Nightwish - Imaginaerum


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

Owners:

684 have it
156 want it


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]

Additional info
Tour edition released on 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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published 01.12.2011 | Comments (85)

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24.11.2011 - 16:44
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
And it's a rubbish song. Only heard it once and had no urge to replay it again ._.
Better wait for the whole album >.>
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24.11.2011 - 17:45
Rating: 8
Rulatore
Cant wait for it
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25.11.2011 - 13:17
Rating: 9
Metal_4Ever
Written by Risto on 24.11.2011 at 14:39

Written by Metal_4Ever on 24.11.2011 at 14:27

Nightwish - The Crow, The Owl and The Dove has been leaked

It was released via Donald Duck Finland, so it's not a leak actually.

Yeah sure! commercial reasons!
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26.11.2011 - 20:40
Night Sight
Curious to see what is it
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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29.11.2011 - 00:07
Rating: 9
Codorna
Not sure if bad or masterpiece after first listen
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29.11.2011 - 00:13
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Written by Codorna on 29.11.2011 at 00:07

Not sure if bad or masterpiece after first listen


Did you like it? Seems an odd reaction to have...
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29.11.2011 - 01:17
Rating: 8
Rulatore
2nd half is pure eargarsm
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29.11.2011 - 02:37
Rating: 9
BMR Monkey
Listening it for the first time right now
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29.11.2011 - 03:44
William
Account deleted
The Full album actually was leaked .... i'm Downloading it Right now ..... i live in Syria ...( we Don't have Copy rights so pleas people don't tell me that i should buy the Original ... plus we Don't have the Original CD anyway )
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29.11.2011 - 04:14
Rating: 9
BMR Monkey
Great album definitely better than the last one, it could be one of the best albums of 2011
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29.11.2011 - 08:44
Rating: 8
Panasi
Now dats sum cheese. Enjoying it so far though.
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29.11.2011 - 08:46
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Oh dear, do I put myself through this for the sake of saying I did...

Yes. Yes I do.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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29.11.2011 - 17:25
Rating: 8
Angel_Lament
One word made up: "Theatrical Metal", a pretty cool album with some awesome songs and the Orchestral Parts are more prominent and sounds more beautiful than ever! still need to listen to it fewer times though...
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29.11.2011 - 23:22
Rating: 8
Hollberr
The production is incredible... of course it's VERY cheesy, but it's some nice cheese there. Going to enjoy putting Last ride of the Day in my car...
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30.11.2011 - 03:04
Rating: 8
ZGoten
Storytime is great and Ghost River even better, but the rest of the album is filled with ideas that are either tragged out too long or not blent together very well. Still, I enjoyed this album, but it's not worthy of my little top ten of 2011. ^^
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30.11.2011 - 03:38
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.11.2011 at 08:46

Oh dear, do I put myself through this for the sake of saying I did...

Yes. Yes I do.
lol, be sure to let me know what you think about it XD
On the third track right now. I like Ghost River quite a lot
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30.11.2011 - 04:06
Rating: 8
aldamirgwh
1. 'Taikatalvi': a very nice intro, to prepare the senses
2. 'Storytime': popish, the commercial song
3. 'Ghost River': a very cool chorus
4. 'Slow, Love, Slow': or should I say 'Die, Love, Die!' What the fuck is this'?! Worst song EVER!!! This song doesn't deserve to be neither a B-side.
5. 'I Want My Tears Back': IMO the best song, I like the folk vibe
6. 'Scaretale': it really scared me, it left me lost, confused, didn't like it
7. 'Arebesque': nice instrumental
8. 'Turn Loose the Mermaids': the ballad
9. 'Rest Calm': it gets nicer by the end
10. 'The Crow, the Owl, and the Dove': good
11. 'Last Ride of the Day': very good, second best IMO
12. 'Song of Myself': the first part (sung) is good, the second is, I don't know, kinda sad
13. 'Imaginaerum': a medley of all album, unnecessary
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30.11.2011 - 04:40
Rating: 10
Anibx
I'd just listen to the album and wow, simple wow. I can't say anything else right now. Simply Nightwish more solid than ever.
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30.11.2011 - 05:35
Rating: 10
Anibx
I'd just realize this is a soundtrack album. It even have a End Credit song pretty cool
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30.11.2011 - 11:59
Rating: 8
annodomini
01. Taikatalvi - Probably the best intro I have ever heard.
02. Storytime - Still one of the best of NW singles.
03. Ghost River - The way Anette sings "Snowhite" before first chorus is just orgasmic. Amazing theatrical song.
04. Slow, Love, Slow - I never thought I would ever hear NW like this, but differently than others, I found it perfect and amazing. I love Tuomas for his experiments.
05. I Want My Tears Back - Catchy, cheese. Reminds me a bit of "Dead to the world". Great tune.
06. Scaretale - My favorite! Musical, rock opera. Call it whatever you want, but this is magical.
07. Arabesque - Trailer music style. Great.
08. Turn Loose The Mermaids - I have a thing about these two ballads (with 10th song). It's not bad, but not reach the whole level of the album.
09. Rest Calm - Could be much better.
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove - -"-
11. Last Ride Of The Day - After some empty whole with last 3 songs, this song continues with top level.
12. Song Of Myself - Wtf with the last 6 minutes? It was unnecessary. Different than other long songs of NW. Choir was amazing, but other parts just average.
13. Imaginaerum
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there is nothing left to die for...
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30.11.2011 - 14:32
Rating: 10
Anibx
Written by annodomini on 30.11.2011 at 11:59

