Release Date: 19 November 2007
Format: CD Album / DVD
|This is a special Deluxe Limited Edition CD+DVD the fantastic debut album My Winter Storm from Tarja. There are only 2000 Worldwide.
HAVING RISEN to international prominence as the voice and the face of Finnish charttoppers Nightwish, a band whose sales now top the 3 million mark worldwide, singer supreme Tarja Turunen has decided to strike out on her own with ‘My Winter Storm’ – her debut album ’neath the ‘Tarja’ banner, and the first frontline release for the freshly-launched Spinefarm Records UK (via Universal). An original member of Nightwish, playing a key role in the launch of that group back in 1997, Tarja’s unique tones and striking stage presence are well known to music fans the world over.With Nightwish tours often taking in 20 different countries and attracting combined crowds of half a million plus, Tarja has built up a worldwide reputation not just for her incredible vocals (the result of dedicated training as well as natural God-given talent), but also for achieving that most difficult of tasks – seamlessly joining worlds that, at first glance,would appear to be poles apart…
In this case,Metal & Opera.Could these two ever really stand shoulder to shoulder without one diluting the other?Well… not only did the soprano singer drive herself to achieve the perfect balance,with hits such as ‘Nemo’ storming the international charts, but in doing so she helped to create a style that is currently exerting a HUGE influence on the Rock & Metal scene in general.
If female-fronted Rock acts with soaring vocals and dramatic intent are flavour of the month in 2007, then it’s a flavour that Tarja has very much defined – and of course when it comes to atmosphere, grandeur, quality of material and sheer purity of voice she continues
to lead the field by a clear country mile…
‘MY WINTER STORM’
WITHTHIS new release, produced by Daniel Presley (a relative of The King!), Tarja has chosen to add an extra dimension to her already expansive approach, using movie soundtracks rather than traditional rock recordings as the measure against which the
atmosphere and depth of the final recordings should be judged.
Happily, her musical credentials were able to fling open the most appropriate of doors, instantly turning a long-held dream into an exciting reality.When it comes to the world of the movie soundtrack, there really isn’t a bigger (or a better) name than Hans Zimmer, a man whose credits include such worldwide blockbusters as ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’, and once Zimmer had welcomed the project into his Remote Control Studios in
Los Angeles, it was very much a case of all systems go!
Arranger & composer James ‘Jim’ Dooley handled the choral and orchestral recordings,while Slamm Andrews – fresh from working on The Simpsons movie – took charge of the mix, all of which made it possible for the potential of the recordings to be brought to fruition in full.No compromise.No constraint.
FROM CLASSICAL structure through to full guitar attack,‘My Winter Storm’ is an album full of contrast and shifting mood; an album conceived to show not just those elements of Tarja that fans will already be familiar with, but different tangents and
Whatever direction it takes, however, there is no let up in the ability
1. I WALKALONE
2. LOST NORTHERN STAR
3. 3.THE REIGN
4. 4.MY LITTLE PHOENIX
5. BOY ANDTHE GHOST
6. SING FOR ME
9. 9.OUR GREAT DIVIDE
10. 10.DAMNEDAND DIVINE
11. 11.DIE ALIVE
12. 12.MINOR HEAVEN
14. 14.CALLING GRACE
15. DAMNEDVAMPIRE & GOTHIC DIVINE (BONUS TRACK)
16. IWALKALONE (ARTIST VERSION)(BONUS TRACK)
17. IWALKALONE (IN EXTREMO REMIX)(BONUS TRACK)
18. PHOTO GALLERY (BONUS DVD MATERIAL)
19. IWALKALONE (SINGLE VERSIONVIDEO)(BONUS DVD MATERIAL)
20. IWALKALONE (ARTIST VERSIONVIDEO)(BONUS DVD MATERIAL)
21. IWALKALONE (MAKING OF THE VIDEO)(BONUS DVD MATERIAL)
22. MYWINTER STORM (MAKING OF THE ALBUM)(BONUS DVD MATERIAL)