Glade Jul

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Glade Jul
Glade Jul cover.jpeg
Studio album by Sissel Kyrkjebø
Released 1 Jan 1987
Genre Folk, Christian
Label Universal
Producer Svein Dag Hauge
Sissel Kyrkjebø chronology
Sissel
(1986)Sissel1986
Glade Jul
(1987)
Soria Moria
(1989)Soria Moria1989

Glade Jul is the second album of the Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø.[1] The album was recorded with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. It sold 450,000 copies in 1987 and has sold over 60,000 copies in Norway since then.[2] Adding the releases in other countries, the sales number has passed the one million mark since then.[3] The album was mainly sold in Norway, whose population is less than five million.[4] Glade Jul is the all-time best-selling album in Norway.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Norway Albums Chart[6] 1

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Glade Jul"
  2. "O Helga Natt"
  3. "Nå Tennes Tusen Julelys"
  4. "Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge"
  5. "Det Lyser i Stille Grender"
  6. "Deilig Er Jorden"
  7. "Julepotpurri: Et Barn Er Født I Bethlehem / Her Kommer Dine Arme Små / Det Kimer Nå Til Julefest / Jeg Synger Julekvad"
  8. "Mary's Boy child"
  9. "Jeg Er Så Glad Hver Julekveld"
  10. "Den Store Stjerna"

Sweden release[edit]

Stilla Natt is the Swedish version of the Norwegian Christmas release Glade Jul from the same year, with some songs sung in Swedish instead of Norwegian.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stilla natt"
  2. "O helga natt"
  3. "Nu tändas tusen juleljus"
  4. "Det hev ei rose sprunge"
  5. "Det lyser i stille grender"
  6. "Deilig er jorden"
  7. "Julepotpurri" - "Et barn er født i Betlehem"/"Her kommer dine arme små"/"Det kimer nå til julefest"/"Jeg synger julekvad"
  8. "Mary's Boy Child"
  9. "Jag er så glad hver julekveld"
  10. "Den stora stjerna"

References[edit]