Once again, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the reissue of her highly acclaimedChristmas album “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 6.
Get ready for an extra dark Christmas this year!
Once more Tarja brings the Christmas songs to a never before seen level, uniquely blending her classically trained voice with darker gothic influences.
Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the most successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs.
Additional to the 12 Christmas carols from the2017 edition, the reissue includes 3 versions in alternative languages plus the collaboration with Tarja´s friends Cristina Scabbia, Doro Pesch, Elize Ryd, Floor Jansen, Hansi Kürsch, Joe Lynn Turner, Marco Saaresto, Michael Monroe, Sharon Den Adel, Simone Simons, Timo Kotipelto and Tony Kakko for the beloved “Feliz Navidad”.
The 2020 edition of this festive album adds even more to the perfect dark Christmas spirits. Further to the additional studio recordings, the reissue comes with the previously unreleased live album “Christmas Together: Live at Olomouc and Hradec Králové 2019“. With this first ever Christmas live album, Tarja takes her fans back to an atmospheric celebration and invites them to be a part of her always successful Christmas tours.
Tarja about the album: “On this album, I explored the other side of Christmas. The Christmas of the lonely people and the missing ones. The Christmas for those that do not find joy in the blinking lights and the jingle bells.”
1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck the Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
13. Sublime Gracia
14. Ô viens, Ô viens, Emmanuel
15. O Christmas Tree
16. Feliz Navidad (Barbuda Relief and Recovery Charity Version)
Christmas Together: Live at Olomouc and Hradec Králové 2019
Sydämeeni Joulun Teen
What Child Is This
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
You Would Have Loved This
Ave Maria (Paolo Tosti)
Ave Maria (Michael Hoppé)
Ave Maria (Giulio Caccini)
Ave Maria (Tarja Turunen)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Christmas Song
Walking in the Air
The 2020 version of “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” is going to be released on November 6th, 2020 on earMUSIC as a limited 2CD digipak. Additional to that, “Christmas Together: Live at Olomouc and Hradec Králové 2019” will be released as a limited 2LP Gatefold on November 27th, via the official Tarja shop only.
You can pre-order “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)”here:
The album is produced by Tarja, the American Emmy Award winning film score composer Jim Dooley and British producer Tim Palmer, known for his work with Pearl Jam, U2, David Bowie, Lang Lang and The Cure among others, who also mixed the album at 62′ Studio in Texas. The album was mastered at Sterling Sound in NY City.