Imaginaerum

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Imaginaerum
Studio album by
Released30 November 2011 (2011-11-30)
RecordedOctober 2010–April 2011
GenreSymphonic power metal, Symphonic gothic metal, Folk Metal, Orchestral
Length74:55[1]
LabelNuclear Blast, Roadrunner Records
ProducerTuomas Holopainen, Tero Kinnunen & Mikko Karmila
Nightwish chronology
'Dark Passion Play
(2007)
Imaginaerum 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful
(2015)
Singles from Imaginaerum
  1. "Storytime"
    Released: 9 Nov 2011
  2. "The Crow, the Owl and the Dove"
    Released: 29 Feb 2012

Imaginaerum is the seventh album by the Finnish symphonic metal group Nightwish. It is their second album with Swedish vocalist Anette Olzon. A movie of the same name was released in 2012. The movie has songs from the album in it. The album was No.1 in Finland.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Taikatalvi" (Intro)Tuomas Holopainen 2:35
2. "Storytime" (first single)Holopainen 5:22
3. "Ghost River"  Holopainen 5:28
4. "Slow, Love, Slow"  Holopainen 5:51
5. "I Want My Tears Back"  Holopainen 5:08
6. "Scaretale"  Holopainen 7:32
7. "Arabesque" (instrumental[2])Holopainen 2:57
8. "Turn Loose the Mermaids"  Holopainen, 4:20
9. "Rest Calm"  Holopainen 7:02
10. "The Crow, the Owl and the Dove" (second single)Holopainen, Marco Hietala 4:10
11. "Last Ride of the Day"  Holopainen 4:33
12. "Song of Myself"  Holopainen 13:38
13. "Imaginaerum" (instrumental[2])Holopainen, Pip Williams 6:18

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Anette Olzon – vocals
  • Tuomas Holopainen – keyboards, piano
  • Emppu Vuorinen – guitars
  • Marco Hietala – bass, vocals (on track 1, 3–6, 9-12)
  • Jukka Nevalainen – drums, percussion
  • Troy Donockley – uilleann pipes (on track 5 and 13), tin whistle (on track 1, 8 and 10), vocals (on track 10 and 12)
  • Dermot Crehan – hardanger fiddle
  • Dirk Campbell – sorna
  • Guy Barker – solo trumpet
  • Paul Clarvis and Stephen Henderson – ethnic percussion
  • Pekka Kuusisto – violin
  • Kai Hahto – percussion

References[change | change source]

  1. "NIGHTWISH - Imaginaerum". Nuclear Blast.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "502 Bad Gateway". www.mffblog.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-18. Retrieved 2019-02-14.