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Reviews for "Witchwood":
- "Excellent medieval/fantasy-style music. Especially
'Witchwood' and 'Fairy Woods.' I listen to it when I play
Role-Playing Medieval Adventure PC games such as 'Wizards
and Warriors'. Keep it up Bjorn!" -
Heather Clarkson, USA
- "There are many albums
I play when I want to really chill out, but I keep coming
back to Witchwood. The shifting moods and melodies manage
to be endlessly surprising and yet profoundly soothing
- even the occasional breaks in the tranquility (such
as The Town Of Witchwood) have their own ways of blowing
away the cobwebs, like an invigorating shower! Plenty
of artists make 'relaxation' music, but this is out of
their league. You could say Witchwood is the most musical
'relaxation' album - or the most relaxing musical one.
I hope Bjorn revisits this style sometime in the future".
- Nick Green, United Kingdom
- Witchwood is a mostly quiet
"back to nature" kind of thing, complete with
the sounds of water running and birds singing. Althrough
"The Void" might generally be considered as
Lynne's first full blown conceptual album, Witchwood surely
led the way.
What really makes this album
a joy to listen to, is the number of small "bridges",
connecting the various songs. The music seamlessly flows
into and out of the different parts, while it all appears
to hang together. One theme is played in variuos incarnations,
giving you the feeling that that it's all building up
to a rousing finale.
When you find yourself comfortably
into the laid back feeling of this album, Lynne suddenly
surprises you with some really symphonic arrangements,
making the album a joy to listen to.
It's difficult to mention
specific tracks, since it all hangs together, but the
excellent "Town of Witchwoode", "Homeland-Farmland",
"The Sinister Maze", the title tune "Witchwood"
and my all time favorite "The Gathering" deserves
It might sound a bit outdated
and light when compared to Bjorn's later efforts, but
is somehow has remained one of my personal favourites,
and in my humble opinion, Witchwood is one of the best
albums ever released."
- "Witchwood is for me a very nice album... Very
quiet... with many short transitions between the songs...
It introduces you into a fantastic world which is better
and better during the whole CD. I hear it when I want
the peace that I can't encounter in my city... Very nice
piece of music..." - Urko
- "Witchwood is still my favorite CD. I don't listen
it as often I did a couple of years ago, but still such
songs as The Faery Woods and The Town of Witchwood get
me in a great mood (especially if I'm enough sleepy :).
I think this is Lynne's best fantasy CD, I don't all that
much of the new sound of the three last CDs (though haven't
yet heard the latest, but MP3s I've heard haven't been
special). Worst song in Witchwood is the last and main
song, unfortunatenaly...I like the sound of it but I hate
the singing. That is why I listen to MIDI or XM version
of the song rather. Witchwood is the first CD I bought
and stays the best. It is unique, tells about different
moods, flying around different themes and really makes
you enjoy it - you really see yourself wandering around
lands. If I could rate this CD, I would give full 10.
Hope Bjorn makes something like this but not a copy of
this some day!" - Vesa
- "Bjorn's best CD album, with Dreamstate, the Void
and Wizard of the Winds (I have almost all his CDs, Colony
being not released yet). Extremely soothing AND dynamising.
Looking forward to get Return to Witchwood !! EXCELLENT."
- Mahendra Tallur, France
- "I'm a new listener
to Bjorn's music and started with "return to Witchwood".
After several days of listening to that CD I was compelled
to purchase "Witchwood". I was not disappointed.
Its always on at work as a background music - hopefully
productivity increases. Excellent Stuff!" -
- "Ok, I have to admit it now. Of all the soundtrack/albums/cds
i listened to, this one would be by far my favorite one.
Especially "homeland farmland" and "witchwood".
- Kougetsu, USA