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The Life and Times of Scrooge

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresSymphonic, Orchestral, Classical, Soundtrack
LabelsNuclear Blast
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Submitted by level mPizarro (2013-04-29)
Last modified by level mPizarro (2014-06-06)
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Track listing (Songs)

1.Glasgow 18776:27-0
2.Into The West5:01-0
3.Duel & Cloudscapes4:49-0
5.Cold Heart Of The Klondike6:52-0
6.The Last Sled5:40-0
7.Goodbye, Papa6:26-0
8.To Be Rich3:22-0
9.A Lifetime Of Adventure6:15-0
10.Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time4:36-0
11.A Lifetime Of Adventure (Alternate Version)6:00-0

Line-up (members)

The album is based on writer & illustrator Don Rosa’s graphic novel The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, which tells the life story of Scrooge from his early years in 19th Century Scotland and follows him in his worldly adventures through the 1950s.
When Tuomas read the story nearly twenty years ago, its immense depth, detail, wit, and emotional power resonated with him instantly. While the initial spark of creating a soundtrack for the graphic novel came to him in 1999, the idea took fourteen years to come to fruition.

Music Inspired by The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck graphic novel.
Written and produced by Tuomas Holopainen.
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 soundtrack, classical and folk genres in the vein of Vaughan Williams, Michael Nyman, James Newton Howard and Enya.

The cover artwork on both, the single and the album, is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney's Duck characters.

Pip Williams, who collaborated with Tuomas on the Nightwish albums: Once (2004), Dark Passion Play (2007), and Imaginaerum (2012), will once again assist with orchestral arrangements for The Life And Times Of Scrooge.

The album will feature four guest lead vocalists:
Johanna Kurkela, Tony Kakko, Johanna Livanainen and Alan Reid.

And guest musicians: The London Orchestra, The Metro Voices (choir from London), Nightwish’s Troy Donockley (Uilleann pipes, Low whistles, Bodhran), Mikko Livanainen (Guitars, Banjo), Teho Majamäki (Didgeridoo), Jon Burr (Harmonica) and Dermot Crehan (Solo violin).

The Life and Times of Scrooge Comments

level   (90/100)
Nightwish의 키보디스트 프로젝트 앨범. 조금 지루하긴 하지만 괜찮은 클래식 음악을 들려준다.
level   (100/100)
výborné album, kvalitný, originálny nápad a koncept albumu. Mix orchestrálneho metalu s folk metalom a rockom. Výborný ženský spev a výpomoc od Tony K

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