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DO UT eae THE OR FTC LA LE BIOGRAPHY ee ci lege SARE Sein <>, 3 eel ees hee (oe Pie. Onee @pona THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY 1996-2006 MAPE OLLILA Translated by Olga Pohjola eo . ee Published by Deggael Communications Ltd. ‘Torpinkyla, Finland Second printing, January 2008 Editor: Johnny Vril Production manager: Abdul Ganabullah Proof editors: Scott Broderick, George Lewis Graphic design: Tex Hanninen, Bunny Duck Grafiks ~@ag™ Front cover photo: Toni Hiirkénen Back cover photo: Hikon Grav Printed in Tammer-paino, Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-952-99749-2-4 Copyright © by Mape Ollila 2007 English translation copyright © by Deggael Communications 2007 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any informa- tion storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a ‘magazine, newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio or television. Contents Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1.” Was Weak Yer Not Unsiessep” 2. AsseMBLING THE Puzzie 3. On To Tur Exvenratu 4. Pomp Ano CircuMsTAaNce 5. Tue Urwarp Sprrat 6. Tue Farerut Tour 7. Tue "Nicut Ow1 Broapcast” (Anp Orner Acts Or Ranpom Lunacy) 8. CHANGES 9. Harvest In Tue Vatiey Or Sorrow ro. Caum Berore Tue Storm 11. THe Fivat BREAKTHROUGH 12. Deap End 13. THe Countpown Becins 14. Enp Or An Era 15. Tar Journey Conrinurs List of Shows Nightwish Collector's Guide Hospitality Rider 2005 Sound Tech Rider for Nightwish 13 19 29 49 75 Or 125 133 151 167 189 215 249 263 281 299 304 314