Infinite (Stratovarius album)

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Infinite
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released 28 February 2000 (2000-02-28)[1]
Recorded September–December 1999 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki; Hästfittan Estate
Genre Power metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal, neo-classical metal
Length 49:54[2]
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" / "Millennium""
    Released: 2000 (2000)[3][4]
  2. "A Million Light Years Away" / "Celestial Dream"
    Released: 2000 (2000)[5][6]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[7]

Infinite is the eighth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 28 February 2000 through Nuclear Blast (Europe)[1] and Victor Entertainment (Japan). The album reached No. 1 on the Finnish albums chart and remained on that chart for nine weeks,[1] as well as reaching the top 100 in six other countries. "Hunting High and Low" and "A Million Light Years Away" were released as singles, reaching No. 4 and 14 respectively on the Finnish singles chart.[3][5] Infinite was certified Platinum in June 2013, with 21,907 copies sold.[8]

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]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
2000 Finnish albums chart 1[1]
German albums chart 28[1]
Japanese albums chart 29[9]
Greek albums chart 32[1]
Italian albums chart 34[10]
Swedish albums chart 63[10]
Polish albums chart 71[10]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Peak position
2000 "Hunting High and Low" Finnish singles chart 4[3]
"A Million Light Years Away" 14[5]

Certifications[edit]

Year Certification Region Sales/shipments
2013 Platinum Finland 21,907[8][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stratovarius - Infinite (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  2. ^ Infinite (CD release "NB 464-2").
  3. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - Hunting High And Low (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  4. ^ "Stratovarius – Hunting High And Low". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  5. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - A Million Light Years Away (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  6. ^ "Stratovarius – A Million Light Years Away". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  7. ^ "Infinite - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  8. ^ a b "Stratovarius". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  9. ^ "インフィニット". (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  10. ^ a b c "Charteinstiege 2000". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  11. ^ "International Certification Award levels Updated June 2013". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-11-10.

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