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Holopainen, Tuomas The Life And Times Of Scrooge

Format:
CD
Style:
Heavy Metal
Release:
11.04.2014
Art-Nr.:
CD14879
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Price incl. VAT, plus Shipping 15.80 €

Tracklist

04
Dreamtime
05
Cold Heart Of The Klondike
06
The Last Sled
07
Goodbye, Papa
08
To Be Rich
09
A Lifetime Of Adventure
10
Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time

Description

2014, 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 is based on a graphic novel called THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK, written and illustrated by Don Rosa. This is Tomas' longtime dream come true, 14 years in the making, and a homage to one of the best storytellers of our time. 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 spark of ´coloring` this story with music, i.e. create a kind of ´soundtrack` for the book, came to him already in 1999, and has ever since been haunting the back of his mind.