Nightwish - Over the Hills and Far Away

Over the Hills and Far Away is the first EP by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released in 2001 by both Spinefarm Records and Drakkar Records. The bassist Sami Vanska would leave the band after the recording of this CD, due to musical differences between him and Tuomas, and was replaced by the current bassist and male vocalist, Marco Hietala.

The EP has two new songs and a remake of Angels Fall First's "Astral Romance", sung by Tony Kakko beside Tarja Turunen. The title song is a cover from the Northern Irish singer and guitarist Gary Moore, and has backing vocals by Tuomas Holopainen, Tapio Wilska and Kakko; Wilska also sings on "10th Man Down".

 

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