Away (Nightwish song)

Nightwish discography

This is the discography of the Finnish symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish.

Studio albums

Title Release date Type Label Certifications
Angels Fall First 1997 Album Century Media, Spinefarm Gold (FIN)
Oceanborn 1998 Album Century Media, Drakkar, Spinefarm Platinum (FIN)
Wishmaster 2000 Album Century Media, Drakkar, Spinefarm Platinum (FIN)
Century Child 2002 Album Century Media, Spinefarm Platinum (FIN)
Once 2004 Album Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner, Spinefarm 2x Platinum (FIN)
Platinum (GER)
Dark Passion Play 2007 Album Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner, Spinefarm 4x Platinum (FIN)
Platinum (SWI)
Gold (GER)
Gold (SWE)
Gold (AUS)
Gold (POL)

Demos and EPs

Title Release date Type Label Notes
Demo 1996 Demo - A demo including "Nightwish", "Etiäinen" and "The Forever Moments". Officially released only in Internet.
Over the Hills and Far Away 2001 EP Century Media, Drakkar, Spinefarm

Singles

Title Release year Album Label Notes
"The Carpenter" 1997 Angels Fall First Spinefarm Split with Children of Bodom and Thy Serpent
"Sacrament of Wilderness" 1998 Oceanborn Spinefarm Split with Darkwoods My Betrothed and Eternal Tears of Sorrow
"Passion and the Opera" 1998 Oceanborn Drakkar Promotional Only
"Walking in the Air" 1999 Oceanborn Spinefarm ---
"Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of the Eclipse)" 1999 Oceanborn Spinefarm ---
"The Kinslayer" 2000 Wishmaster Drakkar Promotional Only
"Deep Silent Complete" 2000 Wishmaster Spinefarm ---
"Ever Dream" 2002 Century Child Spinefarm ---
"Bless the Child" 2002 Century Child Drakkar, Spinefarm ---
"Nemo" 2004 Once Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm #1 Finland, #8 UK Rock
"Wish I Had an Angel" 2004 Once Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm ---
"Kuolema tekee taiteilijan" 2004 Once Spinefarm #1 Finland
"The Siren" 2005 Once Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm #37 UK Rock Charts
"Sleeping Sun" 2005 Highest Hopes Spinefarm ---
"Eva" 2007 Dark Passion Play Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm Internet single only.
"Amaranth" 2007 Dark Passion Play Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm #120 UK, #1 UK Rock, #5 UK Indie, # 1 Spain, #1 Finland
"Erämaan Viimeinen" 2007 Dark Passion Play Spinefarm #1 Finland
"Bye Bye Beautiful" 2008 Dark Passion Play Nuclear Blast #2 UK Rock, #6 UK Indie
"The Islander" 2008 Dark Passion Play Nuclear Blast, Spinefarm ---

Live albums and DVDs

Title Release date Notes Label
From Wishes to Eternity 2001 --- ---
End of an Era June 1, 2006 (Finland) and June 2, 2006 (Germany) --- ---

Compilations

Title Release date Label Notes
Wishmastour 2000 2000 XIII Bis Records ---
Tales from the Elvenpath 2004 Drakkar ---
Bestwishes 2005 Toy's Factory ---
Highest Hopes 2005 Spinefarm 2x Platinum in Finland (+60 000) ---
Sounds of Nightwish Reborn 2008 Spinefarm digital only ---

Videography

Music videos

Title Album

Release date Director Type Notes
"The Carpenter" Angels Fall First

--- --- --- ---
"Sacrament of Wilderness" Oceanborn

--- --- --- ---
"Sleeping Sun" Oceanborn

--- Sami Käyhkö --- ---
"Over the Hills and Far Away" Over the Hills and Far Away

--- --- --- ---
"Bless the Child" Century Child

--- --- --- ---
"End of All Hope" Century Child

--- --- --- ---
"Nemo" Once

--- Antti Jokinen --- ---
"Nemo" (With clips from The Cave) Once

--- Antti Jokinen --- ---
"Wish I Had An Angel" Once

--- Uwe Boll --- ---
"Wish I Had An Angel" (With clips from Alone in the Dark) Once

--- Uwe Boll --- ---
"Sleeping Sun" 2005 Highest Hopes

--- --- --- ---
"While Your Lips Are Still Red" "Amaranth"

--- Markku Pölönen --- ---
"Amaranth" Dark Passion Play

2007-08-22 Antti Jokinen --- ---
"Bye Bye Beautiful" Dark Passion Play

2008-02-15 Antti Jokinen --- ---
"The Islander" Dark Passion Play

2008-04-14 Stobe Harju --- ---

Documentaries

Title Release date Content
A Day Before Tomorrow June 1, 2006 (Finland) and June 2, 2006 (Germany) ---

