Highest Hopes: The Best Of Nightwish has been out for quite a while in Europe, but finally gets a U.S. release through Century Media. With five studio albums under their belt there is plenty of material to choose from, and this is a very solid collection. Nightwish plays epic symphonic metal with mostly soaring female operatic vocals. There are some male vocals as well.
There's only one new track on this CD, a live version of Pink Floyd's "High Hopes," so if you're a hardcore Nightwish fan there's not much of a need to buy this. But for those unfamiliar with the band it's an excellent overview of their best material and a great introduction to Nightwish.