GOTHIC ROCK ALBUM FROM SWEDISH MULTI BAND PRODUCER AND PERMORMER DAN SWANO
Nightingale started out as a solo goth rock project by Dan Swano during a time when he was strongly infatuated with bands like Sisters of Mercy. For the second album he teamed up with his brother, Dag who took the stage name Tom Nouga to avoid confusion due to the similarities of the brothers' names, and the resulting sequel to The Breathing Shadow was more along the lines of a slightly progressive 70s hard rock album. After this they played a few live shows with a temporary line-up and went on a hiatus as the brothers returned to their respective projects. They got back together in 1999 to do a third album after the material Dag played some of his new solo material for Dan and they decided it sounded very much like Nightingale. The full line-up got together in Christmas 2000. The band returned to Unisound in April 1999 to expand upon a lost demo of the track ‘I Return’ recorded by Swano and Nouga in September 1998. 2000’s I is a prequel to the first two albums, half composed by Dan Swano and half by Tom Nouga, several of the tracks, such as Alonely and Dead or Alive being recycled by Nouga from previously abandoned projects and given new lyrics (the originals being both written in Swedish and outside the conceptual storyline).