“Visions” by Stratovarius

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Мишел дьо Нотр Дам или както е известен с латинизираното си име Нострадамус и в наши дни буди редица въпроси с посланията си както към своите съвременници, така и към бъдещите поколения, а най-вече с обяснението на способностите му да предвижда бъдещето. Те намират място в книгата “Les Prophesies”  („Пророчества”), издадена през 1555 година, известна и като „Столетия” или „Центурии” във версията си след 1568 година.

Още като дете Нострадамус започнал да получава странни видения и по-късно усъвършенствал своя метод. Той се втренчвал в купа с вода и докато наблюдавал течността, получавал видения за бъдещето. Тъй като в тези времена гледането в бъдещето се смятало за магьосничество, той замаскирал виденията си в четиристишия, в които скрил бъдещето тъй заплетено, че няма как да разберете четиристишието, докато не се случи събитието.

Виденията на Нострадамус вдъхновяват и финландската power metal група STRATOVARIUS при подготовката на техния шести студиен албум “VISIONS“ („ВИДЕНИЯ“).

В него те представят своите видения за различни персонажи, събития и теми от близката и древна история, сред които оживяват Иисус Христос и Иуда Искариот, красотата и вечната любов, опазването на околната среда, носталгията по родния край и прозвучават цитати от „Пророчествата“ на Нострадамус.

Албума “VISIONS“, или „ВИДЕНИЯ“ ще чуем в предаването “Картини от една изложба®” на програма “Хоризонт” на БНР в събота, 4 януари, след новините от 21.00 ч.

 

В предаването на 4.01.2020 г.: Stratovarius и албумът „Видения“

STRATOVARIUS
VISIONS
Date of Release: 28 April 1997


SONGS/TRACKS:

1. The Kiss of Judas - 5:49
Music by – Timo Tolkki
Words by – Timo Kotipelto

2. Black Diamond - 5:39
Written-by – Kotipelto, Tolkki

3. Forever Free - 6:00
Music by – Timo Tolkki
Words by – Timo Kotipelto

4. Before The Winter - 6:07
Music by, Words by – Timo Tolkki

5. Legions - 5:44
Music by, Words by – Timo Tolkki

6. The Abyss of Your Eyes - 5:39
Music by – Timo Tolkki
Words by – Timo Kotipelto

7. Holy Light - 5:46
Music by – Timo Tolkki

8. Paradise - 4:27
Music by – Timo Tolkki
Words by – Timo Kotipelto

9. Coming Home - 5:37
Words by, Music by – Timo Tolkki

10. Visions (Southern Cross) - 10:20
Music by, Words by – Timo Tolkki

Bonus tracks:
11. Black Diamond (Demo Version)
12. Uncertainly (Live Version)
13.
14.

 


Digitally Remastered September 9, 2009

©2009 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd./ Victor Entertainment, Inc., Tokyo, Japan


CREDITS:

Guitar – Timo Tolkki
Vocals – Timo Kotipelto
Bass – Jari Kainulainen
Keyboards – Jens Johansson
Drums – Jörg Michael

All music, melodies and song titles by Timo Tolkki
Backing Vocals – Kimmo Blom, Marko Vaara, Richard Johnson, Timo Tolkki
Narrator [Nostradamus] – James M. Johnson (tracks: 10)
Music Consultant [Lyrics] – Richard Johnson

Produced by: Timo Tolkki

Engineer, Mixed by – Mikko Karmila
Recorded and Mixed at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki (Finland) between October 1996 – February 1997
Mastered at Finnvox Studios by Pauli Saastamoinen, Timo Tolkki

Illustration – Andreas Marschall
Photography by – Dick Lindberg
Live Photos by Juho Juntunen
Design [Logo] – Markus Itkonen
Typography – Marisa Jacobi


LYRICS:

1. The Kiss of Judas
[Music: Tolkki / Lyrics: Kotipelto]

I hear footsteps closing in
I recognize them from my early days.
The times are different the image remains the same
Repeating back flashes remembering the name,
Approaching visions of things I can t recall,
A familiar smile awakes the pain
Unkept promises, the night awaits, the act of confidence

The kiss of Judas I feel the lips on my cheek
The kiss of Judas haunts me once again
In your privage chamber, you re all alone.

