Maria Hulthén Birkeland - born and raised in Långshyttan and Vikmanshyttan in southern Dalarna - small industrial villages, as Västanfors, where Rune Lindström was born. Rune Lindström's texts are rare musical - he was himself singer - and has thus attracted composers Hakan Norlén, Anders Borje, Jan Johansson, Lillebror Söderlundh.

Maria Hulthén has set to music both published and unpublished Lindstrom texts. Rune was a pessimistic humorist, he could say that "people never meet" and yet he believed and wrote songs about the love between two people. Rune had high empathy and tremendous awe at life. To drive him in the car - he had no driver's license - Was an interesting experience. Just as a child he wanted to constantly stop and truly experience the such as a summer meadow.

Maria Hulthén Birkeland – violin, vocals
Tommy Körberg – vocals Stephan Forkelid – piano
Pelle Lindström – harmonica Lasse Wellander – guitar Backa Hans Eriksson – bass Jörgen Stenberg – percussion Ann Östling – flute Pia Alsin – harp Children Choir from Mariaskolan, Stockholm – cond. Anna Olin)


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1. Midsommar 3’06
2. Melodin 3’01
3. Ditt porträtt 4’12
4. Sommarvisa 3´57
5. Den karl ja’ ska ha 2’55
6. Ensam 6’55
7. En liten amatör 4’01
8. Visa i moll 3’47
9. Vart än du går 2’59
10. Tittskåpet 2’40
11. Droppstensgrottan 5’49
12. Och de mötas... 3’23
13. Min kärlek all 4’08
14. Jag minns 5’31
15. Seglats 3’55
16. Önskevisa 2’08
17. Kulning 1’14

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