotify Amazon. Stargazers Tuomas Holopainen. The Kingslayer Tuomas Holopainen.
Ever Dream Tuomas Holopainen. Elvenpath Tuomas Holopainen. Bless the Child Tuomas Holopainen. Nemo Tuomas Holopainen. Sleeping Sun Tuomas Holopainen. Dead to the World Tuomas Holopainen. Deep Silent Complete Tuomas Holopainen. Sacrament of Wilderness Tuomas Holopainen. Walking in the Air Howard Blake. Wishmaster Tuomas Holopainen. Dead Boy's Poem Tuomas Holopainen. High Hopes David Gilmour.
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