Cover songs

Covers appearing on albums

Title Original Artist On Album
"Crimson Tide" (Live cover) Hans Zimmer From Wishes to Eternity DVD and Live Album
"Deep Blue Sea" (Live cover) Trevor Rabin From Wishes to Eternity DVD and Live Album
"High Hopes" (Live cover) Pink Floyd Highest Hopes Album and End of an Era DVD and Live Album
"Over the Hills and Far Away" Gary Moore Over the Hills and Far Away EP
"The Phantom of the Opera" Andrew Lloyd Webber Century Child Album
"Symphony of Destruction" (Live cover) Megadeth Kuolema tekee taiteilijan" and "The Siren" Singles >"DVD-Audio Once"
"Walking in the Air" theme song from The Snowman Howard Blake Oceanborn Album
"Where Were You Last Night" Ankie Bagger "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" (Japan Only),
"Once" (Korea Only)
and "Wish I Had an Angel" Singles
"Wild Child" W.A.S.P. End of Innocence

Covers only played live

Title Original Artist Appears On
"Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne ---
"Don't Talk to Strangers" Dio ---
"We're Not Gonna Take It" Twisted Sister ---

Non-album tracks

Title Length Notes
"Kiteen Pallo" (KIPA 2001) 1:09 Kitee Finland Baseball Team Anthem

Total list of songs (incomplete)

The list is sorted alphabetically.

Title Album Video Writers Length
"7 Days to the Wolves" Dark Passion Play Holopainen, Hietala 07:03
"10th Man Down" Over the Hills and Far Away Holopainen 05:24
"A Return to the Sea" Angels Fall First (bonus track) Holopainen 05:48
"Amaranth" Dark Passion Play Watch Video Holopainen 03:51
"Angels Fall First" Angels Fall First Holopainen 05:34
"Astral Romance" Angels Fall First Holopainen 05:12
"Astral Romance (re-recorded)" Over the Hills and Far Away Holopainen 05:22
"Away" Over the Hills and Far Away Holopainen 04:33
"Bare Grace Misery" Wishmaster Holopainen 03:41
"Beauty and the Beast" Angels Fall First Holopainen 06:24
"Beauty of the Beast" Century Child Holopainen 10:21
"Bless the Child" Century Child Holopainen 06:12
"Bye Bye Beautiful" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 04:14
"Cadence of Her Last Breath" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 04:14
"Come Cover Me" Wishmaster Holopainen 04:34
"Crazy Train" (live-cover) only played live
"Creek Mary's Blood" Once Holopainen 08:29
"Crimson Tide/Deep Blue Sea" (live-cover) From Wishes to Eternity 03:29
"Crownless" Wishmaster Holopainen 04:28
"Dark Chest of Wonders" Once Holopainen 04:28
"Dead Boy's Poem" Wishmaster Holopainen 06:47
"Dead Gardens" Once Holopainen 04:26
"Dead to the World" Century Child Holopainen 04:19
"Deep Silent Complete" Wishmaster Holopainen 03:57
"Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean" Oceanborn Holopainen 04:46
"Don't Talk to Strangers" (live-cover) only played live
"Elvenpath" Angels Fall First Holopainen 04:40
"End of All Hope" Century Child Holopainen 03:55
"Erämaajärvi" Angels Fall First Holopainen 02:15
"Erämaan Viimeinen" (Last of the Wilds with Lyrics) Dark Passion Play (Platinum Edition) 05:11
"Etiäinen" Demo Holopainen 03:00
"Etiäinen (AFF-Version)" Angels Fall First Holopainen 02:15
"Eva" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 04:25
"Ever Dream" Century Child Holopainen 04:44
"FantasMic" Wishmaster Holopainen 08:27
"Feel for You" Century Child Holopainen 03:55
"For the Heart I Once Had" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 03:56
"Forever Yours" Century Child Holopainen 03:50
"Gethsemane" Oceanborn Holopainen 05:22
"Ghost Love Score" Once Holopainen 10:00
"High Hopes" (live-cover) Highest Hopes 06:54
"Higher Than Hope" Once Holopainen 05:35
"Kiteen Pallo" End of Innocence 01:09
"Know Why the Nightingale Sings" Angels Fall First Holopainen 04:14
"Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" Once Holopainen 03:34
"Lagoon" Century Child (bonus track) 03:46
"Last of the Wilds" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 05:40
"Live to Tell the Tale" 05:02
"Master Passion Greed" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 06:02
"Meadows of Heaven" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 07:10
"Moondance" Oceanborn Holopainen 03:31
"Nemo" Once Holopainen 04:36
"Nightquest" Oceanborn (bonus track) Holopainen 04:16
"Nightwish" Demo Holopainen 05:54
"Nymphomaniac Fantasia" Angels Fall First Holopainen 04:47
"Ocean Soul" Century Child Holopainen 04:14
"Once Upon a Troubadour" Angels Fall First (bonus track) Holopainen 05:18
"Over the Hills and Far Away" (cover) Over the Hills and Far Away Gary Moore 05:03
"Passion and the Opera" Oceanborn Holopainen 04:50
"Planet Hell" Once Holopainen 04:39
"Reach ("Amaranth" demo version)" Amaranth single Watch Video Holopainen 03:57
"Romanticide" Once Holopainen 04:57
"Sacrament of Wilderness" Oceanborn Holopainen 04:12
"Sahara" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 05:47
"She is My Sin" Wishmaster Holopainen 04:46
"Slaying the Dreamer" Century Child Holopainen 04:13
"Sleeping Sun" Oceanborn (bonus track) Holopainen 04:05
"Sleeping Sun 2005" Highest Hopes
"Sleepwalker" Wishmaster (bonus track) Holopainen 02:55
"Stargazers" Oceanborn Holopainen 04:28
"Stone People" End of an Era 04:08
"Swanheart" Oceanborn Holopainen 04:44
"Symphony of Destruction" (live-cover)
"The Carpenter" Angels Fall First Holopainen 05:57
"The Escapist" Dark Passion Play (bonus track) 04:57
"The Forever Moments" Demo Holopainen 05:41
"The Islander" Dark Passion Play Marco Hietala 05:05
"The Kinslayer" Wishmaster Holopainen 03:59
"The Phantom of the Opera" (cover) Century Child 04:10
"The Pharaoh Sails to Orion" Oceanborn Holopainen 06:26
"The Poet and the Pendulum" Dark Passion Play Holopainen 13:54
"The Riddler" Oceanborn Holopainen 05:16
"The Siren" Once Holopainen 04:45
"The Wayfarer" Century Child (bonus track) 03:22
"This Moment is Eternity" Angels Fall First Holopainen 03:12
"Tutankhamen" Angels Fall First Holopainen 05:31
"Two For Tragedy" Wishmaster Holopainen 03:50
"Walking in the Air" (cover) Oceanborn Holopainen 05:26
"Wanderlust" Wishmaster Holopainen 04:50
"We're Not Gonna Take It" (live-cover) only played live
"Where Were You Last Night" (cover) 03:52
"While Your Lips are Still Red" Amaranth single 04:22
"White Night Fantasy" Nemo 04:02
"Whoever Brings the Night" Dark Passion Play Holopainen / Vuorinen 04:17
"Wild Child" (live-cover) End of Innocence
"Wish I Had an Angel" Once Holopainen 04:03
"Wishmaster" Wishmaster Holopainen 04:24
"Witchdrums" Angels Fall First Holopainen 01:18

