Wednesday, 23 November 2011

TARJA TURUNEN To Answer Questions From Fans

Winter Storm official fan clubs of TARJA TURUNEN have issued the following update:

"Now you have the chance to ask Tarja something that you've always wanted to know! Keep in mind that you will have to be a member of your local Winter Storm fan club to participate in this activity.

The deadline for sent questions is Friday, 25.11.2011, and in order for the administrators to be able to collect all the questions, the deadlines will vary on all fan clubs. Please make sure that you will make it in time for your deadline by checking your fan club's deadline. We are sorry for the short notice and for any inconvenience.
Also keep in mind that there is a limit of 15 questions for each fanclub, so in case more are sent, the best ones will be picked by the administrators.

For more information or for questions, please go here."

Saturday, 5 November 2011

HARUS project - Official artwork and tracklist!

Official artwork for the first Tarja & HARUS release.



From the official Facebook page

1) Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä
Music Leevi Madetoja, Lyrics Alpo Noponen
Arrangement Marzi Nyman
WCMF Serious Catalogue

2) Ave Maria Op. 80
Music Luigi Luzzi, Lyrics Trad.
Arrangement Jarkko Kiiski (percussion), Kalevi Kiviniemi (organ)

3) Ave Maria
Music Tarja Turunen, Lyrics Trad.
Arrangement Kalevi Kiviniemi, Marzi Nyman
Universal Music Publishing

4) Maa on niin kaunis
Music Trad. Lyrics Bernhard Ingemann (Finnish Lyrics Hilja Haahti)
Arrangement Anders Öhrwall, Marzi Nyman (guitar)

5) Varpunen jouluaamuna
Music Otto Kotilainen, Lyrics Zacharias Topelius (Finnish Lyrics K.A. Hougberg)
Arrangement Marzi Nyman (guitar)
WCMF Serious Catalogue

6) Heinillä härkien
Music Trad. Lyrics Martti Korpilahti
Arrangement Olli Ahvenlahti, Kalevi Kiviniemi, Marzi Nyman
Copyright Control

7) En etsi valtaa loistoa
Music Jean Sibelius, Lyrics Zacharias Topelius
Arrangement Marzi Nyman (guitar)
Warner Chappel Music Finland

8) Jouluyö, juhlayö (Silent night)
Music Franz Gruber, Lyrics Joseph Mohr (Finnish lyrics G.O Schönemann)
Arrangement Marzi Nyman, Kalevi Kiviniemi

9) Astral bells
Markku Krohn, Marzi Nyman, Kalevi Kiviniemi

10) You would have loved this
Cori Connors
Arrangement Marzi Nyman
Songcastle Music

11) Walking in the air
Howard Blake
Arrangement Marzi Nyman, Kalevi Kiviniemi
EMI Music Publishing

12) Improvisation: Variations sur un Noël
Kalevi Kiviniemi
Recorded at Melbourne Town Hall, Australia

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


In earlier post on her official blog, Tarja has been talking about a photo-shoot that she is planning for her forthcoming album. Yesterday she revealed that the photo-shoot will take place in August. She posted a picture of the embassy for the country in Argentina. Our suspicious went to India! She also wrote that she is already preparing her new rock album! She also mentioned that she will record her classical album in Novermber in a church in Finland, as well as her Dvd from Lahti will be released. She also has plans for some more projects this summer, is everything goes as planned!

Sunday, 27 March 2011


"Right now I'm in Buenos Aires rehearsing some opera material with my professor. I'm preparing a classical album to be released at the end of the year. Something from my classical side is moving."
"I am planning a purely classical album for this year. I am going to have some meeting about it very soon, but the idea is to record one complete album in the end of this year. There will be some very challenging classical concerts happening in this year too, one of them together with tenor Jose Cura in the Opera festival in Finland."


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Dreamer’s Box Review by Crestfallen Soul:=)

The long awaited “Dreamer’s Box” has finally arrived to several fans who pre-ordered it at the official webshop.

The box was much bigger than what I had expected. It was also presented in a nice way, which I thought was one of the nicest things about it when I first opened it. The signed photograph was inside a small sleeve, the vinyl sleeves had pictures on them and the book was a real beauty although the pictures had all been seen before.

The bonus disc contains a few new versions of songs:
Dark Star with Tarja on the lead vocals. This sounds as good as you might think it does, even though it feels “weird” to hear Tarja sing the vocals she never sang at the album version. Although the song is more or less the same, but if you are like me and prefer only Tarja’s voice, this is the version for you!

If You Believe: A completely new version of the songs with a new vocal recording. One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. It is beyond anything I had expected. The version released on the Until My Last Breath single is really dull compared to this masterpiece!

The Crying Moon: It has been released on the GSA Version of the Until My Last Breath single and it is a really nice song but if you have heard it before, it is the same version.

Underneath Orchestral Version: Sounds really nice. It has the same vocals as the original version but the orchestra added to it. I like it.

The Good Die Young: It is the version where Tarja’s voice is much more present. It is really nice, much better than the background version!

Naiad Instrumental Extended Version: It has a long and nice intro with a lot of bass and orchestra. Really really nice!

Crestfallen Soul

Tarja - Naiad (Instrumental Version)

Tarja - If You Believe (Orchestra Version)

Saturday, 12 February 2011

ATT proudly presents....

From 1994 to 2011: ADORING TARJA TURUNEN ( ) and ANETTE OLZON CENTRAL ( ) make public a never-shown-before, very rare video of finnish soprano Tarja Turunen , in which Tarja sings the song "Ben" by Michael Jackson!
Her first music teacher Plamen Dimov playing piano.