The well-earned silver pieces falling to the floor
The flame of the candle casting movement to the wall
Your eyes filled with guilt keep staring at the door
Approaching visions of things I can t recall
A familiar smile awakes the pain
Unkept promises, the night awaits, the act of confidence

The kiss of Judas I feel the lips on my cheek
The kiss of Judas haunts me once again
Unkempt promises, the night awaits, the act of confidence

The kiss of Judas I feel the lips on my cheek
The kiss of Judas haunts me once again
Unkempt promises, the night awaits, the act of confidence

The kiss of Judas I feel the lips on my cheek
The kiss of Judas haunts me once again


2. Black Diamond
[Written-By – Kotipelto, Tolkki]

Again I see you standing there watching me.
Your gaze, those eyes are tantalizing openly, inviting me to get close to you,
can t help myself.
There s fascination in the air.
I try to fight this strong sensation but there s no chance to escape
from this temptation.
Feels like I ve known you before, repeating phrases,
but I yearn for something more.
I know I can t stay by your side forever,
but I know I won t forget your beauty,
my Black Diamond.


3. Forever Free
[Music:Tolkki/Lyrics:Kotipelto]

They try to give me answers to questions I ve never asked.
I ll have no part in their conspiracy.
I guess I am the kind of guy that will never stray.
The thing I need is privacy, some guiding, depriving, misleading and combining.
They re watching our every move.
They can try to bind our arms, but they can t chain our minds or hearts.
We will keep our faith inside our souls and never let it go
We re Forever Free
You see them making headlines, new pictures tell old stories,
explaining what they have said and done.
Media s new illusion, creating more confusion
but I know that they ll soon be gone.


4. Before The Winter
[Music:Tolkki/Lyrics:Tolkki]

Before the summer turns to winter, before the dreams will turn to snow.
I see the yellow leaves are falling and soon I know I have to go.
But I ll be back before the summer, next year you re in my arms again.
The winter breeze will send my message, it will keep you warm until then.
The path to home is long and winding.
I ll keep the flame alive for you until I am back.
You and I will walk that road together,
I ll show that all the dreams are true
if you only let them be before the winter.


5. Legions
[Music: Tolkki / Lyrics: Tolkki]

Far in the core of the earth,
First it was given birth.
We heard the call the message was so clear.
The tracks were laid for the future to come.

Sons and daughters of the Rising Sun,
The armies in Europe here we come.
We run like the wind, we play from the heart,
Now we are here together we sing.

Faster than light,
Higher than the sky,
Tonight we re together again.
We never give up, never give in,
Stronger than steel
We re the legions of the twilight.

Battle of the day

We survived the hard times,
Never accepted the lies,
You run like the wind, you sing from the heart.
Now that we re here together we ll sing.

Faster than light...
Higher than the sky,
Tonight we re together again.
We never give up, never give in,
Stronger than steel
We re the legions of the twilight.

Battle of the day

When we have to go back home again,
We ll keep the mem ries we gained inside our hearts.

[2x]
Faster than light,
Higher than the sky,
Tonight we re together again.
We never give up, never give in,
Stronger than steel
We re the legions of the twilight

Battle of the day
Battle of the day

Legions of the twilight
Legions of the twilight

Raise your hands for us!


6. Abyss of Your Eyes
[Music:Tolkki/Lyrics:Kotipelto]

I feel like I m drowning, trying to catch my breath.
Don t know what is happening, there s no sense of time.

Deep underneath my skin, feeling the pain within, hear my cry...
I feel drowned towards you, I can t resist, I don t know why.
My life is changing, I cannot recall...

Where I ve been before, the abyss of your eyes,
meaning so much more, am I losing my mind?..

The sun isn t shining, your eyes light my way,
I ve found what I ve been searching for, my love won t go astray.

Deep underneath my skin, feeling the pain within, hear my cry...

I feel drowned towards you, I can t resist, I don t know why.
My life is changing I cannot recall...

Where I ve been before, the abyss of your eyes,
Meaning so much more, am I lost?..

So many years my drifting heart has wandered around,
Don t turn on me, won t you stay by my side?..

