Bye Bye Beautiful

Bye Bye Beautiful

Summary
"Bye Bye Beautiful" is the third single from the album "Dark Passion Play", released after "Amaranth" that came out in summer 2007. The song obviously deals with Tarja’s dismissal, but Tuomas insisted on saying that everyone had to understand that he had no animosity towards Nightwish’s former singer. The cover was made by Toxic Angel again and can have several interpretations.

Release date: February 15th 2008

Composed by Tuomas Holopainen

Tracks on the different versions:
- Bye Bye Beautiful (album version)
- Bye Bye Beautiful (Music Video - 5.1 Sound)
- Bye Bye Beautiful (Music Video - 2.0 Sound)
- Bye Bye Beautiful (DJ Orkidea Remix)
- Amaranth (Music Video - 5.1 Sound)
- Amaranth (Music Video - 2.0 Sound)
- The Poet And The Pendulum (Demo Version)
- Escapist
- While Your Lips Are Still Red (Music Video)

 

Details...

"Bye Bye Beautiful" is the second single released to promote "Dark Passion Play". A third single is planned for 2008. For now, the single has been released in two main versions: a CD-single and a DVD-single. Of course, an MLP version is planned for collectors’ pleasure.

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CD Single :
01. Bye Bye Beautiful
02. The Poet And The Pendulum (Demo Version)
03. Escapist
04. Bye Bye Beautiful (DJ Orkidea Remix)

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DVD Single :
01. Bye Bye Beautiful - Music Video (5.1 Sound)
02. Bye Bye Beautiful - Music Video (2.0 Sound)
03. Bye Bye Beautiful - Making Of Documentary
04. Amaranth - Music Video (5.1 Sound)
05. Amaranth - Music Video (2.0 Sound)
06. While Your Lips Are Still Red - Bonus Music Video
+ une partie audio reprenant les pistes du CD Single.


Nightwish

Nightwish

Here you can see our special page about Bye Bye Beautiful:

Bye Bye Beautiful

More infos !

"Bye Bye Beautiful" history:
"Bye Bye Beautiful" was quickly chosen by Nightwish and Nuclear Blast to be released as a single for “Dark Passion Play”. The video was shot in Los Angeles, at the same period as for the Amaranth video. As a matter of fact, one can notice quite a few similarities between the two. Moreover, Road Runner promoted the album by announcing the existence of “Bye Bye Beautiful” and by making the song available through an e-card. All in all, everything seemed to show that the song was going to be a single. But that’s not all! In October, Nightwish went to Finland to shoot a third video and they hesitated in releasing the single before or after “Bye Bye Beautiful”. Eventually, the song that deals with Tarja was released in January 2008. As far as the third video is concerned, we are still officially wondering what song it was made for and we will have to wait 2008 to have an answer!

 Tuomas’ farewell to Tarja:
One can still remember June 2007, when Nightwish announced the title and the track list of their new album: everyone was quite surprised to find a song with such a direct title "Bye Bye Beautiful", which lacks subtlety for some people. What could we expect from this track? Interviews raised the question and Tuomas only confirmed what was already obvious for all: this song was about Tarja. It was difficult to have any more information since Tuomas hates analyzing his lyrics publicly. We are free to have our own interpretation. However, what we can assure is that the song had been written a long time ago, when the relationship between the band and Tarja had gone to a point of no return. Yet, despite the song, Tuomas claimed that he had no animosity towards the singer that had shared the band’s life for 5 albums.

A surprising and peculiar video:
The video that was shot for "Bye Bye Beautiful" was the center of discussions because it is boldly original…In order not to spoil people who might not have seen it, we won’t discuss it further but we suggest you take a look at it in its full and legal version here.

Collection

  • • Europe 2008 - Nuclear Blast - promo CDS - 1 track single, cardboard sleeve - photo1
  • • Europe 2008 - Nuclear Blast - CDS - photo1
  • • Europe 2008 - Nuclear Blast - DVDS - photo1
  • • Europe 2008 - Nuclear Blast - MLP - photo1 - photo2
  • Abbreviation key :
    CD : compact disc
    LP : vinyl record (33-1/3 rpm)
    7" - 10" - 12" vinyl : 7, 10, 12 inches vinyl record
    MC : Cassette audio = audio tape
    2CD : Double CD
    MCD : Maxi-CD
    CDS : CD Single
    mini-CD : Single in an album-size box
    VD : Video-disc