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“Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish” by Nightwish

Artist: Nightwish
Title: “Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish”
Label: Century Media Records
Release Date: 10/31/2006
Genre: Symphonic Operatic Metal
Rating: 3/5

And so we come to the release of “Highest Hopes: The Greatest Hits of Nightwish”. This single CD collection features some of the bands best material from across the albums that made them famous and allowed them to become one of the most beloved and respected of the Operatic Symphonic Metal groups of all time. I admit that there are some signature tracks missing like “Come Cover Me” and “She Is My Sin” and the die hards would probably also agree that this would have been better if served up as a double disc Anthology package. The group truly had too many good songs to be relegated to a single CD yet despite this some killer stuff is present such as “Over The Hills And Far Away” (the Gary Moore cover), “Dead Boy’s Poem”, and “Nemo”. Marco gets to sing solo on “High Hopes”, which is a Pink Floyd song that does not hold much resemblance to the classic Progressive Rock act.
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