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The second EP by legendary Finnish Symphonic Power Metal band.
The EP has two new songs (“Tenth Man Down” and “Away”) and a remake of "Angels Fall First"'s “Astral Romance”, sung by Tony Kakko beside Tarja Turunen. The title song, “Over The Hill And Far Away”, is by Northern Irish singer and guitarist Gary Moore, and has backing vocals by Tuomas Holopainen and Kakko. Tapio Wilska sings on "10th Man Down".
Bassist Sami Vänskä left the band after its recording, due to musical differences between him and Tuomas Holopainen. He was replaced by the bassist and male vocalist, Marko Hietala.
The EP debuted at number one on the Finnish Singles Chart and spent twelve weeks in the top three, topping it for another four weeks and spending six weeks at number two. It charted for a total of 49 weeks, including two weeks in early 2004.
The EP has been awarded double-Platinum certification in Finland and has sold over 36,000 copies to date, becoming the sixth-best-selling Single of all time in Finland. "Over The Hills And Far Away" entered also the European charts, in the Top 100 of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland.
Re-release contains six live tracks, taken from the live DVD "From Wishes To Eternity", recorded in Tampere, Finland, on 29 December 2000.
Vertigo/Capitol, a division of Universal Music GmbH /Spinefarm Records, 2001/2016 (0602537389711). Made in EU. Pressed in Austria.
1. Over The Hills And Far Away (Gary Moore cover) 5:03
2. 10th Man Down 5:20
3. Away 4:32
4. Astral Romance 5:18
5. The Kinslayer (Live) 4:12
6. She Is My Sin (Live) 4:45
7. Sacrament Of Wilderness (Live) 5:01
8. Walking In The Air (Live) 5:08
9. Wishmaster (Live) 4:44
10. Deep Silent Complete (Live) 4:38
Total playing time: 48:41 min.