One of Sweden's best female singer/songwriters of the '70s. Turid became famous in the underground of Stockholm as a Swedish Buffy Saint Marie or a Lotte Lenya or a Joni Mitchell. Her voice has been described as "a thin thread of gold." She won a radio competition and was soon noticed outside the underground. She was chased by the bigger record companies but took a stand and chose Silence that just had started, and in 1971 her first record Vittras Visor hit the desks. She worked with the finest musicians around at the time, such as Kenny Håkansson (Kebnekajse), Björn Jason Lindh and Palle Danielsson. This record is half in English and half in Swedish. Silence released two more albums -- Bilder in 1973 and Tredje Dagen in 1975 before moving out to the countryside. Even if you don't understand her brilliant and poetic lyrics you can still enjoy this record and her beautiful voice and music.
Turid represents a certain flowery apex and fans of eccentric folk vocalists such as Linda Perhacs, Vashti Bunyan, Karen Dalton & Joanna Newsom ought to investigate. http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/turid.html
Turid was a member of Kebnekaise between 1971 and 1974. Initially she sang in English and was very much inspired by Joni Mitchell, but by the time her first solo album, Vittras Visor, came out in 1971 she had switched to Swedish and found her own sound.
Her best song, Den Gamla Vanliga Historien, was released as a single in 1972 and later included on her magnum opus, the 1973 album Bilder, an album which also included her second-best song Tom I Bollen.
In 1977 she left progg label Silence and signed to the more commercial Metronome. Of course the proggers (see the link in the Pugh section above) turned their backs on her. Bastards.
Turid's trademark was her delicate, fluttering voice which is instantly recognizable. A current Scandinavian singer like Ane Brun has more than a little Turid flavor in her voice. http://monkeybastardsv20.blogspot.com/2008/12/brief-history-of-swedish-rock.html
Turid - 1971 - Vittras Visor
A1 Välkomme hus 2:42
A2 Bilder 1:46
A3 Jag vet en prins 3:46
A4 Tintomara 2:35
A5 Låt mig se dig 8:16
B1 Den gamla vanliga historien 2:45
B2 Och somaren kom 1:38
B3 Tom i bollen 4:00
B4 Längtansvisa 1:03
B5 Ödegårdar 6:40
B6 Vargen 4:05
Turid - 1973 - Bilder
A1 Song 4:32
A2 Nyckelbanepigevisa 1:22
A3 To the Children of Song My 5:24
A4 Going to Prison 3:00
A5 Vittras vaggvisa 3:53
B1 Chrystal Shade of Loneliness 2:45
B2 Problemvisa 1:37
B3 Sometimes I Think Age Is a Treasure 3:52
B4 Play Macabre 3:26
B5 Flowers 2:34
B6 Palles låt 1:50
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