Winter Poem

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Winter Poem
Studio album by Secret Garden
Released November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
Genre New Age, Classical, Celtic
Length 55:31
Label Hearts of Space Records, Universal
Producer Rolf Løvland
Secret Garden chronology
Inside I'm Singing
(2007)
Winter Poem
(2011)

Winter Poem is the 2011 and the 7th album by Secret Garden. Primarily an instrumental album, it features three songs with guest vocals: Moya Brennan of Clannad fame on "The Dream", Fionnuala Gill on "Mary’s Lament", and Tracey Campbell and Espen Grjotheim on "Powered By Nature".

The lyrics to "Mary’s Lament" were written by Brendan Graham. He previously collaborated with Rolf Løvland on You Raise Me Up [1] and The Gates of Dawn.[2]

"Powered By Nature" and "Suite" were written for Expo 2010 Shanghai China with the first serving as Norway’s official Expo-song. In connection with the record release, Secret Garden will do a concert tour in Norway. Much of the music from "Winter Poem" will be performed in-concert as well as older repertoire from the group's 16 year musical history.[3]

Winter Poem spent thirteen weeks on the Billboard Top New Age Albums chart and ranked fifteenth on their year end chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Guest Vocals
1 Make a Wish 3:40
2 Song for a New Beginning 3:23
3 The Dream 4:30 Moya Brennan
4 Frozen in Time 3:50
5 Anticipation 3:51
6 Fionnuala’s Cookie Jar 3:41
7 Mary’s Lament 3:56 Fionnuala Gill
8 Song at the End of the Day 3:21
9 Lament for a Frozen Flower 5:11
10 Powered by Nature 5:39 Tracey Campbell and Espen Grjotheim
11 Suite (Prelude, Intermezzo, Polka, Air, Interlude, Hymn) 14:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winter Poem". Valley Entertainment-Hearts of Space Records. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Gates of Dawn lyrics". 
  3. ^ "Secret Garden - New Album and Norwegian Winter Concert". SecretGarden.no. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Secret Garden Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 10 July 2014.