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It’s difficult to know quite where to start, when faced writing a simple biography about Anne Marie Almedal.

With a career spanning over 30 years, as a Norwegian vocalist/singer-songwriter, she’s been sometimes described as a “shoegaze chanteuse”, “folk-pop femme fatale”, “indie songbird”, “female Nick Drake”, and almost every possible term deemed appropriate by bedazzled music journalists, or her loyal following of besotted fans.

 

“her voice has all the innate beauty of a Mary Hopkins or a Sandy Denny and the breathless presentation of Kate Bush” (Music-News.com)

 

“Anne Marie Almedal’s voice is diaphanous and translucent, an astonishing instrument and she knows exactly how to use it” (The Afterword)

 

“With effortless grace and precision, Anne Marie’s vocal delivery is transportive and enveloping, conveying a life-affirming message of love, and the nostalgic innocence of a childlike heart” (Post-Punk.com)

 

Anne Marie Almedal’s career began back in Kristiansand, southern Norway fronting the Norwegian dream-pop band Velvet Belly, who released a handful of other-wordly albums from 1992-2003 (BMG/RCA). The band reached out far and wide, from across the North Sea, and yet somehow never quite managed to achieve the mainstream success they fully deserved.

As well as being a much sought-after featured guest vocalist in a spotless catalogue of releases, as well as a number of film & TV soundtracks, it wasn’t until 2007 that Anne Marie Almedal began her flourishing solo career. 

 

Anne Marie Almedal has so far released five solo albums

“The Siren and The Sage” (2007), “Blue Sky Blue” (2010), “Memory Lane” (2012), “Lightshadow” (2018), and most recently, “We Dance Alone” (2022).

 

Over the years, her albums, songs and live performances have wowed and fluttered in a widescreen panorama of sound and style; from intimate folk-pop to sensual folktronica, euphoric indie-pop to daring dream-pop. All, with her unique vocals, heartfelt lyrics and presence taking centre stage.

 

Anne Marie Almedal is perhaps best-known in Norway for her theme song to the iconic “Himmelblå” TV series, which, still to this day, remains one of the most-viewed Norwegian TV dramas ever and a timeless folk-pop evergreen on Norwegian radio.

 

Anne Marie’s emotive, self-penned songs, as well as her stunning cover versions, have also appeared in a vast number of film & TV soundtrack placements around the world. This has allowed her music, and back catalogue to be continually discovered by wider audiences, allured by the mystery of this siren’s song.

 

As a featured guest vocalist, Anne Marie Almedal has also appeared on a wide range of other fine artist releases and collaborations, in the echelons of avant-pop, folk, jazz, and electronica. 

 

Over the years, Anne Marie has seldomly performed live as a solo artist, more focused on her love affair with the microphone, studio adventures, and family life; a somewhat familiar trait with many of the artists she has been inspired by, and often alluded to; Kate Bush, Talk Talk, Nick Drake, Tracey Thorn (amongst others). However, she has, played a number of select gigs and festivals in and around Norway, The UK, and occasional dates in Europe; whenever inclined to promote a new release. 

 

Her discography (see below) should hopefully provide further information to both fans, aspiring and casual listeners, as well as providing a more detailed insight into the ‘who’s who’ of wonderful musicians, engineers, programmers, friends and collaborations Anne Marie has encountered along the way. 

 

All of Anne Marie Almedal’s solo albums have been produced by Nicholas Sillitoe, her partner and champion. All priority releases for +47.

Photo: Ola & Zyna Røyseland.

