Infinite (Stratovarius album)

  (Redirected from A Million Light Years Away)

Infinite is the eighth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 28 February 2000 through Nuclear Blast (Europe)[1] and Victor Entertainment (Japan). The album reached No. 1 on the Finnish albums chart and remained on that chart for nine weeks,[1] as well as reaching the top 100 in six other countries. "Hunting High and Low" and "A Million Light Years Away" were released as singles, reaching No. 4 and 14 respectively on the Finnish singles chart.[3][5] Infinite was certified Platinum in June 2013, with 21,907 copies sold.[8]

Infinite
Strato Infinite2.jpg
Cover art by Derek Riggs
Studio album by
Released28 February 2000 (2000-02-28)[1]
RecordedSeptember–December 1999
StudioFinnvox Studios, Helsinki; Hästfittan Estate
Genre
Length49:54[2]
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerTimo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
Destiny
(1998)
Infinite
(2000)
Intermission
(2001)
Singles from Infinite
  1. "Hunting High and Low" / "Millennium""
    Released: 2000[3][4]
  2. "A Million Light Years Away" / "Celestial Dream"
    Released: 2000[5][6]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[7]

Four bonus tracks were made available for different international editions: "Why Are We Here?", "It's a Mystery", "What Can I Say" and "Keep the Flame", all of which were later released on the band's 2001 compilation album Intermission.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Hunting High and Low"Timo KotipeltoTimo Tolkki4:08
2."Millennium"TolkkiTolkki4:09
3."Mother Gaia"TolkkiTolkki8:18
4."Phoenix"TolkkiTolkki6:13
5."Glory of the World"Jens JohanssonJohansson4:53
6."A Million Light Years Away"TolkkiTolkki5:19
7."Freedom"TolkkiTolkki5:03
8."Infinity"TolkkiTolkki9:22
9."Celestial Dream"TolkkiTolkki2:29
Total length:49:54
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."What Can I Say"KotipeltoKotipelto5:12
Limited vinyl/box set edition bonus track
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."It's a Mystery"KotipeltoTolkki4:04
11."Why Are We Here?"JohanssonJohansson4:43
Limited edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."Neon Light Child"TolkkiTolkki5:06
11."Hunting High and Low" (demo)KotipeltoTolkki4:19
12."Millennium" (demo)TolkkiTolkki4:10
French edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."It's a Mystery"Timo TolkkiTimo Tolkki4:05
11."Phoenix" (demo)TolkkiTolkki5:54
12."Keep the Flame"JohanssonJohansson2:47

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Finnish albums chart[1] 1
German albums chart[1] 28
Greek albums chart[1] 32
Italian albums chart[9] 34
Japanese albums chart[10] 29
Polish albums chart[9] 71
Swedish albums chart[9] 63

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart Peak position
2000 "Hunting High and Low" Finnish singles chart 4[3]
"A Million Light Years Away" 14[5]

CertificationsEdit

Year Certification Region Sales/shipments
2013 Platinum Finland 21,907[8][11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stratovarius - Infinite (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  2. ^ Infinite (CD release "NB 464-2").
  3. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - Hunting High And Low (song)" Archived 2012-10-19 at the Wayback Machine. finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  4. ^ "Stratovarius – Hunting High And Low". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  5. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - A Million Light Years Away (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  6. ^ "Stratovarius – A Million Light Years Away". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  7. ^ "Infinite - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  8. ^ a b "Stratovarius" Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  9. ^ a b c "Charteinstiege 2000". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  10. ^ "インフィニット". (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  11. ^ "International Certification Award levels Updated June 2013". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-11-10.

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