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Oceanborn is a symphonic power metal album and the second studio album by Nightwish. It was published on 1998-12-07. Many of the songs have a nautical theme which romanticizes early seafaring and exploration.

I learned about Nightwish after checking out the MySpace profile of a young woman I met at the Renaissance Festival with whom I was smitten by. She had them listed as one of her favorite bands, so I used Kazaa to download some of their songs, and the first one I listened to was Stargazers, which I immediately loved.


I do no own this album.

Track Listing

Track Title Composer Vocals
01 Stargazers Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen
02 Gethsemane Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen
03 Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen, Tapio Wilska
04 Sacrament of Wilderness Tuomas Holopainen, Emppu Vuorinen Tarja Turunen
05 Passion and the Opera Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen
06 Swanheart Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen
07 Moondance Tuomas Holopainen Instrumental
08 The Riddler Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen
09 The Pharaoh Sails to Orion Tuomas Holopainen Tarja Turunen, Tapio Wilska
10 Walking In the Air Howard Blake Tarja Turunen

Later releases of this album contain the single Sleeping Sun as track 11.

Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 Swanheart 10
2 Stargazers 9
3 Walking In the Air 6
4 Sacrament of Wilderness 6
5 Gethsemance 5
6 Moondance 2
7 Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean 1
8 Passion and the Opera 1
9 The Riddler 1
10 The Pharaoh Sails to Orion 1

The album's total score is 854.


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