Ranarim / Morning Star
Album: Morning Star   Collection:World
Artist:Ranarim   Added:Jan 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-03-02 Pull Date: 2008-05-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20 Mar 30 Mar 23
Airplays: 1 3 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 29, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
The Wind Turns
4. Apr 22, 2008: world beat
Welcome Blessed Spring
2. Apr 25, 2008: The Rent Party
The Wind Turns
5. Apr 15, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
The Elderly Brothers
3. Apr 22, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian
Welcome Blessed Spring
6. Mar 27, 2008: World Beat
Welcome Blessed Spring

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-03-10
Lovely Nordic melodies and harmonies and Swedish folk music
from a guitar, bass, drums trio plus a nyckelharpist. Songs have
variously traditional lyrics, traditional music, both, or neither but
of even quality. Many songs deal with absent love, longing,
departures, and the like. All lyrics in Swedish, BTW.
Highly recommended.
Bonus points: each member of the sextet has his/her own
website listed in the notes!

*** 1. Sprightly, lovely "welcome, spring" song
*** 2. 12-verse tune based on the farming recommendations
found in the Farmer's Almanac for each month.
*** 3. Picks up the pace with a blessing for the health of the
** 4. Upbeat ode to sharing one's joy as far better than being
** 5. Based on two medieval ballads of a love gone seriously
bad and a subsequent broken heart, this is a little darker than
the preceding
** 6. Grief for an absent lover; quiet, sad, and slow of course
*** 7. A happy song to lift the mood; upbeat with just a hint of
** 8. Midtempo ballad about relief of being home
** 9. Another everlasting love ballad
*** 10. Typical (Swedish) folk instrumental; longing, dark,
hopeful, lovely
*** 11. Couldn't have a Swedish folk album without a song
about sailing; acapella harmonising
*** 12. Short, fast polska with scatting lyrics
*** 13. Ultra-poppy hooks, harmonies, and interesting rhythms
on a Swedish folk tune
*** 14. Only marginally less poppy than tk. 13; upbeat
*** 15. Pretty flute bit among the lovely verses

Track Listing
1. Welcome Blessed Spring   8. Home At Last
2. The Farmer's Almanac   9. The Morning Star
3. Bless These Sheep   10. The Elderly Brothers
4. I've Got No Money But I'm Not Broke   11. The Sailor's Song
5. Falkvard   12. Lyby Lasse
6. Love Everlasting   13. The Wind Turns
7. No Hearts Ablaze   14. Proud Signhild
  15. A Bird From Afar