Rare & collector stuff
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Summary
On this page you can find all the other official releases of Nightwish (See the other pages for the albums, singles or DVD !)
This corner was especially made for the fans who love big NW collections ;-)

Collection

    • Finland 1999 - Passion and the Opera - Spinefarm - SPI82CD - promo CDS - photo1 - photo2
      This CD is extremely rare ! it is a promotional CD released by Drakkar Records. It contains an exclusive version of "Passion And The Opera", called "edit version", quite different from the album version. This "edit version" is hard to find, as it is only available on this CD, or on the French EP "Wishmastour 2000" released by XIIIBis Records. A few import versions of "Oceanborn" have this edit version as a bonus track, but they are definitely hard to find !


    • Europe 2000 - The Kinslayer - Drakkar - promo CDS - cardboard sleeve - photo1
    This one is also very rare ! it is a promotional CD with one track only (the album version of "The Kinslayer", from Wishmaster). It comes with a promotional release sheet. This single cannot be found in any music shop, but there still is a video clip for this song : a live video shot in South America. This video can be found on the first DVD "From Wishes To Eternity"

  • Argentina 2000 - The Kinslayer - NEMS Enterprises - promo CDS - photo1
    This is the promo CD with the live video of "The Kinslayer", shot at Buenos Aires. Very rare ! (thanks to Gerben)

    Argentina 2000 - Wishmaster - NEMS Enterprises - Access card in CD shape - photo1
    avec le morceau "Wishmaster" (thanks to Gerben)


    • NL 2000 - The Golden Wishes - Hammerheart Records - 715392 302817 - 4LP - contains the first 3 albums in picture disc format and a bonus picture disc including some bonus tracks - photo1 - photo2 - photo3 - photo4 - photo5 - photo6 - photo7 - photo8 - photo9 - photo10 - photo11
      One of the most beautiful items for a proper NW collection ! And a very rare item today ! This box of 4 Picture Discs is just a beauty : wonderful picture discs, a nice poster, all that stuff coming in a deluxe-box. This item is strictly limited to 1000 copies. A Must-Have for the biggest fans !

    • Finland 2001 - 1997-2001 - Spinefarm - SPI150CD - 4CD - contains Angels Fall First, Oceanborn, Wishmaster & Over The Hills And Far Away - photo1 - photo2 - photo3
      This is one of the first collection box released. With this item, you can have a nice look at the first 3 albums and to the first EP of the band. It comes in a wonderful large box, with a large boolket including full lyrics. Moreover, once assembled, the 4 CD form the image of Tarja's face. Nice !

    • France 2000 - Wishmastour 2000 - XIII Bis Records - 155492 - CD - photo1 - photo2 - photo3
      This is the first CD made in France, released by XIIIBis Records, Nightwish's former record company for France. This EP contains some rare tracks and bonus tracks, such as "Sleepwalker" (bonus track from Wishmaster), the unreleased edit version of "Passion and The Opera", Nightquest (bonus track from Oceanborn) and the both bonus tracks from Angels Fall First ("A Return To The Sea" and "Once Upon A Troubadour"). There are also the title track "Wishmaster" and two videos ("Sleeping Sun" and "Sacrament Of Wilderness").

    • France 2001 - Wish Box - XIII Bis Records - 157812 - CD - contains the French edition of Wishmaster, a keyring and a 2001 calendar - photo1 - photo2 - photo3 - photo4 - photo5
      Another French exclusivity, released by XIIIBIs Records ! The Wishbox came out at the same time as Wishmaster. it is a limited to 1500 copies version: inside, you can find the French version of Wishmaster (with the video of "Sleeping Sun" as a bonus track), signed by the Band (reproduction, not real signatures!). And there are also a cool keychain (see the pictures above), and a nice 2001 calendar.

    • Finland 2004 - Box Set 1 - Spinefarm - SPI195CD - 2CD - contains the European remastered version of "Angels Fall First" and the Finnish version of "Oceanborn", and 5 post cards - photo1 - photo2 - photo3 - photo4 - photo5 - photo6 - photo7

    • Finland 2004 - Box Set 2 - Spinefarm - SPI196CD - 2CD - contains the Finnish versions of "Wishmaster" and "Over The Hills And Far Away", and 5 post cards - photo1 - photo2 - photo3 - photo4 - photo5 - photo6 - photo7


    • France 2004 - Memory Box 1 - XIIIBis Records - 640412 - contains the French versions of "Angels Fall First" and "Oceanborn" - photo1 - photo2

    • France 2004 - Memory Box 2 - XIIIBis Records - 640413 - contains the French versions of "Wishmaster" and "Over The Hills And Far Away" - photo1 - photo2

    • France 2004 - Memory Box 3 - XIIIBis Records - 640414 - contains the French versions of "Century Child" and "Bless The Child" - photo1 - photo2

    • Germany 2006 - Ballads Of The Eclipse - Drakkar - 82876 86111 2 - Dual disc version of the single "Sleeping Sun", with the videoclip and 2 live videos from the DVD "From Wishes To Eternity" - 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