Dark Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released on 26 September 2007 in Finland, 28 September in Europe and 2 October 2007 in the United States. It is the first album without original vocalist Tarja Turunen, who was dismissed in 2005, as well as the first album involving future member Troy Donockley on uilleann pipes and tin whistle
Released in September 2007, Dark Passion Play is the sixth studio album from Nightwish and is the the first to not feature singer Tarja Turunen who was fired from the band in 2005. Her replacement, Anette Olzon, would only feature on this album and 2011’s Imaginarium before being replaced with Floor Jansen. Musically, Dark Passion Play largely follows the darker, more brooding style of the previous album, Once. The album cost more than €800,000 to record and featured the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The album would eventually go 4x Platinum (with total sales of more than 130,000) in Finland.
While Dark Passion Play is a great album and Anette fits the direction they were going far better then Tarja would have, it's just no. .This album is one that I feel only the biggest of fans will except. Maybe they should have done one of their older songs, like Wishmaster, as the final track(14) instead of the alternate male vocal "Amaranth". This would have given the beginner Nightwish fan some familiarity that the album lacks. But in speaking of the bonus track, I am not sure if it was Tumas who did the vocals on it but I am sooo glad they didn't stick with. If it wasn't for the Orchestral version, Nightwish's "Dark Passion Play" would have topped my list for best metal album of 2007. This album introduces Anette Olzon, the new vocalist for the group.
Dark Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Finnish Symphonic Power Metal band Nightwish. It is the first album to feature Anette Olzon as vocalist. Dark Passion Play was released on September 26, 2007 in Finland, September 28 in Europe and October 2, 2007 in the United States. Running at 75:43 minutes, it is their longest album to date, 15 minutes longer than the previously longest record (Once) . Однако ты также можешь выбрать другой язык. A new version of Last.
Album · 2007 · 13 Songs. Highest Hopes - The Best of Nightwish.
|1||The Poet And The Pendulum|
|2||Bye Bye Beautiful|
|4||Cadence Of Her Last Breath|
|5||Master Passion Greed [Sample]|
|8||Whoever Brings The Night|
|9||For The Heart I Once Had|
|11||Last Of The Wilds|
|12||7 Days To The Wolves|
|13||Meadows Of Heaven|
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|FO700CD||Nightwish||Dark Passion Play (CD, Album)||Фоно||FO700CD||Russia||2007|
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|RR79702||Nightwish||Dark Passion Play (CD, Album + CD, Album + Col)||Roadrunner Records||RR79702||Australia||2007|
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