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Posted July 3rd, 10:00 pm

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The second week of recording has been great with our band adding an infusion of energy and bringing the arrangements alive. Last Monday was our band day followed up by percussion, guitar and bass overdubs on Tuesday. Wednesday was our ”topline” day with oboe, cor Anglais and whistles. Thursday was our vocal day before we edited everything on Friday and Saturday. Now we can really get a sense of the arrangements and the dynamics…suddenly the music breathes in a different way… After the summer we’ll record in Dublin, London and in Prague before everything is brought back to Sanden Studio in Kristiansand for the final mixing in September.
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Guitar player Bernt Rune Stray on classical guitar. This album features two guitarists: Bernt Rune and our regular player Rolf Kristensen.
Drummer is Rune Arneson.
Our wonderful base player Per Elias Drablos,
Roar Brostrom on oboe, And Hans Fredrik Jacobsen on whistles.
Finally our wonderful regular vocalist Cathrine Iverson who also joins us on glock.
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Sounds like I know what I will ask this Christmas😉

Well done Fionnuala. Sounds like its coming along nicely

So looking forward to the new album.

I am ready.😄See you Secret Garden 07.December in Shanghai. 👏👏👏

fantastische muziek

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Posted July 3rd, 9:39 am

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Second week of recording

​The second week of recording has been a great infusion of energy. The arrangements have become alive. Last Monday was our band day followed up by percussion, guitar and bass overdubs on Tuesday. Wednesdaty was our ”topline” day with oboe, cor Anglais and whistles. Thursday was our vocal day before we edited everything on Friday and Saturday. Now we can really get a sense of the arrangements and the dynamics…suddenly the music breathes in a different way… After the summer we’ll record in Dublin, London and in Prague before everything is brought back til Sanden Studio in Kristiansand for the final mixing in September.

Rolf
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Hope SG follow the lead of others and launch this new album with a world tour starting in Australia! Seems to be the popular approach lately with other megastars I really enjoy. 🙂

Thanks for keeping us updated. Maybe a teaser video sometime soon?

Perfect, please come to Brussels... i really want to see you in concert...

Simplemente fantastico.....

Espectacular! Caricias para el alma

taiwan love your

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Posted June 28th, 11:57 pm

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RIP to Tim Martin. Can’t believe we are even writing those words. He passed away yesterday and was so important to us over many yrs and recordings . Much loved and respected and one if the funniest people we knew . Thank you Tim for the hours of work brilliance and fun. Love Fionnuala and Rolf ... See MoreSee Less

 

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My feelings Rolf and Fionnuala. I'm sosorry. Feel embraced and engaged withmy Affection. Stay with God A big kiss inYour Heart.

i lost my closest friend recently. so sorry to hear you have to feel such loss... he left you good memories apparently. 🙂

I don't mean to be disrespectful to your music but I would LOVE to share with you my lyrics to Sometimes When It Rains - having lost both parents, I Feel Your Pain

Very sorry for your loss. May all of the wonderful memories lift you both.

Our lives are a journey,a long and winding road with a beautiful ending - God Bless and peace be with you

Så trist at dere har mistet en god venn og kollega💖

Very sorry for your loss 🖤💔✝️💫✨🌟⭐️

So sorry for your loss x

I'm very sorry to hear that.

❤️🙏❤️🙏

Sorry to hear that...

<3

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Posted June 24th, 11:05 pm

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First week of recording

Finally we have started the studio production of our new album. Well, actually, Fionnuala and I have recorded all the new demos, and more importantly the solo violin and the piano, already. These are the foundation of our music. But
this week has been the first regular week for recording with the first live overdubs.

To get to this starting point, Fionnuala and I have spent three weeks developing the new music – bringing the melodies from simple home sketches into final form. We consider this part of the recording preparations and pre-production. During the last months we’ve made a full recording plan booking studios and musicians. So this last week has been an exciting step forward.

