Official Collector's Edition re-release of the second full-length studio album by the legendary Finnish Symphonic Power Metal band.
Released in December 1998 in Finland and in the spring of 1999 worldwide, the album marked a definitive change in musical scope for Nightwish from their Folk-laden roots in "Angels Fall First", showcasing a more bombastic, Power Metal-oriented sound with faster tempos, harmonic guitar/keyboard leads, and plenty of double-bass-heavy drumwork. "Oceanborn"'s sound hearkens a more dramatic approach in the overall musical scope, mostly relegated to the Symphonic keyboard work and lead singer Tarja Turunen's vocals.
"Oceanborn" has sold more than 68,000 copies in Finland. The single "Sleeping Sun" was released in August 1999, and the song has been included in every re-issue of the album since then. The album was released in the US by Century Media in March 2001.
Up to this days, Nightwish has never been able to repeat the magic that was present on this release, it is truly something that transcends the sub-genre it is lumped into!!
Nightwish Reloaded Series. Released in a standard transparent jewel case with 16-page booklet.
Spinefarm Records U.K./Spin-farm Records Oy, a Universal Music Group Company, 2007 (0602517449213). Made in the EU. Re-press.
01. Stargazers 4:27
02. Gethsemane 5:21
03. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean 4:46
04. Sacrament Of Wilderness 4:12
05. Passion And The Opera 4:50
06. Swanheart 4:44
07. Moondance 3:31
08. The Riddler 5:16
09. The Pharaoh Sails To Orion 6:27
10. Walking In The Air 5:28
11. Sleeping Sun 4:01
12. Nightquest 4:15
13. Sleeping Sun (Live) 4:31
14. Swanheart (Live) 3:55
15. The Pharaoh Sails To Orion (Live) 6:39