Dark Passion Play (Collector's Edition) (2CD)

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Dark Passion Play (Collector's Edition) (2CD)

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Judging from the way Dark Passion Play starts out, it's understandable to assume that it's some sort of opera aria. But hold tight, dear friends, because from out of nowhere metal guitar riffs come swooping in. That's Nightwish for ya -- a Finnish quintet that had been walking the line between symphonic and metallic for ten years by the time of this 2007 release. The album signals the arrival of new singer Anette Olson (who replaced longtime member Tarja Turunen), but for longtime fans worried that this lineup shuffle may alter the band's sound and direction, there's no reason to fret -- Nightwish are as bombastic and dramatic as ever. Understandably, there are quite a few similarities between symphonic metal and prog metal, and this is certainly the case on such tracks as "Bye Bye Beautiful," which contains a very Dream Theater-esque opening. Elsewhere, "Eva" focuses primarily on the vocal talents of Nightwish's new frontwoman, while the slow-building album opener, "The Poet and the Pendulum," proves to be a neat summary of Nightwish's style. Depending on which side of the metal fence you're on, Dark Passion Play is either a symphonic metal triumph or merely pretentious twaddle. [Roadrunner's 2007 edition included one bonus track as well as a second CD of bonus "orchestral versions."] ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

About this item

Judging from the way Dark Passion Play starts out, it's understandable to assume that it's some sort of opera aria. But hold tight, dear friends, because from out of nowhere metal guitar riffs come swooping in. That's Nightwish for ya -- a Finnish quintet that had been walking the line between symphonic and metallic for ten years by the time of this 2007 release. The album signals the arrival of new singer Anette Olson (who replaced longtime member Tarja Turunen), but for longtime fans worried that this lineup shuffle may alter the band's sound and direction, there's no reason to fret -- Nightwish are as bombastic and dramatic as ever. Understandably, there are quite a few similarities between symphonic metal and prog metal, and this is certainly the case on such tracks as "Bye Bye Beautiful," which contains a very Dream Theater-esque opening. Elsewhere, "Eva" focuses primarily on the vocal talents of Nightwish's new frontwoman, while the slow-building album opener, "The Poet and the Pendulum," proves to be a neat summary of Nightwish's style. Depending on which side of the metal fence you're on, Dark Passion Play is either a symphonic metal triumph or merely pretentious twaddle. [Roadrunner's 2007 edition included one bonus track as well as a second CD of bonus "orchestral versions."] ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

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Artist: Nightwish
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 2
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.29
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.5 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0001686179702
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1. Poet And The Pendulum
2. Bye Bye Beautiful
3. Amaranth
4. Cadence Of Her Last Breath
5. Master Passion Greed
6. Eva
7. Sahara
8. Whoever Brings The Night
9. For The Heart I Once Had
10. Islander
11. Last Of The Wilds
12. 7 Days To The Wolves
13. Meadows Of Heaven
14. Reach (Amaranth Demo Version)
15. Poet And The Pendulum (Orchestral Version)
16. Bye Bye Beautiful (Orchestral Version)
17. Amaranth (Orchestral Version)
18. Cadence Of Her Last Breath (Orchestral Version)
19. Master Passion Greed (Orchestral Version)
20. Eva (Orchestral Version)
21. Sahara (Orchestral Version)
22. Whoever Brings The Night (Orchestral Version)
23. For The Heart I Once Had (Orchestral Version)
24. Islander (Orchestral Version)
25. Last Of The Wilds (Orchestral Version)
26. 7 Days To The Wolves (Orchestral Version)
27. Meadows Of Heaven (Orchestral Version)
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Customer Reviews | 13 reviews | 4.9 out of 5

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Customer review by CapnPlanet32

5.0 stars 12/8/2008 by CapnPlanet32
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Absolutely amazing. IMO Nightwish's best album yet. All of the songs are amazing, and the orchestral versions are a must have for any Nightwish fan.

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Customer review by TheFonz

5.0 stars 12/29/2007 by TheFonz
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This album is definitely superb! They blended a taste of their older material musically with the new style that they have developed vocally, and it was a perfect mix! Great music, great product, great price!

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Customer review by TBP4Life

5.0 stars 9/29/2010 by TBP4Life
by TBP4Life

This cd set is amazing! I love Nightwish and I love the song Reach (Amaranth Demo)! It's completely worth the money and a must buy. I also play guitar and the orchestral/instrumental version of the cd has allowed me to listen and play the songs accurately. Once again a total must buy for any Nightwish fan.

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