Tarja Turunen To Release “Best Of: Living The Dream” In December

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) will be releasing a new “best-of” collection, titled “Best Of: Living The Dream,” on December 2. The CD and vinyl copies will feature 16 tracks and deluxe liner notes. The effort will also be available as a limited edition mediabook with 13 bonus tracks and a live show called “Circus Life” and as a limited edition box set with 19 bonus tracks, four picture discs, six art prints, two posters, and a fine art print signed by Turunen.

“Best Of: Living The Dream” Track Listing:

CD1 / LP1+2:

01. “Eye Of The Storm” (brand new song)
02. “I Walk Alone” (single version)
03. “Die Alive” (alternative version)
04. “Enough”
05. “Falling Awake” (feat. Jason Hook)
06. “Until My Last Breath” (single version)
07. “I Feel Immortal” (radio remix)
08. “Victim Of A Ritual”
09. “500 Letters”
10. “Never Enough”
11. “Innocence” (radio edit)
12. “Demons In You” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
13. “Diva”
14. “Dead Promises” (feat. Björn “Speed” Strid)
15. “Tears In Rain”
16. “You And I” (band version)

CD2 / Picture Disc 3+4:

01. “Oasis”
02. “Sing For Me”
03. “Anteroom Of Death” (edit version)
04. “In For A Kill”
05. “Naiad”
06. “Crimson Deep”
07. “Mystique Voyage”
08. “Deliverance”
09. “Into The Sun”
10. “Eagle Eye (feat. Chad Smith)
11. “Too Many”
12. “Love To Hate”
13. “Shadow Play”


01. “Rukous, Op. 40 : N°2”
02. “Oi, Kiitos Sa Luojani Armollinen”
03. “Ave Maria” (Camille Saint-Saëns)
04. “Ave Maria” (Giulio Caccini)
05. “Ave Maria” (Tarja Turunen)
06. “Walking In The Air”
07. “You Would Have Loved This”
08. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
09. “Together”
10. “O Tannenbaum”
11. “What Child Is This”
12. “Varpunen Jouluaamuna”
13. “Heinillä Härkien”
14. “En Etsi Valtaa Loistoa”
15. “Witch-Hunt”
16. “You Take My Breath Away”
17. “I Feel Pretty”
18. “The Cruellest Goodbye”
19. “World in My Eyes”


01. “Mystique Voyage”
02. “500 Letters”
03. “Naiad”
04. “Diva”
05. “You And I”
06. “Love To Hate”
07. “Demons In You”
08. “Never Enough”
09. “Falling Awake
10. “I Feel Immortal
11. “I Walk Alone”
12. “Victim Of Ritual”
13. “Innocence”
14. “Die Alive”
15. “Tears In Rain”
16. “Dead Promises”
17. “Until My Last Breath”
18. “Shadow Play”

Turunen commented:

“After all these years, I still really can’t believe it’s time for me to release a proper ‘Best Of’ album. So many beautiful moments, unbelievable. It has been a dream to put together this collection. And I really hope that you will enjoy this as much as I did while making it.”

The effort’s first single, a previously unreleased song titled “Eye Of The Storm,” can be found below. Turunen added the following about that track:

“It was the right time to finally release this song,” Tarja explains. “It has a very deep feeling of closure in it. It’s been influenced by two very important countries in my life: Finland and Argentina. It’s an internal battle inside of me. Because at that time in life, I was really searching for my place in this world, where I belong as a person, as an individual.”

Ex-Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen To Tell Her Story In “Singing In My Blood” Book

Ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen is planning to release a new book, titled “Singing In My Blood,” later this year via Rocket 88. You can find more details regarding that HERE. Turunen commented:

“Singing is in my blood. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed performing … but not being able to be on stage in 2020, I spent a lot of time looking through photo albums, seeing all those happy scenes of childhood, growing up and making music, getting to know my fans and travel the world recording and performing, having fun; those memories fill this book. In ‘Singing In My Blood’, I tell my story about making music and share lots of personal photos. It’s a big, 200-plus-page hardback filled with photographs that comes in two, deluxe versions.”

