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Dark Passion Play

Nightwish

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 26th, 2007
Catalog ID:
SPI313CD / 172003-8
Label:
Spinefarm Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
24 reviews (avg. 69%)
1. The Poet and the Pendulum 13:53   Show lyrics
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2. Bye Bye Beautiful 04:14   Show lyrics
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3. Amaranth 03:51   Show lyrics
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4. Cadence of Her Last Breath 04:14   Show lyrics
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5. Master Passion Greed 06:02   Show lyrics
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6. Eva 04:24   Show lyrics
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7. Sahara 05:47   Show lyrics
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8. Whoever Brings the Night 04:17   Show lyrics
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9. For the Heart I Once Had 03:56   Show lyrics
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10. The Islander 05:05   Show lyrics
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11. Last of the Wilds 05:40   instrumental
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12. 7 Days to the Wolves 07:03   Show lyrics
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13. Meadows of Heaven 07:10   Show lyrics
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Band members
Anette Olzon Vocals
Jukka Nevalainen Drums
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic)
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars (acoustic & electric)
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards
Guest/Session
Nollaig Casey Cymbalom
Andy Findon Solo Whistle (on Track 9)
Gavin Wright Solo Violin (on Track 10)
Troy Donockley Bodhran, uilleann pipes, low whistle and tin whistle (on track 10, 11 and 13)
Tom Williams Second Boy Soprano, Treble Vocals (on track 1)
Guy Elliott Lead Boy Soprano (on track 1)
Metro Voices Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra
Miscellaneous staff
Emppu Vuorinen Engineering
Ville Akseli Photography
Mika Jussila Mastering
Mikko Karmila Mixing, Producer, Engineering
Tuomas Holopainen Producer
Tero Kinnunen Co-producer, Engineering
Anette Olzon Vocals
Jukka Nevalainen Drums
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic)
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars (acoustic & electric)
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards
Nollaig Casey Cymbalom
Andy Findon Solo Whistle (on Track 9)
Gavin Wright Solo Violin (on Track 10)
Troy Donockley Bodhran, uilleann pipes, low whistle and tin whistle (on track 10, 11 and 13)
Tom Williams Second Boy Soprano, Treble Vocals (on track 1)
Guy Elliott Lead Boy Soprano (on track 1)
Metro Voices Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra
Emppu Vuorinen Engineering
Ville Akseli Photography
Mika Jussila Mastering
Mikko Karmila Mixing, Producer, Engineering
Tuomas Holopainen Producer
Tero Kinnunen Co-producer, Engineering
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Release dates:
September 26/07 - Spinefarm Records/Universal (Finland)
September 28/07 - Nuclear Blast Records (Most of Europe)
September 28/07 - Roadrunner Records (USA/Canada)

The digipak version of the album includes another CD with the entire album as an instrumental version. Roadrunner's "Collector's Edition" has a bonus track on the first CD ("Reach", which is demo version of "Amaranth") and a second disc, which is mislabelled as orchestral version of the album, despite it's the same instrumental version as in other 2 CD editions.

Japanese bonus track:
14. Escapist (4:57) (often mistitled as The Escapist)

The 'Nuclear Blast Special 3-CD Gold Box' version include:
CD 1: Dark Passion Play
CD 2: Dark Passion Play (Instrumental Versions)
CD 3: Bonus Tracks:
1. Escapist (also Japanese bonus track) (4:57)
2. Meadows of Heaven (Orchestral) (7:10)*
3. The Poet And The Pendulum (Demo) (13:41)**

* The orchestral is not the same as instrumental. The orchestral version lacks vocals, drums, guitars and bass while the instrumental version only lacks vocals.

** With Marco Hietala on vocals.

Platinum Edition of the album includes a bonus CD with the following bonus tracks:
1. Erämaan viimeinen (Last of the Wilds with Finnish lyrics) (5:10)
2. Escapist (Japanese edition bonus track) (4:57)
3. Meadows of Heaven (orchestral version) (7:10)
4. The Poet and the Pendulum (demo version) (13:41)
5. Bye Bye Beautiful (DJ Orkidea remix) (12:14)

Tour edition of the album has the normal version of the album and a DVD:
Video:
01. Bye Bye Beautiful (music video, 5.1 sound)
02. Bye Bye Beautiful (music video, 2.0 sound)
03. Bye Bye Beautiful - Making of Documentary
04. Amaranth (music video, 5.1 sound)
05. Amaranth (music video, 2.0 sound)
06. While Your Lips Are Still Red (music video)
07. Bye Bye Beautiful (audio track)
08. The Poet and the Pendulum (demo version) (audio track)
09. Escapist (audio track)
10. Bye Bye Beautiful (DJ Orkidea remix) (audio track)

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Added on: 2007-06-13 17:21:49 Last modified on: 2014-06-07 22:37:53
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