Wednesday, 10 February 2010


RPM International will be issuing Turid outside Sweden for the first time on 26 April. Stars and Angels: Songs 1971-75 draws its songs from the three albums she recorded over those years for the Swedish independent label Silence Records.

This is hugely exciting. These three bewitching, mysterious and fragile albums shouldn’t be a Swedish secret. A song like the psychedelic “Låt Mig Se Dig” (“Let Me See You”) ebbs and flow through instrumental textures that define exactly what psych folk or acid folk ought to be. Her sparser compositions, like “Song”, captivate by fusing her crystalline voice with a rustic approach that caused Swedish academic Hillevi Ganetz to comment on Turid’s “lady of the woods” persona.

As individual as Vashti or Linda Perhacs, Turid is these days echoed by Joanna Newsom.

The tracklist is:

  1. Song (Vittras Visor, Silence SRS4609, 1971)
  2. Nyckelbanepigevisa (Vittras Visor, Silence SRS4609, 1971)
  3. Going To Prison (Vittras Visor, Silence SRS4609, 1971)
  4. Vittras Vaggvisa (Vittras Visor, Silence SRS4609, 1971)
  5. Crystal Shade Of Loneliness (Vittras Visor, Silence SRS4609, 1971)
  6. Play Macabre (Vittras Visor, Silence SRS4609, 1971)
  7. Bilder (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  8. Tintomara (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  9. Låt Mig Se Dig (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  10. Och Sommaren Kom (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  11. Tom I Bollen (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  12. Ödegårdar (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  13. Vargen (Bilder, Silence SRS4616, 1973)
  14. Personligt Brev (Treje Dagen, Silence SRS4628, 1975)
  15. Stjärnor Och Änglar (Treje Dagen, Silence SRS4628, 1975)
  16. På Tredje Dagen Uppståndna (Treje Dagen, Silence SRS4628, 1975)


  1. Kieron - Lat Mig Se Dig is mastered from inferior sources on both recent reissues - the Finders Keepers 'Bearded Ladies' CD, and the 'I Retur' comp. On both there are a couple of dropped beats about 4 mins into the track. What sources are being used for this version?



  2. Hello Tim,

    A late response: this is licensed from Silence Records and their master tapes are the source. I cannot comment on sources used elsewhere, but for this release Anders Lind of Silence has remastered from scratch. Obviously, 35-year-oldish master tapes may always have inherent shortcomings.