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Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge

Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge
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Studio album by Tuomas Holopainen
Released 11 April 2014 (2014-04-11)
Recorded August–October 2013
Genre Soundtrack, classical, celtic folk music, classical rock
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. The album is based on the Walt Disney graphic novel "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" written and illustrated by Don Rosa, who illustrated the cover artwork. It was released on April 11, 2014, with the first single "A Lifetime of Adventure" being 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

All songs written and composed 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:


Orchestra and choir

Charts and certifications

The album went Gold in Finland.


  1. ^ a b "First details about Tuomas's solo album »The Life And Times Of Scrooge«". Nightwish. November 28, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The debut single from the Tuomas Holopainen solo album out on the February 7th". Nightwish. January 15, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Life and Times of Scrooge - Tuomas Holopainen". iTunes US Apple. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ Holopainen, Tuomas (November 20, 2012). "Scrooge update". Tuomas Holopainen. Kersantti. Retrieved April 12, 2014.