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  • Audio CD (5 Mar 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B006ZT47OU
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Hands up, I'm a Tarja man through and through. But after their lacklustre "Dark Passion Play" release, I have to admit that their new "Imaginaerum" album is quite possibly the best thing Nightwish have ever recorded. It's already gone gold, but in an attempt to attract more infidels (like me), they've punted out this Celtic tinged power ballad as a single, replete with an unreleased track, 'The Heart Asks Pleasure First', along with a couple of inessential instrumental versions of the two tracks. Regardless of the marketing, this is delightful, and the bonus track is no slouch either. But, honestly, you want the album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Riffan on 21 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Nightwish is one of my favorite bands and I love both eras, that of Tarja and Annette, particularly enjoying the most recent album "Imaginaerum". In some aspects, Track 10, "The Crow, the Owl and the Dove" is something of a let down as its a soft, almost poppy kind of song stuck between the epic orchestrations and ballads of the story of Imaginaerum. However, looking at it, it does provide a sense of calm relief and it has its strong points. For instance the song, like the other single "Storytime" has extraordinary lyrical strength with a hearkening tale to tell of wisdom and love. Musically despite its Pop tendencies it shows a simple, beautiful song structure with some excellent duel vocals from Marco and Annette. So whilst the rest of Imaginaerum takes you to Arabian death dances, rides on a roller-coaster, your dreams and nightmares, a river with good and evil on either side, and the struggles of a poet, this song simply hangs in the middle as a short, beautiful song with epic lyrics.

And then We Have "The Heart Asks Pleasure First,"

Apparently having been shown live for years but not able top go on an album due to copyright we finally have this song, the theme from the movie "The Piano" with added on lyrics and the usual poetic treatment for the first time on a studio release. Out of the two on this single its without doubt the best with lyrics poetic, deep and sad with a kind of endearing nature to them. Steady drumming throughout, and an excellent guitar solo in the center of the song. Annette once again shows her vocal talents here. The final 2 minutes or so of this song are spectacular with a haunting violin at the end.

Overall, another good Nightwish single with the instrumental versions of both songs also available, enjoy.
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By Chez62 on 15 Jan 2013
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I already own the The Crow, The Owl And The Dove on the absolutely brilliant album Imaginaerum, I mainly bought the single for the track," The Heart Asks Pleasure First". This is an absolutely beautiful, strong passionate version of the original.
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By Iain Brown on 24 July 2014
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as described quick delivery
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The Heart Asks Pleasure First 13 Mar 2012
By Amanda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Nightwish is back with their second single from Imaginaerum: The Crow, the Owl and the Dove. The single includes a few different versions of just two songs, one of which is a previously unreleased track. According to band leader Tuomas Holopainen, Imaginaerum has no B-sides, so there's little additional material to release aside from what's already on the album.

The song we already know: "The Crow, the Owl and the Dove."

This single offers three version of the "The Crow, the Owl and Dove:" the album version, single version and instrumental version. Both the album and instrumental versions were previously released as part of the 2-disc special edition Imaginaerum album. So, not much new here (and, honestly, I generally prefer the full album versions of songs to the chopped-up single versions that are supposed to be more "radio friendly").

On first listen, "The Crow, the Owl and the Dove," was probably one of my least favorite songs on Imaginaerum. Compared to the rest of the songs, it just felt really weak and somewhat out of place. However, after more listens, I began to appreciate the beauty of the song more and found it to be a nice "quiet" harbor in the bombastic power that is Imaginaerum. Compared to the rest of the album, "Crow" seems to have more of an intimate, sit-down feel that becomes a moment to just bare all of the emotions going on in the album. Ironically, Tuomas has commented that this song, one of only two songs on the album that he did not write, is the most "pop friendly" song on the album, but it was written by the most metal guy in the band: bassist Marco Hietala.

Some aspects of this song reminded me a lot of "The Islander," mostly due to the way Anette and Marco's vocals weave together so effortlessly, plus the more folk-ish elements. Though it's not my favorite Imagnaerum song, "Crow" makes for an effective second single for the band.

The song we don't already know: "The Heart Asks Pleasure First."

Well, unless you're me and you haven't had the opportunity to see Nightwish live.

According to what I've read online, Nightwish has been performing a live version of "The Heart Asks Pleasure First," for years, but has not been able to release it due to copyright issues. You see, this song is actually a cover of the theme to the film "The Piano." Nightwish just added some lyrics and "metaled it up" a little bit. It wasn't until just recently that the band received permission to release the song, so they included in on their latest single.

The result is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard. Nightwish makes this their own through the vocals and the guitars, and the core of the song, with its melodic and haunting strings and piano sections, fits perfectly with the band's other music. I was completely captivated by the pure, haunting beauty in this song and the deep atmospheric senses it conjures.

Nightwish did an excellent job of integrating lyrics into this song. They really don't seemed tacked on at all. The best part? Anette sounds like an angelic being that has somehow transcended reality here. When she started singing, I almost didn't believe that it was her -her delivery here is filled with so much power, innocence, romance and elegance that it almost moved me to tears. This is probably the best vocals she has ever delivered for the band. I love it -just, incredible.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
amazing masterpiece 23 Aug 2013
By Andy H. - Published on Amazon.com
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The Crow the Owl & the Dove is musically similar to songs like The Islander from the Dark Passion Play, but has an entirely new approach as an essential musical piece part of a concept album.
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