Notes

I. The song from which the band received its name.
II. Entirely instrumental. Writing it, Holopainen was inspired by etiäinen.
III. Elvenpath uses audio-clips from the prologue of The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi.

Charts

Albums

Year Title Notes Chart positions
AUS AUT DEN FIN FRA GER NET NOR SPA SWE SWI UK US UWC
1997 Angels Fall First - - - 31 - - - - - - - - - -
1998 Oceanborn - - - 5 - 74 - - - - - - - -
2000 Wishmaster - - - 1 66 21 - - - - - - - -
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away EP - 54 - - 139 85 - - - - 79 - - -
2002 Century Child - 15 - 1 32 5 41 19 - 39 50 - - -
2004 Once - 4 - 1 9 1 11 1 20 3 4 102 - 13
2007 Dark Passion Play 42 5 18 1 6 1 5 7 33 4 1 25 84 9
AUS AUT DEN FIN FRA GER NET NOR SPA SWE SWI UK US UWC
Number one hits - - - 4 - 2 - 1 - - 1 - - -
Top ten hits - 2 - 5 2 3 1 2 - 2 2 - - 1

Singles

Year Album Title Notes Chart positions
AUS AUT DEN FIN FRA GER GRE HUN NET NOR SPA SWE SWI UK
1997 Angels Fall First "The Carpenter" - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - -
1998 Oceanborn "Sacrament of Wilderness" - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
1998 Oceanborn "Passion and the Opera" Promotional single - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1999 Oceanborn "Walking in the Air" - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
1999 Oceanborn "Sleeping Sun" Four Ballads of the Eclipse - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2000 Wishmaster "Deep Silent Complete" - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2001 Over the Hills and Far Away "Over the Hills and Far Away" EP - - - 1 - 86 - - - - - - - -
2002 Century Child "Ever Dream" - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2002 Century Child "Bless the Child" - - - 1 - 63 - - 55 - - - - -
2004 Once "Nemo" 24 12 - 1 64 6 1 1 64 4 - 12 14 87
2004 Once "Wish I Had an Angel" - 47 - 1 - 36 - - 65 19 10 11 40 60
2004 Once "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" Finland and Japan only. - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2005 Once "The Siren" - - 15 3 - 51 - - - - - 30 59 -
2005 Highest Hopes "Sleeping Sun" 2005 Remake - 47 - 1 - 34 - - - - - - - -
2007 Dark Passion Play "Eva" Radio/Internet only - - - 14 - - - - - - - - - -
2007 Dark Passion Play "Amaranth" 38 30 4 1 62 16 1 1 47 - 1 13 14 120
2007 Dark Passion Play "Erämaan Viimeinen" Finland only - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Dark Passion Play "Bye Bye Beautiful" - - - 5 54 35 - - - - 4 - - -
2008 Dark Passion Play "The Islander" - - - 1 - - - - - - 8 - - -
AUS AUT DEN FIN FRA GER GRE HUN NET NOR SPA SWE SWI UK
Number one hits - - - 12 - - 2 2 - - 1 - - -
Top ten hits - - 1 17 - 1 2 2 - 1 4 - - -

Cover songs

On albums/DVDs

Only played live

References

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