Dark Passion Play - (Import CD)
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- Heavy Metal
- Progressive Metal
- Copy Control
- Dark Passion Play
- Country of Origin
- Roadrunner Records
- Mono / Stereo
Q (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Anette Olzon's rich operatic vocals bring new passion and depth..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "It's not just the sheer amount of instrumentation that's so impressive, but how purposefully Holopainen has employed every string, whistle and parp to add amazing washes of colour to the songs."
The Poet and the Pendulum 13:54
Bye Bye Beautiful 4:14
Cadence of Her Last Breath 4:14
Master Passion Greed 6:02
Whoever Brings the Night 4:17
For the Heart I Once Had 3:55
The Islander 5:05
Last of the Wilds 5:40
7 Days to the Wolves 7:03
Meadows of Heaven 7:10
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Poet and the Pendulum, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Bye Bye Beautiful
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Amaranth
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Cadence of Her Last Breath
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Master Passion Greed
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Eva
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Sahara
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Whoever Brings the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] For the Heart I Once Had
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Islander, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Last of the Wilds
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] 7 Days to the Wolves
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Meadows of Heaven
Nightwish: Anette Olron (vocals); Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards); Marco Hietala (bass guitar); Jukka Nevalainen (drums).
Personnel: Andy Findon (flute).
Additional personnel: Joanna Forbes, Tommy Blaize, Heather Cairncross, Derek Green, Tom Pearce, Eliza Lumley, Anne Marie Cullum, Helen Brookes, Samuel Burkey, Ann DeRenais, Morag MacKay, Sarah Ryan, Charlie Baker, Bob J. Harms, Andrew Tinkler, Catriana Sandison, Ricci P. Washington, Cherith Millburn-Fryer, Yona Dunsford, Jude Sim, Faye Simpson, Nicki Kennedy, Rosemary Forbes-Butler, David Porter Thomas , Jeremy Avis, Lance Ellington, Alison Jiear, Matthew White, Michael Clarke, Samantha Shaw, Sara Jane Skeete, Steve Trowell, Gerard Bentall, Catherine Bott, Andrew Busher, Mary Carewe , Michael Dore, Sarah Eyden, Susan Flannery, Beverley Skeete, Matthew Hargreaves, Claire Henry, Helen Meyerhoff, Jennie O'Grady, Helen Parker, Simon Preece, Lindsay Wagstaff, Lawrence Wallington, Carol Kenyon, Janet Ramus, Bryan Chambers (vocals); Guy Elliot, Tom Williams (soprano); Emppu Vuorinen (acoustic guitar); Greg Knowles (cymbolom); Skaila Kanga (harp); Senni Eskelinen (kantele); Julian Leaper, Perry Mason, Chris Tombling, Pigott Smith, Tom, Warren Zielinski, Liz Edwards, Mark Berrow, Jim McLeod, Michael McMenemy, Simon Fischer, David Woodcock, Pete Hanson, Dermot Crehan, Steve Morris, Thomas Bowes, Patrick Kiernan, Boguslaw Kostecki, Gaby Lester, Rita Manning, Everton Nelson, Johnathan Rees, Sonia Slany, Cathy Thompson, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave, Emlyn Singleton (violin); Nollaig Casey (fiddle); Jon Thorne, Donald McVay, Chris Pitsillides, Tim Grant , Kate Wilkinson, Andy Parker, Rachel Bolt, Gustav Clarkson, Garfield Jackson, Peter Lale, Kate Musker, Bruce White (viola); Patrick Lannigan, Frank Schaefer, Jonathan Williams , Steve Williams , Ben Chappell, Caroline Dearney, John Heley, Chris Laurence, Anthony Lewis , Martin Loveday, Anthony Pleeth, Mary Scully, Allen Walley, Dave Daniels (cello); Helen Keen (flute); Andy Findon (whistle); Dave Fuest, Nicholas Bucknail (clarinet); Anthony Pike (bass clarinet); David Theodore (oboe); Julie Andrews (bassoon); John Barclay, Ian Balmain, Maurice Murphy, Derek Watkins, Andy Crowley (trumpet); Laurence Davies, Mike Thompson , Richard Berry, Richard Watkins (French horn); Pete Beachill, Richard Edwards, Andy Wood (trombone); Dave Stewart (bass trombone); Owen Slade (tuba); Troy Donockley (bodhran); Frank Ricotti, Steve Henderson, Gary Kettel (percussion); Jussi Tegelman (sound effects).
- WEA (Distributor)
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Mikko Karmila; Tuomas Holopainen; T. Kinnunen
- 75m 37s
- Haydn Bendall; Mikko Karmila; Kinnunen; Emppu Vuorinen
Christopher, Nahoon Valley Park. 24 December 2007
Overall I liked the album, and the new singer's voice is just completely stunning. But to be really frank, this album as a whole is just not as good as their previous stuff. Still worth buying and Ill reserve judgement till the next one is released.