Nuclear Blast issues that Just a few weeks left, until the release of the solo debut »The Life And Times Of Scrooge« of TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN will finally take place. NIGHTWISH’s keyboardist and main songwriter spent most of 2013 writing and producing his album which will be released on April, 11th.
Today a video interview is released in which TUOMAS gives a most detailed insight in his first musical attempt as a single artist. The interview is available to watch at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
More on »The Life And Times Of Scrooge«:
Trailer #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OCA96KBM3E
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAi903SiJ-Y
Trailer #3: http://youtu.be/Qm-lXHTw0DM
Trailer #4: http://youtu.be/5VKgkFGSoEY
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 also 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 contributed by Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. Guitars were played by Finnish Jazz musician Mikko Iivanainen, whose wife Johanna did the backing vocals.
The video was directed by Ville Lipiäinen and includes Mika Jussila’s photos of TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN and Don Rosa in the recording studio.
You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/JWwSVOo5K_k
“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 as follows:
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: