Having previously introduced his solo album The Life And Times Of Scrooge, Nightwish composer and keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen has now unveiled more about his first solo album due out on the 11th of April, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The single "A Lifetime Of Adventure" will be released worldwide on February 7th and is available for pre-order via the Nightwish Shop (exclusive signed version). The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters.

Recorded from August to October 2013 at Angel Studios in London plus various locations around Scotland and Finland, The Life And Times Of Scrooge will include elements of the classical and folk genres in the vein of Vaughan Williams, Michael Nyman, James Newton Howard, and Enya. Pip Williams - who collaborated with Tuomas on the Nightwish albums Once (2004), Dark Passion Play (2007), and Imaginaerum (2012) - assisted with orchestral arrangements for the solo album.

The album will feature four lead vocalists: Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica, Johanna Iivanainen, and Alan Reid.

Musical guests include: The London Orchestra, the Metro Voices choir from London, Nightwish's Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, bodhran), Mikko Iivanainen (guitars and banjo), Teho Majamäki (didgeridoo), Jon Burr (harmonica), and Dermot Crehan (solo violin).






The Life And Times Of Scrooge tracklist:

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 [alternate version] [bonus track]

Tuomas Holopainen's debut solo single, "A Lifetime Of Adventure", will be released on the Nightwish FanPOD tablet-computer app today, two weeks before its world premiere. Vocals on the debut single track are by Johanna Kurkela.


Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Nightwish
 
Posted: 23.01.2014 by Bad English



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Dima - 23.01.2014 at 15:38  
Hope its good
Firiox - 23.01.2014 at 18:15  
So damn excited
Dark†SymphonY - 23.01.2014 at 18:35  
I can see this being a massive guilty pleasure, but on the other hand is could be quite boring.
The Shape 1973 - 23.01.2014 at 22:35  
Will reserve judgement until I hear something.
Unhealer - 23.01.2014 at 23:43  
The single was released on Itunes or something like that a while ago, of course that means you guys can find it somewhere on the internetz if you are interested.
I like it, but I predict most NW fans will be hatin'.
DarthSitthiander - 24.01.2014 at 01:44  
I'm kind of stoked for it because of him writing the music and because of the vocalists.
Azarath - 24.01.2014 at 18:56  
This would have been a great opportunity for Tuomas to do some singing again.
Ruchesko - 24.01.2014 at 20:02  
Written by Azarath on 24.01.2014 at 18:56

This would have been a great opportunity for Tuomas to do some singing again.

I'll be impressed if that ever happens again - he still seems to be traumatized from NW's early touring days. Then again, when Tony Kakko is one of your best friends, why waste your breath.
Angel_Lament - 24.01.2014 at 23:03  
The cover artwork looks sick!
Azarath - 24.01.2014 at 23:20  
Written by Ruchesko on 24.01.2014 at 20:02

I'll be impressed if that ever happens again - he still seems to be traumatized from NW's early touring days.

Yeah, I doubt that'll ever happen. But as someone who really likes Angels Fall First it would be interesting to hear him take a stab at it.

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