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2007 digitally remastered UK reissue edition with four bonus tracks. The Finnish symphonic metal band's sophomore album comes with four pieces that didn't appear on the original issue: The previous Japanese-only track 'Nightquest', an alt version of 'Sleeping Sun', 'Swanheart' and 'The Pharaoh Sails to Orion'. The package includes an extensive booklet with new sleeve notes, photos and details about the band. Spinefarm.
2007 digitally remastered UK reissue edition with four bonus tracks. The Finnish symphonic metal band's sophomore album comes with four pieces that didn't appear on the original issue: The previous Japanese-only track 'Nightquest', an alt version of 'Sleeping Sun', 'Swanheart' and 'The Pharaoh Sails to Orion'. The package includes an extensive booklet with new sleeve notes, photos and details about the band. Spinefarm.
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Oceanborn
Artist: Nightwish
Format: CD
New: Available $26.99
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2007 digitally remastered UK reissue edition with four bonus tracks. The Finnish symphonic metal band's sophomore album comes with four pieces that didn't appear on the original issue: The previous Japanese-only track 'Nightquest', an alt version of 'Sleeping Sun', 'Swanheart' and 'The Pharaoh Sails to Orion'. The package includes an extensive booklet with new sleeve notes, photos and details about the band. Spinefarm.

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''Oceanborn'' is the second album of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released in December 1998 in Finland, and in the Spring of 1999 worldwide. ''Oceanborn'' is very different from its predecessor, the sound is much more towards power metal than ''Angels Fall First''. The folk influence from ''Angels Fall First'' can still be heard on some parts, especially in the instrumental "Moondance".

Most of the album is fantasy-themed with tracks like "Swanheart" and "Walking in the Air" (a cover from the animated motion picture, The Snowman), however other songs such as "Gethsemane" have a more religious feel to them. In addition, there are also some theatrical tracks like "Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean". ''Oceanborn'' is among their darker albums, making use of the harsh vocals of Tapio Wilska in the songs "The Pharaoh Sails to Orion" and "Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean".

Since the album's release, "Sacrament of Wilderness" has remained a fan-favorite at concerts, and it's still performed often. Both "Sleeping Sun" and "Walking in the Air" have also been performed often on shows, but "Stargazers" has been dropped since vocalist Tarja Turunen's dismissal in 2005. "Walking in the Air" returned to the live setlist of the band at September 19, 2009 at Hartwall Arena, this time as an acoustic song and sung by the current vocalist Anette Olzon. The "hoi'ing" in otherwise instrumental "Moondance" is sung by Jukka Nevalainen, Tuomas Holopainen and Tapio Wilska, making it the only Nightwish song with vocals by Nevalainen. ''Oceanborn'' has sold more than 68,000 copies in Finland alone. - Wikipedia

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