Act I: Live in Rosario

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Act I : Live in Rosario
Video by Tarja
Released August 24, 2012
Recorded Teatro El Circulo, Rosario, Argentina, March 30 & 31, 2012
Genre Symphonic metal, alternative rock, classical music
Length 3:55:00
Label earMUSIC
Director Max Vaccaro
Producer Tarja & Mic
Act I : Live in Rosario
Live album by Tarja
Released August 24, 2012
Recorded Teatro El Circulo, Rosario, Argentina, March 30 & 31, 2012
Genre Symphonic metal, alternative rock, classical music
Length 123:48
Label earMUSIC, Nuclear Blast
Producer Tarja & Mic
Tarja chronology
What Lies Beneath
(2010)
Act I : Live in Rosario
(2012)
Colours in the Dark
(2013)
Singles from Act I : Live in Rosario
  1. "Into the Sun"
    Released: 13 July 2012

Act I is the first live album released by the Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen. The two concerts were recorded and filmed with 10 HD cameras at the El Círculo Theatre in Rosario, Argentina, in March 2012, and released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray on the 24th of August, 2012.[1] Additionally, the Act I media book contains a live recording from Luna Park (titled DVD3).

The track listing consists in a mix of her three solo albums, Nightwish's classic "Nemo" and covers of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Moore and Whitesnake plus a variety of extras.[2]

On the 10th of July 2013 Earmusic released the very first Official Teaser for "Act I".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[3]
getreadytoROCK! 4/5 stars[4]
Onemetal 4/5 stars[5]
Sea of Tranquility 4/5 stars[6]
Danger Dog Music Reviews 4/5 stars[7]
Ave Noctum 7/10 stars[8]
Metal.de 8/10 stars[9]
Firebrand Magazine 9/10 stars[10]
Planetmosh 9.5/10 stars (DVD)[11]

The recording was well received among critics. A review from the website getredytoROCK! stated that "this live CD will certainly please her fans, [...] epic metal meets pop and classical never sounded so good."[4]

In its review for Firebrand Magazine, Lee Walker commented that "Tarja has once again proved that she walks alone, 7 long years have passed since she parted ways with her previous band, and throughout that time she has continued to prove that she is a successful artist in her right. “Act I” manages to successfully capture all of the magic behind her live performances."[10]

Ant May from Planetmosh praised the technical aspects of the DVD, stating that "The lighting is fantastic with plenty of colour and lighting effects plus use of lasers which all combine to create great visuals." and also called the sound "flawless" and "crystal clear"[11]

Double DVD track listing[edit]

DVD1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If You Believe" (intro)   4:00
2. "Anteroom of Death"   Michelle Leonard, Kiko Masbaum, Tarja Turunen 4:20
3. "My Little Phoenix"   Ruud Houweling, Michiel Van Zundert 5:20
4. "Dark Star"   Johnny Andrews, Turunen 5:15
5. "Naiad"   Torsten Stenzel, Angela Heldmann, Adrian Zagoritis, Turunen 7:22
6. "Falling Awake"   Andrews, Turunen 5:18
7. "I Walk Alone"   Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Harry Sommerdahl 5:45
8. "Orpheus Hallucination / Orpheus in the Underworld"   Jacques Offenbach 6:35
9. "Little Lies" (instrumental)   2:17
10. "Little Lies"   Alex Scholpp, Andrews, Turunen 5:48
11. "Into the Sun"   Wollbeck, Lindblom, Steve van Velvet, Turunen 4:38
12. "Nemo" (Nightwish cover) Tuomas Holopainen 6:05
13. "Acoustic Set:   10:40
14. "Never Enough"   Andrews, Turunen 5:05
15. "In for a Kill"   Wollbeck, Lindblom, Turunen 6:10
16. "Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 / The Phantom of the Opera"   Johann Sebastian Bach / Andrew Lloyd Webber 7:05
17. "Die Alive"   Wollbeck, Hanne Sørvaag, Lindblom, Turunen 5:00
18. "Until My Last Breath"   Andrews, Turunen 8:40
19. "Over the Hills and Far Away" (Gary Moore cover) Gary Moore 12:01
DVD2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Boy and the Ghost"   Jessika Lundstrom, Anine Stang, Alexander Jonsson, Lindblom, Wollbeck, Turunen 4:30
2. "Lost Northern Star"   Masbaum, Leonard, Turunen 5:15
3. "Ciarán's Well"   Scholpp, Leonard, Doug Wimbish, Turunen 3:45
4. "Tired of Being Alone" (Schiller cover) Christopher von Deylen, Marcelo Cabuli, Turunen 6:40
5. "Medley: Where Were You Last Night / Heaven Is a Place on Earth / Livin' on a Prayer"   Norell Oson Bard / Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley / Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 4:10
6. "Underneath"   Andrews, Turunen 6:05
7. "The Reign"   Zagoritis, Stenzel, Heldmann, Turunen 5:05
8. "Oasis / The Archive of Lost Dream"   Turunen 5:45
9. "Still of the Night" (Whitesnake cover) John Sykes, David Coverdale 7:00
10. "Crimson Deep"   Bart Hendrickson, Heldmann, Turunen 7:43

+ Bonus:

  • Interviews with Tarja & the band members
  • Videoclip: "Into the Sun"
  • Photogallery 1: Through the Eyes of the Fans
  • Photogallery 2: From Our Vaults: A Fly on the Wall

Double CD track listing[edit]

CD1
No. Title Length
1. "Anteroom of Death"   4:20
2. "My Little Phoenix"   4:42
3. "Dark Star"   4:44
4. "Naiad"   7:34
5. "Falling Awake"   5:15
6. "I Walk Alone"   4:27
7. "Little Lies"   4:23
8. "Into the Sun"   4:31
9. "Nemo"   5:03
10. "Never Enough"   4:55
11. "Still of the Night"   6:41
12. "In for a Kill"   5:07
CD2
No. Title Length
1. "Boy and the Ghost"   4:29
2. "Lost Northern Star"   4:38
3. "Ciarán's Well"   3:40
4. "Tired of Being Alone"   5:56
5. "Where Were You Last Night / Heaven Is a Place on Earth / Livin' on a Prayer (Medley)"   4:05
6. "Underneath"   5:40
7. "Oasis / The Archive of Lost Dream"   4:17
8. "Crimson Deep"   7:35
9. "The Phantom of the Opera"   6:48
10. "Die Alive"   4:11
11. "Until My Last Breath"   4:40
12. "Over the Hills and Far Away"   6:07

Media Book[edit]

An alternative edition of Act I contains the double CD and DVDs, as well an 80 page photo book and an additional live DVD of the concert at Luna Park.

DVD3
No. Title Length
1. "Dark Star"    
2. "My Little Phoenix"    
3. "The Crying Moon"    
4. "I Walk Alone"    
5. "Falling Awake"    
6. "Signos"    
7. "Little Lies"    
8. "Underneath"    
9. "Stargazers"    
10. "Ciaran's Well"    
11. "In for a Kill"    
12. "Where Were You Last Night / Heaven Is a Place on Earth / Livin' on a Prayer (Medley)"    
13. "Die Alive"    
14. "Until My Last Breath"    
15. "Wishmaster"    

Personnel[edit]

Main musicians[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts performance[edit]

References[edit]

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