The Life And Times Of Scrooge


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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN - The Life And Times Of Scrooge
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Tuomas Holopainen – the keyboardist and main songwriter of NIGHTWISH - has spent most of the year 2013 writing and
producing his solo album. The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called “The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck”,
written and illustrated by Don Rosa.
This 12 chapter book tells the life story of a certain Scrooge, from his early years in the 19th century Scotland to his
adventures all around the world until the 1950`s. The story contains such immense depth, detail, wit and emotional power,
that the moment Tuomas read it nearly 20 years ago; it instantly became a story of profound personal interest and love for
him. The initial idea for creating a kind of “soundtrack” for the book came to him already in 1999, and has ever since been
haunting the back of his mind.
The album was written and produced by Tuomas Holopainen and will contain 10 songs, with total duration of approximately
60 minutes. The music will be of soundtrack / classical / folk genre in the vein of Vaughan Williams, Michael Nyman, James
Newton Howard and Enya.
Mr. Pip Williams has done the orchestral arrangements, continuing his collaboration with Tuomas after the NIGHTWISH
records “Once”, “Dark Passion Play” & “Imaginaerum”.
There will be a number of guest musicians, including the London Orchestra, The Metro Voices (a choir from London) and
four lead vocalists: Alan Reid, Johanna Kurkela, Johanna Iivanainen & Tony Kakko. Other guest appearances include Troy
Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, bodhran), Mikko Iivanainen (guitars & banjo), Teho Majamäki (Didgeridoo), Jon
Burr (Harmonica) and Dermot Crehan (solo violin). The recordings took place during August - October 2013, first at Angel
Studios, London, then in various locations around Scotland and Finland.
The author of the book, Don Rosa, has done the artwork for the album.

Track list
01. Glasgow 1877
02. Into The West
03. Duel & Cloudscapes
04. Dreamtime
05. Cold Heart Of The Klondike
06. The Last Sled
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