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"Mi identifico in lui. Non sono avaro, ma vivo alla sua stessa maniera, tramite i ricordi. Entrambi abbiamo sperimentato l'avventura e abbiamo la stessa natura imprenditoriale... e il nostro aspetto non rivela affatto cosa nascondiamo dentro"
Tuomas Holopainen


Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge 2

Copertina dell'album

Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge conosciuto in Italia anche con il nome improprio di Colonna sonora per la $aga di Paperon de' Paperoni[1][2] è il primo album solista di Tuomas Holopainen, tastierista e compositore del gruppo finlandese Nightwish.

L'intera album è basato sul fumetto Disney Saga di Paperon de' Paperoni, scritto ed illustrato da Don Rosa, che si è reso disponibile anche per disegnare la copertina e il cofanetto dell'album.

Il 7 febbraio 2014 è stato lanciato il primo singolo, A Lifetime of Adventure[3], realizzato in collaborazione con la cantante finlandese Johanna Kurkela, che interpreta il personaggio di Doretta Doremì[4]. L'11 aprile 2014 è stato rilasciato l'album completo.

Realizzazione

Lifetime of adventure

Tuomas Holopainen (a destra) accanto a Don Rosa

Tuomas Holopainen ha annunciato di voler realizzare una colonna sonora dedicata alla Saga di Paperon de' Paperoni già nel giugno del 2010, rilasciando alcune dichiarazioni alla testata disneyana Aku Ankka (l'equivalente finlandese del settimanale italiano Topolino).[5] Holopainem ha sempre dichiarato che si trattava di un progetto a lungo termine e che non si era mai dato un termine di scadenza.

Nel maggio 2013, dopo la conclusione del tour musicale con i Nightwish, Holopainem ha avuto finalmente del tempo a disposizione per concentrarsi sulla realizzazione dell'album. Le registrazioni sono durate tutto l'anno e l'album verrà pubblicato l'11 aprile 2014.

Tracce

Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge

Cofanetto in edizione limitata disegnato da Don Rosa

  1. Glasgow 1877
  2. Into the West
  3. Duel & Cloudscapes
  4. Dreamtime
  5. Cold Heart of the Klondike
  6. The Last Sled
  7. Goodbye, Papa
  8. To Be Rich
  9. A Lifetime of Adventure
  10. Go Slowly Now, Sands of Time[6]

Bonus track: A Lifetime of Adventur (Alternative Version)

Testi

Glasgow 1877

"I remember it as if it was yesterday.[7]

My papa took me to see the ancestral home of our clan.
The desolate castle on Dismal Downs, abandoned since the 17th century,
Now inhabited by no-one but golden eagles in its turrets and
Ptarmigan & grouse in the heather o'the clan cemetery.

In this sight of former glory, of ochre grass and bracken,
Sadness and hope, this is where I begin my story.
Rannoch moor, 1877, the eve of my 10th birthday..."

Tha 'n sgeul ag aiseig bu bràth
Toirt taic bho tiotain a tha gar deanamh mar a tha sinn

Howls on the moor
Dreams of sailing all seas
Call of the hills
And a fiddle of farewell

Into the West

Downy's farewell:

Far, far into the night
Your calling guided you
Far, far across the dark
Horizon filled with red
And yearning of a childless ma

Duel & Cloudscapes

Strumentale.

Dreamtime

Strumentale.

Cold Heart of the Klondike

The final frontier

Of utter solitude
Of wilderness untamed
Into White Agony Creek
The cradle of new hope
Many the spring thaws from home

O Me! O Life! Here in the wild
Nothing but two cold Klondike hearts
Charm of a dancehall girl
A true star of the north
Those precious 30 days

A letter in the snow
Love lost yet always there
A burning need of life

The Last Slead

"There's gold, and it's haunting and haunting, it's luring me on as of old!

Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting so much
as much as just finding the gold!
It's great, big, broad land 'way up yonder!
It's the forests where silence has lease!
It's the beauty that fills me with wonder!
It's the stillness that fills me peace!"

The great, broad land 'way up yonder
Haunting him as of old
Yet, it ain't the gold itself, so much as finding the gold
Farewell, White Agony Creek
Farewell, the three long years
Can't leave behind what's in this sled

Things we lost
The things we couldn't share
Another rainbow's end
Another memory
Fortuna favet fortibus
Hold on to all that's dear to you
As the last sled to Dawson finally arrives

The stillness that fills him with peace
The beauty of the wild
Rainbow's end with golden dreams
Starlit sky and coffee & beans

Farewell, White Agony Creek
Farewell, the three spring thaws
One day I will return to you

Goodbye, Papa

Strumentale.

To Be Rich

Silent night, silent years

The cold heart haunting still
Sleepless watch of the night
And her face on the moon

A Lifetime of Adventure

To be rich is 

To still remember
To treasure your 1st dime
To have a chance to say farewell

Story of your life
Time of solitude and strife
Freedom of an open road
Hope, and many miles to go
Promises to keep
Countless goldfields to reap
To be rich is to seek
To relive a memory

Far-off lands quests of old
Self-respect true grit
Never cared what a fortune might buy
To seek is to be rich

Story of your life
Time of solitude and strife
Freedom of an open road
Hope, and many miles to go
Promises to keep
Countless goldfields to reap
To be rich is to seek
To relive a memory

All the strangers on your path
Crossroads, the letters from home
The cooling embers of a Yuletide hearth
All the sounds of wilderness
The truth in which you roamed
Now your lost Rosebud has brought you back home

Story of your life
Time of solitude and strife
Freedom of an open road
Hope, and many miles to go
Promises to keep
Countless goldfields to reap
To be rich is to seek
To relive a memory

Go Slowy Now, Sand of Time

Go slowly now, sands of time

Still have some verses to pour
This wonder of life has led me home
Like a poet of Scotland once scribed:

Home is the sailor
Home from the sea
And the hunter home from the hill

Go slowly now, sands of time
Still have a memory to make
Dancing to Auld Lang Syne
Thinking of the heather of home

Formazione

Musicisti ospiti

  • Troy Donockley - Uilleann pipes, Low whistles, Bodhran
  • Mikko Iivanainen - Chitarra, Banjo
  • Dermot Crehan - Violino
  • Teho Majamäki - Didgeridoo
  • Jon Burr - Armonica
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra diretta da Pip Williams[8]

Interpreti

Note

  1. [1] Discussione dedicata all'albo - Papersera.it
  2. [2] Discussione dedicata all'albo - Quackfanzine.it
  3. Guarda su YouTube il video ufficiale
  4. [3] Annuncio sul sito ufficiale dei Nightwish
  5. [4] Intervista a Tuomas Holopainen - Nightwishbelgium.be
  6. [5] Articolo dedicato a Tuomas Holopainen - Metallica.com
  7. [6] Testi originali dell'opera
  8. [7] Annuncio sul sito personale di Tuomas Holopainen
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