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Release date: 30 November 2011
Style: Symphonic power metal, Symphonic metal

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Disc I
01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose The Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
11. Last Ride Of The Day
12. Song Of Myself
    1 - From A Dusty Bookshelf
    2 - All That Great Heart Lying Still
    3 - Piano Black
    4 - Love
13. Imaginaerum

Disc II [bonus] [2CD: instrumental version / tour edition: orchestral version]
01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back [instrumental version only]
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose The Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
11. Last Ride Of The Day
12. Song Of Myself
    1 - From A Dusty Bookshelf
    2 - All That Great Heart Lying Still
    3 - Piano Black
    4 - Love
13. Imaginaerum

Disc III [DVD] [tour edition bonus]
+ Making Of Imaginaerum
+ Storytime [video]

Review
Lyrics (25)


Additional info
Release dates:
Finland: November 30, 2011
Europe: December 2, 2011
Australia: January 6, 2012
USA & Canada: January 10, 2012
Japan: January 11, 2012
New Zealand: January 16, 2012

Tour Edition: April 11, 2012

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
7.0
Seventh album Imaginaerum is the band's second with new singer Anette, and comes with the added twist of an accompanying feature-length film next year. Nightwish who have always been at the forefront of symphonic metal, provide this latest addition to the catalogue with good intentions. Although presented as a stand-alone album, it perhaps pushes the line between creative indulgence and focused musicianship too far.

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The Shape 1973 - 27.01.2012 at 21:35  
Rating: 9
Written by zakapior on 27.01.2012 at 21:33

There is something with this album, it sounds better with every listen. At first i didn't like it much, after a few times i find it very enjoyable. You just have to dive into it and like it or not.
Way better than Dark Passion.

Might have to go back to it. I gave up after 2 goes, found it very poor. Century Child still the best.
Anastasia - 21.02.2012 at 23:16  
Rating: 8 I was somehow expecting more from NW since it took them 4 years to make a new album. I think Tuomas is one of the best composers on the metal scene, i know it's hard to write for the whole orchestra and make it sound perfect, but altogether it just doesn't sound good to me.
Everything sounds more like a movie score than a song one would listen to without watching a movie. And Anette's childish voice doesn't fit in the songs, but i'm used to this
I'm planning to buy the instrumental version and we'll see then, maybe it will be better (like DPP was), by now my rating is 6.

Edit: I give a 10 to the instrumental version, it's fantastic as usual overall this brings my rating for this CD pack to 8.
The Norseman - 27.02.2012 at 16:58  
Rating: 8 If Tarja's fans complained after the release of "Dark Passion Play" for it being so different from the past ones, now they can complain even more because now Nightwish goes even further.

Personally, I enjoyed this album. "Storytime", "I Want My Tears Back", "Scaretale", "Turn Loose The Mermaids" and "The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" are all great songs in my opinion.

I have to admit that at some point I wondered if one could call this "power (metal)", I think it has less and less "power" but the "symphonic" aspect is still there (a lot).

I could give a "9" rate to this one but still with so many great songs, I feel the album is missing something. I just don't feel the songs have a continuation, they seam to be all very isolated from each other but it might just be me.

Overall I still loved it.
Ap46 - 05.03.2012 at 22:25  
Rating: 9 Nightwish assault my ears every time i listen to "Imaginaerum", in a good way of course. What keeps this album from being a masterpiece is the last half were everything turns a bit "slow" and filled with ballads and mid tempo. By the time i got to "Last Ride of The Day" i was irremediably turned off. Anyway, this attempt scratched perfection!
Unhealer - 25.04.2012 at 04:15  
Rating: 9

This could be good. Ultra gay, but good.
Soani - 28.04.2012 at 20:23  
Rating: 10
Written by Unhealer on 25.04.2012 at 04:15



This could be good. Ultra gay, but good.



I think it couldn't. Budget is only 3,7 million.

About Imaginaerum - One of the best Nightwish's albums!
Troy Killjoy - 29.04.2012 at 05:04  
 
Written by Soani on 28.04.2012 at 20:23
I think it couldn't. Budget is only 3,7 million.

There are some great low-budget films (3.7m being a lot higher than your average indie flick) and some big-budget busts.

I expect this to be shit because it's Nightwish, not because of the money involved.
Promonex - 30.04.2012 at 04:56  
Rating: 9 "Only" 3.7 million. I lol'd.
Soani - 02.05.2012 at 19:55  
Rating: 10
Written by Promonex on 30.04.2012 at 04:56

"Only" 3.7 million. I lol'd.


Sorry... The best Holywood's productions are abou 100 - 200 millions -,-
Troy Killjoy - 02.05.2012 at 20:00  
 
Written by Soani on 02.05.2012 at 19:55
Sorry... The best Holywood's productions are abou 100 - 200 millions -,-

Well ya, for movies like Avatar. Nearly four million is a very generous budget, considering some directors manage to release some really great films on budgets well under the million dollar mark.
Mr. Doctor - 02.05.2012 at 20:38  
  Hehehehehe she said "best".
Promonex - 03.05.2012 at 02:10  
Rating: 9
Written by Soani on 02.05.2012 at 19:55

Written by Promonex on 30.04.2012 at 04:56

"Only" 3.7 million. I lol'd.


