Leif Vollebekk’s "Inland" Revisited by Stephanie

Leif Vollebekk recently played a show at Florence Gardens (Review by Ming will follow) and I highly regret not going. Seriously, I’m giving my imune system the stink eye and shaking my fist at all of this right now.

On a brighter note, I’m happy to mention the re-release of Leif’s debut album Inland. It comes out on January 19, 2010 on CD, vinyl, and for digital download.

Inland is something on the lines of folk with a bit of blues. I was really taken with this album.

Leif sings in English and French on the track “You Couldn’t Lie to Me in Paris” which was one thing I liked about this album that I wish happened a little more on the record. It’s still great nonetheless.

I fell in love with the song “In the Midst of Blue and Green”. The melody and the guitar were so beautiful. He effortlessly goes from the guitar in the beginning to violin and piano and I loved how everything just fit and nothing seemed rushed or out of place.

“1921” and “Don’t go to Klaksvik” have an old sound to them. I thought of the 1920’s.

Recommended tracks:

  • You Couldn’t Lie to Me in Paris
  • In the Midst of Blue and Green
  • Northernmost Eva Maria
  • 1921
  • Don’t go to Klaksvik
  • Quebec
  • Video by SouthernSouls

Inland is available at local stores and online.
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