Elements Pt. 2

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Elements Pt. 2
Elements, Pt. 2 cover.jpg
Cover art by Derek Riggs
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released 4 November 2003 (2003-11-04)[1]
Recorded April 2002 – February 2003 at Finnvox Studios and Helka Hotel in Helsinki; Hastfittan; Studio Presidentti
Genre Power metal, neoclassical metal
Length 50:37[2]
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Timo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
Elements Pt. 1
(2003)Elements Pt. 12003
Elements Pt. 2
(2003)
Stratovarius
(2005)Stratovarius2005
Singles from Elements Pt. 2
  1. "I Walk to My Own Song"
    Released: 21 September 2003[3]

Elements Pt. 2 is the tenth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 4 November 2003 through Nuclear Blast.[1] The album reached No. 4 on the Finnish albums chart[1] and its single, "I Walk to My Own Song", reached No. 9 on the Finnish singles chart.[3]

"Know the Difference" track refers to Serenity Prayer in its refrain.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]

James Christopher Monger at AllMusic gave Elements Pt. 2 three stars out of five, describing it as "borrowing liberally" from Helloween's Keeper of the Seven Keys series, and praising the album's "inspired moments" which "succeed with bombast and Queensrÿche-like melodrama." He noted "Alpha & Omega", "Awaken the Giant", "Season's of Faith's Perfection" and "Liberty" as highlights, but remarked that the album "may disappoint some fans with its lack of epics and torch-heavy balladry".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Timo Tolkki, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Alpha & Omega" 6:38
2. "I Walk to My Own Song" 5:03
3. "I'm Still Alive" 4:50
4. "Season of Faith's Perfection" 6:08
5. "Awaken the Giant" 6:37
6. "Know the Difference" 5:38
7. "Luminous" 4:49
8. "Dreamweaver" 5:53
9. "Liberty" 5:01
Total length: 50:37

Vinyl edition[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Alpha & Omega"  
2. "Season of Faith's Perfection"  
3. "Awaken the Giant"  
4. "Dreamweaver"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "I Walk to My Own Song"  
2. "I'm Still Alive"  
3. "Know the Difference"  
4. "Luminous"  
5. "Liberty"  

Personnel[edit]

Stratovarius[edit]

Additional credits[edit]

  • Veijo Laine – orchestral arrangement, choir arrangement, production (orchestra, choir)
  • Riku Niemi – orchestral arrangement, choir arrangement, conducting (Joensuu City Orchestra), production (orchestra, choir)
  • Mikko Karmila – engineering, mixing
  • Kuken Olsson – engineering (keyboard)
  • Pauli Saastamoinen – mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Finnish albums chart 4[1]
French albums chart 74[1]
German albums chart 75[1]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
2003 "I Walk to My Own Song" Finnish singles chart 9[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stratovarius - Elements Pt. 2 (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  2. ^ Elements Pt. 2 (CD release "Nuclear Blast 27361 11762").
  3. ^ a b c "Stratovarius - I Walk to My Own Song (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  4. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Elements, Pt. 2 - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-06.

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