Henkäys ikuisuudesta

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Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
Studio album by Tarja
Released Finland8 November 2006
Argentina6 December 2010
Genre Christmas, classical
Length 55:14 / 58:13
Label Universal, Nems Enterprises
Producer Esa Nieminen
Tarja chronology
Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
My Winter Storm
Singles from Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
  1. "You Would Have Loved This"
    Released: 25 October 2006

Henkäys Ikuisuudesta (officially translated as: Breath From Heaven) is the first solo album by Finnish singer Tarja Turunen, and focuses on the Christmas holiday season. On November 26, 2010, Nuclear Blast released a re-mastered version of the CD, bringing a new artwork and a semi-new track list, with "Heinillä Härkien" replacing "Happy New Year" and "Maa On Niin Kaunis" replacing "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)"; the new edition also contains the previously unpublished track "Arkihuolesi Kaikki Heitä", which replaced "The Eyes of a Child".[1]

All of the tracks are covers, except for "Kuin Henkäys Ikuisuutta" which was written by Tarja and Esa Nieminen, and "En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa" was released on Tarja's "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" single in 2004, but the vocals have been re-recorded for this album.[2] The music is composed by Jean Sibelius and the lyrics by Zacharias Topelius; Tarja also released "Walking in the Air" when she was a member of Nightwish, on their 1998 album Oceanborn. "Marian Poika" is the Finnish version of "Mary's Boy Child" and "Jouluyö, Juhlayö" is "Silent Night". The ABBA cover "Happy New Year" consists of both English and Spanish lyrics.[2]

The first single of the album, "You Would Have Loved This", was released in Finland on October 25. The album reached Gold and Platinum status in Finland with more than 50,000 sold copies,[3] and charted as N° 2 on the official Finnish Albums Chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Original Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kuin Henkäys Ikuisuutta" Turunen, Esa Niemien & Sinikka Svärd 4:29
2. "You Would Have Loved This" (first and only single) Cori Connors 3:59
3. "Happy New Year" Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus 4:04
4. "En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa" Jean Sibelius & Zacharias Topelius 3:27
5. "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" John Lennon 4:30
6. "Varpunen Jouluaamuna" Otto Kotilainen & Zacharias Topelius 3:25
7. "Ave Maria" Franz Schubert & Sir Walter Scott 6:10
8. "The Eyes of a Child" Graham Russel & Ron Bloom 4:22
9. "Mökit Nukkuu Lumiset" Heino Kaski & Eino Leino 4:16
10. "Jo Joutuu Ilta" Jean Sibelius & Zacharias Topelius 3:06
11. "Marian Poika" Jester Hairston 3:27
12. "Magnificat: Quia Respexit" J. S. Bach 3:35
13. "Walking in the Air" Howard Blake 4:37
14. "Jouluyö, Juhlayö" Franz Xaver Gruber & Joseph Mohr 3:47
Jouluinen Platinapainos (Christmas Platinum Edition)
No. Title Length
1. "Kuin Henkäys Ikuisuutta" 4:32
2. "You Would Have Loved This" 4:02
3. "Heinillä Härkien" 4:41
4. "En Etsi Valtaa, Loistoa" 3:31
5. "Varpunen Jouluaamuna" 3:28
6. "Ave Maria" 6:14
7. "Maa On Niin Kaunis" 3:47
8. "Mökit Nukkuu Lumiset" 4:18
9. "Jo Joutuu Ilta" 3:08
10. "Magnificat: Quia Respexit" 3:38
11. "Kun Joulu On" 3:34
12. "Arkihuolesi Kaikki Heitä" 3:31
13. "Walking in the Air" 4:49
14. "Jouluyö, Juhlayö" 3:49

Breath from Eternity Tour[edit]

Breath from Eternity Tour
Tour by Tarja Turunen
Associated album Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
Start date November 25, 2006
End date December 20, 2006
No. of shows 9
Tarja Turunen concert chronology

To promote the album, Turunen a released a special tour playing in Finland and also in Russia;[5] on December 6, 2006, Turunen performed a big concert at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland and the full show was live broadcast by the Finnish channel YLE TV2 for 450,000 viewers.[6]

Date City Country Venue
November 25, 2006 Helsinki Finland House of Culture
December 3, 2006 Joensuu Areena
December 5, 2006 Jyväskylä Paviljonki Areena
December 6, 2006 Tampere Tampere Hall
December 12, 2006 Lahti Sibelius Hall
December 15, 2006 Turku Karibia Club
December 16, 2006 Kuopio Music Center
December 19, 2006 Saint Petersburg Russia DK Lensoveta
December 20, 2006 Moscow MKHAT Theatre

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
Finland 2x Platinum[7]


Tarja at the Sibelius Hall on December 12, 2006.

Credits for Henkäys Ikuisuudesta adapted from liner notes.[2]


Main crew[edit]

  • Esa Nieminen - Music arrangements
  • Mika Jussila - Mastering engineer
  • Travis Smith - Cover artwork
  • Toni Härkönen - Photography


  1. ^ "Henkäys Ikuisuudesta- Tarja". Allmusic. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Henkäys Ikuisuudesta by Tarja Turunen" (in Portuguese). Last.fm. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Statistics: Tarja Turunen" (in Finnish). IFPI Finland. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Extended search: Tarja". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Past Events". Tarja's Official Website. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ Mape Ollila, Olga Pohjola: Once Upon a Nightwish. The Official Biography 1996–2006, Deggael Communications, Torpinkylä 2007, p. 41
  7. ^ "IFPI Tilastot: Tarja Turunen". Ifpi.fi. Retrieved 2010-01-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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