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Japanese only SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "Nightwish are about as polished and elaborate a live experience as anyone this side of Kiss, and the tracks showcased here do nothing but underline their majesty."
Finland's epic Nightwish have recorded many albums that stand as evidence of their mastery of gothic drama and symphonic grandeur. Their new treat for longtime fans, MADE IN HONG KONG, finally captures them live. Recorded during the DARK PASSION PLAY tour of 2008, the eight live tracks are from that album, Nightwish's first with new singer Annette Olzon. The band's trademark blend of glittering synth textures and crunching power metal translates perfectly in the crisp recording. Two B-sides and a demo, as well as a DVD featuring three music videos and a documentary, round out the album.