YOU RAISE ME UP – the collection

 

 

YOU RAISE ME UP
– the collection

Year: 2018
Universal Music Norway

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The very best secrets are too good to keep to ourselves – we are compelled to share them. Which explains how Secret Garden have spread their music to all corners of the globe, enchanting audiences with melodies that bewitch, beguile and becalm the troubled soul.

Over two decades together, the Irish-Norwegian neo-classical duo of Rolf Løvland and Fionnuala Sherry have sold millions of records and amassed a trophy cabinet containing 113 platinum discs.

More – much more – than that, they have soundtracked the lives of families from Dublin to Denver and Bergen to Beijing, filling their hearts with joy and sadness, solace and comfort. That’s something that cannot be measured in sales figures.

Secret Garden’s career-spanning collection ‘You Raise Me Up: The Collection’ showcases the magical melodies that happen when Rolf’s piano compositions and Fionnuala’s violin playing come together in perfect harmony.

The retrospective includes ‘Nocturne’, the song that kick-started their journey by winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland – for Norway – in 1995, and ‘You Raise Me Up’, the most-covered song of the 21st century.

But there’s far more to Secret Garden than those two songs. For a start, most of their other tunes are instrumental, the inspired combination of Rolf and Fionnuala’s “songs without words” that have enchanted devoted admirers all over the world.

A glance through the testimonials on YouTube tells the remarkable story of the emotional impact Secret Garden has made on people of all ages in every corner of the planet. Young mothers have used it to lull their babies to sleep. Sick children have found it eases their pain. Couples have fallen in love and married to it. Older people have used it to keep loneliness at bay. It’s even a popular choice at funerals.

What unites them all is the emotional tug of melodies that take the listener on a journey to a place deep in their heart. For one person that might be a spiritual voyage, for others it is a personal odyssey. “To me, our music is always storytelling,” says Rolf. 

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Posted May 12th, 5:39 pm

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‘You raise me up’ is translated into more than 40 different languages. This beautiful Creole lyric version (Kenbem), recorded by Haitian-American singer Malou Beauvoir, is one of the resent ones.
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A wonderful version of a wonderful and unforgettable Sacret Garden song ! ❤

Heard this live in concert when you came to Sydney Australia, oh so many years ago. One of the best concerts my hubby and I have been to.

C'est magnifique ♥️
I follow you from Québec ♥️!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Belíssima interpretação! 🇧🇷

Brillante!!!

Wonderful sacred voice and spirit. ⚘❤ m.youtube.com/watch?v=txD5rRzSaJ4&feature=youtu.be

10000000000000% BEAUTIFUL!!

Thank you so much for this post which I just discovered now. I am honoured and deeply touched, Rolf, for the beauty and grace of your melody was the inspiration and of course Brendan Graham’s spiritual lyrics. Thank you for this song .. in it’s initial version.. Secret Garden’s.. which opened our hearts in the first place.

It is so touched to listen the songs of “You raise me up” as well as “Strength” that Secret Garden performed together with Espen G. Especially so far there are still many Countries are still suffering from COVID-19 pandemic, we truly need the Strength to rise again! Right now we listen to these songs every day to comfort our mind, appreciated Secret Garden as well as Espen G. to perform these songs so nice, especially we think Espen is the best one to perform You raise me up together with Tracey Campbell, thank you very much!

Hello, regards from Ukraine. I am a fan of your music and just writing to inform you that a shameless person here, in Ukraine, in a city of Mykolayiv, plagiarized your album "Song from a Secret Garden". This woman is called Olga Skvirskaya and she published a book called "Song from a Secret Garden", using the visual concept of your album in the cover of it.

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Posted May 4th, 10:44 pm

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Brendan Graham and Rolf working on ‘You Raise Me Up’ 20 years ago.
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Brendan Graham and Rolf working on ‘You Raise Me Up’ 20 years ago.

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Such a great song, thank you

My daughter walked down the aisle at her wedding to this amazing song. It was perfect – my son-in-law had recovered from a life threatening accident that put him in ICU followed by weeks of rehabilitation. My eyes always mist over when I hear it – the words evoke so many memories and emotions. ❤

So lovely echoes #Secret #Garden 😘🙏🙏🎹🎻🎶🎤#Stay #Safe

What a song! Amazingly talented songwriters and musicians who chose the best for the original release with Brian Kennedy’s vocals. This original version still remains the best in my opinion. Secret Garden & Brian Kennedy. Pure excellence!

