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4.23 | 18 ratings | 3 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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DVD/Video, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The kinslayer
2. She is my sin
3. Deep silent complete
4. The pharaoh sails to Orian
5. Come cover me
6. Wanterlust
7. Crimson tide / Deep blue sea
8. Swanheart
9. Elvenpath
10. FantasMic part 3
11. Dead boy's poem
12. Sacrament of wilderness
13. Walking in the air
14. Beauty & the beast
15. Wishmaster

Total Time: 150:00
Bonus Materials:
- Interviews with Tarja & Tuomas (In Finnish w/subtitles)
- Off-stage footage
- Videos for "Carpenter", "Sleeping Sun", "Kinslayer" live in Argentina and "Walking In The Air" live in Montreal.
- Photo Gallery
- Discography

Line-up / Musicians

- Tuomas Holopainen / synthesizers
- Jukka Nevalainen / drums
- Tarja Turunen / lead vocals
- Sami Vänská / bass
- Emppu Vuorinen / guitar

Releases information

CD (10,000 made) Video - DVD The Foundry C 027 DVD

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(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
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Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars What an excellent rock DVD this one is!! For those of you who like the head-banging stuff, this one is for YOU! Definitely! Quite honest with you, by the time I got this DVD sometime early 2002 I was not into the kind of this music. But man .. Once I watched this DVD, I was really stunned and hooked to the band. I love their soft (but transparent, really!) guitar riffs and enchanting "orchestral" keyboard sound! It's killing mannn ...!! I tell you . it's killing!

For those of you who don't really like head-banging thing, don't worry .. This is not the kind of METALLICA style, it's totally different stuff. You still probably like this DVD. These guys in NIGHTWISH are really virtuoso in creating a melodic prog met music! Open you mind, relax . and enjoy the stuff! If you are into the stuff like DEEP PURPLE or LED ZEPPELIN or URIAH HEEP . it's still accessible for your ears and eyes.

The DVD kicks-off with an orchestral, melodic keyboard work performed by the mastermind of the band Tuomas Holopainen in totally head banging style. I like the audience hysteria to welcome the band on stage. They seem very familiar with the opening track, even all tracks performed. I even had never heard their music the music quite well when I watched the video. Audience clapping at the intro part of the first track has enriched the atmosphere of the show. It must be a fabulous show (I guessed) the first time I watched the opening. The music is full with energy performed in soft and smooth kind of metal. The guitar riff is really stunning, augmented by the melodic keyboard sound. Oh . what a wonderful composition!

The lead singer Tarja Turunen performed her best with "opera" singing style; great voice. Jukka Nevalainen looks after the drum stools in an attractive and dynamic way and has drawn our attention to him due to his energetic appearance. Empu Vuorinen looks after the lead guitar where he produced nice guitar riffs at the right side of the stage. Unfortunately the bass player, Sami Vänská, is rarely appearing on video screen. For sure he was position at the left side of the stage (from audience' view). Tuomas and Tarja were positioned at the center front of the stage.

Track 4 "The pharaoh sails to Orian " brings their music to the next level where the guest singer with "growl" singing style combined with Tarja's voice has made the music is much enjoyable. The music, even though performed in relatively fast tempo with double pedal bass drum, but still under "melodic" scheme. The piano usage in the musical scheme has made the song fruitful with some sort of classical touch. The keyboard sound in some transitions are really stunning.

In "Wanterlust", the combination of lead guitar and keyboard sounds is really fascinating. When Tarja voice comes into play, it makes even better. The chorus line of this track is wonderful. The interlude with keyboard followed by lead guitar is something worth enjoying. Sometimes, the keyboard sound has created a symphonic nuance. The audience is getting hot with this short track.

This band is not only great with progressive metal. They perform very well with a ballad style in "Dead boy's poem". The acoustic guitar opening is really cool. The piano work is also excellent augmented by the boy's poem reading. So melodic and memorable.

The encore of the show is three songs "Walking in the Air", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wishmasster". Again, Tarja invited a guest vocalist under "Beauty and the Beast". Overall, it's a highly recommended DVD to buy. The only shortcoming is probably the camera shooting that sometimes I don't think it shoot the right target for some music segments. Rating: 4.5 / 5. GW, Indonesia.

