Karma (Tarkan album)

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Karma
Studio album by Tarkan
Released 23 July 2001
Recorded Recorded at Cutting Room (New York), Erekli Tunç (Istanbul), Etap (Cairo), Imaj (Istanbul), Miraval (Le Val, France), Pacifique (Los Angeles) studios
Genre Pop
Length 46:83
Label İstanbul Plak
Producer Tarkan and Ozan Çolakoğlu
Tarkan chronology
Tarkan (1999) Karma (2001) Dudu (2003)
Singles from Karma
  1. "Kuzu Kuzu"
    Released: May 2001 (Turkey)
  2. "Hüp"
    Released: December 2001 (Turkey)
  3. "Verme"
    Released: October 2002 (Turkey)

Karma is Tarkan's 2001 studio album. His fifth music project and his fourth original release, this album moved away from pop to worldbeat melodies fused with electronica sounds and became the all time third best selling album in Turkey. The album was recorded in Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York, Egypt and Europe. Album was published in Europe, North America, Asia, Japan, Russia. By 2001 more than 3.6 million copies of this album was sold worldwide. The tour "Kuzu Kuzu" which began in January 2002 was very successful as well and Tarkan performed in 19 countries and gave 26 concerts.

As an introduction in the CD booklet, Tarkan explains the Karma philosophy and introduces the concept of using Ebru art on his album cover.

Track listing[edit]

# Song Composer Lyricist Time
1 Aşk Tarkan, Ozan Çolakoğlu Tarkan 4:27
2 Ay Tarkan Tarkan 4:19
3 Kuzu Kuzu Tarkan Tarkan 3:54
4 Gitti Gideli Tarkan Tarkan 4:44
5 Uzak Mete Özgencil / Hüsna Arslan Mete Özgencil 4:58
6 Yandım Mazhar Alanson Mazhar Alanson 3:13
7 O'na Sor Tarkan Mete Özgencil 3:22
8 Hüp Nazan Öncel Nazan Öncel 3:41
9 Sen Başkasın Tarkan Tarkan 4:15
10 Taş Tarkan Tarkan 4:27
11 Her Nerdeysen Nazan Öncel Nazan Öncel 3:27
12 Verme Mete Özgencil Mete Özgencil 4:58
  • Hüp (Remix)

Album credits[edit]

  • Personnel Crew:
    • Engineering: Ken Deranteriasian, Serkan Kula, Frederic Blanc Garin, Frank Redlich, Matthew Murat Erdem
    • Mixing: Brad Gilderman, Devrim Karaoglu, Kivanch K, Murat Matthew Erdem, Ozan Çolakoğlu, Ulaş Agce
    • Assistant Mixers: Chandler Bridges, Deshaun Washington, Michael Huff, Myriam Correge, Keith Armstrong
    • Mastering: Murat Matthew Erdem, Ulas Agce
    • CD Publishing: Odeon A.S
    • Concept & Photography: Sevil Sert
    • Marbleization Artist: Hikmet Barutçugil
    • Graphic Design & Planning: Stars Reklam Hizmetleri A.S
    • Publishing: Onur Ofset
    • Public Relations: HITT Production

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Background vocals:
  • Instruments:
    • Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) - Bilgehan Tuncer
    • Guitar - Annas, Erdem Sökmen, Erdinç Senyaylar
    • 12 String Guitar, Laúd - Jean Louis Solon
    • Baglama - Ahmet Koç, Çetin Akdeniz
    • Bass - Avo Harutunian, Ismail Soyberk, Janik Top
    • Oud - Yildiran Güz
    • Solo Violin - Lawrence Monti
    • String Composition & Orchestration - Ozan Çolakoğlu
    • Strings - Armen Aharioan Los Angeles Strings, Hossam Ramzy Strings Group, Orchestra Opéra de Marseille (Conductor: Rene Perinelli)
    • Sitar, Didjeridoo, Sarode - Jeffrey Slatnick
    • Ney - Muhammed Fouda
    • English Horn - Jean Claude Latic
    • Clarinet - Kirpi Bülent
    • Accordion - Mohsen Allaam
    • Percussion - Cengiz Ercümer, Hossam Ramzy, Marc Chontereau, Luis Conte, Seyfi Ayta

Music videos[edit]

  • "Kuzu Kuzu" (Two videos were filmed for this song, including one for an acoustic version released in the single of the same name.)
  • "Hüp" (Two videos were filmed for this song, including one for a remixed version released in the single Hüp 8. The video filmed for the original edit was directed by Italian director Ferzan Özpetek. Under the sponsorship of Pepsi it was the most expensive Turkish music video ever produced, which also caused scandal with Tarkan using his tongue to kiss his on-screen lady.)
  • "Verme" (Two different versions were filmed for this song. The second version focuses on the effect of war on children, and was the first Turkish music video to use metamorphic special effects.)

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