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Norwegian singer Ane Brun has been steadily amassing a catalog of beautifully articulated songs. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut album, Spending Time with Morgan, she’s thrown together this magical retrospective that includes a handful of rare tracks to supplement the familiar songs. Among the rarities are a stunning take of Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels),” a re-recording of “This Voice” that’s in line with its live arrangement, a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good,” and an orchestral duet with Peter Gabriel on “Don’t Give Up,” where Brun did the unthinkable and matched (some would say, improved on) Kate Bush’s iconic contribution. Other great tracks—“Humming One of Your Songs,” “Song No. 6” (with Canadian songwriting powerhouse Ron Sexsmith), and live versions of “The Dancer,” “My Star,” “Lift Me” (with Sivert Høyem), and “The Fall”—create an overview that’s complex and satisfying. Brun may not be a household name in the U.S., but that’s largely our fault and not hers. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Norwegian singer Ane Brun has been steadily amassing a catalog of beautifully articulated songs. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut album, Spending Time with Morgan, she’s thrown together this magical retrospective that includes a handful of rare tracks to supplement the familiar songs. Among the rarities are a stunning take of Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels),” a re-recording of “This Voice” that’s in line with its live arrangement, a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good,” and an orchestral duet with Peter Gabriel on “Don’t Give Up,” where Brun did the unthinkable and matched (some would say, improved on) Kate Bush’s iconic contribution. Other great tracks—“Humming One of Your Songs,” “Song No. 6” (with Canadian songwriting powerhouse Ron Sexsmith), and live versions of “The Dancer,” “My Star,” “Lift Me” (with Sivert Høyem), and “The Fall”—create an overview that’s complex and satisfying. Brun may not be a household name in the U.S., but that’s largely our fault and not hers. 

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About Ane Brun

With her lilting vocals, theatrical arrangements, and delicate indie folk craft, Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun (pronounced Ah-na Broon) remained a regional secret until 2003, when she made her European debut with the release of Spending Time with Morgan. Released on the DetErMine label, a company that Brun co-founded the previous year with the Tiny's Ellekari Larsson, Spending Time with Morgan won local praise for its cinematic sound and was later championed at the Swedish Independent Music Awards. One year later, Brun released the My Lover Will Go EP, as well as the romantic songbook A Temporary Dive. The latter album featured collaborations with Canadian artist Ron Sexsmith, Teitur, and Syd Matters, while its sound drew comparisons to early Neko Case, Feist, and Nick Drake. Three weeks after its release, A Temporary Dive went platinum in Brun's native country. A slew of awards followed, including the country's Grammy equivalent -- the Norwegian Spellemannsprisen -- for Best Female Artist and Hit of the Year in 2005. Brun closed out the year with yet another release, Duets, which found her collaborating with ten different songwriters. A remixed/remastered version of A Temporary Dive arrived in America via the V2 label in May 2006. Brun followed its release with Live in Scandinavia, her first live album, before setting to work on a new studio effort. Released in 2008, Changing of the Seasons dealt with shifting climates and evolving relationships, while Sketches (also released in 2008) compiled Brun's home recordings into an attractive package of demos. She appeared on Peter Gabriel's 2011 album New Blood, and later that year released her sixth album, It All Starts with One, produced by Tobias Fröberg. ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Molde, Norway
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • BORN
    Mar 10, 1976

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