Secret Garden have released their long awaited the Norwegian edition of their new CD Inside I'm singing- a special 10th anniversary project which features a host of international stars performing the band's songs. Amongst them, internationally acclaimed Barbra Streisand and Elaine Page as well as many Eurostars such as winner of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest Niamh Kavanagh, Tommy Körberg (Sweden 1969 and 1988), Brian Kennedy (Ireland 2006) and Peter Jöback (Melodifestivalen 1990).
"We are very proud to present an amazing circle of artists who have all given our music their voice and heart – who most generously have shared their utmost performance and signed our music with their name", say Secret Garden.
The 1995 Eurovision Song Contest winners started off the Inside I'm singing project as a celebration for the band's 10th anniversary. Many of the group's melodies have been recorded and vocalised by artists all over the world but this time: "We wanted to reverse the process – take some of our own favorite melodies – have lyrics written to them – arrange them in our own style – and invite some of the greatest singers to give their voice and performance to our music.", the duo states.
The CD includes 11 songs by different artists plus two instrumental pieces. The Norwegian release will be followed by an international one until March 2008.
The full track list:
Nocturne – Anne Tackle
Thank you– Peter Jöback
The things you are to me– Elaine Paige
If came the hour- Tommy Korberg
Theme from the mermaid chair (instrumental)
Sometimes a prayer will do– Tracey Campbell
Song for a stormy night– Steinar Albrigtsen
I've dreamed of you– Barbra Streisand
Did I not love you– Peter Corey
Simply you– Niamh Kavanagh
My land– Espen Grjotheim
You raise me up – Brian Kennedy
You can listen to the songs and read the lyrics here ( click on the Inside I'm singing presentation)
A special thank you to Ronny for his contribution to the article.