Imaginaerum

2011 studio album by Nightwish

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.

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

Track listingEdit

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

PersonnelEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  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.