Seleniko


Seleniko

Infobox Album | Name = Seleniko
Type = Album
Artist = Värttinä


Released = 1992
Recorded = Finnvox-Studio, Helsinki 1992
Genre = Finnish folk music
Length = 47:22
Label = Spirit/Polygram
Producer = Hijaz Mustapha
Reviews = "Green Man Review" (favorable) [http://www.greenmanreview.com/seleniko.html Late 1999]
Last album = "Oi Dai"
(1991)
This album = "Seleniko"
(1992)
Next album = "Aitara"
(1994)

"Seleniko" is Värttinä's 4th album, and second after they re-formed in 1990, released in Finland by Spirit/Polygram in 1992. It immediately reached the top of the European World Music radio charts, and remained there for 3 months. In 1993 it was released by Music & Words in Benelux and Xenophile Records in the United States. NorthSide re-released the album in 1998 in the United States.

The song "Matalii ja mustii" was featured on the November 9 1998 episode of the children's show Arthur in the United States, and also appears on the Arthur & Friends CD.

Track listing

#"Seelinnikoi" (music: tradition, lyrics: Sari Kaasinen, arrangement: Janne Lappalainen, Tom Nyman, Riitta Potnoja, Kari Reiman) – 3:40
#"Lemmennosto" / "Awakening of Love" (music & lyrics: S. Kaasinen, arr.: Nyman, Reiman, Tommi Viksten) – 2:53
#"Kylä vuotti uutta kuuta" / "The Village Awaits the New Moon" (music & lyrics: trad., arr.: S. Kassinen, Lappalainen, Nyman, Reiman) – 5:08
#"Sulhassii" / "Bride Grooms" (music: trad., lyrics & arr.: S. Kaasinen) – 2:55
#"Matalii ja mustii" / "Sad and Mournful" (music & lyrics: trad. arr.: Nyman, Reiman, Viksten) – 2:57
#"Hoptsoi" (music: Reiman, arr.: Reijo Heiskanen, Laapaleinen, Nyman, Reiman) – 3:21
#"Suuret ja soriat" / "Tall and Handsome" (music: Reiman, lyrics: Reiman/trad., arr.: Nyman, Reiman) – 3:42
#"Leppiäinen" / "Gentle as Alder" (music: Reiman/trad., lyrics: S. Kaasinen/trad., arr.: S. Kaasinen, Lappalainen, Reiman) – 2:45
#"Pihi neito" / "Stingy Girl" (music: trad., lyrics: S. Kaasinen, arr.: Lappalainen, Nyman, Reiman) – 2:41
#"Mika miulla mielessa" / "What's on my mind?" (music: trad., lyrics: S. Kaasinen, arr.: S. Kaasinen, Lappalainen, Nyman, Reiman) – 3:38
#"Kiirama" (music: Reiman, arr.: Heiskanen, Lappalainen, Nyman, Potinoja, Reiman) – 3:36
#"Hyvä tyttönä hypätä" / "Good to Stay a Single Girl" (music: trad., lyrics: S. Kaasinen, arr.: Heiskanen, S. Kaasinen, Lappalainen, Nyman, Potinoja, Reiman) – 3:45
#"Fanfaari" / "Fanfare" (music: trad., lyrics & arr.: S. Kaasinen) – 2:16
#"Paukkuvat pasuunat" / "Thundering Trumpets" (music: trad., lyrics: S. Kaasinen, arr.: S. Kaasinen, Lappalainen, Nyman, Reiman) – 4:02

Personnel

Värttinä

*Mari Kaasinen - vocals
*Sari Kaasinen - vocals
*Kirsi Kähkönen - vocals
*Sirpa Reiman - vocals
*Reijo Heiskanen - guitar, bouzouki (track 7), percussion (1,3)
*Janne Lappalainen - bouzouki, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, kaval, tin whistle
*Tom Nyman - string bass, keyboard (3, 14), domra
*Riitta Potinoja - 5-row accordion, keyboard (11)
*Kari Reiman - fiddle, kantele, tenor banjo

Guests

*Janne Haavisto - percussion (8)
*Anu Laakkonen - trumpet
*Tom Nekljudow - percussion

ingles

Kylä Vuotti Uutta Kuuta, Seelinnikoi

A single containing "Kylä Vuotti Uutta Kuuta" and "Seelinnikoi" from this album was released in 1992 in Finland by Polygram.

Pihi Neito, Matalii ja Mustii

In 1993, a second single from this album, containing "Pihi Neito" and "Matalii ja Mustii", was released by PolyGram in Finland.

External links

* [http://www.varttina.com/recordings/seleniko/ Värttinä's page on album, with lyrics and samples]
* [http://www.noside.com/Catalog/CatalogAlbum_01.asp?Action=GetOne&Album_ID=99 NorthSide page on album]


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