the most fitting title for a release ever, because "End of an
Era" marks the end of Nightwish as we have known and loved
for the past decade. Last live show on the "Once" World Tour,
but more important - the last show for Nightwish and Tarja
show that turned out to be the last time with Nightwish fronted by
Tarja and what a show! Captured on tape for the fans to listen to
and more important to watch! Nothing has been spared on this
production, the performance is tight and very good, Tarja is once
more singing great and overall this live recording captures
the true essence of Nightwish.
songs are a fine collection of their best moments, some might miss
some earlier stuff - I do miss "Elvenpath" - but overall
the fans are served the (almost) perfect set-list, and it's hard
to argue with any of the songs they've chosen to play live...
am pretty sure Nightwish fans will love this wonderful release,
and if you do count them among your favourites then you should get
this one as well, but get the 2-CD + DVD edition because in addition
to entire live show, the DVD offers a slideshow of pictures from
the Hartwall Show and a 55 minutes long documentary: "A Day
Before Tomorrow", which follows the band during the last 15
days before the Hartwall Show.
Nightwish fans this is a mandatory buy, to all others this might
not be the best way to start your Nightwish addiction, because
chances are that they'll change quite some in the future...