Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge

8.7 | 57 votes |
Release date: 11 April 2014
Style: Symphonic rock, Folk rock


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01. Glasgow 1877
02. Into The West
03. Duel & Cloudscapes
04. Dreamtime
05. Cold Heart Of The Klondike
06. The Last Sled
07. Goodbye, Papa
08. To Be Rich
09. A Lifetime Of Adventure
10. Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time
11. A Lifetime Of Adventure [Alternative version] [bonus]

Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards

Guest musicians
Alan Reid - vocals
Johanna Kurkela - vocals
Tony Kakko - vocals
Johanna Iivanainen - vocals
Dermot Crehan - violin
Troy Donockley - uillean pipes, tin whistle, bodhran
Jon Burr - harmonica
Mikko Iivanainen - guitars, banjo
Teho Majamäki - didgeridoo

Additional info
Producer: Tuomas Holopainen.
Cover art: Don Rosa.

Full album title is Music Inspired By The Life And Times Of Scrooge - Written And Produced By Tuomas Holopainen.

Guest review by
In light of the last 10-15 years of Nightwish releases, one would be easily forgiven for thinking that Tuomas Holopainen has lost it as a songwriter. Mr. Holopainen's 2014 solo album, The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, however, is a genuinely great album that refutes that notion to a large extent.

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10.12.2014 - 09:09
Rating: 9
M C Vice
I still don't see why this couldn't have been the 8th Nightwish album. There's bugger all here that wouldn't have sounded out of place on Imaginaerum.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
10.12.2014 - 16:32
Dayum I wasn't aware his solo stuff was on this site. Nice to see he fulfilled his wish of composing a Scrooge album.
03.01.2015 - 22:16
Rating: 9
I thoroughly enjoyed this album, very warm and even nostalgic at times. I like that this doesn't sound like an overly-ambitious Nightwish album either.
03.01.2015 - 22:50
Darkside Momo
Cover art: Don Rosa.

Nothing else to say
My Author's Blog (in French)

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
29.06.2017 - 20:07
Rating: 9
What a tremendous musician is Tuomas
Here, waiting very quiet right in front of The Doors of Stone...
29.06.2017 - 20:18
Rating: 8
Donkey Hotte
The best thing Tuomas has done in the last 10 years.
I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".

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