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Real Group: En Riktig Jul

Song NameArranger
Stilla NattAnders Jalkeus
Bereden Vag For HerranMargareta Jalkeus
Det Ar En Ros UtsprungenOve Lundin
Sang Till Karl-Bertil JonssonPeder Karlsson
Glans Over Sjo Och StrandPeder Karlsson
Sankta LuciaAnders Edenroth
Nar Det Lider Mot JulLundin / Karlsson
En Riktig JulAnders Edenroth
Vem Skulle Vilja Ha En Jul Utan JulAnders Edenroth
JulbockenAnders Jalkeus
Fridfull Och Stilla?Anders Edenroth
Tomtarnas JulnattAnders Jalkeus
Sprakande JulmedleyAnders Jalkeus

Produced by The Real Group / Jan Apelholm

Named "Best Holiday Album" at the 1998 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, "En Riktig Jul" is a gossamer-fine collection of thirteen songs, sung in Swedish. While only "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night) is recognizable to us non-Swedes, the mood requires no translation. The Real Group's sound integrates the smoothest jazz progressions into an adult contemporary motif, creating a tonal landscape of unsullied purity. The bell chords of "Sang Till Karl-Bertil Johnsson, 14 ar" segue into an understated lead, spotlighted against an arpeggiated backdrop of notes, melting as they fall..."Glans Over Sjo Och Strand" sounds like a hopeful hymn of possibility to the coming year, while "Fridfull Och Stilla?" uses binary form to create a musical oxymoron: a rapidly descending series of fifths, juxtaposed between a slow and deliberate 3/4 processional.

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Item code: 4398C | 1 CD | $16.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | Sweden
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