NIGHTWISH: 'Highest Hopes' To Receive North American Release In October

Century Media Records has set an October 31 North American release date for NIGHTWISH's "Highest Hopes – The Best of Nightwish". Originally released in Europe by Spinefarm Records, the collection spans the band’s recording career. Certified double platinum in Finland, "Highest Hopes" debuted No. 1 on the Finnish charts, and in the top 25 across Europe. In 2005 the album helped to secure NIGHTWISH the 2005 Best Finnish Artist award and the award for the top-selling Finnish album of 2005. Making their domestic premiere are songs "Walking In The Air", "Deep Silent Complete", "Sleeping Sun" and "Ever Dream", heretofore only available on hard-to-find and limited import singles for North American fans. The collection also includes the first and second singles from the "Once" album. "Nemo", the first single debuted at No. 1 on the German charts, stayed in the U.K. charts for more than a year, received the "2004 Best Song" award from Germany's Rockantenne and helped propel the band's 2004 album "Once" to triple platinum in Finland, platinum status in Germany and gold in Greece and Sweden. The second single, "Wish I Had An Angel", debuted in both the Finnish and German charts at No. 1 and appeared in the soundtrack for the movie "Alone In The Dark".

"Highest Hopes – The Best of Nightwish" track listing:

01. Wish I Had an Angel
02. Stargazers
03. The Kinslayer
04. Ever Dream
05. Elvenpath
06. Bless the Child
07. Nemo
08. Sleeping Sun (2005 version)
09. Dead to the World
10. Over The Hills And Far Away
11. Deep Silent Complete
12. Sacrament of Wilderness
13. Walking in the Air
14. Wishmaster
15. Dead Boy’s Poem
16. High Hopes

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