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]

Line-up
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
Metren
Rating:
8.5
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
Ex-polydactyl
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.
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"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!"
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10.12.2014 - 16:32
Dima
Dayum I wasn't aware his solo stuff was on this site. Nice to see he fulfilled his wish of composing a Scrooge album.
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03.01.2015 - 22:16
Rating: 9
CyberSymphony
Ollie
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.
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03.01.2015 - 22:50
Darkside Momo
Retired
Quote:
Cover art: Don Rosa.

Nothing else to say
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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"
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29.06.2017 - 20:07
Rating: 9
Kvothe
What a tremendous musician is Tuomas
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Here, waiting very quiet right in front of The Doors of Stone...
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29.06.2017 - 20:18
Rating: 8
Metren
Donkey Hotte
The best thing Tuomas has done in the last 10 years.
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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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