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Polaris Live


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Deep Unknown
    2. Falling Star
    3. King of Nothing
    4. Blind
    5. Winter Skies
    6. Forever Is Today
    7. Higher We Go
    8. Somehow Precious
    9. Emancipation Suite, Pt. 1: Dusk
    10. Emancipation Suite, Pt. 2: Dawn
    11. When Mountains Fall
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Destiny - (live)
    2. Hunting High and Low - (live)
    3. Speed of Light - (live)
    4. Kiss of Judas - (live)
    5. Deep Unknown - (live)
    6. Million Light Years Away, A - (live)
    7. Bach: Air Suite - (live)
    8. Winter Skies - (live)
    9. Phoenix - (live)
    10. SOS - (live)
    11. Forever Is Today - (live)
    12. King of Nothing - (live)
    13. Father Time - (live)
    14. Higher We Go - (live)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 25038

  • Credits
    ProducerStratovarius
    EngineerMatias Kupiainen; Jens Johansson; Mikko Karmila

    Personnel: Timo Kotipelto (vocals, background vocals); Matias Kupiainen (guitar, background vocals); Jens Johansson (keyboards, background vocals); Jrg Michael (drums); Lauri Porra, Hepa Waara, Alexi Parviainen, Tipe Johnson, Tony Kakko (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Mikko Karmila.
    Recording information: 5by5 Recording Studios, Helsinki (09/2008); 71st Street (09/2008); Der Bunker (09/2008); Finnvox Studios (09/2008); Hstfittan (09/2008); Hastfittan, Helskinki (09/2008); Kotipelto's Kitchen (09/2008); Musicworks (09/2008); 5by5 Recording Studios, Helsinki (09/2008-12/2008); 71st Street (09/2008-12/2008); Der Bunker (09/2008-12/2008); Finnvox Studios (09/2008-12/2008); Hstfittan (09/2008-12/2008); Hastfittan, Helskinki (09/2008-12/2008); Kotipelto's Kitchen (09/2008-12/2008); Musicworks (09/2008-12/2008).
    Polaris Live should really have been called Polaris/Live, as it's a two-CD set that reissues the band's 2009 album Polaris with a bonus live disc from the resulting tour. So anybody who didn't buy Polaris when it was initially released should absolutely get this version. The live album offers a reasonably wide-ranging set, starting with the ten-minute title track from 1998's Destiny and going even further back, to pull songs from 1996's Episode, 1997's Visions, 1998's Destiny, and 2000's Infinite. They also perform a clutch of tracks from Polaris, of course. But here's the thing: power metal is about highly technical precision (in the service of total over the top musical silliness). There's a certain amount of audience interaction between songs, but the music never turns into free-form jamming or anything like that. So if you've heard the studio versions, you've heard the songs as they appear here, albeit with crowd noise in the background. That doesn't make Polaris Live any less fun; it just makes it kinda unnecessary, unless you're a die-hard fan. ~ Phil Freeman

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