12. Song Of Myself - Wtf with the last 6 minutes? It was unnecessary. Different than other long songs of NW. Choir was amazing, but other parts just average.


Really? I find some fantastic lines on those 6 min. No music, No metal, but a demostration of how Tuomas understand art and poetry. I like it.
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30.11.2011 - 14:57
Rating: 6
farfaramir
Written by aldamirgwh on 30.11.2011 at 04:06

1. 'Taikatalvi': a very nice intro, to prepare the senses
2. 'Storytime': popish, the commercial song
3. 'Ghost River': a very cool chorus
4. 'Slow, Love, Slow': or should I say 'Die, Love, Die!' What the fuck is this'?! Worst song EVER!!! This song doesn't deserve to be neither a B-side.
5. 'I Want My Tears Back': IMO the best song, I like the folk vibe
6. 'Scaretale': it really scared me, it left me lost, confused, didn't like it
7. 'Arebesque': nice instrumental
8. 'Turn Loose the Mermaids': the ballad
9. 'Rest Calm': it gets nicer by the end
10. 'The Crow, the Owl, and the Dove': good
11. 'Last Ride of the Day': very good, second best IMO
12. 'Song of Myself': the first part (sung) is good, the second is, I don't know, kinda sad
13. 'Imaginaerum': a medley of all album, unnecessary

Well, about the last one, that's not weird, since this is a soundtrack for a movie, the last one belongs to the credits I think.
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30.11.2011 - 15:10
Rating: 7
Milena
Learning To "X"
A nice album, better than Once. Annette still annoys me at some moments, just like Tarja did, but she and Marco make a much better duet now. There are some silly moments, some unnecessary stuff (the kids choirs on every other song) but it is quite enjoyable and has a number of nice hit, simple songs.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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30.11.2011 - 15:12
Rating: 4
Slayer666
So... much..... cheese....
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30.11.2011 - 15:15
Rating: 7
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Slayer666 on 30.11.2011 at 15:12

So... much..... cheese....

That's what Nightwish has always been about, dude
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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30.11.2011 - 15:31
Rating: 8
ZGoten
Storytime is great and Ghost River even better, but the rest of the album is filled with ideas that are either tragged out too long or not put together very well. That being said, I still enjoyed the album, but it's not among the best releases of this year in my opinion.
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30.11.2011 - 17:15
Rating: 9
Metal_4Ever
Downloading, i'm so exciting.. XD
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30.11.2011 - 18:25
Rating: 9
Metal_4Ever
Listening, i'm so exciting.. XD
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30.11.2011 - 18:53
Rating: 9
Ernis
狼獾
Written by aldamirgwh on 30.11.2011 at 04:06

4. 'Slow, Love, Slow': or should I say 'Die, Love, Die!' What the fuck is this'?! Worst song EVER!!! This song doesn't deserve to be neither a B-side.

Well if you don't like jazz or its influence on this track, then this is clearly not enough to make this one the worst song "ever". Try to think outside of your tiny box...
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Go ahead, make my day...
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30.11.2011 - 21:15
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
'Slow, Love, Slow' is clearly the best song of the album.

Yes, I didn't hear the whole album yet. But that was refreshing.
Anette's voice really suites the jazzy style.
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