Episode (Stratovarius album)

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Episode
Episode (album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released 22 April 1996 (1996-04-22)[1]
Recorded October 1995 – February 1996
Studio Finnvox Studios, Helsinki
Genre
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[3]
  2. "Will the Sun Rise?"
    Released: 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]

  • Timo Kotipelto – lead vocals
  • Timo Tolkki – guitar, background vocals, arrangement (except track 12), engineering, mixing, production
  • Jens Johansson – keyboards
  • Jörg Michael – drums
  • Jari Kainulainen – bass guitar
  • Pasi Puolakka – flute
  • Sibelius String Orchestra – strings
  • Sibelius Choir – choir
  • Pop/Jazz Conservatory Choir – choir
  • Reijo Harvonen – conducting, arrangement (track 12)
  • Kimmo Blom – background vocals
  • Richard Johnson – background vocals
  • Marko Vaara – background vocals
  • Richard Johnson – vocal consultation, lyrical consultation
  • Timo Oksala – engineering
  • Rene Siren – engineering
  • Erol Sakir – tape operation
  • Mikko Karmila – mixing
  • Mika Jussila – mastering

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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