2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of Secret Garden’s Eurovision win in 1995. The album “Nocturne: The 25th Anniversary Collection” is a retrospective collection of the band’s music, alongside new acoustic performances, and musical rarities.
Opening with and named after the plaintive, evocative Eurovision-winning ‘Nocturne’ (see below), the collection spans Secret Garden’s whole career. Their music has always been about storytelling, ‘stories without words’ if you will. This collection tells a story that’s spanned 25 years. Here’s the brand new solo piano version of the track “Adagio”:
The retrospective wouldn’t be complete without the original and first-ever recording of “You Raise Me Up”, a song that Secret Garden recorded for the first time with Brian Kennedy singing in 2001, and which now stands alongside over 1,000 others, in 40 different languages.
“For us our music is all about chemistry,” says Rolf Løvland. “It’s as if we have our own invisible musical bond between the two of us, the band and you! It’s always been like that from day one. We feel the 25th anniversary of that bond is worth celebrating, and we truly hope that you will celebrate with us.”
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