Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge

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Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge
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Studio album by Tuomas Holopainen
Released 15 April 2014 (2014-04-15)
Recorded August–October 2013
Genre Soundtrack, classical, celtic folk music
Length 54:05
Label Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner Records
Producer Tuomas Holopainen
Singles from Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge
  1. "A Lifetime of Adventure"
    Released: February 7, 2014

Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge is the first solo album by Finnish songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, best known for his work in the symphonic metal band Nightwish. It was based on cartoonist Don Rosa's The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, a graphic novel which featured the Carl Barks Disney comics character of the same name. Rosa contributed the cover artwork. The first single, "A Lifetime of Adventure" was released on February 5, 2014 along with a music video directed by Ville Lipiäinen.[1][2]

It features several vocalists including Johanna Kurkela, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica and narration by Alan Reid, with lyrics in English and Scottish Gaelic. It also features the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir group Metro Voices, and several guest musicians including fellow Nightwish member Troy Donockley.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tuomas Holopainen.

No. Title Length
1. "Glasgow 1877" 6:27
2. "Into the West" 5:01
3. "Duel & Cloudscapes" 4:50
4. "Dreamtime" 4:47
5. "Cold Heart of the Klondike" 6:52
6. "The Last Sled" 5:40
7. "Goodbye, Papa" 6:27
8. "To Be Rich" 3:22
9. "A Lifetime of Adventure" 6:13
10. "Go Slowly Now, Sands of Time" 4:36
Total length: 54:05


Orchestra and choir

Charts and certifications[edit]

The album went Gold in Finland.