Review by Tarcisio Moura
5 stars One fo the best DVDs ever! And definitly one of my top ten favorites. Nightwish mix of power metal guitar riffs, dreamy keyboards and female operatic vocals may seem very awkward, but boy, does it works! A very talented band, with two elements that make all the difference: a unique songwriting style and an outstanding singer. This combination set them aside. I remember how hard was to label this band when they first came out, simply because no one else sounded like them. It was sush a fresh a new music!

This DVD was recorded in Helsink by the end of their Wishmaster tour. The band was becoming a international smash, but they were still with that novice´s passion and eager to show the world their power. And they do! Tarja Tarunnen is one of those singers that make history. No female singer has made such an impact to prog music since Annie Haslam from Renaissance. She had a style of her own and proves she is simply one of the greatest female singers of all time. Her technique is absolute perfect, her voice is beautiful and her stage perfomeance is stunning. She leads the whole show with such a confidence you can´t deny her sincerity..

But it would be unfair not to give the other band members their due credit, specially mastermind Tuomas Holopainen, who wriites most of the songs. He displays a fine symphonic keyboard work together with guitarrist Emppu and drummer Jukka. Bassist Sami may not move too much, but he does his job very well too. You can see by the smiles in their faces they are having the time of their lives and it shows through the whole performance. Some people may complain the use of sampling for the orchestral and choir parts, but really this is part of their music and at the time they did not have the money to pay for a live orchestra or choir. Highlights? Too many to mention, I guess. Maybe Tarja´s stunning perfomance in Swansong. but again, it is only a personal taste. Actually the set list is very well balanced and includes the majority of their classics. Lightining, sound and effects are very well done, helped by Tarja´s beauty and incredible charisma. All this fueled by the powerful response of the audience.

In other words, one of those rare DVDs that can satisfy even the most demanding fan. A classic that shows a very unique band at their best. Highly recommended!

A curio: although the show was recorded in Finland, the DVD´s cover was shot in São Paulo, Brazil (where they have a fanatical following, as you may see).

Review by Finnforest
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars THIS is the Nightwish DVD to see!

Watching the newer "End of an Era" DVD next to this, it is impossible not to notice the differences in mood between the two, the looks on faces, the body language. "End" was a good show but it was obvious there was tension. This DVD on the other hand is a joyous rock show with Tarja and the Boys clearly working together as a team and likely still as friends, the atmosphere on the stage is much more festive. The material is also much stronger here. I have not heard all of these Nightwish studio albums but I prefer the material on this show to the "End" show. There were some killer combinations of brilliant symphonic metal with Tarja's stunningly beautiful operatic voice. She is easily the best female vocalist I have heard fronting a rock/metal band in some time-imagine a classically trained, expressive, emotional vocal up against these adventurous, powerful goth-metal mini-suites. Tuomas in fact mentions that in the interview that he writes the songs almost as miniature soundtracks. It really is something to see. I believe Tuomas writes most of the material and I must say there are some nice songs here. The Boys in the band are monster as well, most notable are the powerful drumming and lead guitar. While Tarja gets much of the attention from the audience it is worth noting the amazing individual performances around her.

One area where this DVD falls short of "Era" is in the budget and production aspects. There are clearly some poor shooting/editing choices here. The later show had the advantage of their fatter bank accounts and the audio/video quality and stage production grew up as well. But that can't substitute for catching Nightwish at the peak of their power, which is this DVD. This is not typically the kind of music I listen to but I really, thoroughly enjoyed every second of this show. Great stuff! The extras include two good videos with a decidedly cold Scandinavian-metal feel to them, some live tracks, interviews with Tarja and Tuomas, and photo gallery. 3 ½ but rounding up on this one for being one of the most entertaining metal shows I've seen combined with the unique vocal talent. I have not heard their new album but watching this show I cannot believe they threw away this vocalist-things must have been pretty bad for them not to try to resolve their differences. I understand there is quite a debate about whether Nightwish even belongs at a progressive site like ours-while I won't take that up in a review I have to point out what another reviewer mentioned: he said the whole thing is "wonderfully over-the-top" and it certainly is. You should come to Nightwish expecting to let the bombast wash over you without questioning relevance, and you might find yourself enjoying something you didn't think you would. As was the case with me. I don't know if their albums are great but I can say that this live performance is worth seeing.

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