Listen to
Anne Marie Almedal

Anne Marie Almedal - We Dance Alone
Anne Marie Almedal - Lovesong
Anne Marie Almedal - You Keep Me At Arm's Length
Anne Marie Almedal - Lightshadow Live Sessions Volume 1
Anne Marie Almedal - Lightshadow Live Sessions Volume 2
Anne Marie Almedal - Come Wander With Me | Musikkvideo | Mer Film
Anne Marie Almedal - Winter Song
Anne Marie Almedal - Memory Lane
Anne Marie Almedal - Himmelblå (Live At Aladdin)
Anne Marie Almedal - Safe From Harm (Promo film)
Anne Marie Almedal - Dawn Chorus (Live at Aladdin)
Anne Marie Almedal - Show More Love (Live at Aladdin)
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Artist Releases
(in chronological order)
 

The Siren And The Sage.jpg
Himmeblå.jpg
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Memory Lane Single.jpg
Memory Lane.jpg
Winter Song.jpg
Come Wander With Me,jpg
Sheltering Sky.jpg
You Keep Me At Arm's Length.jpg
Lovesong.jpg
Lightshadow.jpg
Into The Shadows.jpg
We Dance Alone Single.jpg
Once Upon A Time.jpg
Breathing In Breathing Out.jpg
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Anne Marie Almedal - The Siren And The Sage

Format: CD/Digital album

Cat#: 5051442-4055-2-1

© 2007

 

1.   The First Picture Of You

2.   Trouble

3.   Monterosso

4.   Since Yesterday

5.   Joy

6.   Scarlet

7.   Heaven

8.   Southern Sky

9.   Morning ‘71

10. Listen

11. Happy Ending

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Except: “The First Picture Of You” (Gerald Quinn, Jeremy Kelly, Peter Coyle – Warner/Chappell Music & BMG Music Publishing) & “Since Yesterday” (Jill Bryson, Rose McDowall – Warner/Chappell Music).

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar, Electronics), Øystein Aamodt (Guitar), Sigrun Tara Øverland (Backing vocals, Lyre), Paulin Skoglund Voss (Cello), Henrik Eurenius (Oboe), Ana Marinkovic (Cello), Gunnar Sæter (Drums), Tom Rudi Torjussen (Percussion), Eirik Dørsdal (Trumpet), and Ken Theodorsen (Vocal Treatments).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Julie Pike.

 

Note: This album release was originally an exclusive license from +47 to Warner Music (Norway), available via Warner Music worldwide affiliates.

 

A “Promo Only” CD single of “Joy” was also made available by +47/Warner Music, as featured in the Norwegian film soundtrack “5 Løgner”.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - Himmelblå

Format: Digital EP 

© 2010

 

1.   Himmelblå

2.   Blue Sky Blue

3.   Himmelblå (Live At Aladdin)

4.   Blue Sky Blue (Live At Aladdin)

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar), Øystein Aamodt (Guitar; on tracks 1 & 2), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin & Saxophone; on tracks 1 &2).

 

Live versions: 

Recorded at Aladdin Kino, Kristiansand. 

Sound recordist: Asle Karstad.

 

Featuring: Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano), Danny Thompson (Double Bass), Rolf Kristensen (Guitar), Sigrun Tara Øverland (Backing vocals, glockenspiel), Nemanja Markovic (Cello).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

 

Note: The live version of “Himmelblå” is also available on the live DVD/concert film: “Anne Marie Almedal – Live At Aladdin” (Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland).

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

 

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Blue Sky Blue

Format: CD/Digital album

Cat#: i+47 10/007

© 2010

 

1.   Safe From Harm

2.   I Think I Love You

3.   Show More Love

4.   Alone To The Chill

5.   Blue Sky Blue

6.   The False Alarm

7.   Paint It Black

8.   Dawn Chorus

9.   Gardengreen

10. White Cloud

11. Seize My Heart

12. Himmelblå (Bonus Track)

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Except: “Safe From Harm” (Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Shara Nelson, Billy Cobham – Warner/Chappell Music & Universal Music Publishing), “Paint It Black” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards - ABKCO/EMI Music Publishing) & “Seize My Heart” (Anne Marie Almedal, Nicholas Sillitoe, Tor Henning Leh).

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand. 

