Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Released to coincide with the classically inclined, Yule-loving, progressive metal powerhouse's 2012 performances of its multi-platinum Last Christmas Eve rock opera, Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) represents the first new collection of holiday music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra since 2004. The five-song EP begins appropriately with a pair of instrumentals, "Winter Palace" and the title track, both of which are muscular, meticulous, and steeped in the kind of ornate, wintry melodrama that serves as the group's foundation. The remainder of the EP is relegated to non-instrumental cuts, including the theatrical praise-pop anthem "I Had a Memory," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Released to coincide with the classically inclined, Yule-loving, progressive metal powerhouse's 2012 performances of its multi-platinum Last Christmas Eve rock opera, Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) represents the first new collection of holiday music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra since 2004. The five-song EP begins appropriately with a pair of instrumentals, "Winter Palace" and the title track, both of which are muscular, meticulous, and steeped in the kind of ornate, wintry melodrama that serves as the group's foundation. The remainder of the EP is relegated to non-instrumental cuts, including the theatrical praise-pop anthem "I Had a Memory," and a pair of stage-ready ballads in the sentimental "Someday" and the uplifting lullaby "Time You Should Be Sleeping."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537178506
  • Catalog Number: 001765002
  • Sales rank: 995

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Primary Artist
Tim Hockenberry Vocals
Johnny Lee Middleton Bass
Paul O'Neill Guitar
Jon Oliva Keyboards
Al Pitrelli Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Dave Wittman Bass, Guitar, Drums
Angus Clark Guitar
Chris Caffery Guitar
Vitalij Kuprij Keyboards
Jeff Plate Drums
Erika Jerry Vocals, Background Vocals
Joel Hoekstra Guitar
Jane Mangini Keyboards
Lowell Adams Strings
Mee Eun Kim Keyboards
Jay Pierce Background Vocals
Roddy Chong Violin
Karen Dumke Strings
Derek Wieland Keyboards
Nancy Chang Strings
Chloe Lowery Background Vocals
John O. Reilly Drums
Eric Nordstrom Strings
Phillip Brandon Background Vocals
Mary Corbett Strings
Virginia Respess Strings
Jason Jerald Strings
Jamie Pitrelli Bass
Georgia Napolitano Vocals
David Zablidowsky Bass
Dari Mahnic Background Vocals
Betsy Isaak Strings
Technical Credits
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Antonio Vivaldi Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Paul O'Neill Composer, Poetry, Producer
Jon Oliva Composer
Dave Wittman Producer, Engineer
Dina Fanai Artist Development
Joshua Ruzansky Management
Kenneth Kaplan Management
Kayla Reeves Cover Model
Greg Hildebrandt Cover Art
Danielle Sample Artist Development
Adam Seidel Management
Adam Lind Management
Aaron Frank Management
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