A Tribute to Sonata Arctica

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A Tribute to Sonata Arctica
A Tribute To Sonata Arctica.jpg
Studio album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 12th, 2015 (Worldwide)
Recorded2014, 2015
GenrePower metal, Heavy metal
Length67:03
LabelOuergh Records
Singles from A Tribute to Sonata Arctica
  1. "I Have a Right"
    Released: May 22, 2015
  2. "San Sebastian"
    Released: June 11, 2015
  3. "Letter to Dana"
    Released: August 3, 2015
  4. "FullMoon"
    Released: September 7, 2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Metal Observer7.5/10 stars

A Tribute to Sonata Arctica is a Sonata Arctica cover album released through independent Scottish record label Ouergh Records.[1]

Background[edit]

Originating as a Kickstarter project, the crowd-funding effort raised £5946.00 towards creation of the album.[2] Various established bands within the power metal and symphonic metal genres participated on the album, including Xandria, Stream of Passion and Van Canto. The album also features the first studio recording by the band Timeless Miracle since 2005 album Into The Enchanted Chamber.[3] Pasi Kauppinen of Sonata Arctica also mastered the release, with artwork being created by Jan Yrlund.

A Tribute to Sonata Arctica went through several setbacks during its release cycle. The record label announced that Morlich would no longer be performing Respect The Wilderness on the album due to unforeseen circumstances. The initial release date of July 3, 2015 failed to be met, and the album was later delayed until September 12, 2015, where it was released as a download version, with a physical release following in December. Ouergh Records then went silent. The label failed to ship physical copies to backers despite physical copies being purchasable from their bandcamp page by those who did not back the kickstarter project for approximately 1 year after the project had been completed.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."FullMoon"Timeless Miracle5:09
2."I Have a Right"Stream of Passion3:46
3."My Land"Dyscordia4:44
4."Victoria's Secret"Van Canto4:48
5."Black Sheep"Sunrise3:52
6."Don't Say a Word"Xandria6:08
7."Letter to Dana"ColdSpell5:03
8."The Cage"Majesty of Revival4:37
9."Revontulet"PowerGlove1:33
10."Paid in Full"Celestial Wish4:36
11."Wolf & Raven"Innvein4:30
12."Replica"Arven4:50
Total length:53:42
Bonus Tracks
No.TitleArtistLength
13."San Sebastian"Abandoned Stars5:14
14."8th Commandment"Disposable4:03
15."Wildfire"Xeno4:04
Total length:13:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bandcamp Archived 2016-01-17 at the Wayback Machine (A Tribute To Sonata Arctica Store Page)
  2. ^ Kickstarter (A Tribute To Sonata Arctica Kickstarter Project)
  3. ^ Timeless Miracle's Official Website (Release announcement of Timeless Miracle performing FullMoon)