Ólafur Arnalds ‎– Island Songs

Mercury KX ‎– 481 2857
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CD-Week I Ólafur Arnalds With Einar Georg Einarsson Árbakkinn
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas JenssonMusic By – Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Ólafur ArnaldsPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsRead By, Words By [Poem] – Einar Georg EinarssonViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Ása Guðjónsdóttir
CD-Week II Ólafur Arnalds With Dagný Arnalds 1995
Harmonium – Dagný ArnaldsMusic By – Ólafur ArnaldsSynthesizer – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Ásta Kristín*Violin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Ása Guðjónsdóttir
CD-Week III Ólafur Arnalds With South Iceland Chamber Choir* Raddir
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas JenssonChoir – South Iceland Chamber Choir*Conductor – Hilmar Örn AgnarssonMusic By – Ólafur ArnaldsSynthesizer – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Laufey Jensdóttir, Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir
CD-Week IV Ólafur Arnalds With Atli Örvarsson & SinfoniaNord Öldurót
Arranged By – Atli Örvarsson, Ólafur ArnaldsCello [Uncredited In Booklet] – Steinunn Arnbjorg Stefansdottir, Ásdís ArnardóttirClarinet [Uncredited In Booklet] – Haukur Gröndal, Ármann HelgasonConductor – Atli ÖrvarssonHorn [Uncredited In Booklet] – Ella Vala Ármannsdóttir, Helgi þorbjörn SvavarssonMusic By – Ólafur ArnaldsOboe [Uncredited In Booklet] – Matthías NordeauOrchestra – SinfoniaNordSynthesizer – Ólafur ArnaldsViola [Uncredited In Booklet] – Eydis Ulfarsdottir, Sigrun Mary McCormickViolin [Uncredited In Booklet] – Aldís Bergsveinsdóttir, Björk Óskarsdóttir, Lára Sóley Jóhannsdóttir, Olga Ólafsdóttir*, Sigrún Harðardóttir, Steinunn Atladóttir
CD-Week V Ólafur Arnalds With Brasstríó Mosfellsdals Dalur
French Horn – Emil Friðfinnsson, Þorkell JóelssonMusic By – Ólafur ArnaldsPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsTrombone – Bergur Þórisson
CD-Week VI Ólafur Arnalds With Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir Particles
Cello – Unnur JónsdóttirLyrics By – Nanna Bryndís HilmarsdóttirMusic By – Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ólafur ArnaldsPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Viktor Orri ÁrnasonVocals – Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir
CD-Week VII Ólafur Arnalds Doria
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson, Unnur JónsdóttirMusic By – Ólafur ArnaldsPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Viktor Orri Árnason
CD-Bonus Track Ólafur Arnalds Study For Player Piano (ii)
Cello – Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson, Unnur JónsdóttirMusic By – Ólafur ArnaldsPiano – Ólafur ArnaldsViola – Karl PestkaViolin – Sólveig Vaka Eyþórsdóttir, Viktor Orri Árnason
DVD-1 Ólafur Arnalds Árbakkinn
DVD-2 Ólafur Arnalds 1995
Director Of Photography – Arro (3)Film Technician [Clapper] – Einar Arnalds
DVD-3 Ólafur Arnalds Raddir
Grip, Gaffer – Hinrik Jónsson
DVD-4 Ólafur Arnalds Öldurót
Film Director [Director's Assistant] – Vigfús Þormar GunnarssonGrip, Gaffer – Hinrik JónssonRecorded By [Sound Recorder] – Árni Benediktsson
DVD-5 Ólafur Arnalds Dalur
Other [Extra] – Eggert Rafnsson, Ester Sveibjarnardóttir, Fleygur The Horse, Helga Dóra Steindórsdóttir, Jóhann Ólafur Benjamínsson
DVD-6 Ólafur Arnalds Particles
DVD-7 Ólafur Arnalds Doria
Cameraman [Focuspuller] – Goði GuðbjörnssoRecorded By [Sound Recorder] – Árni Benediktsson

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Packaged in six panel cardboard sleeve with 16 page booklet.

"Island Songs - 7 weeks | 7 locations | 7 songs - A Living Musical Film Project

Welcome to Island Songs.
Over the next 7 weeks, I will be travelling to 7 different locations in Iceland - one per week - to record a series of new compositions.

In each location I will be collaborating with local artists to create and perform a new song and each week I will release the audio track and video performance, shot by director Baldvin Z. Each artist has their own unique story to tell and way of contributing, making this a diverse and evolving project.

Island Songs is a living musical film and therefore everything will be documented in real-time. You can join me by keeping an eye on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (search for Kiasmosed), Instagram and islandsongs.is for regular media and commentary.

I'd love to get as much feedback as possible from people via social media as the project progresses, and really keep a conversation going. During Living Room Songs people sent me in artwork, song titles, suggestions... it was as if I were having a conversation as I was making the music."

(Note sent to the Ólafur Arnalds's newsletter subscribers on the 21st of June 2016)

Track 1: 21.06.2016, Hvammstangi, population 582.
Track 2: 28.06.2016, Önundarfjörður. population 200.
Track 3: 05.07.2016, Selvogur, population 14.
Track 4: 12.07.2016, Akureyri, population 17305.
Track 5: 19.07.2016, Mosfellsdalur, population 9075.
Track 6: 26.07.2016, Garður, population 1409
Track 7: 31.07.2016, Reykjavik, population 119289.

CD duration 32:18
DVD duration 36:08
DVD: Region 0 (All regions) / DVD5 / NTSC / Video 16:9 / PCM Stereo

Track 1: Copyright Control / Kobalt Music Publishing.
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7: Kobalt Music Publishing.
Track 6: Kobalt Music Publishing / Sony ATV.

On CD + DVD:
℗/© 2016 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited, A Universal Music Company
Made in the EU.

On back of sleeve:
℗/© 2016 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited, A Universal Music Company
Universal International Music B.V., Gerrit Van Der Veenlaan 4, 3743 DN. Baarn, Netherlands.
Made in Germany.

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  • Barcode (Scanned): 0028948128570
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  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI LV26
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  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC00171

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
(none) Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(7xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum, 96 ) Mercury Classics (none) Iceland 2016
(none) Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(LP, Ltd, Whi) Mercury Classics (none) Iceland 2016 Sell This Version
none Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(CDr, Album, Promo) Mercury Classics, Universal Music France none France 2016 Sell This Version
481 4551 Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Mercury KX 481 4551 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
481 2857 Ólafur Arnalds Island Songs(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Mercury KX 481 2857 Europe 2016 Sell This Version