Best Wishes
Best Wishes

This is the band’s second best-of. This time, Toy Factory, Nightwish’s record company for Japan, released the CD. It has songs from the first 4 albums and from "Over the Hills..." EP. Note: here we have the “original” version of Sleepwalker, much rarer than the “heavy” version of the song.

Release date: March 9th 2005
Written and composed by Tuomas Holopainen except:
Sacrament Of Wilderness : Tuomas / Tuomas-Emppu
Walking In The Air : Howard Blake
Over The Hills And Far Away : Gary Moore
Come Cover Me : Tuomas / Tuomas-Emppu
Crownless : Tuomas / Tuomas-Emppu

01. Stargazers
02. The Kinslayer
03. She Is My Sin
04. Ever Dream
05. Come Cover Me
06. Know Why The Nightingale Sings
07. Bless The Child
08. End Of All Hope
09. The Riddler
10. Sleepwalker - original mix
11. Crownless
12. Sacrament Of Wilderness
13. Walking In The Air
14. Beauty And The Beast
15. Wishmaster
16. Over The Hills And Far Away
17. Sleeping Sun



Once again this best-of is very nice: beautiful cover, a booklet with all the lyrics (in English and Japanese - as it is often made in the Japanese CD booklets). Yet, the track list may surprise people – some tracks are here while others are missing….



  • Japan 2005 - Toy's Factory - TFCK-87383 - CD - photo1
  • Abbreviation key :
    CD : compact disc
    LP : vinyl record (33-1/3 rpm)
    7" - 10" - 12" vinyl : 7, 10, 12 inches vinyl record
    MC : Cassette audio = audio tape
    2CD : Double CD
    MCD : Maxi-CD
    CDS : CD Single
    mini-CD : Single in an album-size box
    VD : Video-disc