Sissel: Gift Of Love MP3/Flac

altThought I needed to lighten up a wee bit. Not counting Cleo, my last two shares were fairly heavy bop from way back in the '40s, so lets come up to date a bit more. We'll move up to the '90s. Was preparing to share a '60s Enoch Light Singers vinyl called "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" and while digging into Google for info came across this lovely lady singing that song from her "Gift Of Love" CD. Liked it so much I added said CD to my collection and here it is for your appraisal. If you like what you hear on this disc there are a score or more of her CDs to choose from on Amazon. Go take a look.

Sissel Kyrkjebo is Norwegian. She is best known for singing the Olympic Hymn at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and for duets with PlГЎcido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, JosГ© Carreras, Neil Sedaka, Warren G, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Josh Groban, Diana Krall, Russell Watson and The Chieftains. Also for her participation on the "Titanic" film soundtrack.

She received her first Grammy nominations on December 6, 2007, for a collaboration with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "Spirit of the Season", a collection of songs from the choir’s 2006 Christmas concert featuring Sissel and the orchestra at Temple Square, was nominated for the Best Classical Crossover Album of the Year as well as Best Engineered Classical Album. I have also bought this album. It's beautiful.

Just as a postscript: Sissel is considered as one of the world's top crossover sopranos. Her musical style runs the gamut from pop recordings and folk songs to classical vocals and operatic arias. She possesses a "crystalline" voice and wide vocal range, sweeping down from mezzo-soprano notes in arias such as "Mon cЕ“ur s'ouvre Г  ta voix" from Saint-SaГ«ns' opera "Samson et Delilah", to the F natural above soprano C. She sings mainly in English and Norwegian, but has also sung songs in Swedish, Danish, Gaelic, Italian, French, Russian, Icelandic, Faeroese, German, Spanish, Maori, Japanese and Latin. Quite a gal.

All that and she's gorgeous too!

01) Fire In Your Heart
02) The Gift Of Love
03) If
04) Breakaway
05) Need I Say More
06) Dream A Little Dream Of Me
07) Moonlight
08) Here, There and Everywhere
09) Miracle Song
10) Solitaire
11) Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
12) Calling You
13) More Like You