On Friday we recorded some of the keyboard parts with our long-time member Bjørn Ole Rasch. He added some live Harmonium (an old pedal organ from the late 18-hundreds) and his special blend of keyboards. We enjoyed taking the production out of our regular studio, Sanden Studio, and moved into Kongshavn Studio where all of Bjørn Ole’s gear is stacked up. In the breaks we even enjoyed some hot dogs from the barbeque in the sunshine.

In the afternoon we recorded keyharp overdubs with Annbjørg Lien. She participates on 3 songs, adding her beautiful traditional flavour to our music.

It feels great to get started. Next week is a really busy week with live band, guitar, percussion and bass overdubs. Then we have topline overdubs with oboe and whistles later in the week as well as vocals on one of the three new songs on this album.

We’ll post some more photos of next week’s events later…

All for now…

Rolf
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These are truly wonderful news!!! I really love your work,as they brought me into the musical composition!!Υou have written of the most magical and sensational musical compositions, that I have ever heard in my life!!! Υour excellent melodies will travel me forever!!Κeep up the good work,I will be looking forward....

Thanks for sharing these details of the recording, Rolf. I am very excited and can‘t wait for the new CD to come out. What an inspiring working place where you can spend the breaks in this beautiful nature. This is where many people would love to spend their holidays.

It would be a great thing to ask Frida and / or Agnetha to sing one or two songs for the forthcoming album? Maybe Frida is interested because she did some duets in her last 10 years...

Very exciting news! I'm simply a huge Secret Garden fan. I'm looking forward to your next album, Rolf and Fionnuala! You guys are #1! Thanks for all of your hard work and talents.

Hi there, just added "The collection" to my collection - again a great album. i enjoy it so much ! greetings - Rob - Antwerp.

When will it be in the store?

Very interesting to hear how you are working. Thanks for sharing! ❤️

Something to look forward to, for sure! 😍

My husband and I saw you live in concert in Sydney NSW Australia, some years ago. Loved it.

Looking forward to the new songs. I love you so much, Secret Garden.

wish i could be a part of this 🙂 not that rolf needs a pianist. haha

So happy to know there is a new album coming! Good luck with the rest of the recording!

I wook forward to a new album Have a nice day.

A long wait almost over?.

So excited for new music!

I’m so excited!

❤️🎶🎵🎶👏🏼❤️

Enjoy recording! 😀👍

Glad to hear there will be a new SG album making its mark on the world again soon Rolf Light. Hope it’s as successful as White Stones and others. Maybe a good name might be “Out of the Woods” which you now seem to be after so many unfortunate obstacles? Keep up the good work and do tour Australia with the new music soon. 😉

Fantastic! I look foreward to the new album. I play some of the cd’s in my car. They FIT perfekt into the NORTH Norwegian’s landskape.

Åååå! Jeg gleder meg utrolig mye! ❤ Ta tid til å nyte dette flotte været! ☉🌞🌝

Gleder meg til å høre musikken💞Dere er så flinke🍃🌸🍃DU er et musikkgeni, Rolf Løvland!

Qué lejos estáis,, nunca veré un concierto,,los discos muy difícil de conseguir

R.I.P. Tim Martin my lyrics to your Sometimes When It Rains. 18sec the long and winding road, the road that led me here, so many twist and turns, I have walked alone, but now I'm here. 48sec. And when it rained, I would see your face, you always understood, you'd call my name, the long and winding road. 1min 15sec but now you're gone, i am all alone, only memories, l see your smiling face 1min42 i think of you, and i always will, till we meet again, the long and winding road. 2min 21sec the rain comes falling down, it's falling on my face, tears get washed away, the rain comes falling down, i see your face. 2min 53sec the long and winding road, has led me here, i sometimes think of you. 3min 11sec but now you're gone, till we meet again, i will hold you dear. 3min 28sec your love,it will always be. 3min 55sec i sometimes think of you. 4min 08sec i sometimes think of you

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