Nightwish - Dark Passion Play


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Release date: 26 September 2007
Style: Symphonic power metal

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Disc I
01. The Poet And The Pendulum
02. Bye Bye Beautiful
03. Amaranth
04. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
05. Master Passion Greed
06. Eva
07. Sahara
08. Whoever Brings The Night
09. For The Heart I Once Had
10. The Islander
11. Last Of The Wilds
12. 7 Days To The Wolves
13. Meadows Of Heaven
14. Reach [Amaranth demo] [bonus]

Disc II [limited edition]
01. The Poet And The Pendulum [Instrumental]
02. Bye Bye Beautiful [Instrumental]
03. Amaranth [Instrumental]
04. Cadence Of Her Last Breath [Instrumental]
05. Master Passion Greed [Instrumental]
06. Eva [Instrumental]
07. Sahara [Instrumental]
08. Whoever Brings The Night [Instrumental]
09. For The Heart I Once Had [Instrumental]
10. The Islander [Instrumental]
11. Last Of The Wilds [Instrumental]
12. 7 Days To The Wolves [Instrumental]
13. Meadows Of Heaven [Instrumental]

Disc III [Limited 3CD Box Edition]
01. Escapist
02. Meadows Of Heaven [orchestral version]
03. The Poet And The Pendulum [demo]

Additional info
This is the track list of the platinum edition that was released on the 23th of January 2008.

Disc I
The original 13 tracks

Disc II
01. Erämaan viimeinen
02. The Escapist
03. Meadows of Heaven [Orchestral version]
04. The Poet and the Pendulum [demo]
05. Bye Bye Beautiful [DJ Orkidea remix]


Band members:
* Anette Olzon - Vocals
* Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar on "The Islander" and "Last of the Wilds"/"Erämaan viimeinen"
* Marco Hietala - Bass, vocals, acoustic guitar on "The Islander"
* Tuomas Holopainen - Keyboards, Piano
* Jukka Nevalainen - Drums, percussions

Guest musicians
* London Philharmonic Orchestra
* Guy Elliott - Lead Boy Soprano
* Tom Williams - Second Boy Soprano and Voice on The Poet and the Pendulum
* Metro Voices - Choir
* Troy Donockley - Bodhran, Uilleann Pipes, Low and Tin Whistle on " The Islander, "Last of the Wilds" and "Meadows of Heaven"
* Nollaig Casey - Fiddle on "Last of the Wilds"
* Senni Eskelinen - Electric Kantele on "Last of the Wilds"
* Greg Knowles - Cymbalom
* Johanna "Jonsu" Salomaa - Vocals on "Erämaan Viimeinen" ("Last Of The Wilds")

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
7.5
All eyes have been on Nightwish over the last three years following the huge commercial success of previous album "Once" and of course also the dramatic letting go of previous vocal powerhouse Tarja. Now more than ever Tuomas and company have immense pressure placed upon them to deliver the goods with the sixth full length edition to the Nightwish catalogue.

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published 28.09.2007 | Comments (101)

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15.02.2011 - 15:05
Rating: 10
Obaida
Perfect !
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25.02.2011 - 01:14
ErnilEnNaur
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LMAO! This is far from perfect. Loads of commercial crap (Amaranth, Bye Bye Beautiful) and perhaps the most boring song they've ever made (Eva) on this one. OTOH, it also contains their best and heaviest songs to date, including PATP and Master Passion Greed. It's like Once and CC in almost every way, there's more filler, but the awesome tracks are even more awesome than Ghost Love Score and The Beauty Of The Beast. Marco singing on almost every track is also great.
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28.06.2011 - 01:13
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Written by Guest on 25.02.2011 at 01:14

LMAO! This is far from perfect. Loads of commercial crap (Amaranth, Bye Bye Beautiful) and perhaps the most boring song they've ever made (Eva) on this one. OTOH, it also contains their best and heaviest songs to date, including PATP and Master Passion Greed. It's like Once and CC in almost every way, there's more filler, but the awesome tracks are even more awesome than Ghost Love Score and The Beauty Of The Beast. Marco singing on almost every track is also great.

This album is nothing like once and CC in my opinion, but i do think the quality of musicianship here is just as good. But that's just me:P
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04.08.2011 - 17:26
Rating: 10
aann33ss
Very sweet vocal. Symphonic Sweet Metal... hehheheheh
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26.09.2011 - 16:42
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Good album,with the exception that a few tracks seem really weak in contrast to the rest of the album.
Annette Olzen Rocks!
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02.10.2013 - 18:55
Rating: 6
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Decided to revisit this after liking Imaginaerum and getting used to Anette's voice. The problem with this one was definitely the music and not the change of vocalist, only 3 or 4 good songs here.
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14.10.2013 - 18:02
Nemo Atkins
Written by Unhealer on 02.10.2013 at 18:55

Decided to revisit this after liking Imaginaerum and getting used to Anette's voice. The problem with this one was definitely the music and not the change of vocalist, only 3 or 4 good songs here.

Yeah, I'd have to agree with you. Now, I'm not a big Nightwish fan (only have the Anette albums: never got around to getting the Tarja era stuff for some reason, although I have listened to a couple of their songs with her on vocals), so I can't compare the two vocalists very well, but this album just...feels like it's lacking something to kick in to the next level. The music isn't bad, but there's not a lot of stuff that I would say has the magic (I know, odd choice of word) they captured perfectly on Imaginaerum. Anette isn't the issue, as she had to sing what she was given (also, she didn't write anything for the band, so I fail to see why people consider her to be the reason the band went downhill. Same as Tim Owens in Judas Priest and Iced Earth, but that's getting off topic...). The problem is that Tuomas (who wrote most of the album on his own) just didn't write strong enough music.

At least Imaginaerum was an improvement. I'm hoping Floor doesn't end up getting the same problem with the next Nightwish album...
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15.10.2013 - 20:48
Rating: 8
Azarath
The reason it's my least favourite Nightwish album is its inconsistency. The first song is great, as are the last four. In between are some good songs, some lesser songs and a couple that are just Nightwish on autopilot. But that closing 4 track stretch is one of the strongest in the Nightwish catalogue.

And I like "Eva".
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04.07.2014 - 01:58
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Masterchief
After like it was out 2007 I am listening 1th time this one after 7 years (if my mathematics is good) ... I am thinking how would this album sound whit Tarja ??+ well its not good, its week album whit 2 killer songs ''By By beautiful'' and ''Amaranth'' remember video to ''By By beautiful'' Anette Olzon was dancing so sexy into it, Amaranth was cool video, its basicly it what I can say about this album, rest is well ..... 75min, I would say 20min waste of time
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11.10.2014 - 03:02
SongsOfDarkness
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The level of hatred towards this album is amazing. Music is a kind of competition?
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11.10.2014 - 20:08
Rating: 8
Azarath
Written by Guest on 11.10.2014 at 03:02

The level of hatred towards this album is amazing. Music is a kind of competition?

I don't think hatred is the right word. Some people dislike it, sure. On the other hand it has a rating of 7.7 ( with 1017 votes given). That's not bad at all.
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27.11.2015 - 23:09
Rating: 5
TrueMetalJope
Wasn't too eager to listen to this album, now tbh I cannot say I'd missed much. 75 minutes, c'mon it's way too much, especially when the music is like this, that is suited better for casual listening IMO. There are good moments, which I'm sure everyone is aware of and can agree on. But that's nowhere near to reach 75 minutes
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