TARJA TURUNEN has issued the following on her Official Facebook Page:
Mike Oldfield release new studio album “Tubular Beats”, reworked and remixed together with Torsten “York” Stenzel, on February 1st, 2013 via earMUSIC. Album includes brand new song “Never Too Far”, featuring Tarja Turunen.
earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of “Tubular Beats” the brand new remix album by Mike Oldfield. The album will be released on February 1st, 2013 and will include the most popular songs by Oldfield who has worked on new arrangements and new sounds for his compositions.
All tracks have been reworked from the original multi-track recordings and remixed together by Mike Oldfield and multi-platinum awarded German producer Torsten “York” Stenzel.
Newly recorded guitar parts by Mike Oldfield have been added to the mix, making Tubular Beats a new album by all means. A brand new song featuring Tarja Turunen closes the album on a high note.
“Never Too Far” is a brand new song featuring singer Tarja Turunen who not surprisingly is offering one of her most emotional performances ever, being Oldfield one of the singer’s heroes.
Tarja explains: “It was such a pleasure to work with Mike Oldfield. The song turned out to be even better than I could have ever expected. Mike has a vast career and experience in pop, instrumental and electronic music. I love his music and his personal guitar sound.
My work in this song was inspired by Mike’s ‘Islands’ featuring another of my youth idol: Bonnie Tyler. A way to thank them for the nice melodies I grew up with was to add a line from their hit. And I believe Mike liked the idea too. That’s how ‘Never Too Far’ was born. Hope that you enjoy the song as much as I do.”
01. Let There Be Light (York Remix)
02. Far Above The Clouds (York Remix)
03. Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
04. Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
05. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
06. To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix)
07. Northstar (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
08. Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix)
09. Guilty (York & Mike’s Electrofunk Remix)
10. Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)
11. Never Too Far (new song, with Tarja Turunen)