From Spirits & Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)
The clue to how this album sounds is in the bracketed subtitle (Score For A Dark Christmas). It feels more like a score from a movie than a collection of jolly holiday tunes that families listen to while gathered round a roaring mp3 player. We are talking big orchestra, big production and big operatic vocals. A cinemascope Christmas. And “dark”? Definitely. I didn’t think it was possible to create a downbeat version of “Feliz Navidad” but Tarja does it while still managing to sound awesome.