Watch Former And Current Nightwish Singers Tarja Turunen And Floor Jansen’s Recent Live Chat

As previously reported, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and the band’s current singer Floor Jansen recently took part in an Instagram Live chat together. Now, Turunen has uploaded the full conversation to YouTube. You can check that out below:

Former And Current Nightwish Singers Tarja Turunen And Floor Jansen Announce Instagram Live Chat

Former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen will be taking part in an Instagram Live chat with the band’s current singer Floor Jansen tomorrow (December 8) at 1:30 p.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. PST. Turunen tweeted the following about that:

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Streams Live Version Of “Together”

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) is streaming “Together” from her new live album “Christmas Together: Live At Olomouc And Hradec Králové 2019.” That effort will be released on November 6, alongside a reissue of her 2017 holiday album “From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas).”

Dee Snider Recording Christmas Song With Tarja Turunen

During an interview on the “Behind The Vinyl” podcast, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) revealed that he has teamed up Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) to record a Christmas song. The frontman said the following about that:

“I wrote this song for my wife many years ago. You guys may or may not know that Celine Dion recorded a Christmas song I wrote [called ‘God Bless Us Everyone’]. I wrote it as a gift for my wife; I never wrote it for commercial purposes. And I can’t — it’s just out of my range to sing it. But long story short, I decided to do my own rendition of it, and I asked Tarja to sing it as a duet with me, ’cause it’s got some really high parts in it. So Jeff Pilson from DOKKEN and FOREIGNER, he’s producing it. And we’re just finishing the tracks right now, so we’re gonna start doing the vocals. That’ll come out later this year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Tarja Turunen’s Recent Instagram Live Performance

Yesterday (March 28), former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen played a solo piano set on Instagram Live as part of the #TogetherAtHome series. The series, which is fueled by Global Citizen, was launched in support of the World Health Organization as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres “Tears In Rain” Music Video

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new video for her song “Tears In Rain.” This track is from her new album “In The Raw,” which will be released on August 30.

The following was offered about the video:

Taking you to the world of Roller derby, Tarja plays the roller Black Leijona who, together with her all-female team Killer Crows, is on the edge of losing the ultimate decisive game of the season. By facing and overcoming her own insecurities, she becomes the fearless team leader again.

“For my third single ‘Tears in Rain’ I was looking for a strong video”, explains Tarja. “I didn’t want to get into a cliché of tears and rain or a breakup story. The song is about overcoming difficulties that could apply to any aspects of life. The instructions I gave to director Florian Kaltenbach (‘Victim of Ritual’, ‘500 Letters’) was to avoid the obvious. I wanted an action video where I could take part in. He proposed the roller derby idea and I loved it.”

Naturally, the video presented a huge challenge to Tarja as it’s the first time she tried out the sport – unfortunately, not without any injuries: during training, she dislocated her coccyx.

“I haven’t been on skates too much. I have been ice skating in my youth, but I realized immediately that skating with rollers is a totally different thing. I had to learn, and I only had three days before the video shooting that took place in London!! I knew I was in trouble.

It’s already common for me to get hurt in my videos, and this was not an exception. I had an accident in a skatepark near home and dislocated mycoccyx (Broke my ass!). Despite of terrible pain I did two shows and the video shoot with a broken butt. So – as in the story of the video – I myself overcame difficulties. If you see me in pain in some parts of the video, that is not acting. The roller girls and the video team took good care of me and I enjoyed the experience despite my condition. I had a lot of fun! When I recover, I wish to take my daughter to skate with me. We both got hooked on roller skating!”

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres “Railroads” Music Video

Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new video for her song “Railroads.” This track is from her new album “In The Raw,” which will be released on August 30.

Turunen previously said the following about the song:

“Apparently, it seems like I wrote weird lyrics, yet I pulled inspiration from one book. Paulo Coelho is a very important writer, and I have discovered a lot about myself through his texts. In ‘Aleph’, he goes on a train journey through Siberia, and he writes a book based on his experiences on that trip. I wanted to go beyond everything and think about myself and my own journey. The whole album is a journey, in a way.

The funny thing is, ‘Railroads’ is a very old song which I have had on demo for years. It always felt like a train ride and I even named it like that before having any lyrics or before ‘Aleph’ was published. It’s so old I can’t even remember when I started writing it, for the first or second album? And I’ve only finished it now.”