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Time Out New York once wrote that Ólöf Arnalds possess the kind of voice “that can silence a room, such is its sweetness”, while, elsewhere, that ambrosial yet mysteriously potent instrument has been labelled “otherworldly” (The New York Times), “stunning” (SPIN) and “bewitching” (Rolling Stone). Countrywoman and sometime ... Read more in Amazon's Olöf Arnalds Store

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  • Vinyl (4 Feb. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 1234.
  • ASIN: B009EFHJXS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,554 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. German Fields
2. Bright And Still
3. Return Again
4. Treat Her Kindly
5. Call It What You Want
6. A Little Grim
7. Fear Less
8. Numbers And Names
9. Sudden Elevation
10. The Joke
11. Onwards And Upwards
12. Perfect

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Feb. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Icelandic singer/songwriter Olof Arnalds piches up here with her
first full length English Language album of songs (her 2011 EP
'Olof Sings', a five song set for voice and acoustic guitar was
as pretty as a picture) and it's a delightfully beguiling affair.

Ms Arnald's voice has a fragile but bewitching presence; high in
timbre and warm in tone, it inhabits these twelve compositions
like a benign elfin being. Her folksy sensibilities, evident in
these spare arrangements for guitar, piano and occasional string
embellishments, have an almost medieval quality at times. One can
easily imagine her performing in a glowing firelit banqueting hall
for Queen and court; a minstrel clad in furs singing for her supper.

'Sudden Elevation' is a gentle affair inhabiting, to some degree,
similar territory to that of Joanna Newsom, early Joni Mitchell
and Melanie Safka but there's more than enough individuality on show
in her sinewy melodies and quirky diction for us to warm to her for
her own singular idiosyncratic merits. This truly is enchanting stuff.

Numbers which deserve especial mention include the winsome but magical
'Return Again'; 'Treat Her Kindly', a delightfully melancholy song
wherein Mme Mitchell's influence is perhaps most evident; 'Numbers and
Names' with its quasi-Carribean rhythm and jolly harmonic decorations
and 'Onwards and Upwards', a sublimely simple but affecting invention.

A benificent album to while away the evening hours.

Highly Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Incandescent on 1 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
Everything about this singer is magical. I don't know why it's taking her so long to be better known across the musical world. I fell in love with her sincerity and her emotional generosity - and her exquisite, gentle, passionate voice - from the very first moment. The songs are just love songs, but new-minted and as intimate as any songs I've ever heard. Before, they were in Icelandic. Now they're in English, with no loss of originality or authenticity. Her melodies are effortless, and wonderful. Do people still write melodies? Olof does. Whatever happens, I hope she stays true to her gift. She's a reminder in these cynical, wintry times that it doesn't all have to be like this. A commentator on the cover of her first CD speaks of the courage with which she pursues her art - and she gives the listener courage too, or at any rate this listener.
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By Musicman on 9 Feb. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first came across her EP of cover versions which is worth a listen. This, however, is the most beautiful album I have heard for a long time. It takes a few listens to get used to her distinctive voice but once you get there you will realise what a triumph this is. Don't miss it.
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Nice CD, bought it after hearing the track Return Again on the radio. Nice sounding stuff, rather like a slightly less screetchy Joanna Newsom.
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