Additional recordings at The Chapel Studios, London. Engineer: Steven A. Williams.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar, Electronics), Danny Thompson (Double bass), Katharine Blake (Recorder, Backing vocals), Øystein Aamodt (Guitar), Sigrun Tara Øverland (Backing vocals), Rolf Kristensen (Guitar), Stein Roger Sordal (Bass), Nemanja Markovic (Cello), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin), Steven A. Williams (Percussion), Elisabeth Nesset (Drums).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Julie Pike.

 

Note: A limited run of the CD also contains the live DVD/Concert film: “Anne Marie Almedal – Live At Aladdin” (Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland).

An exclusive bonus track “What Love Is All About” was also made for the "WIMP" music streaming service album version (now Tidal). It is no longer available for digital streaming.

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway) & M2BA (Russia).

 

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Live At Aladdin

Format: DVD

© 2010

 

1.   Safe From Harm

2.   I Think I Love You

3.   Show More Love

4.   Dawn Chorus

5.   Himmelblå

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music.

 

Except: “Safe From Harm” (Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Shara Nelson, Billy Cobham - Warner/Chappell Music & Universal Music Publishing).

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Recorded at Aladdin Kino, Kristiansand. 

Sound recordist: Asle Karstad.

 

Featuring: Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar), Danny Thompson (Double bass), Rolf Kristensen (Guitar), Sigrun Tara Øverland (Backing vocals, Glockenspiel), and Nemanja Markovic (Cello).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Fred Arne Wergeland (video still).

 

Note: Separate DVD (only) version of the live concert film: “Anne Marie Almedal – Live At Aladdin” (Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland).

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

 

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Memory Lane

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 12/009

© 2012

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Mixed by John Wood.

Recorded at Kongshavn Studios, Kristiansand.

Engineered by Robert Wilhelmsen.

Additional recordings at State Of The Ark, London. 

Engineered by Keith Grant, assisted by Tom Hough. 

Pre-mix, programming and additional overdubs at Lumber 51 with Rune Sundby.

String arrangement: Neil McArthur.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Backing vocals), Danny Thompson (Double bass), Kjetil Grande (Guitar), Adam Grüchot (Violin), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin), Dorota Grüchot (Viola), Krisztina Eikeset (Cello). 

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Studio LL.

 

Note: A promo video was made for “Memory Lane”, directed by Fred Arne Wergeland.

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway) & Proper Music (UK).

 

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Memory Lane

Format: CD/Digital album

Cat#: i+47 12/008

© 2012

 

1.   Back To Where It Started

2.   One Day

3.   May You Never

4.   Two Of A Kind

5.   Scars

6.   The River And The Sea 

7.   If

8.   Memory Lane

9.   Winter Song

10. Away Away

11. And It’s The Loneliness

12. The Wanderers

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Except: “May You Never” (John Martyn – Warlock Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing) & “If” (David Gates - Sony/ATV Music Publishing).

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Mixed by John Wood.

 

Recorded at Kongshavn Studios, Kristiansand.

Engineered by Robert Wilhelmsen.

State of the Ark, London. Engineer: Keith Grant, assisted by Tom Hough.

Crimson Noise, London. Engineer: Dominik Scherrer.

Lumber 51, Kristiansand. Engineered by Rune Sundby.

Pre-Mixes: Rune Sundby.

 

String arrangments by Neil McArthur.

 

Mastered by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar, Electronics), Danny Thompson (Double bass), Katharine Blake (Recorder, Backing vocals), Kjetil Grande (Guitar), Rolf Kristensen (Guitar), Audun Ramo (Bass), Adam Grüchot (Violin), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin), Dorota Grüchot (Viola), Krisztina Eikeset (Cello), Nemanja Markovic (Cello), Merz (Backing vocals, Mellotron), Vidar Mortensen (Field recordings).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien

Photo: Studio LL.

