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All Music Guide
This eagerly awaited seventh album from the Finnish symphonic metallers is the follow-up to 2007's Dark Passion Play and a companion piece to a feature film of the same name about an elderly composer's deathbed reminiscences of his childhood. It is the second album to feature the band's new vocalist Anette Olzon, who contentiously replaced the beloved Tarja Turunen in 2007, and sees her growing into her role, while the music is more theatrical, bombastic, and melodic than ever before. Includes the single "Storytime.,"
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This eagerly awaited seventh album from the Finnish symphonic metallers is the follow-up to 2007's Dark Passion Play and a companion piece to a feature film of the same name about an elderly composer's deathbed reminiscences of his childhood. It is the second album to feature the band's new vocalist Anette Olzon, who contentiously replaced the beloved Tarja Turunen in 2007, and sees her growing into her role, while the music is more theatrical, bombastic, and melodic than ever before. Includes the single "Storytime.,"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2013
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Int'l
  • UPC: 727361278922
  • Catalog Number: 6127892
  • Sales rank: 116,735

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nightwish Primary Artist
Derek Watkins Trumpet
Tony Lewis Celli
Guy Barker Trumpet, Soloist
Mark Berrow Violin
Catherine Bott Vocals
Andrew Busher Vocals
Yona Dunsford Vocals
Richard Edwards Tenor Trombone
Andy Findon Flute
Claire Henry Vocals
Garfield Jackson Viola
Skaila Kanga Harp
Gary Kettel Percussion
Chris Laurence Bass
Martin Loveday Celli
Rita Manning Violin
Kate Musker Viola
Anthony Pleeth Celli
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Lynda Richardson Choir Master
Sonia Slany Violin
Jussi Tegelman Music Box
David Theodore Oboe, Cor anglais
David Porter Thomas Vocals
Dermot Crehan Violin
Bill Hawkes Viola
Peter Lale Viola
Mary Carewe Vocals
Troy Donockley Bouzouki, Chant, Bodhran, uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Frank Schaefer Celli
Bruce White Viola
Dirk Campbell Sorna
David Fuest Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Stephen Henderson Percussion, Ethnic Percussion
Paul Clarvis Ethnic Percussion
Julian Leaper Violin
Lawrence Wallington Vocals
Michael Dore Vocals
Richard Watkins French Horn
Everton Nelson Violin
Metro Voices Vocals
James Shearman Conductor
Nigel Black French Horn
Anna Noakes Flute
Dai Emanuel Violin
Dave Stewart Bass Trombone
Emlyn Singleton Violin
David Pyatt French Horn
Paddy Lannigan Bass
Andy Wood Tenor Trombone
Tuomas Holopainen Piano, Keyboards
Emppu Vuorinen Guitar
Jukka Nevalainen Percussion, Drums
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals
Eleanor Grant Musician
Tom Pearce Vocals
Owen Slade Tuba
Joanna Forbes Vocals
Neil Bellingham Vocals
Jacqueline Barron Vocals
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Dave Daniels Celli
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Amber Moore Musician
Rosemary Forbes-Butler Vocals
Thomas Bowes Leader
Grace Davidson Vocals
Kate Moore Trumpet
Anette Olzon Vocals
Alice Fearn Vocals
Pekka Kuusisto Violin, Soloist
Morag MacKay Vocals
Josephine Knight Celli
Vanessa Heine Vocals
Emma Brain-Gabbott Vocals
Stephen Mair Bass
Leon Enrique Bosch Bass
Julie Andrews Bassoon
Abbie Osmon Vocals
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Christopher Tombling Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Gerard O'Beirne Vocals
Peter Snipp Vocals
Ann de Renais Vocals
Alexandra Gibson Vocals
Michael Thompson French Horn
Jenny O'Grady Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jonathan Rees Violin
Nicki Kennedy Vocals
Nicholas Bucknall Clarinet
Tom Bullard Vocals
Kai Hahto Percussion
Eliza Marshall Flute
Oliver Langford Violin
Ben Fleetwood Smyth Vocals
Rachel Stephanie Bolt Viola
Thomas Spencer-Wortley Vocals
Eoghan McCarthy Musician
Ashby Mayes Musician
Anna Gunstone Musician
Celine Marcantonis Musician
David Valsamidis Musician
Elizabeth Wiesberg Vocals
Katialin Dang Musician
Mair Dew Musician
Nicholas Sabisky Musician
Nicholas Marcantosis Musician
Rosie Alderton Musician
The Looking Glass Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Soophia Foroughi Vocals
Shifra Osorio Whewell Musician
Elias Christou-Hill Musician
Dilys McCaffrey Musician
Athena Koutsovasilis Musician
Anais Engelmann Musician
Paul Greir Vocals
Sam Barnett Musician
Vinay Ostrolenk Musician
Lindsay Ashworth Vocals
Jacob Ramsey Musician
Maciej Rakoswki Violin
John Barcley Trumpet
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Jussi Tegelman Soundscape
Pip Williams Director, Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements, Choir Arrangement, Creation
Mikko Karmila Engineer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Tuomas Holopainen Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Emppu Vuorinen Arranger, Guitar Engineer, Bass Engineer
Marco Hietala Composer, Guitar Engineer, Bass Engineer
Janne Pitkänen Artwork, Layout
Tero Kinnunen Engineer
Gina Pitkänen Artwork, Layout
Steve Price Engineer
Holopainen Arranger
Nevalainen Arranger
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