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Friday, November 27, 2009
GOD JUL: A MERRY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS
with the Marcus Osterdahls Choir, Orchestra & Solists
PETERS INTERNATIONAL PLD 2024 1973 STEREO
SANCTA LUCIA (SANCTA LUCIA) DET STAR ETT LJUS I OSTERLAND (A STAR SHINES IN THE EAST) ETT BARN AR FOTT (A CHILD IS BORN) STILLA NATT (SILENT NIGHT) VAR HALSAD SKONA MORGONSTUND (ALL HAIL, THOU RADIANT MORNING STAR) NAR JULDAGSMORGON GLIMMAR (WHEN CHRISTMAS MORNING DAWNS)
NU AR DET JULIGEN (IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN) HEJ TOMTEGUBBAR (HEY, TOMTE ELVES) VI SKA STALLA TILL EN ROLIGER DANS (LET'S START A JOLLY DANCE) VI ARO MUSIKANTER (WE ARE MUSCIANS) JUNGFRUN HON GAR I DANSEN (THE YOUNG MAIDEN JOINS THE DANCE) POTPOURRI (MEDLEY)
Editor's note: the recording sounds a little warped to me. Literally and not because of the odd umlauts above some letters. The sound appears to slow in spots or it could just be my eggnog hangover. There...I did some surgery on the center hole and that seems to have alleviated the slowing issue. Anyhow, lots of Christmas tunes that I've never heard before in English or Swedish.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!