Sonata Arctica ‎– Ecliptica

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPI91CD Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Spinefarm Records SPI91CD Finland 1999 Sell This Version
SPI91CD Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, Unofficial) Spinefarm Records (2) SPI91CD Russia 1999 Sell This Version
Myst 224 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(Cass, Album) Mystic Production Myst 224 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
NEMS 172 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) NEMS Enterprises NEMS 172 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
3055822 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Nothing To Say 3055822 France 2000 Sell This Version
77269-2 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Century Media 77269-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2000 Sell This Version
PCKD 20018 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Ponycanyon Korea, Avalon PCKD 20018 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
MICP-10173 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Avalon MICP-10173 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
77269-2 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, Promo) Century Media 77269-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MICP-10173 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, Promo) Avalon MICP-10173 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
FO11MC Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(Cass, Album) Фоно FO11MC Russia 2000 Sell This Version
FO11MC Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(Cass, Album) Фоно FO11MC Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
PCKC 20018 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(Cass, Album) Pony Canyon Inc. (Korea) PCKC 20018 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
VC019 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(LP, Album) Vinyl Collectors, Hammerheart Records VC019 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
VC019, vc019 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Vinyl Collectors, Vinyl Collectors VC019, vc019 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
77269-1 P Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(LP, Album, Pic) Century Media 77269-1 P Europe 2000 Sell This Version
FO11CD Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Фоно FO11CD Russia 2001 Sell This Version
C.A. 058 MC, S.M.F. 009 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(Cass, Album) Counter Attack Productions, S.M.F. Music Shop C.A. 058 MC, S.M.F. 009 Bulgaria 2001 Sell This Version
77269-2 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 77269-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
MICP-10761 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Avalon MICP-10761 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
0251785253 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spinefarm Records 0251785253 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
178525-3, 00602517852532 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records U.K., Universal 178525-3, 00602517852532 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
178525-3, 00602517852532 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records U.K., Universal 178525-3, 00602517852532 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
MICP-10761 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM) Avalon MICP-10761 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
178525-3, 00602517852532 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records U.K., Universal 178525-3, 00602517852532 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
MR 3363-2 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, RE, RM) Moon Records (2) MR 3363-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
none Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Spinefarm Records U.K. none UK 2008 Sell This Version
UICN-2009 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Thunderball667 UICN-2009 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SPINE772129 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(2xLP, Album) Spinefarm Records SPINE772129 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
SPI91CD Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Spinefarm Records SPI91CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RBR 2090, LCR 2090 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Rock Brigade Records, Laser Company Records RBR 2090, LCR 2090 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
8163-2 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 8163-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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theaterofsalvation

theaterofsalvation

November 3, 2018
referencing Ecliptica, CD, Album, RE, 8163-2
I know this isn't ironclad evidence, but I'm pretty sure the US pressing of Ecliptica came out in 2003. I remember buying it and it having a hype sticker talking about it finally being brought over to the states. Yeah, it took that long.
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Ecliptica, CD, Album, 77269-2

Power metal has always been the ginger-haired stepchild of heavy metal. It's cheesy. It's repetitive. And sometimes it's Sonata Arctica, in which case, it kicks ass!

Sonata Arctica's debut album burst onto the scene with such gusto and youthful enthusiasm, it's hard not to like it. There's fast-paced neoclassical speed metal guitar shredding, and lots of cheesy 90's keyboard harpsichord sounds. The lyrics focus on the usual themes of fantasy, love, kingdoms and over nonsensical topics we're not really bothered about, because it comes with the territory, and above all else though, it really is 100% cheese, and that's what we love about the genre!

I first came across this band when I heard 'Replica' on a compilation CD. I loved it! I was completely blown away by how awesome this band sounded and to this day, that is still one of my favourite songs (and I still have no idea what it's about, either). I rushed out to get 'Ecliptica' and was not disappointed. 'Kingdom for a Heart', 'Full Moon', 'Letter to Dana', 'Mary Lou' and 'Picturing the Past' are all fine examples of why power metal should never be so easily dismissed. Oh, and 'Replica' too!!!. This album is worth it for that song alone.

I've been stuck for ages writing this review, struggling to think of anything clever or witty to say. The truth is, this is a typical power metal album, and if you're not a fan of the genre, you won't notice any difference here between Sonata Arctica and any other band. But there's just some sort of charm about this record that makes it fresh and exciting, and definitely worth trying out.