Intermission (Stratovarius album)

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Compilation album by Stratovarius
Released 26 June 2001 (2001-06-26)[1]
Recorded 1996–2001 at Finnvox Studios, Tavastia Club, "luxurious apartments on Helsinginkatu" in Helsinki; Crownhill Studio in Düsseldorf; Hästfittan Estate; "hotel rooms all over the world"
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 67:21[2]
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Timo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
Elements Pt. 1
(2003)Elements Pt. 12003

Intermission is a compilation album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 26 June 2001 through Nuclear Blast.[1] The album consists of covers, live and bonus tracks, as well as four new tracks.[3] It charted in the top 100 in four countries.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

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

Antti J. Ravelin at AllMusic gave Intermission three stars out of five, calling it "just an attempt to please fans and to postpone the making of their next studio album", but that "oddly enough, Intermission succeeds to offer a very album-like (a strong and steady whole) compilation."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Notes Length
1. "Will My Soul Ever Rest in Peace?" Timo Tolkki Tolkki Previously unreleased 4:56
2. "Falling into Fantasy" Timo Kotipelto Tolkki Previously unreleased 5:13
3. "The Curtains Are Falling" Jens Johansson Johansson Previously unreleased 4:25
4. "Requiem" Tolkki Tolkki Previously unreleased 2:54
5. "Bloodstone" K.K. Downing, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton Downing, Halford, Tipton Judas Priest cover; previously released on A Tribute to Judas Priest: Legends of Metal 3:54
6. "Kill the King" Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore, Dio, Cozy Powell Rainbow cover; "Father Time" B-side 4:36
7. "I Surrender" Russ Ballard Ballard Rainbow live cover; previously unreleased 3:47
8. "Keep the Flame" Johansson Johansson Infinite French edition bonus track 2:47
9. "Why Are We Here?" Johansson Johansson Infinite box set edition bonus track 4:43
10. "What Can I Say" Kotipelto Kotipelto Infinite Japanese edition bonus track 5:12
11. "Dream with Me" Kotipelto Kotipelto Destiny Japanese edition bonus track 5:13
12. "When the Night Meets the Day" Tolkki Tolkki Episode Japanese edition bonus track 5:26
13. "It's a Mystery" Kotipelto Tolkki Infinite box set edition bonus track 4:04
14. "Cold Winter Nights" Kotipelto Tolkki Destiny European edition bonus track 5:14
15. "Hunting High & Low" Kotipelto Tolkki Live 4:57
Total length: 67:21


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
2001 Finnish albums chart 7[1]
German albums chart 73[1]
Swiss albums chart 85[1]
French albums chart 91[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Stratovarius - Intermission (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
  2. ^ Intermission (CD release "Nuclear Blast 27361 65862").
  3. ^ a b c Ravelin, Antti J. "Intermission - Stratovarius". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-11-18.

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