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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tarkan Finds Lyrics in Bin?

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Screencap of reportA local newspaper claims that Tarkan is preparing to use the work of the late lyricist Aysel Gürel in a 2010 album - found in a bin* (see left pic).

The report claims that it all began with the person who moved into Gürel's old home after she passed away in 2008. Finding the song words in a bin, the new owner posted the lyrics to Tarkan.

It also claims that after contacting Gürel's actress daughter Müjde Ar to confirm the work belonged to her late mother, the singer has now added the song to a new release - which Tarkan recently revealed at a charity gala is expected to be released in the first half of 2010.

Tarkan had attempted a collaboration with Gürel years before she died, for her "Yasaksız Seviş" (Love Without Limits) track, which had not made it to the 2001 album, Karma.


* UPDATE: The lyrics were not found in a bin, but discovered behind a central heating radiator, according to Gürel's daughter, Müjde Ar, who revealed the real back story to how the song lyrics were discovered for a music documentary on the history of Turkish pop music, aired on news station NTVMSNBC. In the interview Ar explains that the song words were somehow overlooked behind a radiator in Gürel's house when her daughters were clearing her belongings away after her death. By coincidence, the house was rented to a friend of Tarkan's, who, upon discovering the lyrics, gave them to the singer. Tarkan liked the lyrics so much he decided to set them to music, before calling Ar to confirm they were Gürel's lyrics and to ask permission to use them. Ar believes Gürel's words reached Tarkan through divine intervention by a set of unbelievable coincidences, as though her mother "wanted Tarkan to have the song." (January 2014)

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