International symphonic metal sensation Tarja is no stranger to cover songs and albums. She is not releasing a holiday album, Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas), due out on November 17th from earMUSIC. Watch the video from her first single – ‘ O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’ below.
“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 was 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. Palmer also mixed the album at 62’ Studio in Texas. The album was mastered at Sterling Sound in NY City.
Released on as a 1CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and Digital. The “Official Store for a dark Christmas” offers exclusive, limited fan items and bundles.You can also pre-order the album at iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
The album is full of Christmas and other holiday classics, interpreted as only Tarja can.
Limited to 1.000 copies worldwide, a very special 7inch vinyl single of ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’ is now available exclusively via “Tarja’s Official Store for a Dark Christmas.” https://tarja.tmstor.es/
from Spirits and Ghosts track listing
1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck The Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas