Lindh, Pär and Bjørn Johannson - Bilbo

Year of Release: 1996
Label: Crimsonic
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 62:58:00

Based on the work of Tolkien, P?r Lindh joins forces with guitarist Bj?rn Johansson for this one. The atmosphere on this album can be situated in between Celtic and Nordic folk elements set in a landscape that contains medieval ballads and pure symphonic rock. Complete with sounds of nature and acoustic horns opener "The Shire" sets the tone that will be apparent all over the album. The use of recorder, flute, mandolins, Hammond, mellotron, synthesizers (11!) and electric guitars deliver an album with a lot of diversity. The voice of Magdalena Hagberg emphasizes that "folky" feeling. That's why "Song Of The Dwarfs" (and in fact the entire album) will also be treasured by fans of Mike Oldfield. Bilbo sounds different than Gothic Impressions but it's a truly wonderful album all around!

The Shire (4:14) / Gandalf The Magician (3:25) / Song Of The Dwarfs (6:02) / Rivendell (2:20) / The Dark Cave (4:36) / Running Towards The Light (3:02) / Uncomfortable Seats (6:30) / In Beorn's Garden & Beorn's Walk To Carrock (3:12) / Mirkwood-Suite (11:19) / Smaug (3:36) / Ro?c's Tale (1:18) / The Battle Of The Five Armies (5:31) / Thorin's Funeral (1:47) / Afterture (3:58) / Shire Song (4:08)

Pär Lindh - keyboards
Bjørn Johansson - classical guitar, bassoon, bass, zither, jews harp, 22 mandolins
Anna Schmidtz - flute
Magdalena Hagberg - vocals

Gothic Impressions (1994/2004)
Rondo (EP) (w/ Bjørn Johansson) (1995)
Bilbo (w/ Bjørn Johansson) (1996)
Mundus Incompertus (1997)
Live In America (1999)
Veni Vidi Vici (2001)
Live In Iceland (2002)
Dreamsongs From Middle Earth (w/ Bjørn Johansson) (2004)
Live In Poland (2008)
Time Mirror (2011)

Live In Poland (DVD) (2008)

Genre: Symphonic Prog

Origin SE

Added: July 3rd 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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