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Nightwish - Dark Passion Play

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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:
27 reviews (avg. 67%)
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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Original line-up
Band members
Anette Olzon Vocals
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 12), Guitars (acoustic) (track 10), Songwriting (tracks 10, 12)
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (backing) (track 5), Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9, 11-13), Lyrics
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars (electric, acoustic), Songwriting (track 8)
Guest/Session
Laurence Davies French horn
Anne Marie Cullum Vocals (choirs)
Senni Eskelinen Kantele (track 11)
Sarah Ryan Vocals (choirs)
David Porter-Thomas Vocals (choirs)
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Mike McMenemy Violin
Dave Daniels Cello
Ben Chappell Cello
Maurice Murphy (R.I.P. 2010) Trumpet
Alison Jiear Vocals (choirs)
Claire Henry Vocals (choirs)
Gerard Bentall Vocals (choirs)
Cathy Thompson Violin
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Matthew Hargreaves Vocals (choirs)
Yona Dunsford Vocals (choirs)
Dave Woodcock Violin
Rita Manning Violin
Caroline Dearnley Cello
Richard Berry French horn
Cherith Millburn-Fryer Vocals (choirs)
Mary Carewe Vocals (choirs)
Heather Cairncross Vocals (choirs)
Chris Tombling Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Andy Parker Viola
Julie Andrews Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Skaila Kanga Harp
Jon Thorne Viola
Dave Fuest Clarinet
Gary Kettel Percussion
Sarah Eyden Vocals (choirs)
Susan Flannery Vocals (choirs)
Patrick Kiernan Violin
David Theodore Oboe
Owen Slade Tuba
Nollaig Casey Celtic fiddle (track 11)
Janet Ramus Vocals (choirs)
Helen Parker Vocals (choirs)
Michael Dore Vocals (choirs)
Thomas Bowes Violin
Bruce White Viola
Richard Edwards Trombone
Troy Donockley Uilleann pipes, Whistles, Bodhrán (tracks 10, 11, 13)
Ricci P. Washington Vocals (choirs)
Matthew White Vocals (choirs)
Joanna Forbes Vocals (choirs)
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Kate Musker Viola
Steve Williams Double bass
Guy Elliott Lead treble (track 1)
Lance Ellington Vocals (choirs)
Lindsay Wagstaff Vocals (choirs)
Andrew Tinkler Vocals (choirs)
Gavyn Wright Violin (solo) (track 10), Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Tim Grant Viola
Allen Walley Double bass
Peter Beachill Trombone
Bob J. Harms Vocals (choirs)
Martin Loveday Cello (solo) (track 1), Cello
Steve Morris Violin
Garfield Jackson Viola
Chris Laurence Double bass
Derek Watkins (R.I.P. 2013) Trumpet
Sara Jane Skeete Vocals (choirs)
Sam Burkey Vocals (choirs)
Jonathan Williams Cello, Vocals (choirs)
John Barclay Trumpet
Beverley Skeete Vocals (choirs solo)
Helen Brookes Vocals (choirs)
Helen Meyerhoff Vocals (choirs)
Greg Knowles Cymbalom
Pete Hanson Violin
Gaby Lester Violin
Tom Pearce Vocals (choirs)
Zachary LaPorta Theremin (tracks 1, 11)
Rosemary Forbes-Butler Vocals (choirs)
Lawrence Wallington Vocals (choirs)
Jackie Shave Violin
Jim McLeod Violin
Anthony Lewis Cello
Mike Thompson French horn
Michael Clarke Vocals (choirs)
Catherine Bott Vocals (choirs)
Warren Zielinski Violin
Everton Nelson Violin
John Heley Cello
Richard Watkins French horn
Jenny O'Grady Vocals (choirs)
Andrew Busher Vocals (choirs)
Julian Leaper Violin
Gustav Clarkson (R.I.P. 2020) Viola
Anthony Pike Clarinet, Clarinet (bass)
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Morag MacKay Vocals (choirs)
Nicholas Bucknall Clarinet
Stephen Henderson Percussion
