Away in a manger (Feat. Ulf Wakenius) 3.40
Jul, jul strålande jul (Feat. Nils Landgren) 3.25
När det lider mot jul (Feat. Sofia Källgren) 6.07
Ding dong merrily on high (Feat. Kalle Moraeus) 3.07
Gläns över sjö och strand (Feat. Ulf Wakenius) 3.40
Silent night 4.27
O holy night (Feat. Fredrik Lycke) 5.05
Angels we have heard on high 3.26
Sylvian joululaulu 3.23
Ser du stjärnan i det blå (Feat. Ulf Wakenius) 3.24
Panis angelicus (Feat. Nils Landgren) 4.07
Sankta lucia 3.50
När juldagsmorgon glimmar (Feat.Ulf Wakenius) 3.22
Ave Maria 3.07
Linda’s latest album Angels is a collection of Christmas carols from Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, England and the United States, arranged for solo violin, string quartet, harp, and female choir, in addition to numerous guest artists such as guitarist Ulf Wakenius, trombonist Nils Landgren, and soprano Sofia Källgren.
The album peaked at number 3 on the Swedish Classical Album Chart, and includes classics like ”Angels We Have Heard on High”, ”Away in a Manger”, ”Ding Dong Merrily on High”, ”O Holy Night”, ”Panis Angelicus”, and ”Silent Night”. Angels is the first album released by Linda’s own record label Linda Lampenius Productions. It is Linda’s first Christmas release.
The album was produced by Lars Nilsson, who also recorded Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel’s wedding album. The arrangers include Swedish composers Paula af Malmborg, Olov Helge, and Dan Evmark as well as a Norwegian composer Tormod Tvete Vik. The featured string quartet is Hvila from the Gothenburg Symphony, and the female choir is Leif Strands Damkör from Gothenburg as well. French harpist Delphine Constantin plays on the album.
Released in Finland and Sweden, Angels has got warm reviews in various publications. Göteborgs-Posten wrote that Linda is ”a good soloist”, who ”approaches her music with devotion”, and the critic was especially ”fascinated by the strong, melancholic Finnish Christmas song ‘Sylvian joululaulu’ (‘Sylvia’s Christmas Song’)”. Hallands Nyheter positively declared that ”musically, the outcome sounds more like a concert recording”, and Västerbottens-Kuriren described the album as ”beautiful, caressing and enjoyable, soothing and pleasant”, while Hufvudstadsbladet stated that Linda is ”a divinely gifted violinist” and ”the performances are high-class”. Furthermore, Rondo-Classica, the biggest classical music magazine in the Nordic countries, thought the album is Linda’s ”best release so far – She plays convincingly. The tone of her Gagliano violin has become more beautiful, and her pretty straightforward phrasing is completed well by the clang of the harp and the angelic voices of the female choir.”
Linda promoted the album in Finland and Sweden with numerous television and radio appearances, newspaper and magazine articles, and promotional performances.