NIGHTWISH: New Song “Shudder Before The Beautiful” Now Streaming

Friday, 13th March 2015

A new NIGHTWISH song “Shudder Before The Beautiful” has posted on the homepage for the Helsinki Times here.

Keyboardist/mastermind Tuomas Holopainen commented on the song:

“The core of ‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ lies in moments such as gazing at The Milky Way is a cold winter`s night, seeing a photo of our planet Earth, a pale blue dot taken by the Voyager 1 as a tiny oasis in the unfathomable vastness of space, or When listening to music momentarily which takes away all woe and time. And sharing those moments with people you love.”

Endless Forms Most Beautiful features eleven new songs and will be released in different formats:

* Standard CD
* Digibook (including instrumental CD)
* 2LP (vinyl in gatefold) in different colors
* Earbook (including instrumental and orchestral CD)
* Earbook (deluxe version including bonus vinyl)
* Download

Pre-order your copy here.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful track listing:

Jewelcase

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

2LP black vinyl / 2LP picture vinyl as gatefold

Side A

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan

Side B

1. Yours Is An Empty Hope
2. Our Decades In the Sun
3. My Walden

Side C

1. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
2. Edema Ruh
3. Alpenglow
4. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula

Side D

01. The Greatest Show On Earth

Digibook incl. instrumental CD

CD1

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD2 (instrumental)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

Earbook incl. instrumental & orchestral CD

CD1

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD2 (instrumental)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
11. The Greatest Show On Earth

CD3 (orchestral)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. Élan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In the Sun
6. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
7. Alpenglow
8. The Eyes Of Sharbat Gula
9. The Greatest Show On Earth

The Endless Forms Most Beautiful title came from Charles Darwin’s “The Origin Of Species” book, where he wrote: “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, while this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

Commented NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen: “This classic quote is where it all began. We set sail for the ultimate journey in March 2015. Join us!”