A side: Outlanders / 1971 FEAT. Walter Giardino
TORSTEN STENZEL Published by EDITION ENGLISH HARBOUR / UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
B SIDE: OUTLANDERS / MYSTIQUE VOYAGE (OUTLANDERS REMIX 2015)
TARJA TURUNEN PUBLISHED BY STORMBLAST PUBLISHING
In 1971 did not only Apollo 14 land on the moon, but it was also the birthyear of Torsten Stenzel, half of the Outlanders.
1971 is Torsten’s composition. He had written the song some time ago and we decided it to add my voice and give to it the Outlanders treatment.
I thought it was a good idea to check what truly happened in the world on the day Torsten was born. I found an old cover of Argentinean Clarin newspaper and read the headlines of the day.
The Queen of the Sea and spring celebrations gave me the inspiration for the text of the song. This is another song where I am using my voice more like an instrument and Walter Giardino is colouring the song with his incredible guitar performance.
1971 was overall a pretty dark year with a raging Vietnam War and the song has an intentional darker undertone that gets carried from Walter’s spacy guitars too. We also added some Moog Synth baselines that gives a certain depth.
1971 comes in waves like the Ocean.
Additional Programming and Keys Production Marco Torrance
Guitars Walter Giardino
Recorded and engineered at English Harbour Studios & Embassy Studio Antigua & Barbuda by Torsten Stenzel
Original spoken text recorded by Torsten Stenzel at Enlglish Harbour Studios Antigua & Barbuda
Additional spoken text & vocals recorded by Tarja at Stardust III, Marbella, Spain
Guitars recorded by Mario Altamirano at Estudio Sonata and co-produced by Tarja, Walter and MIC
Produced and mixed by Torsten Stenzel, Tarja & MIC
Mastered by Tom Porcell Mastering
Executive Producer Marcelo Cabuli for NEMS Enterprises SRL
Art Direction Tarja & MIC
Antigua & Barbuda Photographs by Alexis Andrews
Artwork by Sebastian Freimauer
Album recorded and mixed using Genelec Studio Monitors