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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tarkan Gets Sexy Back

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Update at Tarkan's official siteTarkan's official site has released news about the Turkish pop artist's re-issue of his 2007 award-winning album Metamorfoz.

The update reveals a completely new image and thirteen remixed versions of eight tracks from the original album.

A 2 CD Special

To commemorate the massive sales success of Metamorfoz, Tarkan has decided to re-issue the album in a 2 CD set, with thirteen remixes of eight selected tracks off the 2007 album produced by the foremost disc jockeys in Europe and Turkey.

The provided tracklist is as follows:

  1. Pare Pare / Tiësto Mix / Tiësto
  2. Vay Anam Vay / Electrofied Mix / Kıvanç K & Omar Basaad
  3. Arada Bir / Be Funkee Mix / Levent Gündüz
  4. İstanbul Ağlıyor / Hökenek Mix / Serkan Hökenek
  5. Dilli Düdük / Suat Ateşdağlı-Yalçın Aşan Mix
  6. Vay Anam Vay / Erdem Kınay Mıx / Erdem Kınay
  7. Dedikodu / Ozan Doğulu Mix / Ozan Doğulu
  8. Arada Bir / Ozinga Mix / Ozan Çolakoğlu
  9. Vay Anam Vay / Gürcell Mix / Gürsel Çelik
  10. Çat Kapı / Hökenek Mix / Serkan Hökenek
  11. Hop Hop / Kıvanç K Gangsta Mıx / Kıvanç K
  12. Vay Anam Vay / Elektherock Mix / Hüseyin Karadayı
  13. İstanbul Ağlıyor / M.Matthew Erdem Mix / Murat Matthew Erdem

The special CD series is set to be released on 1 August.

Tarkan Gets Sexy

Image-wise, it looks like the artist has listened to the advice of Tarkan Deluxe columnist Mark Mayhey, who has consistently been advising that the star return to a sexy image and had questioned his absence from the peak sales period of the Turkish music industry in the summer.

Tarkan is sporting tattoos on the photographs, painted on the singer by make-up artist Çetin Koyuncu.

As Mayhey predicted, Tarkan decided to work with photographer Koray Kasap this time, to meld Far Eastern, Oriental and Romani influences reminiscent of his 2001 Karma period.

Kasap has photographed Tarkan before, which made the headlines with a high speed car chase with domestic paparazzi in March 2007.

A tense chase between the celebrity press and Tarkan's security had ensued after the paparazzi had caught sight of the singer sticking his head out of his vehicle's sunroof while driving to a popular holiday resort in Antalya for a photograph shoot with Kasap, the results of which have not been published thus far.

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