The most beautiful song 🎵I know of

This song can still makes me emotional at special moments, even after 20 years! Thanks guys for giving us such a beautiful song 💖

Thank you for such a beautiful song ❤️

Not a bad combination when you put an Irish person and a Norwegian together lol.

Yes, the original version is the best of all! Thank you so much for this gorgeous song!

Heel mooi, ook om zelf met het koor te zingen

Thank you for sharing your talents with this wonderful song.

Thanks for giving Us such a Great song

Thank you for the most beautiful song ever written ❤️

That hymn is an anthem for me! So thankful you received the inspiration to write it!

The most beautiful song ever written ❤🎶🎶🎶🎶
🇸🇯 🇸🇯 🇸🇯

100% GENIUSES!!

For Beautiful Inspiración
beautiful Song

Fantastiske låten 💖🙏🏼🎶

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Posted May 4th, 8:44 pm

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You Raise Me Up is 20 years today!
We are so proud of our song and Brendan Graham’s lyrics as it has journeyed around the world ! Click on the link below to ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ as they chat about its story and followed by a moving performance by the wonderful Irish artist Paul Harrington

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The song “You raise me up” is always with me!

First tome i ever heard it was Brian Kennedy on your album. Most beautiful song ever ❤

Congratulations! One of the best songs EVER!!!!

Congratulations to the anniversary and to a fabulous song. In my ears one of the best songs ever😍👍

Wow!!! I just got goosebumps,…again, as always when I hear this song! ❤🎶

The Original Secret Garden rendition is still one of my favourite songs.

You raise me up so I can stand on mountain.

Vakreste sangen 🧡

Love it Time For You with Tom Dalton

Gratulerer så mye med dagen og kjempefin låt

I bought this album when it was about a year old. Put on repeat. Fell to sleep with it in my ears for 18 months

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Posted April 19th, 4:48 pm

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Happy birthday to our dear Rolf from all the Secret Garden family and friends!🌹
Wishing you a beautiful day and look forward to celebrating together when we leave Covid behind🙏🏼
(Photo: Finn Rune Christiansen)

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Happy birthday to our dear Rolf from all the Secret Garden family and friends!🌹 Wishing you a beautiful day and look forward to celebrating together when we leave Covid behind🙏🏼 (Photo: Finn Rune Christiansen)

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Happy Birthday from Brazil!! <3

Happy Birthday Rolf 🎁🎊🎉🎈🎂

Oh yes, looking so much forward to celebrating your birthday after leaving Covid behind us – with much Secret Garden music and you and Fi and all the other lovely guys on stage🥰 Wish you a great birthday together with your loved ones! My biggest wish for you besides creativity is health for you and your family and, of course, the Secret Garden family. Hope to see you all sooooon😘

Happy Birthday. I'm your fan. Fron Brasil!!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday. 🎂🎉

Happy Birthday ❤

Gratulerer med dagen 🙂

Happy birthday, Rolf! 💐

Happy Birthday !

Happy birthday from New York

Happy Birthday! 🎼

Happy Birthday Rolf 🤗

Happy Birthday from Blokhus, Denmark 🇧🇻🇩🇰

Happy birthday! 🍀

Best wishes from London 🎉❤ XX

Gratulerar på födelsedagen 🎂🎂

Herzliche Geburtstagsgrüße aus Deutschland💕 Familie Eva Sachs🌼

Gratulerer 🥳🥳🇸🇯

Hipp Hipp 🥳🎉🎈🎂🍾🎶🇳🇴

Happy birthday 🎂🌸

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Posted March 19th, 12:29 pm

Secret Garden

On this day March 19th we celebrate #WorldSleepDay – a global call to action about the importance of sound sleep habits.
We are thrilled to participate in a very special collection of peaceful music with a new piano version of Sleepsong.
We wish you all a peaceful weekend 🌙

Listen here: WorldSleepDay.lnk.to/Playlist
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It's a beautiful world.
It's nature.
Beautiful idea.
I think it's a person's mind.
You're pretty.
World Music Love

Lindo demais! A alma voa …

Very nice .Rolf is a genius.

I have just listenened to Rolf‘s piano-only version of Sleepsong several times. Really beautiful❣️ Any plans to make the sheet music available?

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