Grete Skarpeid - My Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Grete Skarpeid - My Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Grete Skarpeid feat. Aruan Ortiz - My Songs (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:09 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Grete Skarpeid has always had a close association with music. She spent her childhood days in Stavanger, Norway constantly singing, playing the piano or listening to records. Joining a choir led her further on to singing solo. Musically she has been inspired by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Maria Joan and many others, as well as the great classical composers whose music she has enjoyed extensively over the years.

This album is the result of a chance meeting between jazz pianist Aruan Ortiz an myself. He was playing in my home town of Voss, Norway, together with the Don Byron quartet. During a conversation he asked me if I sang? I replied: «A little bit», and asked if he would like to hear one of my own songs written that same day. He was kind enough to listen, and with inspiring words he encouraged me to follow my ideas and continue to write.

He invited me to join him in New York for a recording session, and I had the wonderful experience of working alongside great musicians who played my music so beautifully. Although this has been my first studio recording, under Aruans professional guidance, together with his arrangements and production, the music has become alive, playful and energetic and at the same time it has broadened the complexity of its harmony and rhythms.

Although these songs and lyrics has a personal background and express own experiences, moods and emotions, my hope is that the listener can relate to the universal expressions of love, loss and life. – Grete Skarpeid


01 - Valley of Sjo
02 - Moving On
03 - So Long
04 - The Sun
05 - Maybe
06 - Julie
07 - Jag Vet en Dejlig Rosa
08 - I Want to Dance
09 - Embrace
10 - Folk Song

Recorded at Samurai Hotel Recording Studios by David Stoller on 13-16 November, 2014.
Mastered in April 2015 at Blackler Mastering by Kevin Blackler.

Grete Skarpeid - vocals
Aruán Ortiz - piano, arrangement, producer
Victor Prieto - accordeon
Arturo Stable - percussion
Marika Hughes - cello
Tom Guarna - guitar
Carlo De Rosa - bass

Analyzed: Grete Skarpeid / My Songs

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.13 dB -13.07 dB 6:22 01-Valley of Sjo
DR8 -1.09 dB -11.84 dB 4:48 02-Moving On
DR8 -0.94 dB -11.62 dB 6:03 03-So Long
DR10 -1.18 dB -13.45 dB 4:24 04-The Sun
DR11 -0.60 dB -14.48 dB 4:05 05-Maybe
DR8 -1.18 dB -12.90 dB 5:29 06-Julie
DR12 -1.05 dB -16.93 dB 4:50 07-Jag Vet en Dejlig Rosa
DR10 -1.38 dB -13.98 dB 5:47 08-I Want to Dance
DR9 -2.22 dB -15.70 dB 5:44 09-Embrace
DR10 -1.40 dB -13.07 dB 5:36 10-Folk Song

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2706 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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