The Islander


NIGHTWISH - The Islander

Released on: 2008-05-30

Here it finally is: "The Islander", the long-awaited third single of the topseller "Dark Passion Play". As we all know, "Dark Passion Play" came up to all expectations – and even outflanked them! Check out a few sensational chart entries: Germany: #1 (Gold) Switzerland: #1 Croatia: #1 Finland: #1 (4x Platinum) France: #6 Greece: #4 Hungary: #1 (Gold) Sweden: #4 (Gold) UK Rock: #2 The fans, the media, everybody had welcomed Anette Olzon as the new singer of NIGHTWISH – and most of them also had to admit, that this sensational album is easily among the best stuff, the band has EVER done. NIGHTWISH also won the German music award ECHO as best “alternative/rock act international” at the ECHO Awards in February 2008! Another proof for the importance of the band within the international music scene! "The Islander" is the “ballad” of the album that gets frenetic reactions on their current (mostly sold out) tour and will be released as CD-Single incl. a DVD. The CD contains rare instrumental/orchestral versions of “Escapist” and “Meadows Of Heaven”! The DVD features the video of the main song in two different versions as well as the making of “The Islander”. The band states that the clip (directed by Stobe Harju) is the best and most atmospheric one they’ve ever done so far. Seriously a must-have for every NIGHTWISH maniac! DVD Audio: 01. The Islander – video clip (edit) 02. The Islander – video clip (full-length version) 03. Making of “The Islander” - documentary

Track list Total runtime
1 - The Islander (edit) 5:05
2 - The Islander (full-length version) 3:55
3 - Escapist (instrumental) 4:57
4 - Meadows Of Heaven (orchestral version) 7:10