2. Når klokkene slår
3. Fields of Grace
4. Behold This Child
5. En krybbe vat vuggen (Away In A Manger)
6. Little Lord Jesus
7. Get Ready
8. Praise the Good Lord
9. Marias guttenbarn (Mary's Boy Child)
10. Det kimer nå til julefest
11. Sweet Dreams (with Steiner Albrigtsen)
AMAZON MP3 (US)
"Julegaven" is a diverse and impressive set. I've been looking forward to this release since June. I was waiting to post here for some song samples. Amazon (US) obliged and Trine Rein's Christmas album is available as a digital download there. When she's not singing in Norwegian, there's nothing foreign about Trine's sound. On "Julegaven", she alternates not just languages, but also sounds. Some of the tracks have a rural sound and instrumentation and those are interesting. But Trine really reaches me when she goes to her Soul and Gospel side. Based on the 30 second clips, I can't wait to hear "Fields of Grace", "Get Ready" and "Praise The Good Lord" in their entirety. Just a few more days now.
In the meantime, the single from the album is already out. So feel free to indulge in "Når klokkene slår", which is a pretty straight pop vocal--American Idol-ish even--albeit in Norwegian. The online dictionaries weren't much help on the translation either. Something about bells, I think.