 

Note: The UK import/reissue released in 2013 is distributed by Proper Music (UK), with a different barcode.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway), Proper Music (UK).

 

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Winter Song

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 12/008

© 2013

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Mixed by John Wood.

Recorded at Kongshavn Studios, Kristiansand. Engineered by Robert Wilhelmsen.

Additional recordings at State Of The Ark, London. 

Engineered by Keith Grant, assisted by Tom Hough. 

Pre-mix, programming and additional overdubs at Lumber 51 with Rune Sundby.

String arrangement: Neil McArthur.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Singing bowl), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano), Danny Thompson (Double bass), Kjetil Grande (Guitar), Adam Grüchot (Violin), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin), Dorota Grüchot (Viola), Krisztina Eikeset (Cello). 

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Laukli & Laukli.

 

Note: A promo video was made for “Winter Song”, directed by Pål Laukli.

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - Come Wander With Me (From “Dirk Ohm - Illusjonisten Som Forsvant)

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 15/011

© 2015

 

Credits: 

Written by Jeff Alexander & Anthony Wilson.

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Mixed by John Wood.

 

Recording engineer: Robert Strandberg.

Additional mix/sound design: Hugo Ekornes.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Kjetil Grande (Guitar), Nicholas Sillitoe (Electronics), Nemanja Markovic (Cello sample). 

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Mer Film (video still).

 

Note: This was the opening/end theme for the film “Dirk Ohm – Illusjonisten Som Forsvant”, directed by Bobbie Pears.

The soundtrack won the Amanda award for “Best Film Music”.

 

A promo video was made for “Come Wander With Me”, with footage from the feature film, directed by Bobbie Pears (Mer Film).

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - Sheltering Sky

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 18/013

© 2018

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & Alf Vaksdal.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Recorded at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Piano, Electronics), Alf Vaksdal (Bass, Guitar, Electronics), Marius Trøan Hansen (Drums).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Laukli & Laukli.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - You Keep Me At Arm’s Length

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 18/014

© 2018

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & Alf Vaksdal.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Recorded at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Piano, Electronics), Alf Vaksdal (Bass, Guitar, Electronics), Marius Trøan Hansen (Drums).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Laukli & Laukli.

 

Note: A promo video was made for “You Keep Me At Arm’s Length”, directed by Pål Laukli.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - Lovesong

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 18/015

© 2018

 

Credits: 

Written by Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhust, Porl Thompson, Roger O’ Donnell, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams – Fiction Songs/Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & Alf Vaksdal.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Recorded at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar, Piano, Electronics), Alf Vaksdal (Bass, Guitar, Electronics), Marius Trøan Hansen (Drums).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Laukli & Laukli.

 

Note: A promo video was made for “Lovesong”, directed by Pål Laukli.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

 

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Lightshadow

Format: CD/Vinyl/Digital Album

Cat#: i+47 18/012

© 2018

1.   You Keep Me At Arm’s Length

2.   Here Comes The Train

3.   Lovesong

4.   Into The Shadows

5.   Oh Hard Times

6.   Sheltering Sky 

7.   One Step

8.   My Dream Will Never End

9.   Travelling

10. Answer Me Now

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Except “Lovesong” (Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhust, Porl Thompson, Roger O’ Donnell, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams - Fiction Songs/Universal Music Publishing).

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & Alf Vaksdal.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Recorded at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

Mastered by Pete Maher.

 

Musicians: Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Keyboards), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Piano, Electronics), Alf Vaksdal (Bass, Guitar, Electronics), Marius Trøan Hansen (Drums), Ellen Andrea Wang (Double bass), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin), Adam Grüchot (Violin), Dorota Grüchot (Viola), Krisztina Eikeset (Cello), Tim Bran (Additional synths).

 

String arrangement: Neil McArthur (Oh Hard Times)

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Laukli & Laukli.

 

Note: The vinyl version of “Lightshadow” has the first five tracks on Side A, with the remaining tracks on Side B.

 

Copyright: +47, with distribution by VME (Norway).

 

Anne Marie Almedal - Into The Shadows

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 19/016

© 2019

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & Alf Vaksdal.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Recorded at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Piano, Electronics), Alf Vaksdal (Bass, Guitar, Electronics), Marius Trøan Hansen (Drums), Tim Bran (Additional synths).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Laukli & Laukli.

 

Note: Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - We Dance Alone

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 21/019

© 2021

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & EvenS.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Electronics), Even Sarucco (Synths, Electronics)

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Ola & Zyna Røyseland.

 

Note: A promo video was made for “We Dance Alone”, directed by Ola & Zyna Røyseland.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - Once Upon A Time

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 21/020

© 2022

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & EvenS.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Electronics), Even Sarucco (Synths, Electronics)

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Ola Røyseland.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - Breathing In Breathing Out

Format: Digital single

Cat# i+47 21/021

© 2022

 

Credits: 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal, Nicholas Sillitoe, Even Sarucco.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & EvenS.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Electronics), Even Sarucco (Synths, Electronics)

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Ola Røyseland.

 

Copyright: +47, with digital distribution by VME (Norway).

Anne Marie Almedal - We Dance Alone

Format: CD/Vinyl/Digital album

Cat# i+47 21/018

© 2022

1.   Once Upon A Time

2.   Breathing In Breathing Out

3.   Freeze The Moment

4.   We Dance Alone

5.   Dreamers

6.   Happiness

7.   Runaway Turnaround

8.   Do You Remember

9.   Stargazing

10. Turn To The Light

 

Credits: 

All tracks written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Except “Breathing In Breathing Out”, “Dreamers”, “Runaway Turnaround”, “Do You Remember” (Anne Marie Almedal, Nicholas Sillitoe, Even Sarucco - Universal Music Publishing).

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe & EvenS.

Mixed by Tim Bran, for Echo Beach Management.

Mastered by Pete Maher.

 

Vocals recorded at Cedeberg Studios, Kristiansand.

Engineer: Jaran Gustavson.

 

Musicians: Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Guitar, Piano, Electronics), Even Sarucco (Synths, Electronics), Sebastian Grüchot (Violin), Vegard Kummen (Bass),Tim Bran (Additional Synths).

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Ola & Zyna Røyseland.

 

Note: The Vinyl version of “We Dance Alone” has the first five tracks on Side A, with the remaining tracks on Side B.

Copyright: +47, with distribution by VME (Norway).

Additional Artist Releases & Guest Appearances

 

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Guest Appearances

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Anne Marie Almedal - Paisley Park

Format: Digital single

© 2008

 

Credits: 

Written by Prince

Published by: Universal Music Publishing.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Harmonium), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Backing Vocals) , Rolf Kristensen (Guitar, Zither), Sigrun Tara Øverland (Backing Vocals), Nemanja Markovic (Cello).

 

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

Photo: Julie Pike.

Note: This +47 release is no longer available, but the track does appear on the box set compilation “Shockadelica” (C+C Records) – a 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Artist Known As Prince, which is currently available for digital streaming.

 

A 12” vinyl version of "Shockadelica" was also released in 2016, with Anne Marie Almedal's cover of “Paisley Park” the opening track on Side A. (C+C Records).

Copyright: +47.

Anne Marie Almedal - Ja, Det Er Jul

Format: Digital single (Free Download)

© 2008

 

Written by Anne Marie Almedal & Nicholas Sillitoe.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Sleighbells), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Backing Vocals), Øystein Aamodt (Backing Vocals)

Artwork: Magnus Rakeng / Melkeveien.

 

Note: This release was a free download/giveaway of a specially composed Christmas song for the “ICA” advertising campaign. 

 

"Ja, Det Er Jul" is no longer available for download/streaming.

Copyright: +47.

 

 

 

 

 

Lars Saabye Christensen, Ole Henrik Giørtz, Anne Marie Almedal, Anne Marie Giørtz, Kristin Kajander, Elin Rosseland - Skrapjern Og Silke

Format: CD/Digital album

Cat#: GRCD 4159

© 1999

 

Written by: Ole Henrik Giørtz. Lyrics by: Lars Saabye Christensen.

 

Additional Info:

Produced by Ole Henrik Giørtz.

 

Musicians: Anne Marie Almedal, Anne Marie Giørtz, Elin Rosseland, Kristin Kajander (Vocals), 

Ole Henrik Giørtz (Keyboards), Ingebrigt Flaten (Double Bass), Audun Kleive (Drums), Tore Brunborg (Saxophone).

 

Note: This was a one-off collaboration with Anne Marie Almedal, as a featured vocalist in a musical/live-concept production, with writers Lars Saabye Christensen and Ole Henrik Giørtz.

 

The album contains 18 tracks, with Anne Marie performing a number of songs as a soloist, and is available on most streaming services.

Anne Marie Almedal & Morten Harket - Han Er Min Sang Og Min Glede

Perleporten

Format: CD/Digital album

Cat#: 7243 530621 2 5

© 2000

 

Written by: Dallas Frazier. Lyrics by: Pelle Karlsson.

 

Additional Info:

Produced by Jørn Kristensen.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal  & Morten Harket (Vocal Duet), Jørn Kristensen (Piano), Anders Engen (Drums), Jørun Bøgeberg (Backing Vocals).

 

Note: This release was a compilation of various artists and performers reimagining Norwegian hymns for the “Freselsarmeen” (Salvation Army).

 

The song features vocals from Anne Marie Almedal, in a rare duet with Morket Harket (A-ha).

 

It was also later reissued on The “Freselsarmeen” 10 year anniversary Christmas CD compilation in 2011, and is available on most streaming services.

Illumination (featuring Anne Marie Almedal) - Somewhere Out There

This Is Illumination

Format: CD/Cassette/Digital album

Cat#: 018 654-2 

© 2000

 

3.   Somewhere Out There

 

Written by: Nicholas Sillitoe & Per Martinsen.

 

Guest vocalist: Anne Marie Almedal.

 

Note: One of the highlights of Illumination's seminal Norwegian electronica album "This Is Illumination", features Anne Marie Almedal on the chilled track "Somewhere Out There".

 

Licensed to several chill-out compilations around the world - notably "Serve Chilled" (Hed Kandi).

 

Released on +47/LoveOD, the track is still available for digital streaming.

 

Anne Marie Almedal, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Nils Christian Moe-Repstad - Going Nine Ways From Wednesday

Format: CD album

Cat#: PNM2/BMG

© 2001

 

1.   Introducing An Introduction

2.   This Room’s Soft Shadows

3.   Pin Up

4.   Picture: P

5.   Cities, Waves And Beats

6.   Sound Pound

7.   Memories Of Sound

8.   Death Restored

9.   Introducing An Introduction II

10. Woman And Water I

11. Woman And Water II

12. Woman And Water III

13. Untitled

 

Written by: Anne Marie Almedal, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré.

Lyrics by : Nils Christian Moe-Repstad.

 

Additional Info:

Produced by Jan Bang & Erik Honoré.

 

Note: A one-off collaboration between Anne Marie Almedal, “Punkt” producers Bang & Honoré, and poet Moe-Repstad.

 

This 13 track album is a collection of live, improvised studio recordings. Anne Marie Almedal’s voice is the only sound source.

 

Released on Pan M Records/ BMG (Norway), this album is currently unavailable for digital streaming.

Society London - Desire (Chilluminati Mix)

Illumination – The Chilluminati Remixes

Format: CD compilation/Digital album

Cat#: 018 654-2 

© 2002

Written by Anne Marie Almedal, Nicholas Sillitoe, Andy Dean, Ben Wolff, Dominic Hawken.

 

Guest vocalist: Anne Marie Almedal.

Remix & Additional production by Nicholas Sillitoe & Per Martinsen.

 

Note: This remix was created from a one-off track/collaboration between the London pop/electronica production team "Boilerhouse" (Ben Wollf & Andy Dean) and Anne Marie Almedal.

 

Illumination/Chilluminati did a remix of “Desire”, which appeared on their compilation album "The Chilluminati Remixes", released on +47/LoveOD/Universal.

The track is currently unavailable for streaming.

 

Moonflowers (featuring Anne Marie Almedal) - Where Are You

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

Format: CD album

Cat#: 018 654-2 

© 2002

Written by: Gaute Drevdal, Rune Lindbæk.

 

Guest vocalist: Anne Marie Almedal.

 

Note: This album was a one-off pop/electronic release from Norwegian act “Moonflowers”, featuring Anne Marie Almedal on the key album/radio track "Where Are You", released on Drum Island/Universal (Norway).

 

This track is currently unavailable for streaming. However, a remix by Øyvind Blikstad was later reissued in 2016 on Drum Island Records, with this particular remix available on most streaming services.

Various Artists: Vi Aner Deg - Nye Salmer Og Sanger

Format: CD album

Cat#: Lynor 0815

© 2008

 

7. Anne Marie Almedal - Jeg Lengter Etter Stemmen Din

 

Written by: Eyvind Skeie, Asbjørn Arnstsen.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Piano), Nicholas Sillitoe (Synths), Nemanja Markovic (Cello).

 

14.   Anne Marie Almedal -  I Din Smertes Time

 

Written by: Eyvind Skeie, Asbjørn Arnstsen.

 

Additional Info: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Backing Vocals), Øystein Aamodt (Backing Vocals).

 

Note: This release was a compilation of various artists and performers reimagining religious songs and texts by Eyvind Skeie and Asbjørn Arntsen.

 

Released on Lynor Records (Norway), the album is available on CD, and some digital streaming services (Apple Music) - but with incorrect and misleading credits.

Various Artists: Go’ Natt Vol.2

Format: CD/Digital album

Cat#: 371 797-1

© 2009

 

14.   Anne Marie Almedal – Vi Har Ei Tulle Med Øyne Blå

 

Written by: Hans Matthison-Hansen, Margarethe Munthe.

 

Credits: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Autoharp), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano, Guitar).

 

15.   Anne Marie Almedal – Fola Fola Blakken

 

Written by: Edvard Grieg, Nordahl Rolfsen.

 

Credits: 

Produced by Nicholas Sillitoe.

Recorded and mixed with Øystein Aamodt at Lydbølgen, Kristiansand.

 

Musicians:

Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals, Singing bowl), Nicholas Sillitoe (Piano), Stella Marie Sillitoe (Backing vocals), Florian Almedal Sillitoe (Backing vocals).

 

Note: This release was a compilation of various artists and performers reimagining traditional Norwegian children’s songs, licensed from +47, and released on Bugge Wesseltoft’s “Jazzland” label (Universal Music)​.

Mr. Tophat – Dusk To Dawn (Part I-III)

Format: 3 x Vinyl/CD/Digital album

Cat#: TE10011 D

© 2019

 

Written, Produced and Performed by Mr. Tophat (aka Rudolf Nystrøm).

Guest vocalist: Anne Marie Almedal.

 

Note: This box set release from Swedish DJ/electronic music artist “Mr. Tophat” features several tracks with Anne Marie Almedal as a featured guest vocalist, and as a credited co-writer.

 

From all the sessions recorded with her at Lydbølgen Studio in Kristiansand (according to the somewhat complicated album credits) Anne Marie Almedal does seem to appear on the following tracks (in some shape or form!).

Disc 2: Track 3 “Dusk To Dawn” (feat. Lune), Disc 2: Track 9 “Empyrean”, Disc 3: Track 2 “Indecision”, Disc 3: Track 4 “Alderamin”.

 

This album is available on CD, Vinyl, and all digital streaming services; via Twilight Enterprise (Sweden). 

Featured Guest Vocalist

 

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Anne Marie Almedal has made some cameo vocal appearances on a number of tracks by the amazing Mediæval Bæbes ensemble, on their Christmas albums "Of Kings & Angels (2013) and the more recent "Myd Wynter" (2022).

She has featured as a guest vocalist on a number of other Norwegian indie/alternative artist releases in Norway.

 

These include tracks with a diverse range of artists such as;

Finn Coren, Green Carnation, Kloster, Melt, Nood, Origami Artika, Sister Rain, Sophus Jensen, Sordal, Øystein Wingaard Wolf, amongst others.

Most of these guest appearances/tracks should be available for digital streaming, with most of these credits also listed on discogs

Velvet Belly
(Anne Marie Almedal, as front person, vocalist and performer in the Norwegian dream-pop band "Velvet Belly")

 

Velvet Belly

Between 1992-2003, Velvet Belly released a number of albums, both locally in Norway, and internationally through their deal with BMG/RCA.

All the albums were produced by Erik Honoré, together with the band members; Anne Marie Almedal (Vocals), Tor Henning Leh (Guitar), Pål Aanesen (Bass), Kay Rune Rasmussen (Drums), and Vidar Ersfjord (Keyboards).

 

All of Velvet Belly’s albums and singles were released on CD, most of which are currently available for digital streaming, via Sony Music (the rightsholders).

 

Albums released:

 

Velvet Belly: Colours

(dBut/BMG/RCA) © 1992

Velvet Belly: Little Lies

(dbUT/BMG/RCA) © 1993

Velvet Belly: Window Tree                 

(dBUT/BMG/RCA) © 1994

Velvet Belly: The Landing       

(BMG/RCA) © 1996

Velvet Belly: Lucia                   

(BMG/RCA) © 1997

Velvet Belly: Lucia (Reissue)    

(BMG/RCA) © 1999

Velvet Belly: Velvet Belly*

(*Includes bonus CD “Lost Songs And Mixed Blessings”).      

(Playground) © 2003          

Live

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As a solo artist, Anne Marie Almedal has only performed a rare number of exclusive live events in both Norway, and abroad.

 

These also include select one-off gigs, release parties, festivals, live TV & radio shows, etc. when inclined to promote her various album releases, in fairly intimate live performances.

 

Notable dates/events/venues (in Norway) include; Hove Festival (Arendal), Kilden (Kristiansand), Salt (Oslo), Sentrum Scene (Oslo), Tou Scene (Stavanger), NRK TV & radio, TV2, as well as a short tour in Norway, with the band "Minor Majority", in 2019. 

 

Outside of Norway, she has performed a small selection of live dates when doing various international promotional activities, for different album releases. These include gigs at the 100 Club (London), Royal Norwegian Embassy (London), Popkomm (Berlin), Clärchens Ballhaus (Berlin), and Monjibou Festspiele (Berlin).

Instead of the stressful tour/promo circuit, Anne Marie has thankfully made a handful of live videos and concert films; notably "Anne Marie Almedal - Live At Aladdin" (Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland), and two short films, "Anne Marie Almedal - Lightshadow Live Sessions Vol.1" & "Lightshadow Live Sessions Vol.2" (Directed by Iain Forbes). 

Prior to her solo career, Anne Marie Almedal did of course perform live as front-person/vocalist for "Velvet Belly" (both in Norway and abroad), as well as other select dates with projects like "AM & The UV", etc.

Any news regarding eventual future live gigs/appearances will no doubt be announced on Anne Marie Almedal's social media updates.

Awards/Prizes

 

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Spellemannspris(Norwegian Grammy) 

Best Pop Artist: Velvet Belly

for the album “Lucia” (1997).

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