NIGHTWISH: 'Vehicle Of Spirit' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed
January 4, 2017
"Vehicle Of Spirit", the new DVD/Blu-ray from Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has registered the following first-week chart positions:
#1: Finland #1: Germany #1: Sweden #2: Switzerland #3: Netherlands #5: Austria #9: Belgium #10: Spain #15: France
"Vehicle Of Spirit" was released in Europe last month and will follow in the U.S. on January 6. It features not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
"The title 'Vehicle Of Spirit' came from a friend of Troy's [Donockley, multi-instrumentalist], who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'a vehicle of spirit that defies category.' That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states NIGHTWISH keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.
"Vehicle Of Spirit" was made available in the following formats:
* 2BluRay-Digibook (feat. Live @ Wembley Arena London & Live @ Ratina Stadion Tampere + extras) * 3DVD-Digibook (feat. Live @ Wembley Arena London & Live @ Ratina Stadion Tampere + extras) * 2BD+3DVD+2CD-Earbook (limited edition, content as above + 2CDs (feat. The Wembley Show) * Exclusive NB Mailorder BOX (Earbook + 3LP vinyl (black, white, red vinyl) + 12" poster + 12" photo card)
DVD1 (The Wembley Show)
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Ever Dream 04. Storytime 05. My Walden 06. While Your Lips Are Still Red 07. Élan 08. Weak Fantasy 09. 7 Days To The Wolves 10. Alpenglow 11. The Poet And The Pendulum 12. Nemo 13. I Want My Tears Back 14. Stargazers 15. Ghost Love Score 16. Last Ride Of The Day 17. The Greatest Show On Earth
DVD2 (The Tampere Show)
01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Amaranth 04. She Is My Sin 05. Dark Chest Of Wonders 06. My Walden 07. The Islander 08. Élan 09. Weak Fantasy 10. Storytime 11. Endless Forms Most Beautiful 12. Alpenglow 13. Stargazers 14. Sleeping Sun 15. Ghost Love Score 16. Last Ride Of The Day 17. The Greatest Show On Earth
01. Weak Fantasy (Vancouver) 02. Nemo (Buenos Aires) 03. The Poet And The Pendulum (Mexico City) 04. Yours Is An Empty Hope (Joensuu) 05. 7 Days To The Wolves (Espoo, Barona Arena) 06. Sleeping Sun (Masters Of Rock) 07. Sahara (Tampa Bay) 08. Edemah Ruh acoustic (Nightwish Cruise) 09. Last Ride Of The Day (Rock In Rio feat. Tony Kakko) 10. Élan (Sydney) 11. Richard Dawkins Interview From Wembley
Sold-out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course NIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though: The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as "Élan" and the majestic "The Greatest Show On Earth" to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins's works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album "Endless Forms Most Beautiful". Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and never before NIGHTWISH had such an immense stage production with them:
"I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere," says Tuomas. "Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognizability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for four-sixths of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk different paths this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains.
"We didn't want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release 'Showtime, Storytime'," he says. "So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."
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