Songs from a Secret Garden
|Songs from a Secret Garden|
|Studio album by Secret Garden|
|Released||April 16, 1996|
PolyGram / Philips Records
|Secret Garden chronology|
Songs from a Secret Garden (released April 16, 1996 by Mercury Records (PolyGram / Philips Records) – 528 230-2) is the first international album by Secret Garden. It includes the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, «Nocturne».
The track «Song from a Secret Garden» became famous in Korea by being featured in the drama 젊은이의 양지 (which means "Sunny Spots (or Places) of the Young") in 1995. Another track from the album, «Adagio», was featured in the 2004 Wong Kar-wai film 2046.
|3||Song from a Secret Garden||3:32|
|6||Serenade to Spring||3:12|
|13||Ode to Simplicity||3:53|
In Korea, Serenade to Spring was given a lyric and is sung under the name of '10월의 어느 멋진 날에' which means 'One Fine Day in October'. A popular baritone in Korea, Kim Dong-kyu sang the song on TV and a few professional singers sung in duo.
In the December of 2010, Universal Music Group started to publish this album again in K2HD CD format by technology of K2HD by JVC. Since 100 kHz 24bit sound signal is processed during remastering by K2HD technology, high frequency is highlighted, especially in the better sound quality of violin.
- Violin – Fionnuala Sherry
- Piano & keyboards – Rolf Løvland
- Guitar & mandolin – Des Moore
- Harp – Andrea Marlish
- Additional keyboards – Bjørn Ole Rasch & Jon Kjell Seljeseth
- Bagpipes (Uilleann pipe) & low whistle - Davy Spillane (tracks: 2, 4, 7 & 10-11)
- Whistle & Norwegian whistle – Hans Fredrik Jacobsen (tracks: 1, 6-7 & 10)
- Keyfiddle & keyharp featuring Asa Jinder (tracks: 1, 7 & 10)
- Oboe, English Horn – David Agnew (tracks: 3, 9 & 11)
- Soprano Vocals (boy) – Rhonan Sugrue (track: 4)
- Vocals – Gunnhild Tvinnereim (track: 1)
- Flute – Deirdre Brady (tracks: 5)
- Clarinet – Jean Lechmar (track: 12)
- Percussion – Noel Eccles (track: 10)
- Choir – Irish National Chamber Choir (track: 4)
- Orchestra – RTÉ Concert Orchestra
- Cover design – Scott Townsend
- Assistant engineer – Conal Markey & Conan Doyle
- Recording engineer – Andrew Boland
- Recording engineer & mixing – Oskar P. Sveinsson
- Lyrics – David Agnew (tracks: 4) & Petter Skavlan (track: 1)
- Mixing – Erik Avnskog, Jan Erik Kongshaug
- Additional Orchestra Conductor – John Tate
- Cover photography – Mick Hales
- Producer, arranger, conductor & mixing – Rolf Løvland
℗ 1995 PolyGram A/S Norway
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