A video of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen performing the song "The Music of the Night" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Phanton of the Opera" in May at the 50th anniversary of Finland's MTV3 can be viewed on YouTube (Note: The program aired on December 31).
Fan-filmed footage of the song "The Phantom of the Opera" can be viewed below. The clip was shot at Tarja's December 2, 2007 warm-up concert in Russia. The male vocals in the track are handled by Tarja's brother, Toni Turunen.
Tarja Turunen's new solo album, entitled "My Winter Storm", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on February 26, 2008. The CD will be made available in two exclusive U.S. versions via Fontana: the standard and deluxe editions (the latter featuring extra tracks not released elsewhere, as well visually stimulating bonus DVD content).
Tarja filmed a video for her next solo single, "Die Alive", on December 9, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Check photos from the video shoot at this location.
"My Winter Storm" was produced by Daniel Presley (FAITH NO MORE, JEWEL, THE BREEDERS), who has been joined in the studio by a truly stellar line-up of musicians: Doug Wimbish on bass (LIVING COLOUR, ANNIE LENNOX, JOE SATRIANI, JEFF BECK, MADONNA, ROLLING STONES), Alex Scholpp on electric guitars (FARMER BOYS) and Earl Harvin on drums (SEAL, PET SHOP BOYS, AIR), a player personally selected by Tarja after she saw him stealing the show at a SEAL concert. Keyboards and programming, meanwhile, are being provided by Torsten Stenzel, whose previous credits include NELLY FURTADO, MOBY, TINA TURNER, VANESSA MAE and more.
(Thanks: Metal From Finland)