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Best known as the female vocalist for Finnish gothic/symphonic metal act Nightwish, Tarja (full name Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen) was born on August 17, 1977, in Kitee, Finland. Her prowess as a soprano landed her a place studying classical voice at the Sibelius Academy in Kuopio, where fellow student Tuomas Holopainen took on Tarja as vocalist for his musical project, which was to be christened Nightwish in 1996. Tarja continued to pursue solo interests during her time recording and touring with Nightwish, including a solo in a 1999 rock ballet, a 2002 tour of South America, and a 2004 Christmas single entitled "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"). In 2005, Tarja was asked (via "open letter") to leave Nightwish, with the rest of the band citing financial and personal concerns. A public display of he-said/she-said followed, and Tarja became a solo artist full-time. After her forced departure, she made some live appearances, as well as an appearance on an album of her brother's work before beginning work on an album of her own. October 2007 saw the release of that first solo album, My Winter Storm, which was released on Spinefarm Records. In 2009 she began work on her second solo effort, taking time out to record a duet with Klaus Meine of the Scorpions, "The Good Die Young," which appeared on the veteran group's 2010 album Sting in the Tail. In the fall of 2010, Tarja's second solo album, What Lies Beneath, was released; an ambitious effort combining classical and metal elements, Tarja supported the release with extensive touring, including a series of German dates opening for Alice Cooper. In 2013, Tarja's third solo effort, Colours in the Dark, was released. The album was a commercial success, rising to the Top Ten of the album charts in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, and the U.K. Tarja also made a guest appearance on the EP Paradise (What About Us?) by the Dutch group Within Temptation. In 2015 Tarja issued her third live album, Luna Park Ride, which was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ~ Chris True
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Walk Alone
  3.   Victim of Ritual
  4.   The Good Die Young
  5.   Little Lies
  6.   Falling Awake
  7.   Oasis
  8.   Die Alive (Summer Breeze Open Air 2014 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  9.   Where Were You Last Night / Heaven Is a Place On Earth / Livin' On a Prayer
  10.   In For a Kill
  11.   Calling Grace
  12.   Boy and the Ghost
  13.   Neverlight (Tele-Club 2014 / Yekaterinburg, Russia)
  14.   I Walk Alone (Masters of Rock 2010 / Vizovice, Czech Republic)
  15.   In For A Kill (Masters of Rock 2010 / Vizovice, Czech Republic)
  16.   Stargazers
  17.   Wishmaster
  18.   Medusa by Tarja Turunen
  19.   Until Silence by Tarja Turunen
  20.   Mystique Voyage by Tarja Turunen
  21.   Until My Last Breath
  22.   Rivers of Lust
  23.   Crimson Deep
  24.   Minor Heaven
  25.   I Feel Immortal
  26.   Lost Northern Star
  27.   Never Enough (Summer Breeze Open Air 2014 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  28.   The Siren (Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  29.   I Feel Immortal (Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  30.   Signos
  31.   The Crying Moon
  32.   Deliverance by Tarja Turunen
  33.   Darkness by Tarja Turunen
  34.   Lucid Dreamer by Tarja Turunen
  35.   500 Letters by Tarja Turunen
  36.   Never Enough
  37.   Wisdom of Wind
  38.   Still of the Night
  39.   We Are
  40.   Underneath
  41.   The Archive of Lost Dreams
  42.   Naiad
  43.   Dark Star
  44.   You Would Have Loved This by Tarja Turunen
  45.   Ciarán's Well
  46.   Damned and Divine
  47.   Our Great Divide
  48.   Poison
  49.   Sing for Me
  50.   Die Alive
  51.   My Little Phoenix
  52.   The Escape of the Doll
  53.   The Reign
  54.   Seeking for the Reign
  55.   Ite, Missa Est
  56.   Sunset
  57.   Anteroom of Death
  58.   Victim Of Ritual (Summer Breeze Open Air 2014 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  59.   Anteroom Of Death (Wacken Open Air 2014 / Wacken, Germany)
  60.   500 Letters (Tele-Club 2014 / Yekaterinburg, Russia)
  61.   Crimson Deep (Masters of Rock 2010 / Vizovice, Czech Republic)
  62.   The Archive Of Lost Dreams (Masters of Rock 2010 / Vizovice, Czech Republic)
  63.   Enough
  64.   Montañas de Silencio
  65.   Neverlight
  66.   The Seer (Deleted Scene)
  67.   Until My Last Breath (Summer Breeze Open Air 2011 / Dinkelsbühl, Germany)
  68.   Damned And Divine (Tele-Club 2014 / Yekaterinburg, Russia)
  69.   Damned Vampire & Gothic Divine
  70.   My Winter Storm (Making of the Album)
  71.   [Bonus Material]