Sorry... The best Holywood's productions are abou 100 - 200 millions -,-

I'd happily take either of these over those Avatars, Transformers, Green Lanterns or Pearl Harbors.
Unhealer - 03.05.2012 at 06:35  
Rating: 9 Well, that forces the movie to focus on other things aside of the visuals and the music (which already dissapointed a considerable amount of listeners).
The Melting Snow - 06.05.2012 at 18:23  
Rating: 8 The album has it's good parts. but sometimes i wonder does this even qualify as Metal? :|
Troy Killjoy - 07.05.2012 at 03:23  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 06.05.2012 at 18:23
The album has it's good parts. but sometimes i wonder does this even qualify as Metal? :|

If you like the music... does it matter?
The Melting Snow - 07.05.2012 at 18:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.05.2012 at 03:23

Written by The Melting Snow on 06.05.2012 at 18:23
The album has it's good parts. but sometimes i wonder does this even qualify as Metal? :|

If you like the music... does it matter?


did i say it does? :p
Zhazhael - 07.05.2012 at 18:45  
Rating: 1 7 Rating???
serega25 - 24.05.2012 at 23:58  
Rating: 10 Wonderfull album! All songs are great! Annet sings very good! The Nightwish is dead? No, they are back! And Im really happy because of that!
Soani - 27.05.2012 at 18:50  
Rating: 10
Written by serega25 on 24.05.2012 at 23:58

Wonderfull album! All songs are great! Annet sings very good! The Nightwish is dead? No, they are back! And Im really happy because of that!


I'm totally agree
Dark Cornatus - 23.07.2012 at 10:53  
Rating: 8 I actually enjoyed this album, as someone who lived off this type of music but now listens to Doom and Death more. It''s a step up from the last crappy album. Not very metal, but pleasant all the same.
Ellrohir - 28.08.2012 at 16:31  
  For me its the release of the last year...cant help myself not to like almost everything there...and i especially love how Anette proved herself as a talented singer worth of Nightwish
E†han1994 - 12.10.2012 at 14:44  
Rating: 10 My favourite Nightwish album ever!!
Promonex - 13.01.2013 at 01:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Lustful Maid on 11.01.2013 at 21:13

An album combined with Jazz, Folk and Power elements, yet remaining the traits of Gothic genre.

I can hear the jazz, folk and power, but where do you hear gothic in this album?
Rhiannon - 05.03.2013 at 10:36  
Rating: 8 I'm surprised I like this so much, I expected much worse after Dark Passion Play. Toumas takes you on a journey though his Hans Zimmer-inspired fantasy world, with epic songs like Ghost River, I Want My Tears Back and Last Ride Of The Day. Sure, it's more like movie score music than metal, but who cares? And Anette has really outdone herself in this album, especially on Scaretale and Song of Myself. I even like Slow, Love, Slow because of her, although I hate jazz. And when I finally accepted her as the singer of Nightwish, she has been kicked out But i wish her the best, and hope the next Nightwish album will be as good as this.
Ellrohir - 05.03.2013 at 19:08  
 
Written by Rhiannon on 05.03.2013 at 10:36

I expected much worse after Dark Passion Play


thats it - we all expected much worse and got actually much better and surprising album
Northern Danger - 10.06.2013 at 11:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Ellrohir on 05.03.2013 at 19:08

Written by Rhiannon on 05.03.2013 at 10:36

I expected much worse after Dark Passion Play


thats it - we all expected much worse and got actually much better and surprising album
Where did you find surprising part? Boring album,my opinion.
Ellrohir - 14.06.2013 at 21:18  
  Then why u rate it seven, if it is boring? that makes no sense
SUHAYL - 11.08.2013 at 01:56  
  Awsome Album ,best in my oppinion
The Shape 1973 - 23.09.2013 at 12:32  
Rating: 9 Listened to it for the first time since it came out. Now I get it. Brilliant. Only wish I didn't hate it so much when it first came out.
Laneth - 15.03.2014 at 23:29  
Rating: 6 Ugh....why is this an 8...
fandango68 - 15.03.2014 at 23:39  
Rating: 9 I was pleasantly surprised by it, especially after DPP, which sagged a bit for me...
AngelofDeth - 12.04.2014 at 22:03  
  They should re-record this album with Floor...
Bad English - 05.07.2014 at 02:55  
  Is this Nightwish? wait a sec, I dont know anymore, seems band is lost in its own fary tail and wants to live it but to be at level to please a record companies they cant be as some story where fantasy hero wins
I dont think Tarja would be good in this album, but 1th song in the finnish ... Annete dont fits even Marco is singing... I like some songs as Storytime(where she is singing ''blue blue sky'') , I want my tears back, Turn Loose The Mermaids, song of myself ,, speaking parts , good album but ... if band want to continue they should remeber elvenpath and old days ,.... Floor can save one studio, but not more , less prog, opera, more guitar, remeber mid 90's gothic

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