Tarja Turunen made her name as the greatly talented vocalist with Nightwish from 1996 to 2005, before launching her solo career and becoming the most widely recognised voice and star of operatic metal. She has performed operatic rock at football stadia in South America and sung opera in central European opera houses. A TV star in Finland where her albums sell in double-platinum numbers, her Christmas-themed releases have become standards of festive radio across Europe. She has achieved fame in the US, UK and Europe headlining countless Metal festivals around the world (including one in Poland attended by 500,000 people), earning gold and platinum sales awards in the process.
Now, after searching through thousands and thousands of photos of her life along with artworks, sessions, tours and more, Tarja has put down her thoughts and memories of life, music and everything into her book, Singing In My Blood.
There are two hardback editions of this special book, which offers an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at Tarja making music in the studio, on stage and at home.
The Signature edition is signed by Tarja and includes two exclusive and unseen 280 x 220mm photographic prints.
Both editions include scores of previously unseen photographs as well as contributions from some of Tarja’s closest friends and colleagues, too.
Tarja explains her thoughts about the release; ‘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’.
You can watch the unboxing of the special edition of the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOlkrO0e1vA
Publication date: November 4 2021
Classic edition £35/$48
Signature edition £130/$175