Infinite (Stratovarius album)

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Infinite
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released March 28, 2000 (2000-03-28)[1]
Recorded September–December 1999 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland
Genre Power metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal, neo-classical metal
Length 49:54
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Timo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
The Chosen Ones
(1999)
Infinite
(2000)
14 Diamonds
(2000)
Singles from Infinite
  1. "Hunting High and Low"
    Released: 2000
  2. "A Million Light Years Away"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Infinite is the eighth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on March 28, 2000 through Nuclear Blast (Europe) and Victor Entertainment (Japan). It reached #1 on that year's Finnish Albums Chart and remained on that chart for nine weeks.[2] 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 listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hunting High and Low"   Timo Kotipelto Timo Tolkki 4:08
2. "Millennium"   Tolkki Tolkki 4:09
3. "Mother Gaia"   Tolkki Tolkki 8:18
4. "Phoenix"   Tolkki Tolkki 6:13
5. "Glory of the World"   Jens Johansson Johansson 4:53
6. "A Million Light Years Away"   Tolkki Tolkki 5:19
7. "Freedom"   Tolkki Tolkki 5:03
8. "Infinity"   Tolkki Tolkki 9:22
9. "Celestial Dream"   Tolkki Tolkki 2:29
Total length:
49:54

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Certification Sales/
shipments[3]
Finnish Albums Chart [4] 1 Gold [5] 21,907
German Albums Chart [6] 28
Japanese Albums Chart [7] 29
Greek Albums Chart (2010) [8] 32
Italian Albums Chart [9] 34
Swedish Albums Chart [9] 63 Gold [5] 19,578
Polish Albums Chart [9] 71

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai[edit]

Video game composer Kenji Yamamoto copied three songs from the album with minor changes. The songs "Hunting High and Low", "Glory to the World", and "Infinity" can be heard with minor changes but not performed by nor with consent of the band. In 2011, Toei Animation released an official statement claiming that Yamamoto may have infringed on copyrights and subsequently re-released the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series with new music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Infinite - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  2. ^ "Stratovarius - Infinite (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  3. ^ Certification award levels IFPI. Retrieved August, 2009.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stratovarius - Infinite". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Kulta- ja platinalevyt". Ifpi.fi. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  7. ^ "インフィニット ストラトヴァリウスのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Stratovarius - Infinite". greekcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  9. ^ a b c "Charteinstiege - Nuclear Blast". Nuclearblast.de. Retrieved 2012-03-23.