Episode (Stratovarius album)

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Episode
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released 22 April 1996 (1996-04-22)[1]
Recorded October 1995 – February 1996 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 62:56[2]
Label Noise
Producer Timo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
Fourth Dimension
(1995)
Episode
(1996)
Visions
(1997)
Singles from Episode
  1. "Father Time" / "Uncertainty"
    Released: 1996 (1996)[3]
  2. "Will the Sun Rise?"
    Released: 1996 (1996)[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[5]

Episode is the fifth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 22 April 1996 through Noise Records. It is the first Stratovarius album to feature keyboardist Jens Johansson and drummer Jörg Michael, both of whom would form part of the band's most stable line-up for nine years. The album reached No. 21 on the Finnish albums chart and remained on that chart for six weeks.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Father Time"   Timo Kotipelto, Richard Johnson Timo Tolkki 5:01
2. "Will the Sun Rise?"   Kotipelto Tolkki 5:06
3. "Eternity"   Kotipelto Tolkki 6:55
4. "Episode"   (instrumental) Tolkki 2:01
5. "Speed of Light"   Kotipelto Tolkki 3:03
6. "Uncertainty"   Kotipelto Kotipelto 5:59
7. "Season of Change"   Tolkki Tolkki 6:56
8. "Stratosphere"   (instrumental) Tolkki 4:51
9. "Babylon"   Tolkki Tolkki 7:09
10. "Tomorrow"   Johnson Tolkki 4:51
11. "Night Time Eclipse"   Kotipelto Tolkki 7:58
12. "Forever"   Tolkki Tolkki 3:06

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1996 Finnish albums chart 21[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - Episode (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  2. ^ Episode (CD release "TT 022-2").
  3. ^ "Stratovarius – Father Time". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  4. ^ "Stratovarius – Will The Sun Rise?". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  5. ^ Ravelin, Antti J. "Episode - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-11-05.

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