THE NEW Tarja single, ‘Falling Awake’, will be released in the UK on July 19th as a vinyl 10” via Spinefarm Records UK and www.tarjaturunen.com web shop.This highly collectible format will be limited to 1000 copies, all of them pressed onto ‘marbled’ vinyl & numbered by hand, and will be available exclusively from online retailer What Records www.whatrecords.co.uk
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will soon be upgraded from a blog to the new album’s micro site including a free track download to be announced.‘Falling Awake’ is the first track to be released from the forthcoming Tarja outing, ‘What Lies Beneath’ – the second full album beneath the ‘Tarja’ banner, the follow up to 2007’s ‘My Winter Storm’.The version of the track in the vinyl differs from the one that will appear on ‘What Lies Beneath’ in that it features a special guest appearance from Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook. Mixing has been handled, as with much of the new album, by renowned UK producer Tim Palmer, whose track record numbers artists such as U2, Ozzy Osbourne & Robert Plant.The B-side of the 10” is ‘The Good Die Young’ – a specially mixed version of the song from the new Scorpions album, ‘Sting In The Tail’, with Tarja’s vocals now more prominent overall.There will be also an exclusive CD version of the single only available through tarjaturunen.com web shop, so stay alert and start checking there.Last but not least, on July 19th, a new video including more images from the forthcoming making off the album will be available at http://www.youtube.com/user/tarjaofficial
The audio of “Falling Awake” accompanying this video will be an edit version of the album version featuring the unmistakable Joe Satriani.More news coming soon.