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….
Teach Us Again Tina! Exciting news for all the Beyond fans out there! A very nice sneak peek video from the recording of the upcoming Beyond album has emerged earlier on Youtube. And guess what! Parts of the music from the album have been recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the legendary London’s Abbey Road Studio where Tina recorded her classic hit Let’s Stay Together among others!
What do we know so far? The new Beyond album, ‘Awakening Beyond’ will feature Buddhist nun singing for freedom, Ani Choying Drolma as well as Jewish Sephardic singer Mor Karbasi. The great Regula Curti, the creator of the Beyond albums will once again unite her voice with the mesmerizing Sawani Shende. Tibetan singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay however won’t be featured on the new album, currently promoting her ‘Day Tomorrow’ album.
Also some news on the production side! Kareem Roustom, an Emmy nominated composer who has composed music for film, television, the concert hall and album projects will compose music for the album. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Near East and trained in Western concert music and Jazz, Syrian-born Kareem Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists.
This all sound very promising of course and we can’t wait to hear more from the upcoming Beyond IV: Awakening Beyond and let’s not hide it, so we can delight us from the hypnotic voice of Tina once more!
We send Peace & Light to everyone involved in the project!
Beyond IV: Awakening Beyond
Artists: Tina Turner – Regula Curti – Sawani Shende Santhaye – Ani Choying Drolma- Mor Karbasi – Dima Orsho Producer: Erwin Bach Composer: Kareem Roustom Conductor: Arturo Rodriguez Technic: John Weston
“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 My Home”
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!
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!
BEYOND have come up with a wonderful way to celebrate this year’s mothers day:
A new video has been created for the song “Wisdom” which is featured on their new album “LOVE WITHIN BEYOND”.
In the video, you will be able to see a beautiful collection of pictures which fans were asked to send in. The pictures show mothers in different situations, with and without their children, thus celebreating and honoring mothers worldwide
Be ready & be a part of the Beyond Love Within project with the mother’s day video of BEYOND Love Within!
Post your favorite black and white picture either of you with your children or of your mother on the BEYOND Facebook page: The most beautiful pictures will be chosen and used for the Mother’s day-remix of Beyond and will be published on May 5 as a video on YT & FB! Furthermore, for all photos that made it into the video a signed album of Love Within Beyond will be given away! Stay Connected!
UPDATE: Discover the world of Beyond Love Within, now in HD 1080p. Amazing images by film maker Xaver Walser.
A new glimpse at ‘Beyond Love Within’ with the release of a new promotional video! You’ll discover that on the upcoming album, Tina has recorded a new version of the classic tune ‘Amazing Grace’. This sounds very exciting. Moreover new promotional photos with Tina and the Beyond girls just emerged. Have a look at the gallery inside the post. Stay tuned for more news from Beyond!