11 thoughts on “Mood music for today”

  1. Love the music, LD! We saw them live in December. Great show.
    Glad to see you writing again.

  2. I'd love to live in the cottage shown at the end of the montage. Wonderful music, wonderful scenes, just awesome. An excellent antidote to being surrounded by too many of my fellow men. Thanks LawDog.

  3. @ Jedi master Ivyan: That was with Floor Jansen, right? How does it compare to the Tarja Turunen era? What I've heard of her singing is promising, I'm just waiting for the first album.

  4. Jake, the first album with Floor is out already 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'. For my money, Floor is just what they needed, especially live at Wembley the week before Christmas 🙂

    If you've never heard the vocal version of Last of the Wilds, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-XIXy5vw4

  5. @Jake: She's good. Even did well on some of the more operatic pieces written for Tarja.

  6. I listened to some on YouTube last night, and was pleased. Elan did a good job showing off her voice. I'll dig for some more later.

    She certainly has the vocal strength and depth to compare with Tarja, though I suspect she doesn't have quite the same range. There were some spots in Elan where she took the melody lower that I think Tarja would have "crossed the break" and gone higher, but that could be just a difference in stylistic preferences.

    Either way, she's good, and a worthy singer for Nightwish.

  7. Not many people have the range Tarja does. I'm rather envious of her vocal talents.

  8. That one's pretty much the standard. I'll definitely check it out!

Comments are closed.