13 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Winners of the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, Secret Garden are Irish-Norwegian duo Fionnuala Sherry and Rolf Løvland, who gave the world one of the most covered songs of recent decades, “You Raise Me Up.” In contrast to 2014’s stripped-back Just the Two of Us, their tenth original album features a host of superb guest musicians, including vocalists Espen Grjotheim, Brian Kennedy, and Cathrine Iverson, as well as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Highlighted by songs from Løvland’s musical The Pilot, scheduled to premiere in 2021, this compelling recording by the pair boasts smooth melodies, soaring orchestral writing, and a haunting touch of old Ireland.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Winners of the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, Secret Garden are Irish-Norwegian duo Fionnuala Sherry and Rolf Løvland, who gave the world one of the most covered songs of recent decades, “You Raise Me Up.” In contrast to 2014’s stripped-back Just the Two of Us, their tenth original album features a host of superb guest musicians, including vocalists Espen Grjotheim, Brian Kennedy, and Cathrine Iverson, as well as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Highlighted by songs from Løvland’s musical The Pilot, scheduled to premiere in 2021, this compelling recording by the pair boasts smooth melodies, soaring orchestral writing, and a haunting touch of old Ireland.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

mjbuzzy ,

I am ordering this album

Can’t understand why anyone who enjoys the music of Secret Garden would not order this. They have not produced anything new in quite some time. The two tracks that are available are lovely. I look forward to the full release.

SuperEm1980 ,

A beautiful collection

I really love almost all the songs on this album, and am now liking the ones I wasn’t sure about at first. Some of them aren’t what you’d call “easy listening” due to some pretty sophisticated orchestral work, and there are some overtones of Eastern Europe which may come across a little surprising if you’ve listened to a lot of other Secret Garden music. I don’t find any of that objectionable and am very glad I purchased the album!

dgdag ,

Outstanding long-awaited new album

Looking through new releases I discovered this Secret Garden album. I have loved all their albums (except Just the Two of Us in 2014). Every track on this album is great including all three of the vocal tracks. The album is definitely worth $11.99 These artists are often my choice for listening.

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