Tarja - From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)

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Postby Tansike » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:23 am

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from Spirits and Ghosts

(Score for a dark Christmas)

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

TARJA RELEASES WINTER ALBUM
“from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)“
ON NOVEMBER 17, 2017 ON earMUSIC.
INCLUDING BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SONG “TOGETHER“.


This year, Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” on November 17. This Christmas you can expect the unexpected.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never before seen level, uniquely blending Tarja“s 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 like “O Tannenbaum”, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad”, reminding the listener of a dark movie score. Besides covering classic carols, “from Spirits and Ghosts” also features a 12th track, the brand new original “Together”. This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

Says Tarja: “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. ”

“from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)” is going to be released on November 17th, 2017 on earMUSIC as 1CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and Digital.
The “Official Store for a dark Christmas” offers a wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles.

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.

This Christmas, gather your loved ones, dim the lights, put on some candles and play Tarja“s “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas) loud!
TRACKLIST:
Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Together
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
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Postby heppolo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:15 am

I hope it's not too rushed
of course, Tarja may sing Trump's tweets unplugged (with only piano, live drums and an acoustic guitar) and it will still sound majestic
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Postby Tansike » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:42 am

^ :lol:

Well she said there'll be lots of surprises so it will be interesting to hear what she means with it. It's also not known if it's another rock album. Maybe she's already releasing another Christmas album, which would kinda make sense to release it still this year.
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Postby Tansike » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:24 am

from tomorrow on, expect the unexpected
this is on the page for the new album, and she posted it on her social media last night :o
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:27 pm

The album cover (or what was already revealed) looks eerie and creepy! I love it! Hopefully, her sound gets more Symphonic, darker and mysterious again!
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Postby Tansike » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:50 am

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:o :o :o

Is she releasing on Halloween or why so creepy? :o
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Postby Mainshow » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:49 am

Damn! I love it!!!! This is her best album cover since "My Winter Storm"! I hope she goes all in and maybe serving us some screams onna track or two!
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Postby Tansike » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm

^ i agree! It's very creepy though. I really hope we won't get disappointed and it really IS an album cover. And i hope they don't destroy it with a basic font as usual :lol:

Meanwhile, people are already talking about a NW collaboration :lol: Would love that tbh. They need to bury their past and do that one time, it would be incredibly epic.

So... no update on it since midnight. I thought she'd reveal more on the last day, not just the last part of the picture. Hopefully tomorrow. It's already end of september, she needs to hurry up if she still wants to release this year :oops:
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Postby heppolo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:13 am

That cover is a bit bewildering :lol:
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Postby Tansike » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:25 pm

So it's been two days since the last pic and she's posting something about having a beauty day on instagram today :lol:

That 'cover' doesn't appear anymore on the website for her new album, which is weird. I hope we get something soon, i really check out Apple Music like two to three times a day because i'm so thirsty for that new stuff :oops:
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Postby Mainshow » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:02 pm

Apparently, it's a dark Vampire-inspired Goth-Christmas album full of covers :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:56 am

^ that wouldn't surprise me to be honest :lol:
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Postby Mainshow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 am

But we don't need a Christmas album.. I mean, we already got zillion versions of Ave Maria.
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:20 am

So that's basically 1 song :P

Who knows how many "Silent Night"'s we will get :lol:
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Postby Mainshow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:35 pm

Tansike wrote:So that's basically 1 song :P

Who knows how many "Silent Night"'s we will get :lol:
That would be Christmas nightmare and the cover would be indeed very justified :D
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:46 pm

Album is called "From Spirits And Ghosts" and is out on the 17th November.

It's a 'score for a dark Christmas'

Pre-order out now!

It really contains christmas classics :lol:
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Postby Mainshow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:50 pm

HAHAHAHAH!!!! :lol: :lol:

I came here to post it as well.

Actually, I like the album title but this album will be utterly embarrassing.

Hopefully, Sharon den Adel will not appear as a featuring guest somewhere.
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Postby Mainshow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:52 pm

+ There will be three different covers for the album? Digital? LP? CD?
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:57 pm

Yes, different covers, but that's been the case for most of her releases :wink:

And don't worry. No featurings on the album :)

I'll update the opening post later, once i'm back from school...
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Postby Mainshow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:09 pm

Tansike wrote:Yes, different covers, but that's been the case for most of her releases :wink:

And don't worry. No featurings on the album :)

I'll update the opening post later, once i'm back from school...
Oh, so there is already a tracklisting circulating around?
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:29 pm

^ yes, check iTunes :)

Track 2 is an original, new song
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:17 pm

OP with all the infos is updated :)

The full title seems to be “from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a dark Christmas)“

While i love the title, i think it doesn't really fit to her discography somehow. Anyways, no idea what to expect. This will most likely bomb on official charts. Maybe an entry in Germany, but releasing on 17th November is so not good for an artist like her. But hey, new Tarja so soon, so i'm completely here for it.

Additionally, she already announced three concerts in December for this album. I hope she'll add a date in Switzerland, her christmas concert in 2015 was truly brilliant!!
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:20 pm

"From Spirits And Ghost" Store

Thought i post this as a separate post. There are some awesome stuff there, i may order something from there.

Three singles from the album will be released on Vinyl, the release dates are 6th October, 27th October and 1st December :o
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Postby Mainshow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:19 pm

I think this is super rushed. She recorded those tracks in the summer and we are gettin' this in November.
One original track and some random covers.

I will definitely listen to it but I will wait a bit before I buy it.
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Postby Tansike » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:20 pm

^ Funny you say that as i just ordered the album plus the "An Empty Dream" EP from her store :lol: :oops:

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