Spellemann – Elisabeth Andreassen

ANNBJØRG LIEN, BJØRN OLE RASCH: Sommerfuglen (Lyrics: Henrik Wergeland), ARNE PAASCHE-AASEN, KURT FOSS, REIDAR BØE: De nære ting, BENNY ANDERSSON: Det är vi ändå · Nu mår jag mycket bättre, BENNY ANDERSSON, BJÖRN ULVAEUS: Klinga minamore… klockor, BJØRN OLE RASCH, TRAD. : Blinde-Karls vise, GUNNAR WENNERBERG: Här är gudagott att vara, KENNETH GÄRDESTAD, TED GÄRDESTAD: För kärlekens skull, PER-ERIK "PERRA" MORAEUS: Koppången, ROLF LØVLAND: Bryllupsvals (Bjarte Hjelmeland. Arr.: Rasch, Lien, Jacobsen), STEFAN NILSSON: Gabriellas song, TRAD. : Du som har mitt hela hjärta (Arr.: Östergren, Rasch). All arrangements: Bjørn Ole Rasch

Elisabeth Andreassen · Annbjørg Lien, Bjørn Ole Rasch, Maj Britt Andersen

One of Elisabeth Andreassen´s most personal albums.

kr 139

Folk Music from Norway and Sweden

Elisabeth Andreassen is a popular and versatile artist with experience from several projects and music genres. With the release Spellemann she shows her love for Norwegian and Swedish folk music. The record consists of the artist’s own favorites and is a very personal release. Andreassen sings in Swedish, Norwegian and Nynorsk and she honours the Swedish and Norwegian folk musical heritage. The release opens with "Klinga mina klockor", where she has been joined by Annbjørg Lien and Orsa Spelmän. Both Lien and Orsa Spelmän contributes on several tracks. Of the other talented contributors to this publication, we can mention Sven Nordin and Bjarte Hjelmeland. Andreassen and her daughter Nora sings also duet on the beautiful song "Sommerfugl" with lyrics by Henrik Wergeland. There is also Rolf Løvland "Bryllupssang" by Irish Pat Broadbent. Spellemann presents new aspects of Andreassen´s musical career as an artist and makes it clear why she is among Scandinavia´s best and most renowned artists.

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Elisabeth Andreassen with new CD. Folk music from Norway and Sweden.

Folk Music

Elisabeth "Bettan" Andreassen is one of Scandinavia’s most versatile artists and has sold more than 1 million records. After a period in the country music genre, she moves on to folk music. – Spellemann is a musical dream I have had for a long time, says Bettan. – I have collected several of my favorite tunes from Sweden and Norway. There are both traditional songs that go way back and new tunes. Ll of them are dressed in tones and instruments that we know from folk music, beautifully presented in Bjørn Ole Rasch´s production. – This is my 50th birthday, and Spellemann is a present to myself, Bettan smiles.

Personal favorites

Bettan has also picked three gems by Benny Andersson and Bjørn Ulvaeus – written after the ABBA era and which have previously been performed by the BOA (Benny Andersson’s Orchestra). All three are key songs on the CD, among them "Klinga my klockor". Orsa Spälman (originated by the BOA) also guests on these songs. Annbjørg Lien and producer Bjørn Ole Rasch helps with newly written tunes, and have set music to Henrik Wergeland´s "Sommerfugl" (a duet with Elisabeth’s daughter, Nora). Lien and Rasch also has collaborated on a folk tune from Sykkylven where Bettan´s mother comes from. Rolf Løvland´s "Bryllupssang" – the composer’s wedding gift for Bettan and her husband Tor – is included on the CD.

Bjørn Ole Rasch

Most of producer Bjørn Ole Rasch´s productions are in the landscapes of Norwegian folk music and world music. He has worked with artists such as Secret Garden, Annbjørg Lien and Sissel Kyrkjebø. He is also member of the folk ensemble Tre bukkene bruse. Rasch has worked with many international artists including Sinéad O’Connor, The Chieftains, Hanne Boel and Jose Carreras.

Annbjørg Lien |Arne Paasche-Aasen |Benny Andersson |Bjarte Hjelmeland |Björn Ulvaeus |Bjørn Ole Rasch |Claudia Scott |Elisabeth Andreassen |Fredrik Sahlander |Gunnar Wennerberg |Guri Schanke |Henrik Engebretsen |Ingrid Bjørnov |Ingrid Wangsvik |Jenny Jenssen |Kari Gjærum |Kari Iveland |Kari Svendsen |Kenneth Gärdestad |Kristiansand Kindergarten Choir 2008 |Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra |Kurt Foss |Larsåke Leksell |Leif Göras |Maj Britt Andersen |Marian Aas Hansen |Monica Hjelle |Nils Tore Brunvatne |Nils-Erik "Nicke" Göthe |Nora Andreassen |Olle Moraeus |Pat Broaders |Per Elias Drabløs |Per Hillestad |Per-Erik "Perra" Moraeus |Petter Wettre |Reidar Bøe |Rolf Kristensen |Rolf Løvland |Stefan Nilsson |Sven Nordin |Ted Gärdestad |Tore Braathen |Trad. |Trine Rein |Trond Engebretsen |Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen |Vidar Løvbrette

Release date: 09.02.2009

EAN : 7033662042876

Cat.No.: GRCD4287

Priskategori : CD