I ve found... where I ve been before, the abyss of your eyes,
Meaning so much more, am I losing my mind...


7. Holy Light
[Instrumental]


8. Paradise
[Music:Tolkki/Lyrics:Tolkki]

Late at night I find myself again wondering and watching TV.
I can t believe what is on the screen, something that I wouldn t care to see.
Many rare species will perish soon and we will be short on food.
Why do we have to be so selfish? We ve got to change our attitude.

I know that I am not the only one that s worried,
Why don t we all wake up and realize?

Like the birds in the sky we are flying so high,
Without making any kind of sacrifice.
We ve got so little time to undo this crime or we ll lose our Paradise.

It seems to me that there s no sense at all, nobody cares it s always the same.
Mother nature s crying out in pain, we re the one s to blame.

I know that I am not the only one that s worried,
Why don t we all wake up and realize?

Like the birds in the sky we are flying so high,
Without making any kind of sacrifice.
We ve got so little time to undo this crime or we ll lose our Paradise.

[Guitar solo]

Like the birds in the sky we are flying so high,
Without making any kind of sacrifice.
We ve got so little time to undo this crime or we ll lose our Paradise.

Like the birds in the sky we are flying so high,
Without making any kind of sacrifice.
We ve got so little time to undo this crime or we ll lose our Paradise.

Like the birds in the sky we are flying so high,
Without making any kind of sacrifice.
We ve got so little time to undo this crime or we ll lose our Paradise.


9. Coming Home
[Music:Tolkki/Lyrics:Tolkki]

I wake up in the morning so far away from home,
trying to make it through the day.
Many miles are between us, I m sending my love from this payphone.
Through the storms we ve wandered, many mountains we have climbed
but all the bad times are behind.
The road is free -
I m coming Home.
Without you I am like a ship without it s sails, calling the wind to save me.
I d climb the highest mountain,
I d cross the seven seas just to see your smile again.
All the trust that was built along the years is coming back to stay I know.
Just look ahead the road is free -
I m coming Home.
With every step I m closer to home, when I m back you won t be alone.
Soon I ll see the familiar door before my eyes and you.


10. Visions
[Music: Tolkki / Lyrics: Tolkki]

I have seen the future of mankind,
The wisdom of my prophecies you ll find.
Follow the truth and be careful, are we the last?

Hundred years has passed what have we done,
Inconceivable damage under the sun.
I think it s too late to change the man - we are the last.

The world keeps turning while people yearn for more,
Mother nature is crying for change,
The time will come when we all must pay for what we have done,
Are you prepared for that?

As we are reaching the end of the century
There s message we can send,
Be strong and bold and never lose your mind
cause we are the last.

The world keeps turning while people yearn for more,
Mother nature is crying for change,
the time will come when we all must pay for what we have done,
Are you prepared for that?

Signs of the end I see,
Let them hear my voice in every corner of the world,
Take heed of the warnings that I give,
I have seen the Southern Cross forming in the sky.

\"There shall be heard in the air the noise of weapons
and in the same year the divines shall be enemies.
They shall unjustly put down the holy laws
and by thunder and war, true believers shall die\"
[Nostradamus: Century I V:43]

\"For forty years the rainbow shall not appear
For forty years it shall be seen every day
The parched earth shall wax drier every day
And a great flood when it shall appear\"
[Nostradamus: Century I:17]

After us the road goes on forever
Many changes lie along the path
That s the price we pay for our selfishness
We are headed for the end

\"From the skies shall come the powerful king
Before and after the Mars reigns at will
Not far from the great age of Millennium
Buried ones shall come out of their graves\"
[Nostradamus: Century X:72, 74]

When the comet tears out the sky
You and I must die
After all this the time will come for the chosen ones
To rise from their graves to be free again

The beast is gone forever, there s no more pain
Instead so many things for us to attain
The sun is shining brightly after the rain
The land is green and full of life again

The sorrows wiped away now
It s time to smile
And learn from the past
Together we will try

\"Twenty years of reign of the moon having past
Seven thousand years another shall hold his monarchy
When the sun shall resume his days past
Then is fulfilled and ends my prophecy\"
[Nostradamus: Century I:48]


BIOLINKS:

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