Tuomas Holopainen – the keyboardist and main songwriter of NIGHTWISH - has spent most of the year 2013 writing and producing his solo album, called The Life And Times Of Scrooge. It will be released on April, 11th. Recently, the second album trailer is released. In there, Tuomas talks about the initial idea of the record. Check it below:
The whole album will be based on a graphic novel called The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck, written and illustrated by Don Rosa.
TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN has just released his debut solo single, ‘A Lifetime of Adventure’ from his highly anticipated upcoming album »The Life and Times of Scrooge«. The vocals on „A Lifetime of Adventure“ are done by Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. The guitars were played by Finnish Jazz musician Mikko Iivanainen, whose wife Johanna did the backing vocals.
The single is available on CD, colored vinyl and digital!
Order the single here: http://bit.ly/1kYuvQh
Or via iTunes here: http://georiot.co/TuomasLivetime
The video was directed by Ville Lipiäinen and includes Mika Jussila‘s photos of Tuomas Holopainen and Don Rosa in the recording studio.
“The director, Ville Lipiäinen, and me went through some options of how to approach the video and soon agreed to shoot a sort of `making of` – clip of the song. The idea of someone dressing up as Scrooge McDuck, and then filming him digging gold and riding an emu on an Australian desert felt just a tad corny. Ville then followed us to London`s Angel Studios and later Petrax Studios to film some shots from the orchestra-, vocal-, guitar-, and piano sessions. The hero of the video is Don Rosa himself. His presence and facial expressions always put a big smile on my face. I hope you`ll enjoy this adventure as much as we did!”
‘A Lifetime of Adventure’ is taken from the upcoming solo debut » The Life And Times Of Scrooge « which will be out on April 11, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
The cover artwork on both the single and the album is by Don Rosa, the illustrator of Disney’s Duck characters.
The tracklist of the album will be:
01. Glasgow 1877
02. Into The West
03. Duel & Cloudscapes
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
11. A Lifetime Of Adventure (alternative version)
You can pre-order your copy of » The Life And Times Of Scrooge « at the following address: