Lyricist: Marco Hietala.
Personnel: Marco Hietala (vocals, whistle); Troy Donockley (vocals, Uilleann pipe); Floor Jansen (vocals); Emppu Vuorinen (guitar); Tuomas Holopainen (piano, keyboards); Jukka Nevalainen (drums).
Audio Mixers: Janne Tolsa; Kimmo Ahola; Marco Hietala.
Recording information: Marco's CockPit.
Director: Ville Lipi?inen.
Editors: Janne Tolsa; Ville Lipi?inen; Marco Hietala.
To celebrate the end of the platinum-selling Finnish symphonic metal outfit's 2013 Imaginaerum World Tour, which boasted 104 performances in 34 countries, Nightwish decided to go out with a bang and bring their opulent live show to the tiny German village of Wacken and its mammoth annual metalfest, Wacken Open Air. The first Nightwish release to feature their new singer, ex-After Forever frontwoman Floor Jansen, the powerhouse Showtime/Storytime sees the group tear through an epic 16-song set in front of 85,000 screaming fans. The DVD/Blu-ray edition adds a concert film of the 85-minute performance (filmed with 17 cameras), as well as a 120-minute tour documentary titled Please Learn the Setlist in 48 Hours and a 16-minute band table hockey tournament. ~ James Christopher Monger