The little element of drama makes the performance all the more poignant I suppose. Powerful performances and dark, romantic themes continue to dominate throughout End of an Era, but this does not mean that the album slows down or becomes monotonous. And then to allow all of this backstage filming knowing what was happening-just an observation but it could be seen as exploitative or at the least in poor taste. After the show ended, the boys and Tarja had a group hug backstage and they handed her this letter sacking her. They equipped the concert with great lighting, powerful sound system and multi camera to capture the whole stage performance for the 105 minute of the show.
The opening 'Dark Chest of Wonders' is an example of Tarja's beautiful voice, as well as the rest of the band blowing the competition to neverland. Vocalists Tarja Turunen and Marco Hietala soar above it all, their delivery all the more impressive considering that this would be their last concert together -- Turunen was dismissed from the band after the show. The first single, Nemo, is still the most successfull single by the group, helped to promote the album in Europe. By the time I'm writing this I have not listened to the band's music with the new lead vocalist whom I know is not the opera kind of singer. She occasionally does headbanging with her har and that has made the live vibes quite stimulating. Though it was difficult to imagine Nightwish without Turunen, the band did not lose its charm with her dismissal. Besides, drummer Nevalainen and guitarist Vuorinen were fulfilling their obligatory military service for the moment.
Despite the attempts by everyone to look like they're having fun it is quite obvious as the days roll on that all is not well. I got totally energized with the streams of music these guys and gal in the band have delivered wonderfully. The financial and critical success of Once gave Nightwish the opportunity to present the World Tour, visiting many coutries they never played in before. It's obvious that the documentary captured the band on their last tour and the shows leading up the Nightwish's last show with Tarja before they fired her via Open Letter. The first single of Oceanborn, Sacrament of Wilderness, immediately headed the Finnish charts, while the disc itself entreted the top ten album chart. There's an element of Zen that's involved when listening to Nightwish -- you don't question the pageantry or analyze the music; you just let go and enjoy the experience.
The material performed was pretty good, reasonably entertaining stuff although again hardly deep progressive fair. Tuomas, as usual plays his box with his own stage act. Happy tears because I was able to do my best as always even though I was sick. No need to say it seriously enlarged the band's auditory. The band planned to tour but it was difficult to bring to life due to Tarja's study. The group is in its element here, and its energy doesn't diminish a bit over the course of the two discs it takes to capture the tour-ending show. Just paste the urls you'll find below and we'll download file for you! They got to experience this incredibly emotional show knowing full well what was happening, she and the fans were denied the chance to share such a moment after putting 9 years of hard work into the project.
You see them navigating hotel press conferences, airports, pressing flesh with fans, goofing off, and being interviewed by tv people. In the beginning of 1997 their line-up was finished by drummer Jukka Nevalainen. As in the beginning of the concert, the final songs are rousing, passionate, and dramatic. To the very release of the album Dark Passion Play the name of Tarja's change was in high secret. In September 2005 the command released the compilation of their best songs, High Hopes, in order to overview the way Nightwish had done. Although taking all of this in one wonders if the way it transpired wasn't a bit unseemly and perhaps unfair for several reasons. I read it and was shocked.
It's a satisfying ending for a symphonic metal extravaganza, but the real pleasure comes in knowing that it can be experienced all over again. In 2006 Nightwish finished recording the instrumental material for their next album and started looking for a new vocalist. The problem was that the classical operal voice of their vocalist Tarja Turunen was too powerful for acoustic music. There is also a photo gallery with lots of live shots. When the concert was over, I cried of happiness on stage. That tradition remained between us, even though the tension and increasing pressure already existed since a long period of time.
You can plainly see that there are two camps within the band, whenever Tarja and her people are around the boys become quieter. A band that can do that to an audience in this cynical day and age is doing something right. In 2004 Nightwish presented their new work, Once, the first one fully recorded in the symphonic power metal style. In 1999 Nightwish recorded the single edition Sleeping Sun Four Ballads To The Eclypse , for which they were inspired by the upcoming sun eclypse in Germany. The next year Nightwish took part in Finnish audition for Eurovision with the song Sleepwalker. The stage show was very impressive with a high-tech light production and great conceptual video played on large screens during some of the numbers.
After the concert, Tuomas, Emppu, Marco and Jukka fired Tarja Turunen. I will never forget how amazing it was to experience the Finnish audience's gorgeous reception. At last it became known that the vacant seat was taken by Anette Olson, a Sweedish-born 36-year-old singer, Alyson Avenue's ex-vocalist. Click it and That's it, you're done amigo! Though they won the tele-voting, the jury chose another contestant. Not to forget that the concert was going to be recorded and filmed. Of course Nightwish continues on without Tarja so this is really only the demise of that particular line-up.
Live Performance From live performance standpoint, I truly believe that this is the best live performance by the band, so far. Sound quality was average with the bass almost completely buried in the mix, a huge downer for me making the sound disappointingly mid-range. Posted Sunday, December 23, 2007 Review 156436 After a short intro, Nightwish takes the stage and starts rocking the place. But when things fall apart, they don't need to say as expressive as the open letter. Nightwish was formed by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen in a small town of Kitee in Finland as the embodiment of his idea - a band, playing camp songs that can be ususally heard in the forest near the fire. The reason for this was because during the Once Tour her attitude and actions had turned out to be against almost all that Nightwish members. Presentation was reasonable although the edits were often much faster than I prefer zipping from person to person at a lightning pace.