Carol Kenyon Vocals (choirs)
Ann De Renais Vocals (choirs)
Eliza Lumley Vocals (choirs)
Liz Edwards Violin
Katie Wilkinson Viola
Helen Keen Flute (piccolo)
Dave Stewart Trombone (bass)
Derek Green Vocals (choirs)
Jude Sim Vocals (choirs)
Jeremy Avis Vocals (choirs)
Sonia Slany (R.I.P. 2021) Violin
Chris Pitsillides Viola
Tom Williams Second treble (track 1)
Fay Simpson Vocals
Samantha Shaw Vocals (choirs)
Catriana Sandison Vocals (choirs)
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Don McVay Viola
Patrick Lannigan Double bass
Andy Wood Trombone
Steve Trowell Vocals (choirs)
Nicki Kennedy Vocals (choirs)
Andy Findon Whistle (track 9), Flute
Simon Fischer Violin
Rachel Bolt Viola
Mary Scully Double bass
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Bryan Chambers Vocals (choirs)
Peter Lale Viola
Frank Schaefer Cello
Ian Balmain (R.I.P. 2020) Trumpet
Tommy Blaize Vocals (choirs solo)
Simon Preece Vocals (choirs)
Charlie Baker Vocals (choirs)
Anthony Pleeth Cello, Cello (solo)
Jonathan Rees Violin
Miscellaneous staff
James Shearman Conductor (choir)
Pip Williams Arrangements (choir, orchestra)
Emppu Vuorinen Engineering
Mika Jussila Mastering
Gavyn Wright Orchestra leader
Jussi Tegelman Soundscapes
Robin Baynton Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Andrew Kitchen Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Tero Kinnunen Co-producer, Engineering
Jenny O'Grady Choirmaster
Ville Akseli Photography
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra leader
Mikko Karmila Mixing, Producer, Engineering
Sam O'Kell Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Tuomas Holopainen Producer
Richard Lancaster Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Haydn Bendall Engineering (choir, orchestra)
Original line-up
Anette Olzon Vocals
Marco Hietala Bass, Vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 12), Guitars (acoustic) (track 10), Songwriting (tracks 10, 12)
Tuomas Holopainen Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (backing) (track 5), Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9, 11-13), Lyrics
Jukka Nevalainen Drums, Percussion
Emppu Vuorinen Guitars (electric, acoustic), Songwriting (track 8)
Original line-up
Laurence Davies French horn
Anne Marie Cullum Vocals (choirs)
Senni Eskelinen Kantele (track 11)
Sarah Ryan Vocals (choirs)
David Porter-Thomas Vocals (choirs)
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Mike McMenemy Violin
Dave Daniels Cello
Ben Chappell Cello
Maurice Murphy (R.I.P. 2010) Trumpet
Alison Jiear Vocals (choirs)
Claire Henry Vocals (choirs)
Gerard Bentall Vocals (choirs)
Cathy Thompson Violin
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Matthew Hargreaves Vocals (choirs)
Yona Dunsford Vocals (choirs)
Dave Woodcock Violin
Rita Manning Violin
Caroline Dearnley Cello
Richard Berry French horn
Cherith Millburn-Fryer Vocals (choirs)
Mary Carewe Vocals (choirs)
Heather Cairncross Vocals (choirs)
Chris Tombling Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Andy Parker Viola
Julie Andrews Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Skaila Kanga Harp
Jon Thorne Viola
Dave Fuest Clarinet
Gary Kettel Percussion
Sarah Eyden Vocals (choirs)
Susan Flannery Vocals (choirs)
Patrick Kiernan Violin
David Theodore Oboe
Owen Slade Tuba
Nollaig Casey Celtic fiddle (track 11)
Janet Ramus Vocals (choirs)
Helen Parker Vocals (choirs)
Michael Dore Vocals (choirs)
Thomas Bowes Violin
Bruce White Viola
Richard Edwards Trombone
Troy Donockley Uilleann pipes, Whistles, Bodhrán (tracks 10, 11, 13)
Ricci P. Washington Vocals (choirs)
Matthew White Vocals (choirs)
Joanna Forbes Vocals (choirs)
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Kate Musker Viola
Steve Williams Double bass
Guy Elliott Lead treble (track 1)
Lance Ellington Vocals (choirs)
Lindsay Wagstaff Vocals (choirs)
Andrew Tinkler Vocals (choirs)
Gavyn Wright Violin (solo) (track 10), Violin
Dermot Crehan Violin
Tim Grant Viola
Allen Walley Double bass
Peter Beachill Trombone
Bob J. Harms Vocals (choirs)
Martin Loveday Cello (solo) (track 1), Cello
Steve Morris Violin
Garfield Jackson Viola
Chris Laurence Double bass
Derek Watkins (R.I.P. 2013) Trumpet
Sara Jane Skeete Vocals (choirs)
Sam Burkey Vocals (choirs)
Jonathan Williams Cello, Vocals (choirs)
John Barclay Trumpet
Beverley Skeete Vocals (choirs solo)
Helen Brookes Vocals (choirs)
Helen Meyerhoff Vocals (choirs)
Greg Knowles Cymbalom
Pete Hanson Violin
Gaby Lester Violin
Tom Pearce Vocals (choirs)
Zachary LaPorta Theremin (tracks 1, 11)
Rosemary Forbes-Butler Vocals (choirs)
Lawrence Wallington Vocals (choirs)
Jackie Shave Violin
Jim McLeod Violin
Anthony Lewis Cello
Mike Thompson French horn
Michael Clarke Vocals (choirs)
Catherine Bott Vocals (choirs)
Warren Zielinski Violin
Everton Nelson Violin
John Heley Cello
Richard Watkins French horn
Jenny O'Grady Vocals (choirs)
Andrew Busher Vocals (choirs)
Julian Leaper Violin
Gustav Clarkson (R.I.P. 2020) Viola
Anthony Pike Clarinet, Clarinet (bass)
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Morag MacKay Vocals (choirs)
Nicholas Bucknall Clarinet
Stephen Henderson Percussion
Carol Kenyon Vocals (choirs)
Ann De Renais Vocals (choirs)
Eliza Lumley Vocals (choirs)
Liz Edwards Violin
Katie Wilkinson Viola
Helen Keen Flute (piccolo)
Dave Stewart Trombone (bass)
Derek Green Vocals (choirs)
Jude Sim Vocals (choirs)
Jeremy Avis Vocals (choirs)
Sonia Slany (R.I.P. 2021) Violin
Chris Pitsillides Viola
Tom Williams Second treble (track 1)
Fay Simpson Vocals
Samantha Shaw Vocals (choirs)
Catriana Sandison Vocals (choirs)
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Don McVay Viola
Patrick Lannigan Double bass
Andy Wood Trombone
Steve Trowell Vocals (choirs)
Nicki Kennedy Vocals (choirs)
Andy Findon Whistle (track 9), Flute
Simon Fischer Violin
Rachel Bolt Viola
Mary Scully Double bass
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Bryan Chambers Vocals (choirs)
Peter Lale Viola
Frank Schaefer Cello
Ian Balmain (R.I.P. 2020) Trumpet
Tommy Blaize Vocals (choirs solo)
Simon Preece Vocals (choirs)
Charlie Baker Vocals (choirs)
Anthony Pleeth Cello, Cello (solo)
Jonathan Rees Violin
Original line-up
James Shearman Conductor (choir)
Pip Williams Arrangements (choir, orchestra)
Emppu Vuorinen Engineering
Mika Jussila Mastering
Gavyn Wright Orchestra leader
Jussi Tegelman Soundscapes
Robin Baynton Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Andrew Kitchen Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Tero Kinnunen Co-producer, Engineering
Jenny O'Grady Choirmaster
Ville Akseli Photography
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra leader
Mikko Karmila Mixing, Producer, Engineering
Sam O'Kell Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Tuomas Holopainen Producer
Richard Lancaster Engineering (assistant: choir, orchestra)
Haydn Bendall Engineering (choir, orchestra)
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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)

Videos were made for 'Bye Bye Beautiful', 'Amaranth' and 'The Islander'.

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)

Recording information:

Recorded in Petrax Studios, Hollola, E-Major Studios, Kerava and Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Abbey Road Studios, London, England
September 2006-March 2007

Identifiers:

Barcode: 0 602517 200388

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