My Winter Storm [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus Tracks] [CD/DVD]

My Winter Storm [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus Tracks] [CD/DVD]

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by Tarja Turunen
     
 

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The reasons for Tarja Turunen's forced departure from Finnish power metal giants Nightwish remain unclear. The singer was unceremoniously dumped via an open letter, posted online, citing changes in her personality and business interests. Since then both parties have been surprisingly evasive about the subject, and many were hoping thatSee more details below

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The reasons for Tarja Turunen's forced departure from Finnish power metal giants Nightwish remain unclear. The singer was unceremoniously dumped via an open letter, posted online, citing changes in her personality and business interests. Since then both parties have been surprisingly evasive about the subject, and many were hoping that Turunen would shed some light on the subject through her music. My Winter Storm, Tarja's first album of original material since the split, sees the singer lyrically defiant, but unwilling to deviate too much from the operatic metal style of her former posse. Now recording simply as Tarja, My Winter Storm topped the Finnish charts immediately upon its release, driven by the Mozart-inspired lead single "I Walk Alone." Overall, the album is softer and more reflective than her previous work, which tends to be the case when lead singers leave niche bands to pursue solo stardom, but the record is hampered by the compromise between her old and new styles. Clearly, Tarja wishes to branch out musically. She achieves this splendidly with "Oasis," a haunting symphonic opera track in her native tongue, the only composition credited solely to the singer. However, barring a couple of notable exceptions, including the single "Die Alive" and the thrashy "Ciarán's Well," the heavy metal aspect of My Winter Storm seems more of an afterthought than an integral element. They're straightforward pop rock songs with ill-fitting thrash riffs as a token gesture to fans, and as a result Tarja the singer never really gives herself a chance to shine. [A deluxe edition CD/DVD with bonus tracks was also released.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Fontana Universal
UPC:
0602517613744
catalogNumber:
FONTINT744
Rank:
10165

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ite, Missa Est  -  Tarja
  2. I Walk Alone  -  Tarja
  3. Lost Northern Star  -  Tarja
  4. Seeking for the Reign  -  Tarja
  5. The Reign  -  Tarja
  6. The Escape of the Doll  -  Tarja
  7. My Little Phoenix  -  Tarja
  8. Die Alive  -  Tarja
  9. Boy and the Ghost  -  Tarja
  10. Sing for Me  -  Tarja
  11. Oasis  -  Tarja
  12. Poison  -  Tarja
  13. Our Great Divide  -  Tarja
  14. Sunset  -  Tarja
  15. Damned and Divine  -  Tarja
  16. Ciaran Swell  -  Tarja
  17. Minor Heaven  -  Tarja
  18. Calling Grace  -  Tarja
  19. I Walk Alone  -  Tarja
  20. You Would Have Loved This  -  Tarja
  21. Damned and Divine  -  Tarja

Disc 2

  1. I Walk Alone  -  Tarja
  2. I Walk Alone  -  Tarja
  3. [Bonus Material]  -  Tarja

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tarja Turunen   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Earl Harvin   Drums
Lili Haydn   Violin,Soloist
Daniel Presley   Background Vocals
Mike Terrana   Drums
Martin Tillman   Cello,Soloist,Electric Cello
Mel Wesson   Ambience
Doug Wimbish   Bass
Max Lilja   Cello
Torsten Stenzel   Keyboards
Kiko Loureiro   Acoustic Guitar,Soloist
Toni Turunen   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Tea Tähtinen   Background Vocals
Alex Scholpp   Electric Guitar
Jiri Kubík   Conductor
Kid Crazy   Keyboards
Izumi Kawakatsu   Piano,Soloist
Maria Ilmoniemi   Keyboards
Markus Hohti   Cello
Jan Brych   Choir Conductor
Tarja   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Doug Cook   Engineer
Daniel Presley   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Louie Teran   Mastering
Mel Wesson   Electronic Arrangement
Doug Wimbish   Composer
Anders Wollbeck   Composer
Dirk Rudolph   Artwork
Felix J. Gauder   Engineer
Hilde Houweling   Composer
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl   Composer
Torsten Stenzel   Programming
Cori Connors   Composer
Michelle Leonard   Composer
Noel Zancanella   Engineer
Helge Van Dyk   Engineer
Tarja Turunen   Composer,Concept
Dana Niu   Orchestration
Eric Burton   Promotions Director
Thiago Bianchi   Engineer
Vincent Sorg   Mastering
James Dooley   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Götz Michael Rieth   Engineering
Milan Jilek   Engineer
Angela Heldmann   Composer
Dani Castelar   Engineer
Hanne Sørvaag   Composer
Peter Meier   Contributor
Silja Wittmann   Instrumentation
Meike Stünkel   Marketing Coordinator
Bernd Steingass   Set Construction
Frank Sörensen   Assistant Photographer
Alex Scholpp   Composer
Christina Rost   Contributor
Antti Rintamäki   Engineer
Pepi Rieck   Gaffer
Dirk Ostendorf   Contributor
Kunt Müller   Producer
Daniel Lieberberg   Instrumentation
Pete Knuutinen   Engineer
Alex Kiening   Executive Producer
Husky Kalle   Contributor
Joern Heitmann   Director
Maria Regina Heinitz   Producer
Philipp "Philmo" Hauck   Contributor
Christopher Häring   Camera Operator
Felix Glasmeyer   Assistant Photographer
Ingo Georgi   Creative Producer
Marcelo Cabuli   Personal Manager
Frank Briemann   Contributor
Tom Bohne   Managing Director

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