In 2009, we got something from Tina Turner which we did not expect at all. What happens if a rock star, a member of the entertainment business and your personal hero suddenly confronts you with personal and even religious beliefs? As you somehow cannot ignore what your hero is doing you have to deal with it….
“Sometimes I am exhausted and driven Lord,
Sometimes I don’t know where to go
My Mother, and Father, don’t own me
So I’ll try to too make Heaven
By Ben – Today marks the anniversary of the release last year, of the third album of the so far Beyond trilogy “Beyond, Love Within“. With Tina’s participation on a few songs, the result was once again excellent and haunting; Bringing back her gospel roots while mixing it with her buddhist faith, a challenge for Turner who add another feather in her cap in World Music thanks to the creativity of good friend Regula Curti and the work of Swiss music producer Roland Frei.
Today, we focus once again on ‘Love Within’ but with a new and special upload! The “Heavenly Home” mix version of “Mother Within’ that was not included in the album. A shorter and bit more up-tempo version of the song to put it in a nutshell!
And for the occasion and for all your delight, a new video for the song created by Ben! Enjoy!
Great news! The second album of the (so far) Beyond trilogy, “Children Beyond” just turned Gold! Congratulations to Regula, Dechen and of course Miss Tina!
From the album, the peace mantra ‘Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu’ now 2.6 millions views (and growing) on YT! Clip by Ben.
In 1986, Tina Turner in collaboration with Kurt Loder published the interview-style top selling biography, ‘I, Tina’. Back then, the world discovered the multiple struggles that young Anna Mae faced during her early life as well as during her turbulent relationship with cocaine-addicted guitar-genius Ike Turner (1931-2007).
While the journalists and the general audience were amazed by the resilience and strength of the forty-seven-year-old singer, few understood that behind Tina’s success, there was a very disciplined mental training. Tina was introduced to a new way of thinking according to the rules of the Lotus Sutra: one of several forms of Buddhist-practice inspired by the life of monk Nichiren (13th century A.D.) This is the path that born Baptist Tina Turner followed since the mid-seventies, faithfully mixing it with the Lord prayers. While promoting her biography and years later Disney’s biopicture ‘What’s Love Got To Do With it?’, the question had to be asked: Would Tina be willing to write a book about her journey in Buddhism, would she tell how it could also help us overcome our daily problems and how to get to the point where you feel physically and mentally balanced?
The fans waited patiently but besides a few interviews about her faith, Tina remained silent.
Zurich, Switzerland. Yesterday the launch of the new Beyond album took place at Regula Curti’s Seeschau Center. After a mini-tour of Germany to promote the album, the Beyond team reunited once again to present the CD to the Swiss media. I was again very fortunate to have been invited there. Tina Turner didn’t show up at the press conference but was present at the party that followed looking radiant and fantastic. The Tina Turner Blog was able to speak to Regula about Tina’s involvement in the album. Continue reading for more photos and videos from the press conference.
UPDATE: New video with a wonderful Tina Turner in supah form!
The Beyondsinging website just put online the cover of the new album as well as samples and the track list of the cd! It is based on Mantras, some to “Free your ego” or the “Mantra of Purification”. Some prayers also, for example “Prayer of Trust & Courage” and “Prayer of Joy & Glory”. The Beyond Children also supports Charity, have a look there! Music by Roland Frey and video by Xaver Walser.
Listen to a sample of “Calling Invitation” by Tina Turner here:
Sample of “Unity” with Tina:
Thanks Maria for letting us know!
If you want to see more of it, watch our “Beyond Playlist” on Youtube.