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Stratovarius - Episode


1Night Time Eclipse
Lyrics By – Timo KotipeltoMusic By – Timo Tolkki
Lyrics By – Richard G. JohnsonMusic By – Timo Tolkki
3Speed Of Light
Lyrics By – Timo KotipeltoMusic By – Timo Tolkki
Music By, Lyrics By – Timo Tolkki
Music By, Lyrics By – Timo Kotipelto
6Father Time
Lyrics By – Richard G. Johnson, Timo KotipeltoMusic By – Timo Tolkki
7Will The Sun Rise?
Lyrics By – Timo KotipeltoMusic By – Timo Tolkki
Music By, Lyrics By – Timo Tolkki
11Season Of Change
Music By, Lyrics By – Timo Tolkki
Lyrics By – Timo KotipeltoMusic By – Timo Tolkki


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TT 022-1Stratovarius Episode ‎(LP, Album)T&TTT 022-1Germany1996
N 0004-2UXStratovarius Episode ‎(CD, Album, M/Print)F.A.D. RecordsN 0004-2UXUS1996
82310-74060-2Stratovarius Episode ‎(CD, Album, RE)T&T, Sanctuary Records82310-74060-2US2005
NEMS 4, RBR-750Stratovarius Episode ‎(CD, Album)NEMS Enterprises, Rock Brigade RecordsNEMS 4, RBR-750Argentina1996
DBKSD-1006Stratovarius Episode ‎(CD, Album, Sli)Sauron MusicDBKSD-1006South Korea2002


  • Arranged ByReijo Karvonen (tracks: 12)
  • Backing VocalsKimmo Blom, Marko Vaara
  • Backing Vocals, Other [Vocals/Lyrics Consultant]Richard Johnsson
  • BassJari Kainulainen
  • ChoirPop/Jazz Conservatory Choir (tracks: 3, 7, 9, 12), Sibelius Choir (tracks: 3, 7, 9, 12)
  • Conductor, ScoreReijo Karvonen (tracks: 3, 7, 9, 12)
  • Cover [Concept And Illustrations]Sakari Peltola
  • DrumsJörg Michael
  • EngineerRene Siren (tracks: 3, 7, 9, 12), T. T. Oksala
  • FlutePasi Puolakka
  • KeyboardsJens Johansson
  • LightingValtteri Leitola
  • Mastered ByMika Jussila
  • Mixed ByMikko Karmila
  • Other [Live Sound] – Jukka Wahlsten
  • Other [Makeup] – Anna-Maria Tolkki
  • Photography ByDick Lindberg
  • Producer, Engineer, Arranged By, Backing Vocals, Mixed By, GuitarTimo Tolkki
  • StringsSibelius String Orchestra (tracks: 3, 7, 9, 12)
  • Tape OpErol Sakir
  • Technician [Guitar]Norikazu Ishii
  • TypographyMarisa Jacobi
  • Vocals, Design Concept [Assisted By]Timo Kotipelto


Made in France.
SPARS code: ADD (analog recording, digital mixing, digital mastering).

Recorded and Mixed in Helsinki between Oct. '95 - Feb. '96.
The backing vocals band is called "The Hangover Brothers".
String orchestra and choir recorded at Arabian Sound Studios.

Songs 4 and 8 are instrumentals.


  • Barcode: 4 006030 802221
  • Matrix / Runout: TT 0222 MPO 01 @@ 12 02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 121B
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 4700
  • SPARS Code: ADD


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Modern Music Records GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – Dark Wings
  • Made By – MPO
  • Recorded At – Finnvox
  • Mixed At – Finnvox
  • Recorded At – Arabian Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Finnvox


Episode is the fifth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 22 April 1996 through Noise Records. It is the first Stratovarius album to feature keyboardist Jens Johansson and drummer Jörg Michael, both of whom would form part of the band's most stable line-up for nine years. The album reached No. 21 on the Finnish albums chart and remained on that chart for six weeks. Timo Kotipelto lead vocals. Listen free to Stratovarius Episode Father Time, Will the Sun Rise and more. 12 tracks 63:04. Stratovarius's fifth studio album and the first release without any of the original Stratovarius members since Tuomo Lassila was asked to leave after Fourth Dimension. Line-up: Timo Kotipelto - vocals Timo Tolkki - guitar Jari Kainulainen - bass Jens Johansson - keyboards Jörg Michael - drums Japanese bonus track: 13. Future Shock '96. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and. Stratovarius - Episode 1996. Type: Full-length. A good melodic metal album. First release without any of the original Stratovarius members since Tuomo Lassila was asked to leave after Fourth Dimension. Recording information: Recorded and mixed at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki between Oct. To favorites 16 Download album. Listen album. Power Metal. Songs in album Stratovarius - Episode 1996. Stratovarius - Father Time. Stratovarius - Will The Sun Rise . Stratovarius - Eternity. Stratovarius - Episode. Stratovarius - Speed Of Light. Stratovarius - Uncertainty. Stratovarius - Seasons Of Change. Stratovarius - Stratosphere. So everything seems to be all right, except for the fact that Episode doesn't work so well as a whole. There are perfect hits like Father Time, Will the Sun Rise, and Speed of Light, but the rest of the material fails in comparison, as is isn't as catchy or well put together. But despite these small lacks, Episode is very enjoyable. Each member of Stratovarius is a virtuoso of his instrument, and ever since Fourth Dimension they've played very well together. Episode-55: The 4th song is an instrumental one. Its only keybords and a guitar solo. It starts with keybord, a good riff that will remain the same the rest of the song. Then it goes on with a slow guitar solo, although its slow its not bad. It gives a good feeling to the song. I like Episode very much but because of its 2 minutes duration its not one of my favorites. Speed Of Light-65: Episode fades out to Speed of Light, the fastest song of the album. And I really mean fast. Its looks impossible to play on guitar. Although it lasts 3 minutes its an excellent song. The whole verse, the. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Миллионы композиций. Stratovarius - Episode Full Album 63:03. Stratovarius - Father Time 5:02. Stratovarius - Speed of Light 3:06. Stratovarius - Will The Sun Rise 5:07. Stratovarius - Eternity 6:56. Stratovarius - Episode 2:02. Stratovarius - Uncertainty 6:00. Stratovarius - Season Of Change 6:57


Stratovarius - Episode

Performer: Stratovarius

Title: Episode

Country: Germany

Release date: 22 Apr 1996

Label: T&T

Style: Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal

Catalog: TT 022-2

Genre: Rock

Size MP3: 1251 mb

Size FLAC: 2711 mb

Rating: 4.7 / 5

Votes: 911

Record source: CD, Album

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