Borrowed Melodies: Nightwish's "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"
Finally this is on the verge of official release! Which means they actually got permission to use the song from originator Michael Nyman. If you recall, there was some controversy after NW used this song as their outro for their final concert of the DPP tour - but as the saying goes, any press is good press, even bad press. The iffy debut of "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" only created an intense longing for NW fans to have the song released. And on March 2 it will be, as a B-side to the single release of "The Crow, the Owl, and the Dove", the second single from Imaginaerum.
But of course there's been an - ahem - early unofficial release, and here it is:
I absolutely love it. I love how it builds and builds on itself, I love the lyrics, I love the power and emotion. There are no weaknesses in this song at all. It was worth the wait.
And I am a big fan of the film The Piano and it's soundtrack. Here is the original version: