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Ranarim / Morning Star
Album:Morning Star Collection:World
Artist:Ranarim Added:01/2007

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-03-02 Pull Date:2008-05-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:4 May27 Apr20 Apr30 Mar23 Mar

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 29 Apr 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Tue, 22 Apr 08:rohit
world beat
2.Fri, 25 Apr 08:Decca
The Rent Party
5.Tue, 15 Apr 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Tue, 22 Apr 08:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Thu, 27 Mar 08:rohit
World Beat

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