Best Of (2CD)
Release Date: 20/05/2016
It happens rarely nowadays, especially in metal, that a band creates one magic song after the other. Stratovarius are one of the few exceptions. 29 of those
exceptions (and there could have been more!) can be found on Stratovarius’ longest and greatest “Best Of”.
All hand-picked by the band and adding up to 2 ½ hours of pure Stratovarius bliss, the songs give metal fans and those to be a great selection on the band’s
impressive work, including classics such as “Black Diamond”, “Hunting High And Low” and “Speed Of Light” as well as more recent material such as the most
streamed song in the band’s history “Unbreakable” and “Shine In The Dark” from their recent studio album “Eternal”.
All songs are remastered by the band’s long-time companion Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios.
Jens Johansson adds: “It’s been 20 years since the Episode album, we’re all getting older but this stuff sounds as fresh as ever. Could it be that Stratovarius has
discovered the fountain of Eternal Youth!? You may feel younger, but we can’t actually (legally) promise you’ll be younger after listening to this best-of album,
but we can guarantee one thing: when you put it through your speakers, it will play Until the End of Days!!
To me it’s a testament to the fact that paying attention to song writing and production was expensive, but so worth it. The songs, the sound and the performances
really have stood the test of time.”
The “Best Of” is going to be released as 2CD Standard Edition, Digital and as 3CD Limited Edition in a high quality packaging including the exclusive 60 minute
bonus CD “Live At Wacken 2015”. Both editions include liner notes written by exceptional keyboardist Jens Johansson as well as rare picture material from the
band’s private archive.
As a special treat, the “Best Of” includes the brand new song “Until The End Of Days” from the current band line up consisting of Timo Kotipelto, Jens Johansson,
Mattias Kupainen, Lauri Porra and Rolf Pilve.
1. Until The End Of Days (brand new song)
2. My Eternal Dream
4. Speed Of Light
5. S.O.S .
6. Forever Free
7. Wings Of Tomorrow
8. No Turning Back
9. Break The Ice
10. Distant Skies
11. Will The Sun Rise?
12. A Million Light Years Away
13. Under Flaming Skies
14. Darkest Hours
15. Winter Skies
16. I Walk To My Own Song
17. Maniac Dance
1. Halcyon Days
2. Will My Soul Ever Rest In Peace?
5. Deep Unknown
7. Black Diamond
8. If The Story Is Over
11. Shine In The Dark
12. Hunting High And Low