Fugazi Posted September 17, 2020 Share Posted September 17, 2020 Angels Fall First (1997) Track list (with relevant threads when available) Original Finnish limited-edition release: Astral Romance (lyrics) Angels Fall First (lyrics) The Carpenter (lyrics) 🎞️ official video Nymphomaniac Fantasia (lyrics) Once Upon A Troubadour (lyrics) (Note 1) A Return To The Sea (lyrics) (Note 1) Lappi (Lapland) (lyrics) Erämaajärvi Witchdrums This Moment Is Eternity Etiäinen Standard international release: (Note 1) Elvenpath (lyrics) Beauty And The Beast (lyrics) The Carpenter Astral Romance Angels Fall First Tutankhamen (lyrics) Nymphomaniac Fantasia Know Why The Nightingale Sings? (lyrics) Lappi (Lapland) Erämaajärvi Witchdrums This Moment Is Eternity Etiäinen Related tracks (original 1996 demo): (Note 2) Nightwish (lyrics) Forever Moments (lyrics) Etiäinen (instrumental with spoken word by Tuomas) Notes: "Once Upon A Troubadour" and "A Return To The Sea" were included as bonus tracks on many regional releases or reissues of "Angels Fall First", some as early as 1999, and on compilations such as "Wishmastour 2000" (2000), "Bless The Child" (2002), and the extended version of "Highest Hopes" (2005). Recorded for promotional purposes and initially unreleased. Included on the 2007 "Nightwish Reloaded" reissue of "Angels Fall First". Also made available as downloads with a code provided in the booklet of a 2002 Limited Edition release of Century Child. From the band: from http://nightwishtaikatalvi.epizy.com/article5.html (1998 Eternity Magazine interview) Tuomas: I love fantasy literature & movies, fairy-tales and staff so in "Elvenpath" I just wanted to give honour to the imaginative worlds already created or yet to be found. "Beauty and the Beast" is a sad true story, need I say more... "The Carpenter' is a very dismal and bitter song as far as the lyrics are concerned. It deals with my aspects over religious issues and the hypocracy, which is a spreading disease in today's world. "Astral Romance" was the first heavy song ever written for Nightwish, and the lyrics reflect from the band's name. Again a sad true story in "Angels Fall First". "Tutankhamen" is an Egyptian dream of mine. "Nymphomaniac Fantasies" should be thrown to the deepest pit found on this earth. Infidelity and disloyalty are the worst sins that mankind has created and I wanted to express my feelings in the form of music. The result turned out to be rather corny (*hmmm really?), however... "Know Why The Nightingale Sings" is a song about freedom, dreams and my sister's hobby. That's it. I love Finnish landscapes and nature, especially in lapland. "Lappi" was born after I was hiking there one summer. It was a great experience. from reddit (quoted from a 2011 interview yet to be identified) Know Why The Nightingale Sings Tuomas: "I remember this song because my Sister, she’s a parachute jumper and teacher. And I once asked her like 12 years ago, what’s so good about jumping of a plane and flying in the air? What’s the feeling? Why do you do it? Her answer was “why does the Nightingale sing?” And we have never talked about it since. This is a true story. It really made me think and that’s what the song is about as well." from http://nightwishtaikatalvi.epizy.com/article8.html (1998 Entry Magazine interview) Nymphomaniac Fantasia Tuomas: As for the song, i have few excuses. I've always felt that infinity and disloyalty are one the worst sins mankind has created, and these things make me angry and sad. So i wanted to express those feelings again in a musical form, but the result turned out rather funny. Lyrics and music don't work the way they should, but the language at the end of the song is always good for a laugh - even if i didn't mean it. Lappi (Lapland) Tuomas: I love this country very much and, as i said before, its nature. Maybe it's because i've live my whole life in the country surrounded by forests and lakes, so it's all natural for me. Lapland is one of my many passions and it is the most awesome and magical place i have ever been, so it was a must to bring it into a musical form. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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