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Björgvin Halldórsson – Björgvin ásamt Sinfóníuhljómsveit…


Published February 9, 2007

This is a live CD, accompanied by a DVD, recorded in September 2006 at Laugardalshöll. Björgvin has been one of the nation’s most popular performers for decades, graduating from sexy teenage idol to seasoned, pudgey crooner. This concert was a big one. The booklet states that 300 people took part in organizing it but the biggest part is played by Björgvin, singing some twenty songs, sometimes solo and sometimes with others. His son Krummi, of rock band Mínus, sings with him and his daughter Svala who is in Steed Lord. Björgvin proves that he’s popular and if you like him then this is excellent stuff. It is big and bold and a little bit tacky. The symphony orchestra is excellent and the arrangements fit most of the time. Check this out if you dream of going to Vegas to see Frank Sinatra but would settle for an Icelandic singer backed by a symphony orchestra in a sweaty sports hall.

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