Elements, Pt. 1

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Elements Pt. 1
Cover art by Derek Riggs
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released 27 January 2003 (2003-01-27)[1]
Recorded April–September 2002 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki
Genre Power metal, neoclassical metal, symphonic metal
Length 61:58[2]
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Timo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
Intermission
(2001)
Elements Pt. 1
(2003)
Elements Pt. 2
(2003)
Singles from Elements Pt. 1
  1. "Eagleheart"
    Released: 25 November 2002 (2002-11-25)[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]

Elements Pt. 1 is the ninth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 22 January 2003 through Nuclear Blast. The album reached No. 2 on the Finnish albums chart,[1] as well as reaching the top 100 in four other countries. "Eagleheart" was released as a single, also reaching No. 2 on the Finnish singles chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Timo Tolkki, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Eagleheart" (lyrics: Tolkki, Timo Kotipelto) 3:50
2. "Soul of a Vagabond"   7:22
3. "Find Your Own Voice"   5:12
4. "Fantasia"   9:56
5. "Learning to Fly"   6:22
6. "Papillon"   7:00
7. "Stratofortress" (instrumental) 3:25
8. "Elements"   12:00
9. "A Drop in the Ocean"   6:51
Total length:
61:58

Personnel[edit]

Stratovarius[edit]

Additional credits[edit]

  • Jonas Rannila – choir vocals (track 6)
  • Veijo Laine – accordion (track 4), arrangement (Joensuu City Orchestra), production (orchestra)
  • Juha Ikonen – orchestral leading
  • Mongo Aaltonen – orchestral percussion
  • Riku Niemi – orchestral percussion, conducting, production (orchestra)
  • Hilkka Kangasniemi – choirmaster
  • Mikko Karmila – engineering, mixing
  • Petri Pyykkönen – engineering (orchestra)
  • Juha Heininen – engineering (choir)
  • Mika Jussila – mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Finnish albums chart 2[1]
German albums chart 27[1]
French albums chart 42[1]
Swedish albums chart 46[1]
Swiss albums chart 91[1]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
2002 "Eagleheart" Finnish singles chart 2[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Stratovarius - Elements Pt. 1 (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
  2. ^ Elements Pt. 1 (CD release "Nuclear Blast 27361 10372").
  3. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - Eagleheart (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
  4. ^ "Elements, Pt. 1 - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-03.

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