Tarja has today confirmed the release of her brand new Christmas album from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas) launching on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats on 17 November, 2017.
Uniquely blending Tarja’s classically trained voice with darker gothic influences, the album will include 11 Christmas classics like you’ve never heard them before. The album will also feature a brand new original track, Together, aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodying the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout in typical Tarja fashion.
“Producing a dark Christmas album in the middle of the summer is a very interesting process, especially if you are doing it by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Significantly different from the snowy Christmas that I am used to in my home country Finland. Another proof that the darkness comes from deep within. 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. ”
The album is produced by Tarja, American 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.
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- Come, O Come, Emmanuel
- We Three Kings
- Deck The Halls
- Pie Jesu
- Amazing Grace
- O Tannenbaum
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- God Rest Ye
- Feliz Navidad
- What Child Is This
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas