Apart from the three vocalists that Nightwish have recruited the Kitee band have been pretty stable musician wise since 2002.

Original vocalist Tarja was let go in 2005 due to her diva like behaviour. In 2007 Swedish singer Anette Olzon joined and so began the second period of Nightwish’s career. In a five year stint Olzon recorded two albums with the band, Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum.

I saw Anette live with the band three times. First time was in Manchester in 2008, to me the vocals didn’t seem as strong and lacked some of the range her predecessor had. In August of the same year Olzon looked and sounded more confident in her roll whilst performing at Bloodstock.

This is the edited radio version of Storytime and can be found on 2011’s Imaginaerum.


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