The Crow, The Owl And The Dove


NIGHTWISH - The Crow, The Owl And The Dove

Released on: 2012-03-02

NIGHTWISH – a dreamy atmosphere and goose bumps all over delivered by Finland’s superstars: new single “The Crow, The Owl And The Dove“ to be released on the 1st of March.

Helsinki – Finnish superstars NIGHTWISH keep on ensuring an inimitable miraculous atmosphere in dark wintertime: the combo that entered the Media Control Charts on rank 6 with its new album “Imaginaerum“, still occupies the top 30 even two months after the release, has already reached gold status for more than 100.000 sold copies and will fill the biggest venues on its German tour in April once again, delivers a dreamy and emotional pop-rock hit entitled “The Crow, The Owl And The Dove”, which gets stuck in one’s ears immediately.

The track tells a modern fairytale only song writing prodigy and nature fan Tuomas Holopainen could have thought up under Finnish skies. Unlike any other musician he’s able to combine beautiful, almost innocent melodies with huge orchestral vestments. His compositions that class somewhere among rock, heavy metal, musical and film score, are the key to the tremendous success NIGHTWISH are enjoying for many years now. ”The Crow, The Owl And The Dove” is one of 13 short stories taken from NIGHTWISH’s latest record. Plus it’s the main song of the soundtrack for the band’s very own movie which was created out of the 13 short stories.

Within only a few months, a detailed plot in the form of a complete script evolved. Actors were searched, dialogues were written. Until “Imaginaerum“ finally stood firm as an artistic synthesis. An independent object d’art on its own. A concept album addressing life and the wonderful world of our power of imagination: “It’s about love, innocence and the good things in us, but also about the enchanting beauty of our world. Of course yearning melancholy and dark, threatening moments also play a role, for they too are part of the circle of life and keep us company from time to time. `Imaginaerum´ is our audiovisual testament, our legacy that manifests the essence of NIGHTWISH stronger than ever!”

With "The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" Nightwish are taking us to a fairytale-like world of myths full of magic, melody and melancholy. The voices of Anette and Marco harmonize, at the same time touching and sensitive, in this epic folkloristic rock ballad. Glamorous!“ SONIC SEDUCER (D)

Track list Total runtime
1 - The Crow, The Owl And The Dove (radio edit) 3:49
2 - The Heart Asks Pleasure First (theme from the movie Piano) - previously unreleased 4:23
3 - The Crow, The Owl And The Dove (album version) 4:12
4 - The Crow, The Owl And The Dove (instrumental version) 4:13
5 - The Heart Asks Pleasure First (instrumental version) - previously unreleased 4:20